Don’t Let Your Family Holiday in Greece End in Ruins

01/02/2016

While it is fun to plan your own adventures while you are on vacation, there are times when hiring a tour guide for a special trip is beneficial. After talking to hundreds of parents, we have summarized below the benefits of having a tour guide in Greece. And do not forget… our team knows the best organizers of family-friendly guides in Greece (for private and group).

  1. Invest in knowledgeable and experienced kid-friendly tour guide

Choosing a family-friendly guided tour guide means investing in knowledge and experience, something that cannot be beaten no matter how much you research ahead of your trip.

Professional tour guides are very experienced in what they do and they will have undergone a training program  to gain qualifications in travel and history, meaning your trip to the Acropolis and other archaeological sites in Greece will be so much richer than if you were to plan it on your own.

Kids Love Greece Family

2. Maximizing learning opportunities while traveling

A holiday that involves more than lying on a beach can be an incentive for your family to get active and go home feeling a little more educated than you were before you came. A fun-filled trip in which you take in local historical sites can leave your kids full of energy and inspired to learn more about Greece.

3. Family-friend tour guides make sightseeing sound exciting

Not all tour guides work well with children; the most knowledgeable guide sometimes might overwhelm children with detailed facts resulting in loss of interest. All tour guides recommended by the Kids Love Greece team are using family friendly guides and those who offer private guided tours always customize their tours and programs to the needs of each family.

Kids Love Greece Family 3

4. Immerse Yourself in Local Life

As well as knowing the facts about the places that your family are visiting, a tour guide will be aware of local culture and traditions and will be able to provide extra information that you do not read about in brochures.

5. Enjoy an Action-Packed Holiday even if you have limited time

A family friendly tour guide is a great option for those who are only staying in Greece for a short period of time. If you want to pack in as much as you can on your vacation you will not want to waste time trying to find out where to go, how to get there and the best ways around—let the tour guide do everything for you.

By allowing a tour guide to do all of the organizing, you and your family can kick back and relax on the beach in-between tours. Nobody likes cranky kids and frustrated parents while on vacation so let your tour guide choose appropriate tour for your family, such as the Acropolis Museum, the Palace of Knossos, Mycenae etc to avoid traveling a long way for unsuitable tours.

Family posing at Hellenistic stoa of Lindos Acropolis, Rhodes, Greece

Family posing at Hellenistic stoa of Lindos Acropolis, Rhodes, Greece

6. Private versus group guided tour?

It all depends on your family needs and budget! While you may invest a little more money for a private tour guide than you would for a group tour, the personalized service, and increased flexibility will far outweigh the cost. That said, group tours are more social and definitely cost less.

What it is certain though… the services of a family-friendly guide (either private or group) will enhance your experience of a site or museum in Greece.

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