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5 Reasons Why Greece is Perfect for Family Trips

There are over a hundred reasons to visit Greece – blue skies, turquoise waters and stunning views. A trip to places like Mykonos in Greece is not just for romantic vacations, taking your family to Greece might just be one of the most memorable experiences you can have.

Here are the top 5 reasons why Greece is perfect for family trips. Save these tips because they can be a handy guide when visiting this paradise.

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Variety of Activities for Children

Greece offers a variety of fun-filled experiences for children and adults. From recreational activities to musical performances and experiences that bring you closer to nature, Greece is a slice of heaven on earth.

Athens

Athens attracts the highest number of tourists in Greece, which is why it offers a many activities to families visiting the city. You can spend your days visiting ancient ruins or exploring history from Acropolis to Ancient Agora.  The National Gardens and Zappeio Gardens are located adjacent to each other and have a mini zoo, duck pond, turtles’ pool and much more.

Hellenic Comos and Planetarium are the two top choices for taking exciting virtual reality tours. The Museum of Greek Children’s Art and Hellenic Children’s Museum also offers history lessons, as well as culinary and cultural classes for kids.

Cyclades

Cyclades has glorious beaches and sugar-cube island villages, where you can stay for several days and enjoy beachside recreational activities such as kite surfing, boating, fishing, scuba diving and a lot more.

The Ancient Olympia

The Ancient Olympia in The Peloponnese was once the original site for Olympic Games. The ruins have been preserved to offer an awe-inspiring experience.

Dikteon Cave on Lasithi Plateau

Crete is a perfect destination to visit for exploring popular Greek caves such as the Dikteon Cave situated on the Lasithi Plateau.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum at Knossos is considered to be one of the most important museums in Europe. It offers a display of archaeological finds from all over the island of Crete, dating back to the Minoan civilisation.

Medieval Forts

Medieval Forts at Corfu and Rhodes are great for mountain climbing along the sea. Children can also enjoy outdoor activities such as horseback riding or hiking on natural trails.

Nisyros’ Volcanoes

You can hear the famous Nisyros’ volcanoes bubbling and hissing from the top, or take a boat trip around the volcanic island of Milos.

Carnivals

Skyros and Patra host popular Greek carnivals. Apart from these, Greece offers various other carnivals and fun-filled events throughout the year.

Easy Family Accommodation

From luxury villas to beachfront resorts and cheaper condos within the city, Greece offers all types of accommodations for families. Exclusive accommodations such as villas in Mykonos make Greece your home away from home with luxury facilities and family entertainment. These luxury villas include panoramic views of enchanting towns on one side and stunning beaches on the other. Soak up the sparkling Greek sun in outdoor Jacuzzis or explore gardens covered with vivid purple flowers.

Mykonos is also a perfect destination for you if you love to party. Mykonos has various beaches including Platys Gialos, Ornos Beach and others. Delos, the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo according to Greek mythology, is also located close by.

Many family accommodations in Greece come with a fully-equipped kitchenette, laundry and ironing services along with centrally air-conditioned rooms. Complimentary services include beauty accessories like hair dryers, unlimited internet access, personal medical-aid kit, fully-equipped lounge and dining area, and a lot more. You will also find a number of options for luxury Mykonos villas and hotels within your budget.

Island Beaches

Island beaches in Greece are known for clear water, spectacular marine life and sand ranging from gold to crystal white.

Elafonisi, Crete – One hour boat ride from Paleachora, this island is known for pink sand and turquoise water.

Plaka Beach, Naxos – Naxos Island is home to not only the famous Plaka Beach, but also has many other beautiful beaches. Plaka Beach also offers a wide choice of taverns with local and international cuisine.

Sarakiniko Beach, Milos – This is an amazing rocky beach on the island of Milos. It is also referred to as the ‘moon beach’ because of its alien looking landscape.

Kolymbithres, Paros – Gorgeous blue water, grey rocks and numerous coves make this beach one of the best options for an adventure-filled family vacation.

Mystos Beach, Kyfalonia–White sand, azure water, high cliffs and fine pebbles make this the perfect beach for taking long, leisurely strolls and enjoying the sun.

The Food

Greek food is popular all over the world. The best thing for foodies in Greece is that you can find types of local and international cuisines. The most popular foods to try out in Greece include Taramasalata, Moussaka, Dolmades, Kolokythokeftedes, Honey & Baklava, Gyros, Souvlaki, Greek lamb kebobs, etc. Also don’t forget to sample the amazing Greek salad and Tzakzaki.

Want something useful to take back home? Of course, olives and olive oil!

Cultural Goods

You can find authentic Greek pottery, dating back to c. 1000 c. 400 BCE easily in cultural markets. These markets have ancient Greek candelabrums, lamps and chandeliers, as well as a variety of decorative items and Black and Red figure artwork. You can also purchase ancient Greek jewellery made of metal at affordable prices.

Don’t forget to take authentic Greek clothes and paintings as gifts because everybody is bound to love them!

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