Athens city centre
What is included
Family friendly guided tour in:
The historical Athens city centre
Discover the Journey day by day
First stop: Acropolis
The Athens family tour begins at the Acropolis, which was the very heart of ancient Athens. Walking to the top, you will be able to imagine just how difficult it would have been for invading armies to lay siege and conquer it.
You will see many monuments and buildings, including of course the world-famous Parthenon.
The kids will LOVE seeing how the buildings here used to look in the past, via the augmented reality program on the i-Pads given out during the tour.
Enjoy the views from the top of the Acropolis, and then make your way down to the bottom once more, from where your guide will take you to the Acropolis museum before the midday heat sets in.
Second stop: the Acropolis Museum
The Acropolis Museum is recognized as one of the most important museums in the world. It houses many artifacts and exhibits from all periods of human occupation in the Athens area. Whilst the exhibits are labelled, a knowledgeable family friendly guide is essential in order to help you understand the museum, and Ancient Greece on a deeper level.
The focus of the museum is of course on the Acropolis, with the top floor dedicated to the Parthenon and the missing Elgin Marbles now housed in the British Museum. Discover the story behind their removal, and the efforts to have them returned.
Worried that your kids might not enjoy the museum? Don’t be! The museum has ‘family backpacks’ available at the information desk. These offer a fun, interactive way for your kids to explore the museum… always under the guidance of our kid-friendly guide.
Third stop: historical Athens centre, Plaka
After the Acropolis museum, it’s time to explore the historical quarter of central Athens known as Plaka and Monastiraki.
The streets here are narrow and winding, with neo-classical architecture. A vibrant café culture sits side by side with ancient archaeological sites such as the Ancient Agora, and Hadrian’s Library. Your family-friendly guide can reveal some hidden secrets of Athens in the Plaka area, with the most important secret being where to find the best ice-cream!
Option: a visit to the Panathenaic Stadium, where the 1st modern Olympic Games took place, is a must, unless you are not too tired.
Highlights for Parents
- How they can see all the main attractions easily and stress-free
- The fun way in which their children will learn about ancient Greece
- Finding the best ice-cream in Athens!
Highlights for Kids
- The interactive tablet computer with augmented reality!
- Family backpack (if available) at the Acropolis Museum