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Travelling with kids: history is more fun with Greece in the background

With its blend of incredible legends, spectacular ancient history, grandiose medieval and modern gems, Greece is a fun playground for kids to explore and for the whole family to experience the charm of one of the most diverse and influential civilizations in the world: Archaeological sites and museums masterfully unreeling the thread of significant periods of ancient history, awe-inspiring medieval castles and cities unveil secrets of glorious past days, imposing palaces and mansions stand witness to some of the most compelling stories that contemporary Greece has to tell.

Yes – Greece’s enormous cultural wealth has the ability to weave memories into a big-picture perspective of the world, offering one-of-a-kind experiences for the whole family to share.

 

Here is our top 5 list of fun things to do with your kids while travelling in Greece:

  1. The Acropolis Museum: A must-do thing when visiting Athens; the museum provides fantastic interactive activities combining education and amusement for kids that parents can also join in. Several kids’ programs are run throughout the day, from insightful workshops on the creation of ancient artwork to guided visits led by the museum’s experts, during which children have the chance to dive into Greece’s history by asking as many questions as they wish!
  2. Archaeological site (and museum) of Olympia: In the Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece – the place where the Olympic Games were born. Organize an excursion here and discover the origins of the most prestigious sporting event in the world. Give the chance to your little ones to walk around vestiges from the past, while enjoying a nice day outdoors in the picturesque scenery of the sanctuary.
  3. The Palace of Knossos: Located near Heraklion, Crete, and known as the backdrop of the famous myth of the labyrinth and the Minotaur, the Palace of Knossos is the symbol of the Minoan civilization, as, in antiquity, it was home to the great king Minos. Featuring impressive reconstructions of the Palace, it is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, mesmerizing visitors of all ages.
  4. The medieval town of Rhodes: Kids will surely enjoy travelling back to the age of knights and damsels, while visiting the astonishing beautiful medieval city of Rhodes and its wonderful Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.
  5. Achilleion Palace: A true jewel in Corfu, the sumptuous palace once hosted within its walls the great Empress of Austria (Sissy). Kids’ imagination can run wild in the splendid palace, which celebrates one of the most amazing warriors in Greek mythology.