Excavation Simulation & Minoan Cuisine near Chania

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Join a real archaeologist on an excavation simulation for kids! This activity allows you to find Minoan artifacts and learn about daily life in prehistoric times. Then, you'll enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Minoan cuisine.

First, learn about archaeology and what an archaeologist does as you discover each step of the excavation process. Then, you'll get to work! You and your kids will complete a simulated excavation in a pit of replicated artifacts from the Minoan time period. As you dig, the archaeologist will supervise and help you understand each step’s purpose. 

Once you're hungry, you'll learn about the traditional Minoan diet and ancient Cretan cuisine. As your host prepares your meal, discover how people heated their food in clay cookware over an open fire pit. Then, relax with a drink and enjoy your lunch with your guides.

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Itineraries with Excavation Simulation & Minoan Cuisine near Chania

Family Trip to Ancient Greece - 12 Days

This family-focused trip features all that Greece has to offer, but with a kid-friendly twist. Start in the bustling capital of Athens where you'll take an interactive language class and tour the incredible Acropolis, followed by an archeological tour and beach day in Nafplio. End the trip on the island of Crete, where you'll visit beaches, enjoy guided tours of historic sites, and become archeologists and artists in a simulated excavation and a mosaic-making class.

Interactive Athens and Crete for Families - 7 Days

Spend a week getting in touch with Greek culture alongside your school-aged children on this itinerary. The first half of your trip takes place in Athens, where you'll find inspiration at the Parthenon and the rest of the Acropolis and practice your running form at the Panathenaic Stadium. Then, head to Rethymno on Crete to explore ancient ruins and try your hand at an excavation.