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  • Writer's pictureKimberly York

Greek Gems: 15 Odyssey-Approved Activities for Families


family walking through town in Greece

Greece offers a plethora of family-friendly activities that cater to various interests and ages. Whether you're exploring ancient ruins, relaxing on beautiful beaches, or engaging in cultural experiences, there's something for every member of the family.


Here are 15 family-friendly activities to do in Greece:


1. Visit the Acropolis in Athens:

Explore the iconic Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens. Many guided tours offer engaging explanations suitable for children.


Acropolis in Athens, Greece

2. Greek Dance Lessons:

 Enjoy Greek dance lessons as a family, learning traditional steps and embracing the local culture.


3. Beach Days in Crete:

Enjoy family time on the beautiful beaches of Crete, such as Elafonissi or Balos Beach, known for their clear waters and sandy shores.


beaches of crete

4. Aquarium Visit in Rhodes:

Explore the aquarium in Rhodes, offering a marine adventure for kids with various aquatic species.


5. Mythology Tours for Kids:

Participate in guided mythology tours designed for children, bringing ancient Greek myths to life.


6. Cruise to Santorini:

Take a family-friendly cruise to Santorini, exploring the charming villages, beaches, and the famous sunset in Oia.


susnet cruise santorini

7. Outdoor Activities in Pelion Peninsula:

Explore the natural beauty of the Pelion Peninsula with family hikes, horseback riding, or even a scenic train ride.


8. Olive Oil Tasting and Cooking Classes:

Engage in a hands-on cooking class and olive oil tasting, immersing the family in Greek culinary traditions.


olives and feta cheese

9. Rhodes Waterpark Adventure:

Spend a day at a waterpark in Rhodes, such as the WaterPark Faliraki, for a fun-filled family experience.


10. Explore Knossos Palace in Crete:

Discover the ancient ruins of Knossos Palace in Crete, an archaeological site with fascinating stories for kids.


Knossos Palace in Crete

11. Visit the Athens Planetarium:

Take a journey through the cosmos at the Athens Planetarium, offering an educational and entertaining experience for kids.


12. Family-Friendly Hiking in Meteora:

Embark on family-friendly hikes around the stunning rock formations and monasteries in Meteora.


Meteora

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13. Family Bike Tour in Nafplio:

Cycle through the charming streets of Nafplio on a family-friendly bike tour, exploring the town's historical sites.


Nafplio Greece

14. Nafplio Fortresses Exploration:

Climb the Palamidi Fortress steps in Nafplio for panoramic views, creating a memorable family adventure.


view from Palamidi Fortress steps in Nafplio

15. Family Relaxation in Corfu:

Enjoy family-friendly resorts in Corfu, with plenty of amenities and activities to keep everyone entertained.


beaches of corfu

These 15 Odyssey-Approved activities for families provide a balance of cultural exploration, outdoor adventures, and relaxation, ensuring that Greece becomes a memorable destination for the entire family. Our travel specialists at Journey to Discover Travel can customize the perfect itinerary based on your family's interests and preferences for an unforgettable Greek experience.


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