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Enjoy a family adventure around some of the more off-the-beaten-track Greek islands
Kids can learn about the fascinating history of Athens and the Greek civilization at the Acropolis
Discover the rugged scenery and ancient traditions of authentic Sifnos
Swim in the crystal-clear waters surrounding Paros and explore the island's picturesque towns
Relax in luxury at the elegant Four Seasons Astir Palace, just 30 minutes from Athens city center
The climate in Greece is warm and sunny for the majority of the year, however the island properties are only open from May to the end of September. In May, the islands come to life and weather usually settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings, especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May, June and September are particularly pleasurable months with July and August being especially popular on the islands.
Greece is a fantastic destination for families to explore, with history, culture and beautiful beaches in abundance, there is something to suit children of all ages. Travel from Athens to some of the more authentic islands in the Cyclades, taking in the spectacular scenery and ancient traditions of Sifnos and Paros, before relaxing in the ultimate luxury back on the mainland.
Begin your Greek adventure in the capital city, Athens. This ancient city boasts a truly fascinating history dating back thousands of years and today old and new sit side-by-side, with ancient monuments dotted between cosmopolitan streets. Spend a night in the center of Athens at the family-friendly Hotel Grande Bretagne and, during your time here, visit the Acropolis with a private guide. This iconic monument is the perfect place for children, and adults, to learn about the tales and legends of ancient Greek mythology. Discover why Greek history revolves around the Acropolis, and why the Parthenon is dedicated to Athena, before admiring the captivating collection at the Acropolis Museum.
Continue on to the Greek islands by ferry, where you’ll have the chance to explore some of the lesser-known islands in the stunning Cyclades. Your first stop is Sifnos, a rugged island only accessible by ferry, home to spectacular scenery and incredible views. Here you’ll spend three nights at Elies Resort, a boutique property tucked away on the south coast one of the island’s few sandy beaches. Children and adults alike will enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters in this secluded bay and discovering the delicious local cuisine in the traditional tavernas of the village. In Sifnos, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a more authentic side to Greece as you learn the art of pottery, a tradition which dates back thousands of years on the island. You can also explore the island on horseback, making your way across the rugged interior until you stumble across tranquil forests and centuries-old churches.
The next stop is the gorgeous island of Paros, known for its stylish towns and fantastic beaches. Your base for three nights is Seven Santa Maria, a charming boutique hotel on the northern coast with only seven rooms and a private beach area just a short walk away. From here, set out to explore the island, starting with the picturesque town of Naoussa. This fishing village has become renowned for its charming waterfront, boasting one of the most enchanting ports in the Cyclades. After wandering through the whitewashed maze of streets, you could head inland to discover the hilltop towns of Lefkes and Prodromos, and walk the ancient Byzantine trail, paved with marble from Paros, that winds between the two. During one of your days here, head across to Paros’s smaller neighbor, Antiparos, with your private guide. In your private RIB boat, you’ll have the chance to stop and admire the stunning blue waters surrounding the Panteronissia archipelago, before learning about the ancient history of Antiparos and enjoying its secluded beaches.
Finally, it’s time to return to the mainland, where you’ll spend your final two nights at the luxurious Four Seasons Astir Palace. This contemporary resort is the perfect place to unwind after exploring the delights of the Greek islands, and with a wealth of facilities on offer there is plenty to keep both adults and children entertained. Relax by one of the stunning pools, take a dip in the sea from one of the private beach areas, or even discover the beautiful coastline of the Attica peninsula with a boat trip to nearby Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon.
Discover the world of ancient Greek mythology during a visit to the Acropolis with a private guide. A fantastic experience for families where children can learn about Greek history through exciting stories and fascinating legends.
Explore Sifnos on horseback, giving you the chance to get off-the-beaten-track and admire the island’s beautiful landscapes and stunning scenery.
Set off from Paros to discover the beautiful island of Antiparos on board your own private RIB boat. Learn about the island’s history, stop at stunning beaches and swim in the crystal-clear waters on this unique day trip.
Pottery is an ancient tradition on Sifnos dating back thousands of years, flourishing on the island thanks to its earth rich in clay. Learn about the island’s pottery production and visit a workshop to make your own unique creation.
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