Old port of Chania in Crete Islands in Greece

Two-Week Family Vacation: Myths & Wonders of Greece

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Countries Visited

Greece

Places Visited

Athens, Acropolis, Crete, Chania...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Your two-week family Greece tour will bring adventure and timeless memories on an immersive excursion into marvelous history, enchanting scenery, and captivating mythology. Medieval homes and Venetian towers, ancient temples, and preserved villages will highlight the wonders of the heritage. Swim in the warm Aegean Sea, follow in the footsteps of Zeus and enjoy masterful flavors of traditional cuisine for the ultimate family-friendly Greece tour.

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Trip Highlights

  • Relish a full immersion into the history of Athens and Greek mythology with a full day tour of the city-state bringing the family up close to the Parthenon
  • Indulge in the rich and bright flavor of Cretan cuisine with a private cooking class and culinary tasting excursion in a mountain village on Crete
  • Dive into the fascinating stories of Greek legend at the Palace of Knossos in Heraklion, home to the infamous Minotaur
  • Uncover the magnificent preserved history of Akrotiri on Santorini, a Minoan city buried in ash and pumice after a massive volcanic eruption
  • Trek to the top of Mount Zeus on the island of Naxos for insight into the childhood home of Olympian Zeus
  • Enjoy the soft sands, bright sunlight, and warm waters of a Cretan beach on the outskirts of charming Rethymnon
  • Sail over the glowing waters of the Saronic Gulf on a fishing boat while learning the traditional techniques of Greek fishermen
  • Traverse the lush hillsides and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Naxos on a horseback riding excursion to the marbled village of Apiranthos

Detailed Description

History and mythology will blur together for an impressive display of ancient ruins and fantastical artwork, family recipes, and enchanting island scenery during your two-week family trip to Greece. Athens represents the birth of Western Civilization, and the Cyclades reflect the surprising splendor of nature. Crete combines the fascinating allure of Venetian seaside architecture with the ancient grandeur of Minoan civilization. You will venture across the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea for radiant beaches, soaring mountains, and captivating village life steeped in excitement for the whole family whether traveling with small children, big kids or teens.

Your adventure begins in Athens, the capital of Greece and home to the renowned ancient temple known as the Parthenon. Three nights in the bustling city will reveal a fantastic new perspective on the welcoming neighborhoods, boutique shops, vibrant cafes, and remarkable ancient sites. Visit the Acropolis and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, and then wander through the grand Agora and spend time sailing the waters of the Saronic Gulf guided by fishers for insight into the age-old practice as well as a chance to enjoy the tranquil site of a secluded bay.

Five nights on Crete allows the family to discover the grandeur of Greece’s largest island with over 621 miles of coastline. Relish time in the charming towns adorned with colorful Venetian harbors with maze-like alleyways and traverse the Bronze-Age ruins highlighting the fascinating advances the ancient civilization ranging from strong walls to magnificent palaces and sophisticated frescoes. Relax on the beach, sample the local cuisine with a cooking class in a quiet village, and explore the countryside for a look at the often passed-over areas of the beautiful island.

Once in Santorini, the images of the Cyclades spring to life along the caldera with churches decorated with whitewashed walls and blue rooftops. Explore the rich history of the volcanic island at the local museum in Fira collecting artifacts from the ancient city of Akrotiri before visiting the city itself, often referred to as the “Greek Pompeii.” Sail around the glowing caldera for an enchanting sunset and views of the homes clinging to the cliffs. In Naxos, you all can relax on one of the most majestic but often overlooked Cycladic island as you trek to the top of Mount Zas for a deeper connection with Zeus, and then enjoy riding on horseback through the hilly countryside to reach a secluded village crafted in glistening marble. You can wander the elegant streets Naxos Town or relax on the sands of a celebrated beach in view of the famous columns once belonging to the Temple of Apollo.  Looking for the best Greece travel experiences? Consider browsing our Greece travel reviews page.

Starting Price

$3,495 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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