Travel to Greece with KIDS

Greece is a bucket list travel destination for me! So many beautiful things to see, wonderful food, warm weather and glorious beaches! So much history!

When I plan for a trip I find that a lot of the fun happens before we even leave when we read about the country. I read about the history and folktales and with the kids. We try the food – or our version of it, and talk about the differences in currency and transportation. Thinking about the trip and looking at photos and watching movies set there get everyone engaged in your upcoming vacation!

Start daydreaming now with a few lovely photos……

Listen to Greek music while you daydream

Travel to Greece with KIDS  – Beaches

Beaches in Greece are extra special. Wouldn’t you just love to be here right now? When you plan a trip to Greece you’ll find there are SOOO many beaches to choose from! They aren’t even all white. Santorini has your choice of red, white or black beaches!!

Beach in Greece

Travel to Greece with KIDS – Ancient Delphi

Delphi has some of the many ancient ruins you can see in Greece. These are extra special because this was the home of the ancient oracle and was considered the bellybutton of the world!

ruins in Delphi

Travel to Greece with KIDS – Blue Domes

The churches in Santorini have lovely blue roofs that are picture perfect. The white on the houses is really a plaster and not a paint. The plaster, and white color, keep the buildings cool. The paster also keeps the bugs out while being safe for goats to eat. Heaven knows they’ll eat anything! It can be tinted to create other colors as well and there is argument as to whether or not the white is old and classic or new as of the 30s. In any event….the colors are gorgeous and peaceful and make for stunning photos.

Blue domed roof in Santorini

Travel to Greece with KIDS – Monasteries

Seeing the monasteries perched on top of hills in the Meteora area is a sight to be seen. This area has been inhabited since the 11th century. Once upon a time the only way to get up to the monasteries was to climb. You can still see examples of the ropes and baskets used to carry up food and materials. Imagine such peace and quiet and solitude.

Monastery in Meteora

Travel to Greece with KIDS – Parthenon

What a sight. The ancient Parthenon sit atop the acropolis and is lit at night. I can’t wait to sit at dinner on my birthday with this view!! The BIG 50 is upon me! Construction began on this temple to Athena is 447 BC. Isn’t it incredible that it still stands?

 

Parthenon in Athens at night

 If YOUR dream trip is Greece you’ll love more tips:

Read before you go: Kids’ Books Set in Greece

All things Greece: Olive Oil, Bread, and Tea

Wherever YOUR daydreams take you, The Educational Tourist can help you get the kids ready for a trip of a lifetime. Be sure to look at travel guides for kids on your destination!

The Educational Tourist at the prayer wall at Mary's House in Ephesus, Learn While Traveling, www.theeducationaltourist.com

OPA!! Happy Travel Daydreams,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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  1. May 27, 2017

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    Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would value your work.

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