Things to do in Greece with Kids
We all know Greece is a romantic destination, but there is also plenty of great things to do in Greece with kids. During your family holidays in Greece, there are many fun and educational activities to do as well as some gorgeous beaches and islands to explore. If you’re in the early stages of planning your family holidays to Greece and in need of some inspiration as to where to take the kids in Greece, then you have come to the right place!
Climb the Acropolis and see the Parthenon in Athens
You can’t go on a Greece family vacation and not see the Acropolis and Parthenon. Talk about seeing the beginning of civilization! The Acropolis is the hill itself and one can see it all over the city. It just says you are in Greece and is a pretty spectacular sight! The Parthenon is a temple dedicated to Athen’s patron goddess, Athena, and is the main site on the Acropolis.
Watch the changing of the guards at Syntagma Square
Nothing beats watching the changing of the guard in any city for children. Add the spectacular costumes of the guards at Syntagma Square and you have a winning combination! Even better, this is a free activity in Greece for families! The changing of the guard takes place every hour on the hour. If you are lucky enough to be there on a Sunday, a parade is included. What child (or adult) doesn’t love a parade?
Visit the Panathenaic Stadium
The best place to go in Greece for families who love the Olympic is the Panathenaic Stadium. Sitting on the marble seats, you can practically hear the roar of the crowds. Cheer your children on as they run around the track and take pictures of them on the winner’s blocks. All you need is laurel wreaths for their heads to complete the experience!
Visit the windmills of Mykonos
Most of the iconic pictures of Mykonos include the windmills. Used in the past to mill wheat and built by the Venetians, they are seen from many parts of the island. Some of the most beautiful are right in Mykonos Town. Be sure and visit them and wander the streets of Mykonos town during the day.
Head to the beach
No trip to Greece with family would be complete without a trip to the beach and Mykonos has several family friendly beaches. Ornos Beach is a very calm beach with crystal clear waters. Agrari Beach is very family friendly with a little playground the kids can play at and calm waters. It is very secluded and a little outside of the city center so you’ll need to have your own rental car to get here with children. Platis Gialos Beach is also a great family beach. It is wide and has that beautiful white sand that Greece is famous for. There are several options for food, sunbeds, meals and minimarts.
One of the best Greek island for families is Santorini and when visiting Santorini, Oia is the place to be! Nothing compares to the views you get all over this city. If you stay in one of the cave houses of Oia, you will see an amazing view every time you walk out your front door. Because Oia is built on a hill, you will need to be prepared for lots of steep hikes, but so worth it for the photographic moment and one of the top things you can do on your Greece holidays for kids! While you’re there check out Ammoudi Bay and have a swim.
Snorkel the Aegean Sea
All of the best family holidays in Greece include a Greek island snorkel trip and this is a very popular thing to do in Santorini. Sailing the blue Aegean Sea and seeing the caldera (the volcanic remains of an eruption) make for a great experience. You can swim in the incredibly warm hot springs around the island, snorkel a little and enjoy sunbathing.