Take two weeks to travel to some of Greece's lesser-visited landmarks and villages with this family-focused itinerary. Guided tours specifically designed for school-age children will help keep everyone engaged with stories from history and legend as you visit ancient monuments, gardens, and natural attractions. Start with the main sights in Athens, then hit the road up to the temples of Delphi, sky-high monasteries of Meteora, the northern bustle of Thessaloniki, and stone villages of Zagori.
An alternative to the railway is driving to Mt. Helmos, allowing you to lose yourself amongst endless alpine forests and creeks. This drive is ideal for hot summer days or for any time of year with the right equipment. Stop to enjoy an easy trek to the waterfalls near Mesorougi village or opt for a more demanding hike to Ydata Stygos, the spring where Achilleas became immortal.
Whether you chose a railway adventure or a hiking excursion, you can end the day with a visit to the renowned and highly awarded olive farm in the village of Akrata. Relax in the shade of olive trees and absorb the amazing views of the Gulf of Corinth. You can even adopt an olive tree and receive its olive oil at home!
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Take ten days to explore some of the less-visited corners of mainland Greece with this itinerary. This faster-paced trip is ideal for families with school-age children, especially those who have been to Greece before and want to see a different side of the country. You'll still start in Athens, but after a mythology-filled tour through the Botanical Gardens, you'll head out to the historic sites of Meteora and Delphi. See the seaside city of Nafpaktos and natural wonders around the Corinthian Gulf before you head home.
Take a week to traverse the northern Greek mainland on this efficient itinerary. With seven days, family with school-age children who want to see some lesser-known spots will start their drive from Athens. Head to Corinth and its famed ancient canal, stop in the seaside town of Nafpaktos, and wrap up your trip with the hillside temples of Delphi.