Athens with Family & Kids
Athens with Family & Kids
Parents will cherish seeing Athens through the eyes of their children, touring world-famous monuments, and relishing quality family time "el Greco" style.
The Greek capital is a fabulous city to visit for families with youngsters of all ages. If you arrived with your little ones, there are plenty of adventures to keep them happy. Adrenaline in fun parks, countless beaches, education in museums & foundations, Greek & international fauna at the zoo, and assorted green zones. Ancient temples & the charming old districts of Athens where mythology bloomed, and lots of other family-friendly activities await the whole brood!
A few suggestions to optimize your trip with your kids are visits to particular spots that will stimulate their senses and activate their bodies. Aquapolis Athens is the largest and most impressive waterpark in Attica next to the Attica Zoological Park. The Sea Turtle Rescue Center invites children to tour their facilities and offers views of the turtles and extended information on sea turtle rescue and conservation of nesting beaches. Malakassa Adventure Park is a place of recreation and entertainment where activities related to nature are designed. Visitors choose to "fly" from tree to tree, up to 15 meters high using special equipment.
To have an experience nearby water head to Marina Flisvos and Flisvos Park - one of the favorite places of Athenians', especially for those who have children (babies in particular), since its wide pier is idyllic for strolling and stopping for ice cream, coffee, etc., and is quite close to the pedestrian and green area filled with outdoor playgrounds. Those you who love family picnics can also head to the National Park with its many meeting points under the palm trees.
While strolling through the picturesque alleyways of Plaka, stop into the Hellenic Children's Museum with its multi-thematic exhibit combining fun with learning endeavoring to feed your children's imagination and free entrance. Interactive displays and audiovisual performance in the Gaia Center provide a lively and informative way for children and adults alike to learn about the evolution of the Planet and the protection of the natural environment. Moreover, discover the magical world of girls & boys art and enjoy creating with them in the summer family art workshops at the Museum of Greek Children's Art.
Stargazers and future astronauts should visit the 3-D 360-degree Planetarium of the Eugenides Foundation, presenting large-format shows and environmental documentaries projected on its 25-meter diameter dome. The Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center is not a museum in the traditional sense, but if you are looking for a digital portrayal of Greek history via high technology and numerous series of informative exhibits for you and your family, this is the place with over 50,000 children visiting every year!
Try joining a food tour, possibly with the ingredients that the ancients used to eat. Also, look over our "Restaurants for Children" directory for delicious venues in your area. Other ideas for "freestyling it" with your kids are watching the changing of the guard at Parliament; renting a sailboat; and/or swimming underneath the temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion like "Clash of the Titans". As the popular saying goes, "Follow your Myth in Greece!"