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The 10 Best Things to Do in Athens [Greece] With Kids

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If you’re travelling to Athens with kids and want to make your trip a unique experience for your little ones keep reading. These are the best things to do, the most interesting activities and fun tours for families travelling with kids to Athens. Add at least some of them to your itinerary and enjoy an unforgettable holiday in the Greek capital.

 

The Acropolis

Climbing on top of Athens’ sacred hill, Acropolis should definitely be on top of your to-do list even if you’re travelling with kids you worry that you’ll struggle to keep their interest alive.

You can take a private guided family-tour to the Acropolis and let the experienced guide spark up your little ones’ imagination.

The view from the hill’s summit offers a spectacular view that guarantees to keep the whole family captivated for at least a while.

Download The Acropolis 3D app and see the Parthenon, the Propylaia and the Erectheion exactly the way they looked in the 5th century.

The East facade of the Parthenon
When travelling to Athens with kids don’t forget to make a visit to the Acropolis and see the Parthenon. Pic: wikimedia.org

Allou! Fun Park

Being Athens’ largest amusement park, Allou! Fun Park offers a wide range of activities and rides for kids of all ages.

Power carts, a huge wheel offer a panoramic view of the city and train rides are some of the things you’ll in Allou! Fun Park.

Moreover, there are numerous restaurants, cafés and food stalls serving local delicacies and snacks. Allou! Fun Park is on TripAdvisor

 

Athens Happy Train

Starting from Syntagma Square and passing through the historic city center and the Acropolis Hill, Athens Happy Train is a great vehicle to explore the city with kids.

With its old-fashioned design and red-colored carriages, Athens Happy Train looks straight out of a fairytale.

Check their reviews and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The route lasts for 40 minutes which is enough time to see Athens’ main attractions and avoid getting your kids bored.

Tours run from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm and a bilingual guide is always on board narrating the history of each place.

Athens Happy Train tour
Make a tour with Athens Happy Train. Pic: wikimedia.org

The Museum of Greek Children’s Art

The Museum of Greek Children’s Art ( See it on TripAdvisor) is one of the few museums worldwide displaying artworks made by kids between the age of 4 and 14.

Boasting a collection of over 10,000 paintings and handmade items, The Museum of Greek Children’s Art aims to inspire kids and boost their creativity.

 

The Cultural Park

Spanning for 25,000 square meters, the Cultural Park in Keratea is a green oasis full of educational activities and fun games.

Vineyard and winemaking Units, olive traditional extraction units, a water mill house and a domed wood oven are some of the things found in the park’s flourished area.

A Greek Folk Museum that resembles a small traditional village introduces visitors to life in the Greek countryside while a farm and a herb garden bring kids close to nature.

Visitors will also find exhibits of faithful representations of life-size at the Environmental Education Program: “The Age of the Dinosaurs.”

 

Hop on Hop off

Hop on Hop off tours are an easy and fun way to explore Athens’ attractions.

Sit back on the bus’ comfortable red seats and see the Greek capital’s landmarks while savoring a refreshing beverage.

There are several tours to choose from including the Athens Line, the Athens & Piraeus Line and the Athens & Beach Riviera Line.

All of the tours provide commentary in 12 languages and offer 2 free escorted walking photo tours. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor

Even if the kids aren’t interested in learning the history of the Hellenic Parliament or Hadrian’s Arch architectural style, seeing the city from the comfort of their seat while soaking up the sun will definitely keep their interest alive.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Athens Bus Tour
Discover one of the world’s oldest cities during a Hop-On, Hop-Off Athens Bus Tour

Museum of Cycladic Art

Every weekend, from October to May, The Museum of Cycladic Art holds special family programs that include interactive tours, creative workshops, theatre and music.

Divided into groups based on the kids’ ages, these programs aim to introduce little ones to the Museum of Cycladic Art.

Even though most programs address to native speakers, there are specific programs suitable for English-speaking and bilingual kids.

Skip the Line: Cycladic Art Museum Entrance Ticket

Cycladic Art Museum, Athens, Greece
From October to May, every weekend is an opportunity for children and their parents to engage with the Museum through interactive tours. Pic: wikimedia.org

The Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum houses a vast collection of 5,000 items that fall under different categories and their aim is to inspire and educate kids of all ages.

From materials collected from the forests and the seas that introduce kids to nature to radios and other electronic devices from the past and present, the museum’s collection covers the different aspects of daily life.

 

The National Garden

Spend a morning with your family strolling around the National Garden of Athens.

Spanning for 15.5 hectares, the majestic garden features a wide range of plants and trees offering the ideal surroundings for some moments of fun and relaxation away from the city’s noisy streets.

Aside from its vast vegetation, the National Garden of Athens is also well-known for being home to antiquities, a sundial as well as monuments and sculptures.

Close to the garden, you’ll also find the neoclassical Zappeion Hall.

If you want to spark up your walk rent a bike or mini scooter and explore the garden on two wheels.

The National Garden of Athens
The National Garden of Athens. Pic: Sjaak Kempe/flickr.com

Go Swimming

If you’re visiting Athens in the summertime you can’t miss out on spending a day at the beach.

It is a great activity for the whole family and chances are kids will love it.

There are numerous beaches in the Athenian Riviera suitable for every style and budget.

Some of them have an entrance fee while others are for free but all of them are kids-friendly.

For a more high-end experience, head to Astir Beach or at The House Project- Balux Cafe.

Here you’ll find comfy coaches and sunbeds, refreshments, a playroom, a volley court as well as changing rooms and hot showers.

Sunset at Astir Beach, Vouliagmeni, Athens
Sunset at Astir Beach, Vouliagmeni, Athens. Pic: wikimedia.org

Family vacations are a great experience but at the same time, they can become a quite challenging task. This list with the 10 best things to do in Athens with kids will help you explore the city’s ancient and modern side and have a great time with your little ones.

 

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