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.
To start, your family will receive an introduction to archeology by a real archeologist — what is it, what do archaeologists do, and how do they tackle an excavation? Then, you'll conduct a dig in a Minoan house. Finally, you and your family will reconstruct history using a combination of Minoan artifacts and fossils buried in the sand.
Next, you'll enjoy a mosaic workshop, learning about the art's history. Choose your favorite photos, cut the stones, and create your very own mosaic. Take your souvenir home to remind you of your time as an archeologist and Minoan artist.
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Itineraries with Excavation Simulation & Mosaic Workshop near Chania
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.