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The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families
Greece is a country rich in ancient history. We proudly present you the archaeological sites "not to miss" with your family in Greece.
Steeped in culture and packed full of wonderful landscapes and family-friendly activities, Greece is a great place to bring your children. There are a number of historical sites to visit, including these top picks that will make your trip memorable.
Athens is a major historical site with a great urban vibe and many top tourist sites for kids, including:
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located high above the modern city of Athens. Acropolis contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance.
The Parthenon is the one of the most significant structures in the world. Built in 440 BC, the architectural features and size of this ancient temple are a must-see for the family.
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Just a short drive away from Athens, you and your children can visit these historic Greek attractions.
This is the destination where the Ancient Greeks worshipped Poseidon and a favourite for locals and tourists alike. Visit the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio during the sunset for an unforgettable family experience.
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A beautiful temple constructed around 2,800 years ago Delphi was considered to be the “centre of the world”.
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A family visit to Greece would be incomplete without a visit to Mycenae, especially for those children was adore Greek Mythology.
Mycenae was home to Mycenaean Civilization and it the place from where Agamemnon gave the command to launch 1000 ships thus beginning the Trojan War. The Lion’s Gate entrance to the palace and the Tomb of Agamemnon (where he was claimed to be buried along with his mythical treasury of gold) are simply breaktaking.
A visit to Mycenae is fantastic day trip from Athens (120 kilometers) especially if it is combined by a short visit to Nafplio (only 25 kilometers from Mycenae).
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The Temple of Zeus was the largest and most important building at Olympia and was one of the largest Doric temples in Greece. Visit the archaeological site, where the ancient Olympic Games took place, this is a must do family trip in Greece!
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The ancient theatre is located within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios in the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese.
Also know as Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia. The most important remains are the monumental palace, decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli.
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In the Greek Islands
If you fancy getting away from mainland Greece to enjoy the beaches of the Greek Islands make sure you visit these beautiful destinations.
The Palace of Knossos with its 4,000 years of history lies just to the south of Heraklion, the island’s capital city. This was the cradle of the first European civilisation, the Minoans.
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Delos is a small island and archaeological site situated in the Aegean Sea’s near t the popular Island of Mykonos. It is the mythological birthplace of Apollo and it was an important religious centre during the 1st millennium B.C.
In the southwestern part of Thira, Santorini’s capital, lies the village of Akrotiri and its remarkable archaeological site. Explore the glorious times of the Minoan civilization during your holidays in Santorini. Akrotiri was believed to be the inspiration for Plato’s story of Atlantis.