Exploring Athens with Family.  Unforgettable Adventures for Kids and Teens.


This summer, many families are planning their holidays, seeking destinations that offer both cultural enrichment and entertainment for their little ones.  Although holidays are meant to be relaxing, planning them can be challenging.  When traveling with kids there are many things to consider before you go.  We created a guide for exploring Athens and the surrounding area with kids in a fun and educational way so that both parents, kids and teens find something they love to do. 

 When scouting the best experiences for families, we took into consideration 4 important factors. 

1. Engaging Young Minds

Keeping kids entertained and engaged throughout the vacation is a challenge many of us face at some certain points. Children often crave activities that captivate them, so we curated an array of guided tours and experiences tailored to children's interests. From interactive storytelling at historical sites to engaging workshops that spark creativity, these activities ensure a fun and educational journey through Athens for the whole family.

2. Age-Appropriate Activities

In families with kids of different ages parents often pulled into different directions in order to cater to the varying interests and abilities of each child. Ensuring that both small kids and teens feel excited and engaged is a balancing act. Our diverse range of experiences are suitable for different age groups within the same event or separate ones in the same area, allowing families to create a customized itinerary and staying together. Whether it's exploring ancient marvels, participating in adrenaline pumping adventures, or both, Athens has something to captivate the imagination of every family member.

3. Cultural Immersion

Workshops and experiences carefully selected are a fun way to immerse in Greek culture. Learning traditional dances for example and trying out Greek cuisine, engaging in craft workshops while discovering mythology, you and your kids will return home with a deeper connection to the local heritage.

4. Safety and Convenience

Last but certainly not least, safety and convenience are of utmost importance when traveling with kids. Navigating a new city with kids can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to transportation and logistics. Book here for tours and activities by trusted local guides that can help you navigate the city. Families can relax, knowing that transportation and logistics are well taken care of, allowing them to focus on creating lasting memories with their loved ones.

Book experiences and day trips before-hand with a free cancelation option or last minute and enjoy the sites while you are guided by professionals who can make the journey fun for the whole family.  All you need to remember is to bring a hat and sunblock!

The Acropolis and the Parthenon, along with the Acropolis Museum tours are recommended to commence in the morning and close right in time for lunch. 

Some are shorter than others in order to accommodate the needs of the young children or toddlers in the family. These tours are designed to captivate the young imagination while providing interesting anecdotes and stories that bring ancient Greece to life.  Below are our recommendations to help you choose the right fit for your family.  

 A Private Acropolis Tour for Families

A private tour of the Acropolis, Temple of Athena Nike, and the Asclepion, by a licensed family-friendly tour guide.  Stories and myths will immerse your whole family into the history of ancient Greece.  Entry fees not included.

  • Price: Euro 258 for a family of 4
  • Duration: up to 2 hours
  • Language: English

An Athens Mythology Tours for Families

Discover Greek Mythology with a small guided tour in the Acropolis, created for the whole family fun and educational material for kids to explore the ancient Pnyx. Entry fees not included.

  • Price: Euro 66 per person
  • Duration: up to 3 hours
  • Language: English
 Athens and Beyond

While Athens itself offers a plethora of attractions, there are many opportunities to explore the wonders beyond the city limits in child-friendly day trips. Families can embark on day trips to destinations such as Cape Sounion, Delphi, and Corinth, where they can witness breathtaking landscapes, archaeological sites, and ancient ruins. These excursions provide a break from the bustling city and offer a chance to delve deeper into Greece's rich history and natural beauty.  Plus there is always time for a dip in the sea and fun on the beach!  Check out some day trips with a guide

Athens Blue Hop-on-Hop-off Bus and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour

Experience the Beauty of the Athenian Riviera with coastal drives, seaside neighborhoods, and sunsets by the Temple of Poseidon with a 2-day ticket on the Athens Hop-On-Hop-Off Blue Bus with 4 Lines Included.  Kids will love looking at the world from the top while you can enjoy the convenience of having the hop-on-bus drive you to otherwise hard-to-get-to Sounion.  

  • Price: Euro 35 per person
  • Duration: up to 5 hours
  • Language: Audio guide included for English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish. 


Engaging Workshops and Activities

There is an array of hands-on workshops and activities suitable for families with small kids and teens during the summer months.

Delicious Food Tours For Families with more than 15 Iconic Greek Foods

Discover cuisine and culture in a tour especially designed to keep kids and teens part of the experience. 

  • Price: Euro 69 per person
  • Duration: up to 3.5 hours
  • Language: English

Athens Guided Urban Street-Art Tour

For teens and all art loves, this is an introduction to the city’s most famous murals and art work of the city’s most famous artists.  This tour is for those who want to get off the beaten path and learn more about the socio- economic and political culture of the recent years as it is reflected by the artists. You will learn to decode hidden messages in drawings and images on your way and find beautiful alleys and neighbourhoods that mostly locals enjoy.  

  • Price: Euro 40 per person
  • Duration: up to 2 hours
  • Language: English & Greek

Athens Instagram Tour with The Most Scenic Spots

Teens and older kids can spend time in the most Instagram-worthy spots in down town Athens guided by a local Athenian.  They can snap photos and capture a glimpse of ancient and modern Athens through stories and views of the antiquities.  The local guide will bring you to 6-8 spots for photos, provide a local snack and offer 3G access for uploading in Instagram. 

  • Price: Euro 40 per person
  • Duration: up to 2.5 hours
  • Language: English & Greek

Adventure Activities

Keeping teenagers entertained can be a challenge, but Athens has plenty to offer for thrill-seeking families. Adrenaline-pumping water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, kite and windsurfing offer teens new experiences in the stunning coastline. Moreover, families can opt for bike tours, segway rides, or even go-karting all together for bonding and making new memories to talk about back home. 

Athens Sailing Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with a Swimming Stop at Moni

What better way to disconnect from technology and the outside world than with a full-day sailing trip on a wooden sailboat.  Enjoy refreshmets and pastries while you sail to the turquoise beaches of Agistri and Aegina, with a stop for a swim at Moni or Metopi.  Snorkeling, swimming and observing the wildlife on the island is a highlight in this tour along with the delicious Greek cuisine.  A unique and bonding experience for families with older kids. 

  • Price: Euro 144 per person
  • Duration: up to 10 hours
  • Language: English & Greek

Athens Riviera Trikke Bike Tour & Swim In Vouliagmeni Lake

Discover the beautiful Athens Riviera safely in electric powered vehicles on pedestrian roads with the whole family.  In the child-friendly activity for ages 7+ you can take a dip in the healing crystal waters of underground springs in the Vouliagmeni lake, as well as dip your feet in the sandy beaches between rocky shores.  Photos and gopro video footage is included and will be sent to you electronically after your outing. 

  • Price: Euro 98 per person
  • Duration: up to 2.5 hours
  • Language: English & Greek


Athens provides an excellent opportunity for families to bond, learn, and create unforgettable memories. It is a treasure trove of historical wonders and engaging experiences that cater to the needs of families with kids and teens. Make the most of our guide to curate an itinerary that ensures entertainment, education, and cultural immersion for every member.

Embrace the challenges, embark on a remarkable journey, and let us be your trusted companion in creating lifelong memories in Athens this summer.


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