One Day in Athens with the Family (and surrounding areas)

Do you have limited time in Athens but want to see it all? This full-day family tour is the best way to see Athens and the surrounding area in one day.


Full Day



Athens city centre and Sounion

What is included

Family friendly guided tour in:



Sightseeing by car

Beach time

Visit to Sounion



Starting from
per person

One full day in Athens with the family

For parents and kids with only a limited amount of time during an Athens stopover, this full-day family tour of Ancient Athens, Sounion, and the beach offers a great way to see all the essential highlights.

Walk to the top of the Acropolis, see the Parthenon, explore Plaka, drive by key city centre sights, spend some time on the beach, and watch a beautiful sunset at Sounio, all the time accompanied by our family-friendly guide.

The itinerary and schedule are both flexible, depending on your needs on the day.


Highlights for Parents

Highlights for Kids

What to expect

Our family-friendly guides make sure that adults and kids alike have a fun, informative day.

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

One Full Day in Athens and the surrounding areas with the Family

First Stop: Acropolis

The full-day family tour of Athens and surrounding area, begins at one of the most iconic places in the world – The Acropolis. Your guide will lead you and your family to the top of this impressive citadel which towers over Athens even today.

Here, your kids will love using the augmented reality program on the i-Pads they are given for the tour. They will be able to see just how impressive the buildings, including the Parthenon, would have looked all those years ago. There is no need to augment the views from the top of course, because they are stunning!

Second Stop: Plaka and drive 

After leaving the Acropolis, our guide will lead you through Plaka, pointing out points of major historical interest along the way such as Hadrian’s Library, the Ancient Agora, and Monastiraki Square.

Enjoy a lunch at one of the many fine Greek tavernas and restaurants in the heart of Athens, and experience for yourself why Greek cuisine is regarded as one of the best in the world!

After lunch, you will be driven to other major points of interest in Athens, such as the Parliament, Syntagma Square, and the Panathenaic Stadium. 

Stop Three: Beach and Sounion at sunset

The tour then continues with a drive out to the coastal areas near Athens, where you have a choice of beaches to enjoy the afternoon sun, and swim in the warm waters (weather permitting). Alternatively, you can visit Lake Vouliagmeni or a natural themed park.

You can then choose to have dinner first and watch the sunset at Sounion, or have dinner after watching the sunset. Either way, the entire family will enjoy watching the sun setting at the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, just as the Greeks have for thousands of years!