Take your family on a fascinating trip across Athens, Crete, and Rhodes, and enjoy quality time with your loved ones while admiring the beauties of Greece!
12-Day Family Trip to Athens, Crete and Rhodes
Embark on a family trip across some of the most popular and beautiful regions of Greece for an experience of a lifetime you’ll have stories to tell about for years. From Athens to the islands of Crete and Rhodes, you’ll get to explore Greece through mythology, gastronomy, sailing, and walking tours that will ensure you make the most out of your stay in Greece while keeping your kids engaged and entertained.
Welcome to Greece! As soon as you step foot in Greece you’ll be greeted by your private driver who will take you to your accommodation for a quick fresh-up before your Greek adventures begin! For your first evening in the Greek capital, you’ll savor a traditional welcome Greek dinner that will introduce you to local cuisine through mouthwatering dishes made with fresh, local products.
The next morning, you’ll meet with your expert family-friendly guide for our amazing Mythology Tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Let the guide engage with your kids with interactive games and fascinating story-telling and learn all about the sacred rock, its monuments, and its museum. At the evening, your driver will pick you up from your hotel to transport you through the magical Athens Riviera to Sounio for an Afternoon Excursion to Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon that includes a 1-hour stop for swimming or a visit to the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center Foundation depending on the season. Catch one of the best sunsets in Athens right by the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon before hopping on the vehicle that will take back home for a good night’s rest.
On the next day, you and your little ones will enjoy our popular Athens foodie tour or, alternatively, a private Athens Family Treasure Hunt that will lead you across all of the city in an effort to catch the clues that will lead you to the price; an amusing activity your kids are bound to adore!
On the 4th day of your trip, you'll be taken to Athens International airport to catch your flight to Crete with plenty of time to spare. As soon as you touch ground in Heraklion, you’ll be welcomed by your driver who will take you to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day at your disposal to get acquainted with your surroundings and spend as you please.
On the next day, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in order to meet with your local, family-friendly guide & kick off your private Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum Tour. This tour will allow you to explore the mystifying world of ancient Crete and learn about fun facts in regard to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Stroll the historic ruins and marvel at the exhibits the excavations brought to light while hearing your guide narrate enthralling stories that will keep your kids asking for more. After the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off to your hotel.
The next day, you’ll be free to check off your bucket list whatever you feel like. Of course there are a number of activities you can engage in and our family-expert travel specialists are ready to suggest the ideal ones.
For example, you can visit the Palm Forest of Vai as well as Vai’s stunning sandy beach. Let your kids come close to nature and learn about the different plant species before heading to the beach for a refreshing swim. You can let your kids play at the shore while you relax on the sun lounge and let the bright Greek sun warm your salty skin.
On the 7th day of your trip, you can opt for a Traditional Cooking Class that will introduce you to the famous Cretan cuisine and will allow you to taste local delicacies made by your own hands. The hands-on approach to this tour is sure to appeal to your kids and keep them occupied throughout the cooking process.
On day 8, you’ll be driven to the airport of Heraklion to catch a flight to the stunning island of Rhodes. After reaching it, you’ll meet with your driver who will take you to your accommodation, where you can unwind, and enjoy the rest of your free day.
The next day, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of the island on a small-group Half-Day Lindos Tour, the picturesque village found at the foot of an abrupt rock. Along with your friendly guide, climb all the way up to the Acropolis of Athena Lindia that dates back to around 300 BC, one of Rhodes’ main attractions. It will be both an educational and fun adventure that will please adults and kids alike!
The 10th day of your trip will be free, in order for you to visit all the places you’d like on the island that may not be included in the itinerary. Explore the island at your pace and according to your preferences and enjoy precious moments of relaxation with your family.
The penultimate day of your family trip you’ll have the luxury of embarking on our Small-Group Catamaran Day Cruise. Spend 6 hours onboard enjoying the shimmering Aegean sea and savor delicious lunch made by the courteous staff. Alternaatively, you can also choose to join a Rhodes Culture and Tradition Tour that will give you insight into the local culture and everyday life of the locals. On this tour, you will unveil local cultural treasures nestled in the historical village of Koskinou, you will visit a captivating Traditional House, and a pottery workshop that will excite your kids and help them express their creativity!
- Having the time of your lives along with your little ones on the Athens Family Treasure Hunt
- Listening and watching fun and interactive mythology story-telling for your kids
- Discovering the culinary culture of Crete through a fun, hands-on traditional Cretan cooking class
- Exploring Greece's most significant archeological sites such as the Parthenon, Knossos Palace & Lindos
Athens Was is a 5-star design hotel that promises a luxurious experience with state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch services.
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.
Elounda Gulf Villas is a luxury villas hotel located in Elounda that welcomes its guests in a world full of grandeur, comfort and sophistication.
Elounda Peninsula Suites is a 5-star spa resort that will make you feel like royalty during your stay in the magnificent island of Crete.
Discover the incomparable beauty of Rhodes at the Aquagrand Exclusive Deluxe Resort that offers opulence style and an incredible location!
Enjoy privacy, tranquility and utmost luxury in Rhodes in the exceptional setting of Boutique 5 Hotel.
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.
- All private transfers with luxury vehicles including Athens airport pickup upon your arrival & departure transfer to Rhodes airport
- Welcome dinner & meals according to itinerary
- Private tours lead by family-friendly guides including the Mythology Tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum & Knossos and Archaeological Museum Tour
- Private Sounio and Temple of Poseidon excursion (driver-guided)
- Small-group tours such as the Athens for Foodies, Lindos and the Acropolis Tour & Rhodes Catamaran Experience
- All taxes and VAT
- Archaeological Sites & Museums entrance fees
- Accommodation (can be arranged)
- 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.
the best 12 days of my life hands down! My family and I had the time of our lives! Now, mind you my kids are 4 and 10, not the easiest ages to work with, and yet the trip was a smooth sail! the guided kept them engaged and interested and were so friendly and nice I was sad to say goodbye to the. All destinations blew me away! I'd come back in a heartbeat. highly recommend!