Family Adventure to Greece

Duration 10 days
Price guide
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Greece is a wonderful destination for families and we’ve handpicked our favourite experiences that will surprise and delight everyone from kids to grandparents. Your adventure starts in Athens, where you’ll delve into the country’s ancient history before heading to the idyllic islands of Crete and Paros for a multitude of water-based activities and a calm, relaxed pace of life.

Trip highlights

  • Dive into the world of ancient Athens and Greek mythology
  • Discover the mighty Knossos, the capital of Minoan Crete
  • Sail through the Elounda Gulf on a private boat
  • Explore the idyllic island of Paros
  • Sail through crystal clear waters that make up the 'Small Cyclades'

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Private tours and experiences
  • Full support from your travel designer and concierge
  • Help with restaurant recommendations and reservations
  • Days 1–3 Athens
  • Days 3–6 Crete
  • Days 6–10 Paros
Family Adventure to Greece
Price guide
  PP
  • Days 1–3 Athens
  • Days 3–6 Crete
  • Days 6–10 Paros

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–3

Two nights in Athens

There are few places where the past comes to life in quite the same way as in Athens. Often referred to as the cradle of western civilization, it’s a city bursting at the seams with culture, intrigue, and beauty. It’s not just a place for history buffs, it’s also one of the liveliest European capitals. The thriving culture means that there’s plenty to keep everyone amused between all the sightseeing. Learn about some of the greatest myths and legends in the world, in the place they came from.

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In the city

Out of the city

An Athens mythology tour

Dive into the marvellous world of ancient Athens with a full-day experience with your expert private guide. Children will receive an interactive archaeological pack to help uncover stories from Greek mythology, decoding the hidden messages within the artefacts they left behind at the Acropolis, majestic temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora. Pay a visit to the Acropolis Museum, ingeniously designed to explain the importance of the exhibition through fun activities.

A farm experience outside Athens

During this experience, you’ll head to a farm located 45 minutes drive from Athens, in a rural area full of vines and growing fields, showcasing the best of the surrounding natural landscapes. Your day will start with cooking in the on-site open kitchen, as you enjoy a delicious BBQ. There are a number of activities you can partake in here at the farm, ranging from guided walks and animal encounters, to cocktail-making lessons and olive oil tasting.

Days 3–6

Three nights on the Island of Crete

The village of Plaka is located in Mirabello Bay, opposite the island of Spinalonga on Crete‘s north east coast. This area boasts a charming collection of family-run restaurants, making it a lovely place to come and enjoy great food and the relaxed atmosphere of a Cretan fishing village.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands with a rich ancient history, large towns along with areas of completely natural beauty. It’s often mentioned as one of the best family destinations, simply due to its huge variation of landscapes and activities, family friendly beaches and coves and welcoming atmosphere.

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Island discovery

Luxury sailing

A private cruise and tour at Spinalonga island

The island of Spinalonga, in the Gulf of Elounda was originally a peninsula of Crete but during Venetian occupation in the 16th century the island was carved out of the coast for defence purposes and a fort was built there. The island was used as a leper colony until as late as 1957 and today it is uninhabited yet remains a popular tourist attraction and has appeared in numerous novels, television series, and a short film.

Exclusive private sailing in the Elounda Gulf

Enjoy a day out in the Cretan sea onboard your luxury catamaran sailing yacht. Relax on the deck, enjoy the sea breeze and scenery as you explore the coast of Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Plaka, sailing by the islet of Spinalonga, Kolokytha beach and some beautiful hidden coves. The exact route is decided by your skipper depending on weather conditions. You will be in good hands as you soak in the sun, snorkel and swim in crystal waters.

Days 6–10

Four nights in Paros

Enjoy some time on the beautiful island of Paros, where clusters of white cubic houses are surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax, exploring the glistening waters and idyllic coves and beaches.

While on Paros meet with an expert guide to discover ancient history, fascinating culture and delicious cuisine. Start an island tour in Parikia, the capital of the island and visit Ekatontapiliani church, an archeological museum which is home to the amazing statue of Medusa, the markets of Parikia, Kastro (Venetian fort) and then onto Naousa, the cosmopolitan village of the island. Then, head into the verdant and peaceful mountain scenery of Lefkes, the ancient capital of the island. Soak up the atmosphere in small villages and be sure to taste Greek coffee and homemade traditional ‘spoon sweet’.

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Get active

Go sailing

Hike, swim and cycle around Paros

Today you’ll get to admire spectacular coastal landscapes, explore awe-inspiring rock formations and swim at idyllic beaches. Led by an expert guide you’ll cover around 30 kilometres by bike and on foot from the Bay of Kolymbithres to Agios Ioannis Detis peninsula. You’ll climb Koukounaries Hill to discover the prehistoric Mycenaean Acropolis and at the beach you’ll find a small 17th-century monastery, and finally a 19th-century lighthouse at the rugged Cape Korakas.

Small Cyclades cruise

Board your luxury rib boat, meet your experienced crew and set off to explore the small island complex of Koufonisia, also known as the ‘Small Cyclades’; Iraklia, Schinoussa, Ano, Kato, Koufonissi and Donoussa. Home to breathtaking bays and sparkling waters. Everyone has their favourite here; Iraklia is known for its laid-back vibes, Schinoussa is rarely visited and so remains remote and natural, Koufonisia is known for its beaches and Donoussa for its scenic walks.

Why book with Jacada

Pesonalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.