Where we are currently in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, it might seem that foreign holidays are only a memory. However, one day, the possibility of travel will exist again. So, until then, it’s possible to day dream… and research.
Tours are a great way to keep the kids in line while getting to know a destination. Especially if they’re tailor-made tours like the ones provided by Greek TravelTellers that involve the little ones making it even more interesting for them. You’ve picked Athens as your family trip destination. Let’s take a look at the best kid friendly tours in the city.
The walk through the National Garden of Athens is one of those wonders that enchant both adults and children. In this green lung of the city you can take a relaxing and peaceful walk in the midst of nature and take a break from the bustle of Athens. The ponds with fauna will be the favorite corners of your children, while the benches in the shade will give you the perfect refuge to watch them play.
Tip: The ideal way to get there is also the perfect way to get from Syntagma Square to Panathinaiko Stadium.
Not everything in the Athens visit has to be touring ruins and it is not essential to go to the Aegean islands to enjoy the beach. Here we present the three best beaches near Athens to tour and enjoy with your little travelers:
Glyfada – Located 16 kilometers from Athens, this quiet and wide beach has turquoise waters and hammock areas.
Vouliagmeni – It has all the services, the water is clear and clean with silky smooth sand. Located 23 kilometers from the city center.
Varkiza – It has a children’s play area, snack bar, parasols, hammocks.. Everything you and your family may need! The atmosphere is familiar and is usually visited by locals rather than tourists.
Like all major capitals, Athens has its planetarium: the Eugenides Planetarium, one of the largest and best equipped in the world. Its 25 meter diameter dome covers an area of 950 m2; the room is ultra-modern with reclining seats, and the presentations are interactive, sure to keep the kids entertained. It is located at 387 Syggrou Avenue, entering through Pentelis street, in Paleo Faliro. Touring this planetarium will be a dream come true for both the young and the old.
Children’s Art Museum Tour
Young museum enthusiasts will feel at ease: here in Athens you can visit the Children’s Art Museum, where children’s paintings and antique toys are exhibited. The Museum has a library dedicated to rare books and “The Grandfathers and Grandmothers Room” in the attic set as an old Athenian house where children can dress up in costumes from other older times.
Tourist buses are very practical to explore a city with children. In Athens you have a fabulous option with two different routes and an interesting discount for children from 6 to 14 years old. You can now book your places on the Hop On-Hop Off tourist bus in Athens and enjoy it as a family as soon as you arrive in the city.
Tip: If your little one uses a buggy, we recommend replacing it with a baby carrier to use the bus. It will be more comfortable to get on and off at each stop.
To get from the airport to your family-friendly accommodation, the most practical option will be to hire a transfer service that will take you directly to the hotel. If you want to leave that matter completely resolved you can book the transfer in advance and relax upon arrival in Athens.