14-Day Family Trip to Athens, Nafplio, Mani, and Kythira
Discover with your family the allure of Greece through fun and engaging activities across the regions of Athens, Nafplio, Mani, and Kythira on a 15-day family trip that will take your breath away!
With a carefully-designed itinerary that takes into consideration your needs as a family and a team of expert, family-friendly guides, your stay in Greece will be forever engraved in your mind, providing you with happy family memories you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives. From visits to significant archaeological sites to family activities that will give you insight into the local culture and gastronomy, you and your kids will keep a smile on your faces for the whole duration of this itinerary! Take into consideration that the itinerary is flexible and can be totally adjusted to your needs.
Welcome to Greece! As soon as you touch down in Athens, you’ll be transported by your driver to your accommodation before heading for a luscious welcome dinner. Taste mouthwatering dishes of authentic Greek cuisine, before returning to your hotel in order to rest and prepare for the long day ahead.
As soon as you wake up on the 2nd day of your trip, join with your family our "Best of Athens in A Day" tour. This comprehensive tour will take you around Athens’ main attractions including the Acropolis & the Acropolis Museum in the comfort of your modern, private vehicle while our family expert guide explains the history behind every nook and crevice of the historic Greek capital.
On the next day, get prepared for a gastronomic treasure! Set on our "Athens for Foodies’’ tour and discover the best eateries of Athens. You’ll get to taste the most piquant local flavors while strolling the city’s streets and visiting the vibrant Central Municipal Athens Market. Not only will you understand the hype around the world-acclaimed local cuisine, but your kids will also have the opportunity to broaden their horizons regarding their taste palettes.
On day 4, you’ll depart from Athens, passing by the modern construction miracle of the Corinth Canal, heading to the picturesque city of Nafplio. As soon as you reach this magnificent city that used to be the first capital of the modern Greek state, you can either choose to spend some free time with your loved ones or kick off our Epidaurus and Nafplion Walking Tour. Get introduced to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the archaeological of Epidaurus that includes the famous theater, known for its flawless acoustics that hosts plays up to this day. Following your visit to Epidaurus, let your tour come to an end in Nafplio with a delicious lunch full of authentic Greek flavors and a walking tour across the town’s cobblestone streets.
The 5th and 6th days of your trip will find you in Nafplio, free to spend them whichever way you please. Despite there being endless possibilities in regard to your entertainment, on the 6th day, you can also choose to set on a 6-hour village excursion to Mycenae that will take you to Kefalovrysso. Including walking or cycling around the region, collecting local herbs, and visits to the Folklore museum, a local farm, and an ancient cave, this tour will bring you and your kids close to the nature and culture of the region.
On the next day, you’ll depart from Nafplio and hop on the vehicle that will transport you to the gorgeous region of Mani Peninsula. Before reaching Mani, you’ll get to visit Skoutari Beach for swimming and lunch, where we can book for you umbrellas and sunbeds upon request. After you reach Mani, you’ll have the rest of the day free to relax and recuperate.
The next morning, you will enjoy a "Sea Kayak Day". Indulge in a day full of fun for you and your kids and try kayak paddling across the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea; this adventure is bound to enchant your kids! On this 4-hour adventure, you will get to visit the Blue Cave, and the rock pyramids rising from the sea, while you will also stop for swimming, snorkeling, and taste a homemade picnic of fresh local delicacies.
Day 9 will remain free for you to spend as you please. The same goes for day 10 as well, however, on this day you can also choose to join a "Diros Caves & Villages of Mani Day Trip" in order to discover and marvel at the wild natural beauty of the region.
On the 11th day of your trip, you’ll be transferred from Neapoli Voion Port to Kythira, while stopping on the way for half an hour in order to take photos in Monemvasia. After arriving to Kythira, you will enjoy a free afternoon.
The next day will also be free for you to spend with your family whichever way you want. Alternatively, you can opt for an educational "Half-Day Historical Kythira Tour", where you will visit Palaiochora, old Aghios Dimitrios, the castle of ‘Kato Chora’ in the region of Mylopotamos, the sanctuary of the ‘Throne of Aphrodite’ in Palaiopolis, and the picturesque fishing village of Avlemonas.
Day 13 will be free for you and your family to see and visit all the places you have dreamed of. On day 14, it will be time for you to return to Athens and let this magical family-trip come to an end. You and your kids will leave rich in knowledge and fun experiences, with many stories to tell to your friends and family back home, and many fond memories to accompany you through the years.
- Enjoying the services of family-friendly guides that engage the children through vivid story-telling and interactive activities
- Discovering the culinary culture of Greece through an off-the-beaten-path food tour across Athens and its best eateries
- Getting introduced to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the archaeological of Epidaurus
- Engaging in a fun sea Kayak adventure in Mani
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
3 Sixty Hotel and Suites will allow you to avail yourself of exceptional services, high-end facilities, and luxurious amenities during your stay in Nafplio.
Bassa Maina is a 4-star hotel in the picturesque region of Areopoli, Mani that offers premium facilities & services in a warm atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.
Admire the neoclassical architecture of the historic Nafplio town and experience true splendor at Castellano Hotel.
Make your stay in Nafplio memorable by choosing to stay in Ippoliti Hotel; a 19th-century mansion that promises comfort, luxury & warm hospitality.
Kyrimai is a 4-star historic hotel in Mani that brings tradition together with modern luxuries and striking views.
Starting from EUR 3,720 per person including accommodation, private tours and transfers
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours as described at the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles
- Skip the line entrance fees in all sites
- Welcome dinner in Athens
- Services of excellent licensed guides and professional drivers
- All taxes and VAT
- Meals unless mentioned in the itinerary
- All personal expenses not detailed in the itinerary & personal travel insurance
- Domestic flights unless specified
We believe in a certain way of traveling. And this does not include big bus tour groups, nor large chain hotels or just crossing destinations off your list.
- immerse yourself in the culture and the landscape of your destination
- take a moment to appreciate your surroundings and not hop from one destination to another
- exploit your limited time with the help of a knowledgeable guide who will open your eyes about what you see and give you a real perspective of living in this country
- trust an experienced, local travel specialist with whom you will design a trip tailored to your needs, avoiding endless research and first-timer mistakes