12-Day Family Trip to Athens, Paros and Chania
Treat yourself to family vacations in Greece and join our 12-Day Family Trip to Athens, Paros, and Chania to make the most out of your stay in our country!
If you want to give your kids the best holidays they could ask for, then our Family Trip to Athens, Paros, and Chania is exactly what you’re looking for. Spend your days in the hands of local experts and collect experiences that will strengthen your family bond through fun and laughter. Take guided tours around the most significant archaeological sites of the destinations you’ll visit, spend your days in luxury sailing the Aegean Sea, and get insight into the country’s rich culture. From Athens to the popular island of Paros and Crete, you’ll visit the main attractions and experience the highlights of each region all while our courteous guides keep your little ones amused.
Welcome to the historic city that will be the starting point of the best holidays of your life! Following your arrival to Athens, your driver will welcome you and transport you to your accommodation to settle in and freshen up. As an introduction to the Greek capital, you will enjoy a welcome dinner like a local! Taste traditional dishes of Greek cuisine your kids are bound to love and understand the hype around the local flavors and products.
The next day, wake up and meet with your kid-friendly, archeologist guide to embark on our private mythology Tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Hear the narration of the myths and legends behind each of the monuments on the sacred rock and watch your kids get enchanted by the mythical tales that will come to life before them. Afterward, walk the short distance to the Acropolis Museum to see the significant findings of the excavations of the Acropolis.
On the 3rd day, you can choose between a day trip to Mycenae and Nafplio or a Delphi day trip. On the first, you will pass by the striking Corinth Canal with your guide en route to the ancient fortified citadel of Mycenae, the picturesque city of Nafplio, and the home of the healer Asclepius, Epidaurus with its impressive theatre, famous for its impeccable acoustics. On the latter, you will visit Delphi, the spiritual center of ancient Greece, and have the archeologist guide explain the rituals that took place in the Temple of Apollo and the role of Pythia in the infamous Oracle of Delphi. Following your visit to the significant archeological site, you’ll visit a nearby town for a luscious Greek meal. The combination of education and entertainment will make both trips unforgettable for you and your children. For your final day in Athens, join our afternoon excursion to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon that will include a swimming stop and sunset-gazing.
The 5th day of your trip will find you being transported to Athens International Airport to catch your 40-minute flight to one of the most popular Greek islands, Paros. After arriving in Paros, you’ll have the rest of the day at your disposal to let your kids get acquainted with their surroundings, relax, or even take your family on an adventure of your choice.
On day 6, you’ll enjoy a private transfer to Psilo Livadi Port, from where you'll embark on our 'Paros and Small Cyclades Full-Day Sailing Trip'. On this 10-hour sailing trip, you and your family will explore Paros and the shimmering blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Dive into the location of a WWII wrecked plane on your way to Iraklia, and let your kids get enchanted by the mystical setting. Sail around Schoinousa, Koufonissia, the south Naxos, Antiparos, and Despotiko, and savor delicious lunch full of local delicacies prepared by the hospitable crew onboard. Alternatively, you can opt for our family 'Paros cycling tour'. This 2.5-hour bike and hike tour will help you explore the cosmopolitan island with an experienced instructor and the vibrant region of Naoussa as your starting point.
On day 7, you can enjoy all the free time you need with your family. We highly suggest you indulge in a swimming day at the popular beach of Kolymbithres. Upon request, we can arrange for you to be transferred directly from your hotel to Kolymbithres beach, while we can also book lunch and sunbeds to save you the trouble. What can be more relaxing and family-oriented than a day spent at the beach?
The 8th day of your trip will consist of you being taking to Paros’ port to board the ferry to Crete and the region of Chania in specific. As with all days including long hours of transportation, after you arrive in Chania the rest of the day will be free for you to take it easy.
The 9th day of your family trip will be the most luxurious yet, as it will include a Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island cruise. Lie on the deck and take in your gorgeous surroundings as you sail across the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea. Your kids will have the opportunity to engage in diving games in the clearest water you’ve ever experienced, while you can savor Cretan delicacies throughout the experience.
The following day, you will have a free day in Chania to spend with your loved ones without the pressure of following a schedule. If you want to do more than lay on the beach all day long, we’d highly suggest you try a 2-hour Stand-Up Paddleboard and Snorkelling Small Group Tour that will keep you and your kid busy for hours!
The penultimate day of your trip will grant you a day trip to 7 Cretan Traditional Villages. Where you’ll be able to experience an authentic side of the popular island, learn about its customs and traditions, and gain insight into its local culture and everyday life. On day 12, it’s time to head back to Athens rich in knowledge and experiences.
- Luxuriating in sailing adventures across the Aegean Sea
- Visiting some of the most significant archaeological sites of Greece such as the Parthenon & the Acropolis Museum
- Enjoying the services of expert family-friendly guides
- Seeing and visiting the highlight attractions of Athens, Paros, and Chania
These are our top accommodation options for this trip. Please keep in mind that the accommodation cost is not included in this trip's price. We only feature particular hand-picked hotels, which our team has carefully inspected. These hotels have received great feedback from our previous guests.
Athens Capital Center Hotel is a 5-star hotel in downtown Athens that offers unmatched services in an idyllic setting of opulence and glamor.
Calme Boutique Hotel in Paros is the ideal luxury destination for couples and families who seek privacy & richness in an elegant ambiance.
Domes Zeen Chania is a 5-star hotel that offers its guests warm hospitality and a list of luxurious amenities that ensure an delightful stay on the island.
Electra Metropolis is a 5-star hotel that offers luxurious facilities and services along with a convenient central location that will give you an authentic Athens experience.
New Hotel is a 5-star accommodation choice in Athens that provides its guest with the most opulent stay and a central location that is both convenient and beautiful.
Parilio is an authentic holistic retreat located in Paros island, offering luxury surrounded by ravishing nature.
Paros Comfy Suites offer a lavish stay with unlimited sea view & direct access to a sandy beach, ensuring an unforgettable and superb experience.
Serenissima is a 5-star boutique hotel in Chania that promises to wrap its guests in comfort, style, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Starting from EUR 3,550 including handpicked accommodation, private tours and transfers
- Boutique 4-5* accommodation
- All private tours as described at the itinerary
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles
- All domestic flights/ferries
- 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
- International & domestic flights unless specified, personal travel insurance
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
And this is what we strive to do. Either you join one of our small-group tours or design a private trip just for you, we are here to help you experience Greece in a meaningful, authentic way.