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2-3 Days Before or After the Cruise in Athens: Maximizing Your Greek Experience

    As a prominent tourist destination, Athens often serves as the starting or ending point for many cruise ships, making it an ideal place to explore for two or three days before or after a cruise.

    During your stay in Athens, you will immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this ancient city as well as the modern amenities and hospitality it offers. The unique combination of history and contemporary culture creates a fascinating environment for visitors to the city. From exploring ancient ruins to enjoying delicious Greek cuisine, Athens offers an endless array of activities and experiences to help you enjoy your short visit.

    Whether you start or end your cruise in Athens, take the opportunity to discover some of the city’s most famous landmarks as well as lesser-known gems that showcase the heart and soul of Greek culture with Kids Love Greece’s customizable tours. Your stay in Athens is sure to be an unforgettable and enriching experience to complement your cruise adventure!

    Selecting the Perfect Tours for Your Family

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    Catering to Interests and Needs

    When planning your family’s visit to Athens before or after a cruise, it is important to consider the preferences of each family member. Kids Love Greece offers many different guided tours, and choosing the right tour can make a big difference in the overall experience. Some popular tour themes include:

    • History and Archeology: Immerse yourself in the rich history of ancient Athens and visit famous sites such as the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Roman and the Ancient Agora.
    • Food and Culinary Experiences: Take part in a food walking tour or a cooking class, where a knowledgeable guide will introduce you to local cuisine and traditional tavernas, giving you an authentic taste of Greek culture.
    • Art and Museums: Explore the many museums in Athens, such as the Acropolis Museum, which houses important pieces of Greek history, and the National Archeological Museum.

    Considering the Ages of Your Children


    When choosing tours, keep in mind the age of your children and their respective interests. For younger children, consider activities that are exciting and interactive, such as a food tour with tasting opportunities and market visits.

    Older children and teenagers should immerse themselves in the rich historical sites and stories of Athens, such as a visit to the Acropolis or the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion. Not only does this give them the opportunity to learn about the city’s culture but it also sparks their curiosity and fires their imagination.

    If you’re not sure which Athens history and mythology tour is right for your family, don’t worry! You can discuss it with our travel planning experts and make the best decision!

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    Finally, make sure you strike a balance between cultural and leisure activities so that your family can enjoy their time in Athens without feeling overwhelmed. Kids Love Greece can help you combine different tours so you can put together the ultimate itinerary and create lasting memories.

    What to Do in Athens?

    Athens has a rich cultural heritage that spans centuries of history. A visit to this ancient city is an opportunity to immerse yourself in its timeless beauty and fascinating stories from the past. Kids Love Greece offers you the best tours to discover everything about the capital of Greece. 

    Customize your itinerary according to your wishes and explore all the important sights and hidden gems:

    For History Enthusiasts

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    Athens is a treasure trove of ancient history and a paradise for history lovers. The Acropolis is the city’s most important sight. Whether you just want to visit the Parthenon or combine it with a visit to the Acropolis Museum or the Ancient Agora, Kids Love Greece offers you all the options.

    However, Athens is known for many more sights and places than just the Acropolis. Plaka, Anafiotika, Syntagma Square, the Greek Parliament, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Zappeion, Hadrian’s Library, and the Lycabettus Hill are just a small selection of the sights you can visit with Kids Love Greece.

    One of the best ways to discover a city is on foot. Stroll through the alleys of Athens with a guide and get to know every corner with an interesting story. On the other hand, if you are looking for something more relaxed but equally fascinating, a Minivan Tour is a great choice. Enjoy the comfort of the luxurious vehicle and wander through the most important attractions at the same time.

    Planning a family visit to Athens? Have a look look at our fully customizable family-friendly tours in Athens.

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    Last but not least, if your family is active, a bike tour is an alternative and fun way to explore the city and its significant sites of interest. All these amazing tours offered by Kids Love Greece are family-friendly and you can customize them to suit your preferences and needs.

    Beyond the Beaten Path

    Greek warriors for a day, Athens Tour
    Greek warriors for a day, Athens Tour

    If you are looking for exciting tours off the beaten track, Kids Love Greece has a wide range of options. Firstly, for Percy Jackson lovers, our company offers numerous tours of the city in which the eponymous hero plays a leading role. Learn more about Greek history in connection with the popular book character.

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    Another unique option is the Solve the Riddle of Anafiotika Tour. Stroll through the most famous neighborhoods of Athens and take part in an amazing treasure hunt. On the other hand, if you want to explore the alleys of Athens without missing out on your teenage kids, the Graffiti and Street Art Walking Tour is the best option. Greece is known for its street artists and the city’s urban lifestyle is just waiting to be revealed.

    Are you and your family star enthusiasts? We have the ultimate tour for you! The Asto-Mythology Walking Tour in Athens takes you back in time and connects the Greek gods and goddesses with the stars, learning many astrophysical secrets.

    Kids Love Greece does not settle and tries to capture everyone’s interests by letting you actively participate in each tour. That’s why options such as the Pottery workshop, the Family Olympic Game Workout, the “Warrior for a Day” tour and the Running Adventure in the Historic Center are perfect for families looking for interactive tours.

    Stargazing Sounio temple of Poseidon

    Finally, Greece and Athens in particular are known for their unique flavors and tasty dishes. So immerse yourself in Greek cuisine with your family by taking part in a Mythological Food Tour or a family cooking class and discover for yourself how the most famous recipes are prepared.

    Kids Love Greece is here to fulfill all your wishes and make your 2-3 days before or after the cruise in Athens worthwhile. Get in touch with our team, discuss the details of the tours you are interested in and book your favorite option tailored specifically for you.

    Reveling at the Athens Riviera

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    Are you visiting Athens for 2-3 days before or after a cruise? In this time frame, you can fully explore the unique Athenian Riviera with one of our tours. Sunsets in Greece are a magical spectacle. Take the opportunity to spend your day on the Athens Riviera, explore the beautiful beaches and the most famous attractions such as the legendary Temple of Poseidon before the sun goes down and create long-lasting memories.

    If you want to discover the hidden gems of the Athens coast, a sailing trip through the endless Aegean Sea is the perfect choice. Listen to fascinating stories and stop off at three secluded beaches that are only accessible by boat. Discover more details by contacting our team.

    The Archelon Caretta Caretta Turtles Rescue Center awaits you and your children for an unforgettable experience. After observing the turtles, head to Lake Vouliagmeni and visit the Temple of Poseidon. This tour not only shows you the majestic Greek history but also brings you closer to nature.


    What could be better than watching the stars from the Temple of Poseidon with a professional astronomer while listening to Greek myths? Probably nothing! That’s why we offer the ultimate stargazing day trip to Sounion, combined with a quick swim and a memorable picnic.

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    Each tour is fully customizable and can be tailored to your needs. Help us put together the most interesting and exciting itinerary for you and enjoy a fun and educational time with your family.


    When planning a 2 or 3-day itinerary in Athens, strike a balance between exploring historical sites and enjoying the local culture. The combination of ancient monuments, culinary experiences and walking tours guarantees an enriching and memorable visit to one of the world’s most iconic cities.

    Kids Love Greece offers a range of options to help you spend the best 2-3 days of your life in this famous capital. From special walking tours to hands-on cooking classes, our experts will be happy to help you find the perfect tour for your family. All of these experiences will help you get to know the city beyond its historical allure and make for a well-rounded visit during your 2-3 day stay before or after your cruise adventure.


    What are the top attractions to visit in Athens with limited time?

    For visitors with limited time in Athens, the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis Museum and the charming Plaka district are a must. However, with Kids Love Greece’s customizable tours, you can discover many more interesting sights during your short stay.

    How can I go from Athens port to the city center?

    The cruise port of Athens, Piraeus, is connected to the city center by public transport. However, to save time, it is advisable to organize private transport in advance. Kids Love Greece will arrange any transportation you require.

    What is the best time of year to take a Greek island cruise from Athens?

    The ideal time for a Greek island cruise from Athens is between late spring and early fall. More specifically, the best months are May and September, when the weather is pleasant and you can walk around with ease.

    Are there guided tours available that can maximize my sightseeing in Athens over 2-3 days?

    Yes, guided tours can help you make the most of your time in Athens. Kids Love Greece offers many different options so you can find the tour that suits your interests and time frame.


    make your reservation now CREATE UNIQUE MEMORIES

    Kids will love

    • Visiting some of the most important monuments in Greece
    • Exploring the off the beaten path spots in Athens
    • Tasting local delicacies

    Parents will love

    • The flexibility of custom-made, family-friendly activities in Athens
    • Relaxing in the Athenian Riviera
    • The rich historical insights provided by guided tours of Athens’ iconic landmarks

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