Your custom-tailored 10-day Greece family tour will become a household legend as you experience mythology, discover the inspiring history, and bask on captivating beaches. The wonders of Greece will immerse your family in antiquity and have you wandering through epic natural terrain. From the Golden Age of Athens to the Minoan treasures of Crete, your family vacation will blend education and adventure to give you lasting memories.
Athens - The Shock and Awe of Family
Arrive at the Athens International Airport and wow the family with a private transfer into the city. The marble mountains create a natural gateway into Athens where the white stone continues to supply and decorate the area just as it did in ancient times. As you enter the city you can see the rising pillars of the ancients you grew up dreaming about, the flared top and cylindrical shape as tall today as it was thousands of years ago. After you settle into your hotel the day is yours to explore the city, the sites, scents, and the beauty of the modern day. Bakeries sit on almost every corner adding a sweet aroma to the air. The tallest hill at the center of the old city is known as the Acropolis, where the Parthenon stands on high.
Visit the 19th century neighborhood of Anafiotika within the center of the city, along the northern slopes of Acropolis hill. The whitewashed walls shine in the afternoon sun. The stone paths add an echo to the walkways giving you a perfect introduction to the diversity of Greece, almost taking you out of the ancient city and giving you the feel that you have transferred to the islands already. The narrow, hilly laneways offer the beautiful unexpected views of the Acropolis and the surrounding sprawl of modern Athens; the historic area calls to a time when the law said, “If you can build four walls and put a roof over it in 24 hours the land is yours.” The night settles over the city and you can find yourself strolling along the Plaka, the main pedestrian street of Old Athens. The Acropolis is lit atop the mountain like a beacon. People call out for you to sit beneath the city lights and enjoy a meal amidst the vibrant night. The scent of fresh bread and luscious olives lingers over the cobblestones. Athens has welcomed you and your family bringing history to the brink of modernity.
Athens - Who Needs History Books
Athens - Athens at Ease
Crete - The Family Style of Crete
Crete - Together into the Gorge
Crete - A Time for Sand with Sands of Time
Crete - Myths Alive
Crete - Experience Oikonomos
Crete - Legends Never End
- Experience the legends of Athens first hand within the famous temples of the Acropolis
- Watch history come alive along the fields of the first modern Olympic stadium
- Visit the exact location where Socrates gave his life for knowledge and tasted the hemlock for the first and last time
- Discover the Venetian city of Chania, where the remnants of occupation continue to shine along the city streets
- Traverse the wilds of the Samaria Gorge where the wild beauty of the island is on display
- Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos where the labyrinth of the Minotaur was held
- Journey to the legendary town of Anogia where the men and women continue to dress traditionally and speak with their unique dialect
Forget the textbooks and prepare to become a legend on this unique tour tailored to bring you and your family on the cusp of history within the wonders of Greece. Let the postcards and old pages of ancient classes come alive as you place your feet at the steps of the Parthenon, search for the Minotaur’s labyrinth at Knossos Palace, and stand amidst Socrates’s final moments. From beaches and gorges to temples and castles, spend your days becoming a legend…not just reading about them.
Begin your legendary family vacation with your arrival in Athens where the cradle of Western Civilization continues to rock the world. The Acropolis stands over the city on the once central mountain of ancient Athens. Wander through the streets that surround the ancient square, where the vibrant life of the Plaka continues to fill people with joy, souvenirs, and food. Tour through the ancient temples that grace the plateau, including the famous and unforgettable Parthenon. Follow the history into the Agora where you can connect the photos of your ancient, and your children’s current, textbooks, bringing them to life. Your days in Athens end and you venture onward to Crete.
Once in Crete you will arrive in the Venetian city of Chania where the port and the alleyways offer the current remnants of the Venetian occupation. The streets are narrow and meander behind and through the buildings giving a labyrinthine feel to the colorful city. Find yourself amongst the whispered beauty of the great outdoors, within the far reaching walls of Samaria Gorge. The wandering limestone and trickling streams give way to black sand beaches and turquoise sea reaching out in the unforeseeable distance to the North African shores.
Travel along the bay to Matala where historic caves honeycomb the cliff side. The city itself continues to look like a stunning display of a Cretan fishing village while the beach is speckled with visitors and locals alike. Let the legends come alive with a visit to the Minoan palace of Knossos where the Minotaur roamed the labyrinth and many children’s imaginations. Your legendary adventure finally brings you into the mountains where you can see the traditions of Crete, from the dress to the music, the friendliness to the food, before your departure home.
Your journey through Greece is completely customizable and meant to bring you and your family on a journey of legends, within the wonders of antiquity, best visited between the months of May-October.
$2,245 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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