What is included
- All transfers
- 4 nights stay
- 4 breakfasts
- 1 private tour
Why take the family to Athens?
Book our 5-day Family Vacation Package in Greece and discover the numerous beauties of Athens in the most family-friendly way!
Athens can surprise you in the most pleasant way. Maybe you’ve heard that it’s not the most kid friendly city in the world, however, if you follow our advice you can spend a wonderful family holiday there.
Your children will love playing around in the little alleyways in the centre, and they’ll love the delicious delicacies sold at the street stalls. You will also be impressed by the friendliness of locals towards children – Greeks simply adore kids.
Moreover, Athens offers a variety of kid friendly activities and there are countless choices to keep the little travelers more than happy.
Athens is well known as the birthplace of democracy, and home of the famous Acropolis and Parthenon. It is also a city full of hidden secrets waiting to be revealed. In the company of experienced guides who help bring each site alive with stories and legends over 3000 years old, you will see the main highlights and attractions. The Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, the Ancient Agora and more will all be revealed in their glory. Besides all the magnificent archaeological sites, Athens has so many other family-friendly attractions you could enjoy with your kids. Walking with your family in the city centre will give you an opportunity to get an authentic taste of Athens’ city life! Plaka, Monastiraki, Psyrri are only just a few of the lovely neighbourhoods you could visit with your family. At the various small taverns and restaurants in the area you could enjoy a wide variety of authentic Greek delicacies both you and your kids will love! In addition, your kids will simply love a family visit to the Attica Zoo Park! The park has more than 350 animal species, and half of these species are endangered. It is a really lovely place for an excursion with the family while visiting Athens. If you wish to enjoy some shopping in Athens you could combine Attica Zoo Park with a visit to the nearby Mc Arthur Glen Mall, a shopping paradise for the whole family!
Highlights for Parents
- An insight to the Golden Age of Pericles in the Acropolis hills
- Relax and enjoy Greek coffee in a traditional café, called a ‘kafenio’
- Try some retail therapy at Monastiraki’s open market
Highlights for Kids
- They will enjoy dishes made with local fresh ingredients and yummy desserts.
- They will feel like little adventurers when they climb up the hill to the Acropolis
- They will be amazed at the imposing caryatids of the Acropolis Museum
What to expect
You will stay in a family friendly hotel in the heart of Athens. You can choose your hotel according to your needs (and of course your budget) from standard accommodation (3-star) to accommodation with added facilities (4-star), or you may prefer luxury accommodation (5-star).
Specifically, the hotels we have selected for you are: 5*Ledra Marriot Athens /4* Astor/ 3*A for Athens & 360 Degrees Athens. Please note that if there is no availability at your chosen hotel we will endeavor to carefully choose another with the same star rating.
You will visit the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum on a private guided tour and learn more about the birthplace of democracy. 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. We can assure you 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 tours click here. To find out more about our child friendly activities click here.
Discover the Journey day by day
- Day 1:
- Day 2:
The Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
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Enjoy the heart of Athens
We will arrange your transfer from Eleftherios Venizelos airport to your hotel. The first day is at your leisure as we understand you might want to get some rest seeing as you will have had a long journey.
However, if you have arrived at a convenient time you may want to see a bit of Athens even on this first day. You can enjoy a stroll in the city centre, perhaps taking in Syntagma Square and the Greek Parliament. Alternatively, you could visit Plaka and Monastiraki, two of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of the city centre. You will soon realize that both are a sightseeing paradise where historical monuments blend harmoniously with city life.
We can recommend family friendly restaurants in the centre for when you feel peckish – or even book one for you.
An insight to the Golden Age of Pericles
After breakfast we will take you to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The tour is private, specially designed for families, and lasts for 3 hours. Walking time is 40 approximately minutes. Don’t worry that the children will get bored or tired as our guide will keep them interested and entertained.
If you want to take your family visit to the Acropolis to a completely different level, we highly recommend the amazing Acropolis’ 3D app for families. The Acropolis 3D app is actually a virtual time traveling gadget that will make you feel you have become part of the glorious era of the Golden Age of Pericles. With the use of mini iPads, you will be able to zoom in and out, and get a closer view to all the details of the monuments as they used to be in ancient times.
There are some more kid frienly tours that we suggest. Click here to find out our favourite list.
After the tour you can visit the neighbourhood of Psyrri for some seriously delicious Mediterranean food. There are traditional tavernas and some of them have live Greek folklore music. If you want us to book a kid friendly restaurant for you, just let us know.
Discovering more of Athens
The day is yours to do as you please. After breakfast why not head off to the Attica Zoo which is the largest zoo in Greece. The zoo has more than 350 animal species including everything from exotic animals to Greek fauna, and the brown bear is the main attraction. Make sure you see the dolphin show which your children will just love.
You can combine this with a visit to the nearby McArthur Glen Mall. It is a shopping paradise for all the family and also has interesting architecture as it is one of the few open-air malls in Europe. Additionally, you’ll find several kid friendly restaurants if you fancy a spot of lunch.
If you want to see a bit more of Athens and feel you have the time, click on the link here to find out more about our kid friendly activities.
Let’s call it a beach day
Athens is not only about history. Of course monuments and culture spring to mind when you think about Athens but it also has another side to it as there are plenty of beaches spread all along the southern and north eastern side of the Attica peninsula.
There are also many kid friendly beaches on the southern part of Attica, not far from the city centre. Yabananaki, Vouliagmeni beach and Asteras Glyfadas are just few of them. All the beaches are sandy with shallow water. Yabanaki and Asteras have a great range of activities for kids ranging from water sports to a bouncy castle at Yabanaki.
Enjoy a family lazy day at the beach where your children can play in the sand and you can have some relaxation time. Treat yourselves to a delicious lunch in one of the tavernas next to the beach. Most of them have delicious fresh fish and other local delicacies that are definitely worth trying.
A last stroll in Athens
Enjoy breakfast and if your departure is later in the day then go for a last stroll at Anafiotika in Plaka where you can wander around the cobblestone little alleyways. Sip a lazy coffee under the sun and indulge in some Greek olives, feta and Greek wine. Your only concern will be to be back in time for the transfer to take you back to the airport!
We won’t say ‘goodbye’ but ‘see you again soon’!