• The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families
  • The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families
  • The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families
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  • The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families
  • The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families
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The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families

The Best Archaeological Sites in Greece for Families
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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.

In Athens

Athens is a major historical site with a great urban vibe and many top tourist sites for kids, including:

The Acropolis

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.

View of Acropolis from Lycabettus Hill

The Parthenon

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.

Acropolis

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Beyond Athens

Just a short drive away from Athens, you and your children can visit these historic Greek attractions.

Temple of Poseidon in Sounio

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.

Flickr Debs Sounio

Flickr Debs Sounio

To visit the Temple of Poseidon with your family as part of a family guided tour:

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Delphi

A beautiful temple constructed around 2,800 years ago Delphi was considered to be the “centre of the world”.

Tholos of Delphi

To visit the Archaeological site of Delphi with your family as part of a family guided tour:

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Mycenae

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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Flickr damian entwistle

To visit Mycenae and Nafplio with your family as part of a family guided tour:

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 Olympia

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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Epidavros

The ancient theatre is located within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios in the Argolis prefecture of the Peloponnese.

Beautyful ancient Theater in Epidavros, Greece

Beautyful ancient Theater in Epidavros, Greece

Macedonia

Vergina, near Thessaloniki

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.

Ancient Macedonian tomb of king Philip the second found at Vergina (Aigai) in Greece

Ancient Macedonian tomb of king Philip the second found at Vergina (Aigai) in Greece

To visit the Archaeological site of Vergina with your family as part of a family guided tour:

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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.

Palace of Knossos, Crete

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.

the Palace of Knossos

For a private guided tour to the Palace of Knossos with your family click HERE:

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Delos, near Mykonos

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.

Flickr Wally Gobetz Delos Lions

Archaeological site of Akrotiri, Santorini

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.

Flickr: Klearchos Kapoutsis Akrotiri

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