Athens
Athens
Athens
Athens
Athens
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
Athens
Athens
Athens
Athens
Athens
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
City Guide
IN A NUTSHELL

Visit Athens with Kids

Visiting Athens with kids of all ages is recommended since they offer many activities for children of all ages.

Baby Traveller is a baby equipment rental company based in Athens.

Greeks often go on day trips. Here are some destinations by car: Cap Sounion with the Temple of Poseidon, Corinth, Epidaure, Loutraki, The Archaeological site of Mikine, Nafplio and some destinations by boat: Aigina, Ydra, Spetses.

For a two day trip by car visit: Delphi and Olympia.

GETTING THERE

How to reach Athens with your family

– Closest Airport is Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos” which is located about 30km from central Athens. You can reach Athens by metro, bus or taxi.

LOCATION

Where should a family stay?

In Greece there are many islands, and each one of them has its own characteristics.  Some have museums and archaeological sites (Crete), some are perfect for camping, some have a medieval character, others have crystal blue beaches. Big islands, small islands, close, far, by plane, by boat, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Each and every island has something to offer!

Hotel Recommendations in Athens

Our top recommended family friendly hotels to secure your stay in are:

-The Grecotel Pallas Athena

-Hermes Hotel

-Ava Hotel & Suites

-Athens Gate Hotel

-Electra Palace Hotel

Athens Family
Museum with kids
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Activities for children ages 0-5

The Acropolis museum – Ask for their “family backpack” and have fun exploring!

Other museums appreciated by kids – The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Museum of Illusions, The National Archaeological Museum

The changing of the guards at Syntagma square

Take a stroll around the historic Plaka

Visit the Panathenaic Stadium

Take the Teleferic cable car (children love it), climb Lycabettus Hill and enjoy the view! Tip – Bring a pushchair for toddlers.

Go on a hike on the mountains of Athens – Ymitos, Parnitha with its Teleferik (cable car) and Pendeli. Tip – Explore the area with a tourist guide.

Playmobil FunPark

Hellenic Children’s Museum

Happy Train

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Activities for older kids

The Acropolis

Explore different workshops for kids – Mythologie & Potterie, ancient agora workshop, painting the Parthenon.

Other museums appreciated by kids – The Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, Museum of illusions, The National Archaeological Museum

The changing of the guards at Syntagma square

Take a stroll around the historic Plaka

Visit the Panathenaic Stadium

Visit neighbourhood Anafiotika (by foot, no strollers)

Take the Teleferic cable car (children love it), climb Lycabettus Hill and enjoy the view!

Go on a hike on the mountains of Athens – Ymitos, Parnitha with its Teleferik (cable car) and Pendeli. Tip – Explore the area with a tourist guide.

Hellenic Children’s Museum

Acropolis
Zoo park
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Parks & Playgrounds

The National Garden of Athens

The Zoo Park at Spata

Attica Zooligical Park

Floisvos’ Park Playground

A waterpark in Athens

FOOD

Family-friendly cafés & restaurants

You can find mini-markets very easily. The hardest to find would perhaps be the big supermarkets. But who needs them on vacation right?

Family friendly restaurants to go to:

-Ama Lachei stis Nefelis

-Karavitis

-To Steki tou Ilia

-Cupola

-Acropolis Museum Cafe and Restaurant

-Little Kook

-Oliver Family House

-Yoleni’s Greek Gastronomy Center

Family at Greek Restaurant
Transport in Greece
TRANSPORTATION

Getting Around

-When it comes to renting your own car, this depends on the duration of your stay and the sites you want to visit! If you choose to visit central Athens, you definitely mustn’t rent a car. Visit the Acropolis, museums and explore central Athens by foot and by using the metro. It’s the best way to explore the city.

-If you choose to stay a little bit longer and visit the surroundings of Athens, Cap Sounion for example, or make some day trips (Epidaure, Nafplio…) a car would be very useful as it will give you more freedom to explore!

– Roads and sidewalks in Athens are far from ideal for prams… But if you want to visit Athens with a baby or a toddler a stroller will be very useful !

Toys

Toy shops

Moustakas at Monastiraki square – A big toy shop in central Athens

Public at Syntagma square – You can also find a wide variety of toys

When visiting Athens, at Plaka, Monastiraki and Ermou you will find many toy shops. Explore and enjoy!

Toyshops

Insider Tips

Teleferic Cablecar

This is fully accessible with you pushchair/pram/stroller

Walk in the historic Plaka

Take the Athens City And Streets Walking Tour. This walk is suitable with a pushchair.

Seasonality

Athens is a city that can be visited every time of the year however, if you want to visit the Acropolis, avoiding summer would be better as it gets quite difficult to climb in the heat.

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