Explore the expanse of the city of Athens and its surroundings with this nine-day itinerary. Get the lay of the land with a morning bike ride, see the site of the Oracle at Delphi, and learn to cook like an Athenian under the view of the Acropolis among many other activities.
You'll start with the Acropolis, an ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site, learning about the 5th-century BCE ruins of the rocky hilltop to make sense of what the city once looked like. Your guide will share stories of the country's history, culture, and mythology and lead you to important monuments, such as the Propylaea with the Temple of Athena Nike next to it. At the iconic Parthenon, you'll learn more about Athena, Athens' patron goddess and the protector of the city. Then, keep walking and discover the sacred Temple of Erechtheion.
When finished at the Acropolis, you'll make your way into the historic Plaka neighborhood. Many describe Plaka as its own village, with humble stoned streets lined with artisan shops, trendy cafes, and even an alfresco movie theater. Your guide will divulge stories, and historical facts about the famed districts as you explore authentic corners and charming streets.
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Itineraries with Acropolis & Plaka Neighborhood Tour in Athens
This 11-day itinerary can appeal to all ages, mixing cultural experiences parents will enjoy with enough engaging entertainment for children. The first half of your trip will be set in Athens, with games in the Olympic stadium or atop the Acropolis. Then head to the seaside city of Nafplio, where you can play shepherd or actor for a day.
Workshop your way around Athens and Crete for 10 days with this itinerary full of family-friendly activities for school-aged children. Paint and play in Athens amid the Parthenon and Panathenaic Stadium, then take a ferry to Crete to enjoy the beaches and botanic gardens of Chania. Your last stop is Heraklion, for hands-on experiences with history and bread-making at the hearth.
Enjoy a mini Greek experience with even the mini members of your family on this seven-day itinerary for families with school-age children. With just one week, you'll start in Athens to hit the mythology highlights, including the Acropolis and its famous Parthenon, with plenty of games and stories included. Then jet off to Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades, to take in the beaches and inland villages via biking, cooking, and more.