12 May 2017

Athens is renowned as one the world’s top destinations for cultural tourism: It is home to some of the world’s most iconic ancient monuments and long known as the cradle of democracy and the birthplace of modern European civilization. But how does that translate for those traveling with children, looking to explore the cultural highlights of the city and offer younger members of the family a fantastic experience whilst at it? The short answer: Fabulously!

Thanks to a new generation of tour companies who see their work more as an art than just a trade, visitors to Athens are now spoiled for choice, with well-designed expert-led tours that bring the city to life. And of course, there are also plenty of options for families traveling with children.

For our part, Discover Greek Culture has created a dedicated range of Young Explorer tours, bringing in experienced tour guides, museum educators, and tour designers to create itineraries that make the ancient world come alive, full of excitement and wonder, for our younger guests.

In all fairness, Athens gives us a lot to work with: It’s a city that lives and breathes culture and heritage. It is steeped in history and dotted with world-class attractions, monuments, and museums. Starting from there, Young Explorer tours showcase the best archaeological sites in Athens, weaving together fun narratives with elements of experiential learning to create authentic cultural experiences. After all, what better way for kids to explore Greek culture and history than to engage with them on their own terms, through interactive games and storytelling?

The Acropolis and the Parthenon are a perfect backdrop for taking a walk through history to learn about ancient Athens, the art and habits of ancient people, and even the beginnings of Western medicine! The Acropolis Museum is a treasure trove of knowledge, full of tangible connections to the wondrous world of antiquity that bring alive the myths and wonders of ancient Athens. And there is no place better than the Ancient Agora to learn about the democracy, and also about how children lived 2,500 thousand years ago, by exploring a day in the life of a young Athenian. With games and stories—even the opportunity to assemble their own toy to boot—these tours are designed to get kids to actively participate, to move the tour along through their own engagement, and discover Greek culture on their own terms.

Ideally suited for children 5–12 years of age*, Young Explorer tours are more than just fun experiences—they are opportunities to nurture a sense of curiosity, a love of culture, and a passion for discovery! And, since we’re really all kids at heart, these great family-friendly tours aren’t just for little children. Fun, fact-filled and engaging, they are for all kids—young and… well, somewhat older.

Mother and kid in front of the Acropolis of Athens

Perfect tours for introducing young explorers to ancient Greek history and culture, and perfect opportunities to spend a fun-filled family day in Athens and create fabulous memories that will be treasured for a lifetime!

* We know that every child is different, and we are happy to work with you to create the perfect tour for your family. Traveling with younger or older kids? No problem! All our tours are private and can be tailored to your needs. Just get in touch with a member of our team to discuss available options.

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