Athens Mythology for Families

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Explore the Acropolis and Ancient Agora with your family, learning about Greek mythology and history. Kids and adults alike will enjoy discovering what's truly behind the legends of Athens' gods and heroes. Along the way, enjoy views of the city and kid-friendly activities.

After meeting your guide, you'll start your walk up to Acropolis Hill, the "Sacred Rock" that defines Athens. You'll visit all the popular monuments, including the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, Temple of Athena Nike, and Temple of Erechtheion. Listen to the legends of the greats, such as the almighty Zeus, Athena (Goddess of Wisdom), Poseidon (God of the Sea), Dionysus (God of Wine and Theater), and more. The stories will keep kids entertained and asking questions.

After enjoying Acropolis Hill and learning the city's secrets, you'll walk down to the ancient marketplace, Agora. As the birthplace of democracy, Socrates and Plato hosted many political and philosophical discussions on this plaza. You'll learn about more gods, including Theseus and the Minotaur, Hera (Zeus' jealous wife), and Aphrodite (Goddess of Love and Beauty).

At the end of the tour, enjoy a family-fun activity inside the ancient Agora, using all your newfound knowledge about Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes.

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Itineraries with Athens Mythology for Families

Athens and the Cyclades for Families: Athens, Paros & Santorini - 10 Days

Get out into the Greek islands with your school-age children on this 10-day trip. You'll start with an introduction to some of the country's most famous myths and landmarks in Athens before you head out to sea. Your first island stop is Paros, known for its beaches and open blue waters, then head to the whitewashed architecture and cliffside sunsets of Santorini before you return to Athens.

Interactive Athens and Crete for Families - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary gives you and your school-aged children plenty of time to get their hands on Greek cultural activities in Athens and the major cities of Crete. Start in Athens, where you can paint the Parthenon and exercise like an Olympian at the Panathenaic Stadium. You'll fly to Crete, where you'll participate in mosaic-making workshops, archaeological adventures, and botanical treasure hunts, alongside plenty of time to wander at your own pace or relax on the beach.

City to Cyclades for Families: Athens and Naxos - 7 Days

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.