Explore 3 of the most popular destinations in Greece on our carefully designed family trip to Athens, Paros, and Naxos. Unveil the beauty of the historic Greek capital & marvel at the prominent Cycladic architecture of Paros and Naxos.
12-Day Family Trip to Athens, Paros and Naxos
Let the expert guides charm your kids with their vibrant and interactive story-telling while visiting the most significant archaeological sites of the regions you will visit. Taste the excellence of Greek cuisine through gastronomic experiences that will tickle your taste buds. And take in the unmatched ambiance of the most gorgeous Greek regions through tours that will offer insight into the culture and everyday lives of the locals.
The best family holidays of your lives are just getting started! Upon your arrival in Athens, you’ll be welcomed by your driver, who will transfer you in comfort to your accommodation. After a quick freshen-up, you will have the opportunity to indulge in an authentic Greek welcome dinner that will fill you and your family’s bellies with traditional delicacies before returning to your hotel to rest.
The next day, you will wake up early, meet up with your family-friendly, archaeologist guide, and set on a Mythology Tour of the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum. Learn all about the history, as well as the myths and legends that surround the sacred rock, and watch your kids get mesmerized by the engaging story-telling. After admiring the Acropolis monuments, walk to the modern Acropolis Museum to further explore the ancient civilization through the exhibits the excavations of the Acropolis brought to light. Optionally, you can also join an afternoon excursion to Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon that includes a stop for swimming or a visit to the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center depending on the season of your visit. Drive across the sun-soaked Athens Riviera before reaching the imposing Cape Sounio, where the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon lie. From there, you will have the chance to experience one of the magical sunsets of your life before heading back to the center of Athens to relax and prepare for the day ahead.
On day 3, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your favorite day trip; Delphi or Peloponnese? If you select Delphi, you will engage on a guided tour that will excite your children across the archeological site that used to serve as the spiritual center of ancient Greece before heading to the picturesque towns of Arachova and Galaxidi for a traditional, luscious Greek meal. Alternatively, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Epidaurus and the famous Epidaurus center, before moving to the romantic city of Nafplio for a walking tour across its scenic streets full of history and culture that will include an ice cream stop as well as a top at the fascinating Koboloi Museum.
On the 4th day of your adventure, your driver will take you to Athens International Airport to catch your 40-minute flight with plenty of time to spare. Following your arrival, the rest of your day will be free for you to spend as you please.
The next day, you’ll have the chance to embark on a bike and hike tour in Paros. During this 2.5-hour entertaining tour, you will cycle around the highlights of Paros in the company of a trained instructor that will keep you safe and sound.
The 6th day of the trip will also be free for you to relax, rest, or even spend the day at Kolymbithres beach, where you can be transported to by a minivan upon request.
On the 7th day, you and your kids will luxuriate in our lovely Paros and small Cyclades sailing adventure that will allow you to spend your day sunbathing and diving into the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Watch your kids have the time of their lives as you savor local delicacies made by the staff on board. Sail across the islands of Iraklia, Schoinousa or Koufonissia, and Despotiko, before returning to your room for a good night’s sleep. Alternatively, you can opt for a Sailing Trip to Antiparos and get to know its striking coast from up close.
On day 8, you will depart from Paros and catch the ferry to Naxos, one of the most family-friendly destinations in Greece, where you will spend the rest of your day free seeing and visiting the destinations of your choice.
On the next morning, you will embark on our family-favorite Naxos highlights tour with olive oil tasting that will give you insight into the rich heritage and food culture of the island. Visit Naxos’ main attractions and taste one of the most nutritious local products it has to offer following your introduction to the olive oil-making process of the island.
Day 10 will also be free to spend according to your preference, however, we highly recommend you engage in a Naxos organic cooking class!
On the penultimate day of your trip, you will enjoy our Naxos castle and Portara walking tour that will show you around the most significant archaeological sites of the island with the help of a local guide.
Day 12 is the final day of your family trip. Catch your flight back to Athens and let this fascinating multi-day trip come to an end leaving a smile on your face and a sweet taste in your mouth!
- Setting on a guided tour of the Acropolis & Acropolis Museum that will reveal the fascinating tales of Greek mythology
- Visiting the Kompoloi Museum of Nafplio on a fun walking tour across the romantic city
- Swimming along with your kids in the crystal-clear waters of Paros and the Small Cyclades on an exciting sailing adventure
- Tasting the most exportable product of Greece on the family-favorite Naxos highlights tour with olive oil tasting
Athens Was is a 5-star design hotel that promises a luxurious experience with state-of-the-art facilities and top-notch services.
Athens Capital Center Hotel is a 5-star hotel in downtown Athens that offers unmatched services in an idyllic setting of opulence and glamor.
Athens Ikon Hotel is a 4-star hotel that provides its guests with exclusive services and luxury amenities in the historic Greek capital.
Treasure precious moments of tranquility, warmth and grandeur, surrounded by the stunning landscape of Naxos, in 18 Grapes Boutique Hotel.
Nissaki Beach Hotel combines modern amenities and luxury with hospitality and tradition to offer the most premium accommodation option in Naxos Town.
Enjoy authentic Cycladic scenery and striking views of the Aegean sea, wrapped in luxury and comfort in Acron Villas Paros.
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.
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 modern, luxury vehicles including Athens arrival transfer & Naxos departure drop off
- Welcome dinner & meals according to itinerary
- Private tours lead by family-friendly guides including the Mythology Tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, Delphi (or Peloponnese) day trip, Paros bike & hike tour, Naxos Highlights with Olive Oil Tasting Activity and Naxos Castle and Portara Walking Tour
- Small-group Paros and Small Cyclades Full-Day Sailing Trip (private transfers to starting point included)
- Sea Transfer to Naxos
- 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.
It was incredible! I would go again in a heartbeat. I loved it. my kids loved it. We all left Greece absolutely in love with the country!