One day in Central Athens with the Family

If you only have a day (or less) in Athens, do not panic. We have prepared for you the perfect itinerary for what to do in Athens city centre with your family!


1 day (or less)


Athens city centre

What is included

Family friendly guided tour in:


Acropolis Museum

The historical Athens city centre



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per person

One Day (or less) in Athens with the Family

Athens is a fascinating city to explore, and if you only have limited time because you are arriving on a cruise ship, or just passing through, this family-friendly itinerary is perfect. Make the most of your 24 hours in Athens – See all the major attractions, discover hidden secrets, experience its vibrancy, and have fun with a local guide on this Athens family sightseeing tour.

Our 1-day ‘Athens with the Family’ Packaged Tour is ideal for those families who want to explore Athens but only have 24 hours (or less). This specific kid-friendly tour is focused on the historic Athens city centre and dives into all the must-see archaeological sites of Athens.

A kid-friendly guide will accompany you and your family through this tour which covers the impressive monuments of the Acropolis Hill such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia, the Nike Temple.

Our tour guide continues to the Acropolis Museum where children will have the opportunity to engage themselves in interactive games.

Your Athens visit is not complete without a stroll in the charming neighborhood of Plaka and Monastiraki, where children will love playing around in the car-free alleyways.

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

What to expect

Our guides are family-friendly, fun, and helpful!

All of our tour guides have a lot of experience in guiding families with children and are well able to capture the children’s attention. The children will be intrigued by the story telling behind the artifacts presented while they will also engage in interactive knowledge games throughout their exploration. Be assured that all the family will get the most out of this experience.

Please note that apart from the included tour to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, we offer additional child friendly tours and activities in Athens customised to your family needs. To find out more about our child friendly guided tours click here.

Please note that accessing the Acropolis with a pushchair / stroller is not possible at this moment in time.

Also, make sure to take water, hats, and sun-block!

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.