12-Day Family Trip to Athens, Nafplio and Hydra
Take your family on a 12-day adventure across Athens, Nafplio and the scenic island of Hydra that also includes day trips to Delphi and Spetses. Through interactive storytelling, fascinating sights, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, you and your family will become enamored with Greece and leave with a promise to come back as soon as possible!
Set on a 12-day family trip that will take you around Greece’s most beautiful regions. Introduce your children to the impeccable beauties of Greece and visit Athens, Nafplio, and the picturesque island of Hydra. You will even get to know the mystical region of Delphi and the charming island of Spetses on two-day trips that will elevate your Greek holidays to a whole other level. Trust the hands of the local experts and join guided experiences with an archeological, historical, cultural or even gastronomical interest. Our group of kid-friendly guides will be by your side to lead every tour in a way that will keep your little ones excited and engaged throughout!
Athens & Delphi
You’ve made it to Greece, congratulations! As soon as you touch foot on Athens’ International Airport, you’ll be greeted by your private driver who will take you to your hotel in order to settle in and prepare for the evening ahead. We will welcome you to the Greek capital with a traditional Greek feast that will introduce you and your family to authentic Greek flavors and the one-of-a-kind food culture of Greece. After your dinner, you’ll be taken to your hotel for a good night’s sleep.
The next day, along with a local, archaeologist guide you’ll set on our family Mythology Tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Hear your guide narrate stories about the sacred rock as you admire its monuments and watch your kids being kept on their toes through a series of fun games and interactive activities. Following your hike up the rock, walk to the modern Acropolis Museum to marvel at the incredible exhibits of the Acropolis it houses and learn even more about the fascinating ancient civilization. Both entertaining and informative, this tour is a win-win both for you and your children!
On the 3rd day of your tour, you can either relax and enjoy some free time in the morning or decide to join our ‘Play & Learn in Ancient Agora’ family activity. This family workshop will help your kids learn about ancient Greece in a fun, hands-on way that will become the highlight of their trip. For the afternoon, it is time for a 'Trip to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon'. You'll be taken on a drive along the striking Athenian Riviera heading to Cape Sounio, and the imposing Temple of Poseidon, from where you'll be able to catch one of the most magnificent sunsets in Athens. On your way there, you'll stop for an hour either for swimming or for a visit to Stavros Niarchos Cultural center, depending on the weather. In both cases though, this afternoon adventure will blow your mind with the stunning views and fun experiences it offers.
On day 4, a whimsical adventure awaits. Explore the center of the spiritual world of ancient Greece with a day trip to Delphi. Along with your expert guide, you’ll explore the archeological site of Delphi and discover its striking monuments, such as the Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary Oracle, the Theatre of Delphi, and the archaeological museum. After the fun archeological adventure, you’ll be driven to the nearby towns of Arachova and Galaxidi, where you’ll savor a mouthwatering Greek meal at a traditional, local tavern, before heading back to Athens.
On the 5th day of your trip, you’ll enjoy your ride from Athens to Nafplio, which is often considered the most romantic city in Greece, to enjoy a free day along with your loved ones. You can explore your surroundings on your own, or even embark on a family walking tour of Nafplio, where you’ll stroll its scenic streets along with a local guide in order to visit its main attraction and take in its alluring beauty.
The next day, you’ll wake up early and enjoy a day trip to Mycenae in the morning. With the help of an expert guide, you’ll explore the ancient fortified citadel of Mycenae and learn all about the kingdom of the mythical Agamemnon, in an engaging way that will keep your kids entertained for hours. After the tour, you’ll return to Nafplio to stay overnight and enjoy a free day the following morning. Cross of your to-do list everything you and your family have put on your personal itinerary and relax in the central square for a coffee, a drink, or a bite.
You’ll have the next day at your disposal to do with it as you please, however, we highly recommend you join a family excursion to Tolo that will include swimming and a luscious lunch at a traditional tavern. Upon request, we can book for you sunbeds and umbrellas, so you can thoroughly enjoy your time on the beach as a family without having to fuss over the details.
Hydra & Spetses
The time to reach the final destination of your trip has come. On the 8th day of your trip, you’ll ve transferred in comfort to Ermioni to catch the ferry to Hydra, one of the most scenic islands of Greece, where cars are not allowed and the traditional element remains strong and unaffected by the times. Enjoy your first day in Hydra at your own pace and spend quality time with your kids. We suggest you visit Kaminia Beach, which is within walking distance from Hydra’s Town, and enjoy an afternoon of swimming and fun beach games.
On day 9, you can opt for a our family Hydra walking tour, where a local guide will show you around the island’s highlights, or a Hydra treasure hunt, as a gift to your kids that will let their inner Sherlock Holmes come out to play.
The next day, you’ll get to visit the neighboring island of Spetses, known for its old-time charm and aesthetic stone houses. You will have the day free to spend in whichever way you want so you get to know the historical island at your pace and on your own terms before returning to spend the night in Hydra.
The 11th day of your trip will also be at your disposal, however, you can choose to join a cruise across the island’s coastline and spend your day sunbathing and diving into crystal clear waters. Day 12 marks the conclusion of this family multi-day trip. Catch the ferry back to Athens from the port of Hydra and treasure the experiences you have collected as a family for the rest of your lives!
- Watching your kids engage in the 'Play & Learn in Ancient Agora’ family workshop that will teach them about ancient Greece in a fun, interactive way
- Luxuriating in sailing adventures across the Aegean Sea
- Admiring the archeological site of Delphi, once home to the legendary Oracle of Pythia
- Embarking on an exciting family Hydra treasure hunt
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.
Athens Ikon Hotel is a 4-star hotel that provides its guests with exclusive services and luxury amenities in the historic Greek capital.
Admire the neoclassical architecture of the historic Nafplio town and experience true splendor at Castellano Hotel.
Elia Ermou is a 4-star hotel on the most commercial street of Athens that welcomes its guest with delightful services, first-class amenities and high-end facilities.
Ergon House Athens is a luxury foodie hotel that will make your stay in the historic city a deliciously rich experience.
- 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
- 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