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Family Day Trip in Athens Riviera: Turtles, lake, beach | Private Day Trip from Athens

    Take a family day trip and enjoy an exciting tour of the southern coast of Athens! Journey down the Athens Riviera all the way to Cape Sounio, the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula. There, away from the hustle-and-bustle of the downtown area, you’ll discover an oasis of natural peace – a true hidden gem.

    On your way there, you’ll make a few stops. The first will be at the Archelon Caretta Caretta Sea Turtles Rescue Center, where you’ll get to meet the local residents: turtles! It’s a great example of the work done to take care of a precious native species, and the center is known for hosting and curing those that have been harmed in the wild. Also, it will be a great chance to raise your little ones’ awareness of ecological issues and the values of volunteering.

    Next, you will move on to the Vouliagmeni area, including Faskomilia Hill which features amazing views over the bay. After that, you’ll head to Vouliagmeni Lake. An amazing natural formation surrounded by imposing cliffs, the lake is filled with thermal waters that maintain a pleasantly warm temperature throughout the year – perfect for swimming.

    Later in the afternoon, you’ll head to the majestic Temple of Poseidon, built in the 5th century BC. You’ll be able to admire the 16 original columns of the temple, the military walls, ancient roads and nearby dwellings. The kids will be able to hear about many of the myths associated with the area and have the chance to make some drawings inspired by the ancient ruins, the landscape and the sea.

    It’s a perfect day from start to finish, as well as a great idea to get a taste of Athenian nature.

    Families should know

    • This day trip combines a variety of activities throughout the day – No one will get bored!
    • Fun and knowledgeable kid friendly English-speaking guide
    • Includes: the guide, private mini van transfer, water, snacks, a small gift for the kids and all taxes
    • Duration: 7 – 8 hours (depending on activities)
    • It can be tailor made to any family needs i.e. we can include stop for a swim in an organized beach club or remote beach, or lunch/ dinner in a restaurant/ local tavern, or stop at Stavros Niarchos Center


    Address: Athens Riviera

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    Kids will love

    • The easy access to the tanks and proximity to the sea turtles at the Sea Turtle Rescue Center
    • The impressive cave at Lake Vouliagmeni
    • Listening to stories from Greek mythology at the Temple of Poseidon

    Parents will love

    • Educating their kids about the sea turtles and the environment
    • Walking up the Hill of the Sage with its impressive views
    • The magical sunset at the Temple of Poseidon
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    • Hi, I am interested in the riviera tour next week. We are three adults and two children. Can I have more details?

      • Hello Daisy,
        Thank you for your message. Maria Gannouli has already sent you an email regarding all of our programs in Athens for your family, including our Family Day Trip in Athens Riviera: Turtles, lake, beach | Private Day Trip from Athens.
        On behalf of Kids Love Greece.

    • W are going to be in Athens on September, we will love to go to the beach

      • Hello Mireya! Thank you for your request! Athens is amazing during September. Please note that Zoe has already reply to you. Have a great weekend.


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