Six Reasons why Athens is the perfect city for a family break this fall (&every fall!)
Although usually associated with sun and sea adventures, Greece is actually a year-around destination. Athens in particular is an ideal city for your autumn family break. Here’s why!
Visiting Athens in Autumn
Fall is perhaps the best time of the year for families visiting Athens. With the heat of summer slowly fading away, there can still be warm days, but the unbearable heat of August is long behind! It’s still usually sunny and bright during the day, while evenings are fresher and perfect for long city strolls.
The city is back at its regular pace
There’s fewer tourists as well, especially when the cruise boats start to end their runs for the season. This leaves Athens at its most authentic and genuine. A real experience for families wanting to go a little deeper than just seeing the main touristic attractions.
Visit the Acropolis & Plaka district
Of course, the usual highlights of the city are open all the year through, and so first time visitors to Athens should still make sure they visit the Acropolis, stroll around the ancient Agora, see the Temple of Zeus, and try all that tasty food in Plaka!
Spend some time in the parks
Autumn is a wonderful season to visit some of the parks both in the city itself and in the surrounding areas. A ‘must visit’ is the National Garden, right next to the House of Parliament.
The garden is much bigger than you think, and walking paths criss-cross each other, any of which are shaded. In the fall, you can expect to see some of the trees’ foliage changing colour to dark auburn shades. You can perfectly combine a visit to the National Garden with watching the Changing of the Guards.
Visit the Panathenaic stadium
This iconic stadium often gets left out of people’s Athens itineraries if they are staying in the city for just a couple of days. During a longer fall break though, you will have time to fully appreciate it in its full glory.
The kids will love the chance to run on the track and stand on the podium at the end, and surely everyone will be inspired by the Olympic Museum inside.
Try an Urban Adventure
With comfortable temperatures, autumn is the perfect time for families to try an urban adventure in Athens. Choose from a number of walking tours that highlight contemporary cultural aspects of Athens, our absolute favourite is the street art tour! The walls of Athens seem to be an ever-changing canvas, and your experienced guide will be able to show you where all the latest and greatest street art is.
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