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7 Days Family trip to Athens - Santorini

Highlights for Parents

  • An insight to the Golden Age of Pericles in the Acropolis hills
  • Relax and enjoy a Greek coffee in a traditional café, called ‘kafenio’,
  • Breathe in some fresh Cycladic air and swim in the refreshing Aegean Sea

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 get excited with a real volcano and a beach with volcanic sand

From Euro 800/Person

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Inclusions:

  • All private guided tours mentioned in the description
  • Services of our exceptional local licensed guides
  • Skip the Line Entrance fees to the Acropolis and all archaeological sites
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • All the transfers with our cozy vehicles
  • Ferry tickets
  • All applicable taxes and VAT

Exclusions:

  • Meals are not included, apart from hotel breakfast. 

  • DAY 1 Arrival

    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 neighborhoods of the city center. 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 center– or even book one for you.

  • Day 2

    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 is like a game – treasure hunt so will keep the children interested and entertained. Lasts for 4 hours. Walking time is 50 approximately minutes.

    Become a local Athenian for one day, follow the secret codes and riddles of an old Athenian secret game passing from generation to generation in Anafiotika Plaka, solve the mystery and discover the essence of Greece!In the company of our specialized life coach guide, you will discover secret corners of the city, engage in various experiential activities and games such as riddle-solvingclue-hunting, and more. While on the move, you will view fascinating landmarks, learn all about the history and culture of Greece.

    After the tour you can visit the neighborhood of Psyrri for some seriously delicious Mediterranean food& deserts. 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, we can do it for you.

    Hind : 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.

  • Day 3

    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, you can optional select more about our kid friendly activities.

    Hellenic Children’s Museum

    Goulandris Natural History Museum

    Zappeio – National Garden

    Mount Lycabettus

    The Planetarium – Eugenides Foundation

    Floisvos’ Park Playground

    Archelon – The Sea Turtle Protection Society

    A day at the beach with the family

  • Day 4

    Time to hop on a ferry and go to Santorini

    Are you ready to move on to Santorini? After breakfast you will take the ferry to Santorini, one of the most popular islands of Greece and world famous for its incredible sunsets.

    You and your little fellows may feel a bit tired when you get there and you might just want to relax at the hotel. Afterwards, take a stroll and get familiar with your bearings – the kids will undoubtedly feel excited to discover their new surroundings.

    Enjoy a lazy coffee or a rich Mediterranean dinner as you look out at the endless sea which lies in front of you. If you can’t be bothered to pick out a family friendly restaurant, let us know and we can happily pick it for you.

  • DAY 5

    What about Santorini’s prehistoric town and volcano?

    Take your time to enjoy a nice breakfast at the hotel and make plans for the day. After all, you need to discover Santorini’s history and its famous volcano.

    We would recommend you visit the Akrotiri Excavations, one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean that dates back to the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millennium BC). The city remains intact due to its volcanic activity and to date only 3% is excavated.

    The site is covered by a pergola which makes it cool and airy. This is really helpful on a hot summer day as it keeps the kids comfortable from the heat. You could make your visit seem like a small adventure and pretend to travel back in time when the settlement was full of life. You definitely need the services of a guide as only limited information is provided. You can either book a family friendly private tour with us, or find a guide on site.

    Another alternative is to visit the famous volcano of Santorini. It is renowned for its spectacular caldera surrounded by steep colorful cliffs and endless sea. The journey to the volcano can be quite hot, especially in the summer, but provided your children can stand the heat it will be worth it. You will be soon compensated by the hot springs and mud bath that follow straight after.

    Note: We can organize these visits for you. We can also arrange lunch or dinner to kid friendly restaurants.

  • DAY 6

    Santorini - so much to do, so much to see

    You might want to have a lazy day or maybe you still have the energy to discover more.

    Santorini is not famous for its kid friendly beaches but if you enjoy swimming, we suggest Monolithos beach. It is probably the most kid-friendly beach of the island with lots of sand and shallow water. Perissa and Kamari also have pretty beaches, but the water drops off very steeply at most beaches.

    Head to the beach early, before the crowds arrive and the sand heats up. We highly recommend water shoes for the kids.

    A one day round the island excursion or a one-day boat trip could be another interesting choice. Alternatively, you could make your little fellows happy with a visit to the Industrial Tomato Museum, the Waterpark, or the Art Space – Wine Museum.

    Make sure you find time to visit Oia which is the most famous place from where to take in the sunset!

    Note: We can organize these visits for you. We can also arrange transport to take you to a kid friendly beach.

  • DAY 7

    A last stroll in Santorini

    If you have time, head out for a last stroll after breakfast. We feel sure that you’ll be sad to leave this beautiful island but take the kids minds off the departure by asking them to take a few more photos, look out for dolphins in the sea, or take a note book and crayons and ask them to draw the most beautiful sunset they saw. Add some excitement with a few stories about volcanos and Greek mythology, not forgetting to reward their efforts with ice cream and crepes!

    Now, unfortunately, it’s time to take the ferry back to Athens (Piraeus). Transport will be arranged to take you from your hotel to the port, and likewise you will be met in Piraeus and taken to the airport.

    We won’t say ‘goodbye’ but ‘see you again soon’!

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