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.
Private Athens Mythology Tour for Families, Athens
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After meeting your guide, you'll start your walk up to Acropolis Hill, the "Sacred Rock" that defines Athens' history and dominates the city skyline. You'll visit all the popular monuments, including the Theater of Dionysus, the original home of theater and performed drama in Greece, Temple of Athena Nike, the earliest of the Acropolis' ionic temples, dating to 420 BC, and Temple of Erechtheion, regarded as one of the finest examples of classical architecture in the world. This is of course in addition to the spectacular Parthenon, the temple dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom and protector of Athens. As you go, your guide will help explain about the legends of the greats in Greek mythology, such as the almighty Zeus, the most powerful god, Athena (goddess of wisdom), Poseidon (god of the sea), Dionysus (god of wine and theater) and many more. The stories are guaranteed to keep kids entertained and asking questions.
After enjoying Acropolis Hill and learning some of the city's secrets, you'll walk down to the Ancient Agora, the city's old marketplace. This is heralded as the world birthplace of democracy, with Socrates and Plato once hosting many political and philosophical discussions here. You'll learn about more gods and deities, including Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty) and Hera (Zeus' jealous wife) as well as riveting legends such as that of Theseus and the Minotaur.
This tour starts in the morning to minimize the effect of crowds and heat and finishes at around lunch time. Please bear in mind that the Acropolis involves quite a number of slippery and steep steps. Please wear comfortable shoes, a sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen, and bring your own bottle of water with you. Eating inside the archaeological site is not allowed, but you are recommended to bring your children's snacks for them to eat in between the visits to the Hill and the Agora. Please also note that strollers are not allowed on the Acropolis Hill; in case of younger siblings or babies, you are recommended to have a carrier backpack or a sling.
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What's includedEnglish-speaking, kid-friendly licensed guide & all supporting materials for the activity, Athens Combo Ticket
Itineraries with Private Athens Mythology Tour for Families
See some of the most popular spots in Greece with this one-week itinerary for the whole family. You'll start in Athens, where you can listen to Classical myths atop the Acropolis, practice your athleticism in the home of the first modern Olympics, and learn to cook Mediterranean-style. Then jet off to Santorini for sunset views and relaxation on the sand.
This two-week itinerary will take your whole family to some of Greece's most popular spots on both land and sea. You'll start on the mainland, with a mythology experience in Athens followed by an excursion to the clifftop monasteries in Meteora. Seek Apollo's oracle at the ruins of Delphi, then head out to the islands. Enjoy the island-grown cuisine and beaches of Naxos, then hike the Santorini caldera before you return to Athens to watch the sun set over the Temple of Poseidon.
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.
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.
Explore the city and countryside via engaging activities on this week-long itinerary ideal for school-aged children . Your first days will be spent in Athens, listening to stories, creating comics, and practicing your athletic skills at the home of the first modern Olympic Games. Then head to the Mani Peninsula for boat trips, bike tours, and more amid the scenic villages before you head home.