Greece Family Trip – Athens, Crete & Rhodes

  • 12 Days , 4 Cities
  • From $2,650
Customizable Itinerary This sample itinerary was created by our destination specialist to inspire you. It can be customized to your exact preferences and budget.
Take your family on a fascinating trip across Athens, Crete, and Rhodes, and enjoy quality time with your loved ones while admiring the beauties of Greece.
Countries Visited Greece
Places Visited Athens, Heraklion,
Suggested Duration 12 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Family Vacations
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Athens!

    Welcome to Greece!
    As soon as you step foot in Greece, you’ll be greeted by your private driver, who will take you to your accommodation for a quick fresh-up before your Greek adventures begin! For your first evening in the Greek capital, you’ll savor a traditional welcome Greek dinner that will introduce you to local cuisine through mouthwatering dishes made with fresh, local products.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Athens - Amazing Mythology Tour in the city

    Today, you’ll meet with your guide for our amazing Mythology Tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Let the guide engage with your kids with interactive games and fascinating storytelling, and learn all about the sacred rock, its monuments, and its museum. Afternoon, your driver will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you through the magical Athens Riviera, Sounio. Depending on the season, an excursion to Sounio & the Temple of Poseidon includes a 1-hour stop for swimming or a visit to the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center Foundation.
    Catch one of the best sunsets in Athens right by the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon before hopping on the vehicle that will take you back home for a good night’s rest.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Athens - Foodie Tour or a Private Athens Family Treasure Hunt

    You and your little ones will enjoy our popular Athens foodie tour or a private Athens Family Treasure Hunt that will lead you across the city to catch the clues that will lead you to the price, a fun activity your kids are bound to adore!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Welcome to city of Heraklion, Crete Island

    Today, private transfer to Athens International airport to catch your flight to Crete with plenty of time to spare. As soon as you touch ground in Heraklion, you’ll be welcomed by your driver, who will take you to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day at your disposal to get acquainted with your surroundings and spend as you please.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Heraklion - Explore Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum Tour.

    On the next day, you’ll be picked up from your hotel to meet with your local, family-friendly guide & kick off your private Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum Tour.

    This tour will allow you to explore the mystifying world of ancient Crete and learn fun facts about one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Stroll the historic ruins and marvel at the exhibits the excavations brought to light while hearing your guide narrate enthralling stories that will keep your kids asking for more.

    After the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Heraklion - Leisure day to catch many activities

    The next day, you’ll be free to check off your bucket list whatever you feel like.
    Of course, there are many activities you can engage in, and our family-expert travel specialists are ready to suggest the ideal ones.
    For example, you can visit the Palm Forest of Vai and Vai’s stunning sandy beach. Let your kids come close to nature and learn about the different plant species before heading to the beach for a refreshing swim. You can let your kids play at the shore while you relax on the sun lounge and let the bright Greek sun warm your salty skin.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 7

    Heraklion - Free time in the city

    Extend your free time in Crete and have the pleasure of discovering its excellent sites on your own...!

    Recommended: Palm Forest Vai Visit & Swimming time

    One of the island's main attractions is not to be missed! The palm forest of Vai is an exotic scenery that will make you feel like the main characters of a Caribbean Treasure Hunt movie. More than 5000 palm trees leading to a lovely beach will have the whole family enchanted! Your morning will have the refreshing notes of swimming before having lunch at a seafood restaurant there; the green and the blue view is a must!

    Please ask to make a reservation before your trip!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 8

    Welcome to Rhodes!

    Today, private transfer to the airport of Heraklion to catch a flight to the stunning island of Rhodes. After reaching it, you’ll meet with your driver who will take you to your accommodation, where you can unwind and enjoy the rest of your free day.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Rhodes - Explore the little town of Lindos

    After breakfast, explore the little town of Lindos, a picturesque village found at the foot of the steep rock. Revealing through its narrow paved streets, the "white town" holds the beauty of the traditional island architecture and will only introduce your family to the charm that follows! The Acropolis of Athena Lindia dates from about 300 BC and is built on the top of the same hill. It is deservedly Rhode's main attraction. One can climb up either on foot or using the "Lindos Taxi" donkeys to enjoy a truly incredible view over the sea and the island unfolding beneath. Education and pleasure wrapped in one for little ones as well as adults!

    After being picked up from specific locations around the major hotels in Ialyssos, Ixia, Rhodes Town, Kallithea, and Faliraki, you will have 4 hours of free time to explore the area of Lindos! Your driver will provide directions and clear meeting instructions, and you will receive a customized map with historical information and tips designed by tour experts and guides.

    You can wander through the labyrinthine interior of Lindos with its Cycladic architecture. You can discover beautiful 17th-century houses with arched doorways and hidden pebbled courtyards of traditional Lindian homes (some are open for visitors) with romantic bougainvillea flowers in huge amphoras. Explore the White Village with its stylish cafes and restaurants on roof gardens, and stroll through boutiques with local products and handicrafts. On the other hand, if you are a beach lover, you can enjoy the beautiful sandy seashore of Lindos!

    Your driver will be waiting for you for your transfer back to your accommodation area.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 10

    Rhodes - Leisure day to enjoy with the family

    There is so much to discover on the island that you will find yourself drawn in several directions! Whether you decide to chill at your sea-front accommodation with your children, enjoy the swimming pool or pay a visit to the Old Town of Rhodes, make sure you enjoy every special family moment on this majestic island!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 11

    Rhodes - Enjoy a Catamaran day cruise

    Today, you’ll have the luxury of embarking on our Small-Group Catamaran Day Cruise. Spend 6 hours onboard enjoying the shimmering Aegean sea and savor delicious lunch made by the courteous staff.

    Alternatively, you can also choose to join a Rhodes Island Culture and Tradition Tour that will give you insight into the locals' local culture and everyday life. On this tour, you will unveil local cultural treasures nestled in the historical village of Koskinou; you will visit a captivating Traditional House and a pottery workshop that will excite your kids and help them express their creativity!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 12

    Depart to Athens Airport for your return flight

    A trip to Greece is bound to leave you happier!
    Sharing the experience of the Aegean islands, their remarkable history, and breathtaking nature with your family will create an exceptional bond only sweet memories do. It won't be long enough until you come back for the Ionians!

    After the private transfer from your hotel in Rhodes to Rhodes Airport, you will take a flight to Athens for your return flight back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,650 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
The rate is based on 4-star accommodation
Price excluding international and in-tour flights
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What’s Included?

  • 11 nights in 4-star hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
    3 nights in Athens
    4 nights in Heraklion, Crete
    4 nights in Rhodes
  • Welcome dinner at Athens’s center
  • Private Mythology Tour of the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum
  • Private Sounio and Temple of Poseidon excursion (driver-guided)
  • Athens for Foodies Small Group Tour
    Private Transfer from your accommodation in Athens to Athens Airport
  • Private Transfer from Heraklion Airport to your hotel in Crete
  • A Private Day trip to Palm Forest Vai (driver-guided)
  • Private Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum Tour
  • Private Transfer from your hotel to Heraklion Airport
  • Private Transfer from Rhodes Airport to your hotel in Rhodes
  • Small-Group Lindos and the Acropolis Tour
  • Small group Rhodes Catamaran Experience
  • Private Transfer from your hotel in Rhodes to Rhodes Airport

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Close-up views of the majestic Temple of Zeus.
  • Walk through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus & the Theater of Dionysus, the first in the world!
  • Visit the Acropolis and its sites such as the Propylaea, the `Temple of Nike, the world-famous Parthenon & the Erechtheion.
  • Fascinating narration through the Acropolis Museum. See wonders such as the beautiful Caryatids and column maidens of the Erechtheion temple.
  • 1-hour swimming at a Beach Hotel (summer) or 1-hour Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center visit (winter).
  • Tour of Athens Central Market. Visit an off-the-beaten-path family-run Taverna, artisanal delis & food shops.
  • Many different tastings, including pies, home-style dishes, street food, sweets, charcuterie, cheeses, olives, a local spirit, traditional Greek coffee, and more.
  • Exploration of local neighborhoods & information on local history and culture.
  • Visit the world-renowned Palace of Knossos.
  • Explore the exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
  • The little town of Lindos Express Tour.
  • Board on the ‘Lagoon 440’, a luxurious catamaran that will take you on this cruise.
  • Swim and snorkel for a half-hour at Anthony Quinn Bay, 30 minutes at Kalithea Springs & 60 minutes to Afandouquiet beach.

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