Top Travel Tips on your Next Fall Vacation in Athens
Athens is an amazing destination for your Fall half-term family trip offering a combination of pleasant weather, cultural experiences, affordability, and fewer crowds. There is no doubt that a family vacation in Athens will be a memorable and educational opportunity for your kids.
Here are our experts’ top traveling tips on your Athens escape.
Accommodation in Athens
To make the most of the historic city center and its many monuments without spending too much time on the commute, we have some hotel recommendations for you.
If you’re used to a ritzy vacation, Grand Bretagne, an all-time classic, is right at the heart of Athens (Syntagma Square).
In addition, our new favorite is The Dolli, a brand new unique boutique hotel-Maison, located in the heart of Athens (Mitropoleos Street). The property offers luxurious accommodations, a members-only pool, and a wonderful rooftop restaurant with breathtaking views of the Parthenon.
Please contact us if you need assistance in finding the best properties for your family’s needs.
Activities and Tours in Athens
Seeing the birthplace of so many myths and legends with your own eyes is an unforgettable experience! You’ll venture into a completely different world as you climb up the 490-feet rock of The Acropolis.
To plan and book a private guided tour to the Acropolis with your family click HERE
As you admire the Parthenon’s white marble, ask your children to imagine what life must have been like for the ancient Greek gods and goddesses. For more in-depth insights, combine your Acropolis visit with the brand-new Acropolis Museum.
We can help you organize a private guided visit to the Acropolis Museum! For more information click HERE
Plaka is Athens’ oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. Take some time to stroll around it. You’ll get a feel for the city and enjoy a soothing nostalgic atmosphere. For a fantastic view of Athens, take the ski-lift up Mount Lycabettus.
The Greek Parliament at Syntagma (Constitution) Square is a well-established tourist attraction – drop by while you’re in town! You can’t really call yourself a tourist until you’ve taken a picture next to a motionless Evzone. The kids will get a kick out of the changing of the guard.
For some well-deserved family relaxation, take a walk around the Zappeion Gardens, where history comes alive at every corner. Enjoy your brunch or lunch at the historic Aigli in the center of the gardens, surrounded by lush greenery.
Visit the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion
For another exciting day trip, venture outside the city to the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, where you can enjoy a stunning view of the Attika peninsula, relax in the autumnal sunshine, and tell your children all about the God of the seas, the mighty Poseidon.
To visit the Temple of Poseidon with your family as part of a family-guided tour, please click HERE
Take a day trip to Hydra & Aegina
One of Athens’s many advantages is its proximity to the mesmerizingly beautiful Argosaronic islands! Even if you’re in the city only for a few days, consider making a day trip to visit Hydra or Aegina and be back in Athens by dinner time! We promise you will love it!
Click HERE to start planning an amazing island escape while in the Greek capital city!
Explore Greece’s first capital city & the legendary Mycenae
You will be amazed at Nafplio’s beauty! This small gem city was the country’s capital until 1834 when it passed on the torch to Athens. Located in the southeast end of the Argolid, the city has a rich history and played a vital role during the Greek revolution against Ottoman rule. You will love the old town, full of beautiful shops, restaurants, Greece’s most famous gelato maker, and a stunning promenade to stroll at sunset!
We recommend you combine your day trip in Nafplio with visiting the nearby Mycenae, a monumental archaeological site with a magnificent Lions’ gate and a stunning new museum.
Click HERE to start your Argolid exploration now!
Plan a visit to Delphi
For more breathtaking scenery and a unique take on Greek history, take a trip to Delphi, where you can explore the remains of this ancient city in the fantastic archaeological museum.
Click HERE to plan an amazing private guided tour to the archaeological site of Delphi!
Explore the amazing Kifissiá, the Northern Suburb of Athens
If you’re not one for the hustle and bustle of downtown, you can still enjoy the city center’s splendors while staying a bit further away in a quieter, greener area. We highly recommend two beautiful boutique hotels in the northern suburbs for your vacation getaways. The Y Hotel and the Coco-mat Nafsika in Kifissia both combine style and comfort with a warm, friendly environment. Kifissia is half an hour away by train from the city center.
There are lots of restaurants in the area to choose from. Tzitzikas & Mermigas (the Ant and the Grasshopper!) serves tasty traditional dishes; La Pasteria dishes up authentic Italian flavors; and Biftekakia kai Souvlakia is a great, quick option for food straight from the grill.
And if you’re a TGI Friday’s fan, you’ll find your mother ship in the area, too!
Start planning your Athens gateway now! Contact our travel planners for more information HERE
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