Trips to Greece with KIDS
Greece with the Kids
Greece was a bucket list travel destination for me! There are so many beautiful things to see, wonderful food, warm weather, and glorious beaches! So much history! I was thrilled to spend my 50th birthday in Athens.
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
Trips to Greece with KIDS – Beaches
Beaches in Greece are extra special.
Wouldn’t you just love to be here right now? *Sigh* I sure would love to be there!
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!!
Trips 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!
Trips 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 the 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.
Read more about planning the perfect trip to Santorini with KIDS:
How to get to Santorini – Airplane vs Ferry
Santorini – Services like car rental, tours, and laundry service in Thira
Hotels in Santorini – Where to Stay in Thira
Trips to Greece with KIDS – Monasteries
Seeing the monasteries perched on top of hills in the Meteora area is a sight to be seen. It is hard to describe the majesty of these mountain peaks.
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. Go ahead and unplug for the time you are here and show the kids what life is like without the background noise of technology.
Read more about visiting Kalambaka to see the Meteora Monasteries:
Where to Stay in Kalambaka – Alsos House
Getting to the Meteora Monasteries in Kalamabaka from Athens
Trips to Greece with KIDS – Parthenon
What a sight. The ancient Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis and is lit at night.
I couldn’t wait to sit at dinner on my birthday with this view!! It was even better than I imagined.
Construction began on this temple to Athena is 447 BC. Isn’t it incredible that it still stands?
If YOUR family dream trip is Greece you’ll love more family travel 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 guidebooks for kids on your destination!
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OPA!! Happy Trips to Greece daydreams,
Natalie, The Educational Tourist
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