10D9N FAMILY FUN ADVENTURE IN GREECE

Greece is home to some of the most spectacular places in the world. If you are looking for fun for the entire family, Greece will offer the perfect family holiday vacation for you. This itinerary will highlight its beautiful beaches and ancient history in the most entertaining ways possible. Get your hands dirty with a visit to an urban farm and learn about how food is grown as well as a day trip to ancient Olympia, the very site the ancient Olympic Games were birthed.

Please note that the following itinerary is an example, as all of our journeys are custom-made.

 

Exceptional Experiences:

  • Connect the dots between the past and the present in Athens on a private walking tour

 

  • Visit an urban nature-themed park near the Athenian coast. Participate in fun educational activities and get in touch with nature during a visit to an urban orchard.

 

  • Explore the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games which includes the remains of the stadium that once played host to the competitions

 

  • Tingle your taste buds as you try the different products from the famous Greek olive oil and olives to the local wine.

 

  • Discover the unspoiled western landscapes of Milos and travel in a luxury 4x4 vehicle to reach remote areas that are inaccessible by standard vehicles. Reach surreal, virgin regions, far from any trace of civilization, in this amazing 4×4 off road experience.

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Itinerary:

DAY 1: SINGAPORE – ATHENS

Upon arrival in Athens, meet your local guide and driver, then make a private transfer from Athens International Airport for the drive into the city. Then, check into the hotel.

In the afternoon, head for a private guided walking tour around the neighbourhood of Plaka and Anafiotika. Enter the most unique part of the city and discover with your knowledgeable local guide, its tranquil, picturesque and mystic hidden corners of the city.

Anafiotika is located on a hill above Plaka district. While you are here, forget the city sounds, stroll around the little alleys and admire the whitewashed cubic houses with brightly painted shutters and beautifully carved wooden doors, a typical Cycladic architecture!

Connect the dots between the past and the present by letting your tour leader unveil unknown parts of history and significant details on historical buildings, beautiful old chapels and numerous monuments. Find hidden gems of unspoiled beauty and magnificent views and learn secrets unknown even to many Athenians.

Then, continue on to the neighbourhood of Plaka, known as the “neighbourhood of the gods,”. It is also an old historic neighbourhood of Athens, incorporating maze-like streets and neoclassical architecture with narrow lanes lined with shops and cafes.  Continue strolling and enjoy your lunch here at one of the little, picturesque shops. visit the historic neighbourhood with narrow lanes lined with shops and cafes in the Plaka District.

After which, drop by the Museum of Greek Children’s Art, an art museum that is popular among children. The Museum of Greek Children’s Art is a pioneering Museum, one of the very few worldwide that exhibits exclusively drawings and three-dimensional artworks created by children 5 to 14 years old.

Accommodation: 5* Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Exclusive Amenities, For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary lunch for up to two people 3-course set menu valid in Winter Garden or GB Pool Bar & Grill, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

DAY 2: ATHENS

Enjoy a day trip to Cape Sounion, complete with a visit to an urban farm

Today, after breakfast, head for an exciting day trip to Cape Sounio. Enjoy a full-day, private excursion to the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio specially designed for families. Participate in fun educational activities and get in touch with nature during a visit to an urban orchard.

Begin with a scenic drive along the coast and witness the fascinating view of the Aegean deep blue, you will find yourself lost in the beauty of Mediterranean nature.

Then, make a stop at a natural themed park. Get your hands dirty and learn about how foods are grown and watch some of that life sprout from the soil at this urban farm. Activities are fun and educational, including learning how to make tomato sauce using Greek herbs and olive oil.

For adults, there is a wide range of Agritourism activities, from produce picking Greek herbs to Olive Oil tasting to cooking workshops. Then, have lunch at their “farm to fork” restaurant before going to

You’ll also be able to marvel at the Temple of Poseidon and witness a unique sunset before returning to Athens. Made entirely of white marble, it was erected in the middle of the 5th century BC and built to honour Poseidon, the god of the sea. You will be mesmerised by the blankets of blues, reds and oranges that engulf the temple as the sun descends into the sea.

Accommodation: 5* Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

 

DAY 3: PYLOS

This morning after breakfast, meet your local guide and driver in the lobby.

Then, make your way to Pylos in Costa Navarino this morning.  Pylos is a town located in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. It has also been known by its Italian name of Navarino, and its French name of Port-de-Jonc.

Pylos and Methoni are two of the most picturesque villages along the Peloponnese coast. Enjoy views over Navarino Bay, take a walking tour of historic Pylos, and explore the water castle of Bourtzi in Methoni.

Make a quick stop at the town's main square for coffee. Then, visit the Castle of Pylos known as Niokastro. It was built by the Turks in 1573 AD, but like every other castle in the region, it constantly changed hands. As you walk the cobblestone streets you will admire the four cylindrical towers and the aqueduct, a legacy left by the Venetians.

Next, we visit the nearby town of Methoni. The castle of this town is one of the most impressive of the Peloponnese as one of its parts, Bourtzi, reaches into the sea, like an artificial ... island! Walking between walls and battlements, it will whisper its own secrets, starting from 1500 AD, when Venetian soldiers started to build it.

Accommodation: 5* The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

 

DAY 4: PYLOS

Today morning after breakfast, head back in time to ancient Olympia.

Enjoy the views of Saronic Gulf islands on the way to the famed archaeological site and museum.

The site of Ancient Olympia is located in the lush valley of the Alpheios River in southern Greece and is the birth-place of the Olympic Games. Inhabited since pre-historic times, this ancient site was dedicated to Zeus, father of the gods. Join your knowledgeable local guide to explore the birthplace of the Ancient Olympic Games which includes the remains of the stadium that once played host to the competitions.

Discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about how this beautiful land was a religious and athletic centre of ancient Greece, walk in the footsteps of the first Olympic athletes and visit the original Olympic stadium and its facilities

Then, explore the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Once the largest temple in Greece, the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens is one of the city’s must-see sites. Enjoy skip-the-line entry and admire the 15 still-standing columns of the original 104, imagine the statue of Zeus that once stood here, and inspect the remains of Roman bathhouses that lie around it. Explore the museum which showcases artefacts uncovered in the area.

Before we head back to rest, we make one last stop at the local Association of Agriculture. Here, you will have the opportunity to experience wine and olive oil tasting. Enjoy the famous Greek olives and blends of olive oil, the essence of the Mediterranean Diet, to the superb local wines, cultivated in the region for over a millennium.

Accommodation: 5* The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

 

DAY 5: PYLOS

Today, spend your day at leisure. Pick up some activities at your resort, spa services, golf, children’s clubs and more. Westin Resort Costa Navarino features elegant rooms and suites with inviting sea, golf or resort views, and expanded terraces or balconies to connect with the splendour of the hotel’s setting, while all ground-floor units also offer an individual infinity pool.

Families will find countless ways to explore and play; two children hubs, an impressive Aqua Park and an indoor sports arena, a wide selection of sports – including two signature golf courses, outdoor activities, and numerous authentic cultural experiences. Savour nourishing menus at a stunning variety of restaurants and bars, unwind at the 1.5 km-long sandy beaches or by the pools, and rejuvenate with signature therapies at the award-winning Anazoe Spa & Thalassotherapy.

Accommodation: 5* The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

 

DAY 6: ATHENS

Fly back to Athens and explore the Acropolis on a kid-friendly tour

The tour starts at the lively area of Monastiraki square, in the heart of Athens where you will discover iconic landmarks, the Flea Market, lots of souvenir shops, and traditional tavernas all under the majestic eye of the Acropolis.

Accommodation: 5* King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Exclusive Amenities, For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • One complimentary set luncheon for two once during stay (excluding beverages, taxes, and gratuity) at the Tudor Hall Restaurant
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

DAY 7: MILOS

This morning after breakfast, meet your local guide and driver in the lobby.

Then, make your way by ferry to the ‘island of colours’, the place where the famous Venus de Milo statue was discovered. Travel along the coast road to Plaka, a classic village with white stone houses, perched 250 meters above the Aegean. Admire its traditional architecture and the stunning views over the Bay of Adamas.

Then, visit the early Christian catacombs and the ruins of the ancient city of Klima. See the site where Venus de Milo was discovered in 1820. The Catacombs of Milos, dating from the 1st - 5th century, are among the three most important of the 74 discovered worldwide, together with the catacombs of Rome and the Holy Land.

Accommodation: 3* Eiriana Luxury Suites

As Milos is a small island, there are no 4* and 5* luxury accommodations in the vicinity. Instead, we will arrange the best available accommodation on the Island for you.

 

DAY 8: MILOS

Today after breakfast, discover the unspoiled western landscapes of Milos and travel in a luxury 4x4 vehicle to reach remote areas that are inaccessible by standard vehicles. Reach surreal, virgin regions, far from any trace of civilization, in this amazing 4×4 off-road experience.

Make a visit to the famous Moon Beach, also known as Sarakiniko. The dazzling moon-like terrain features striking white chalky rocks, accompanied by turquoise waters is ideal for swimming and will be fun for the entire family!

If you are feeling adventurous, take the icy plunge at Sarakiniko Beach Cliff Jump into the Aegean Sea. On the far end of Sarakiniko Beach, the rocks rise to form large cliffs over the water. The water is deep and the jumps range from very easy to more extreme heights above.

Then, visit an impressive volcanic cave and venture over dirt roads that bring awe-inspiring views of the island. Papafragas Beach is one of the best beaches in Milos and a must-see on this beautiful island in Greece. Papafragas Milos features an idyllic, rectangular-shaped cove surrounded by tall cliffs and natural caves, all of which makes Papafragas Beach a very unique location.

Walk around the rocky headland to snap pictures of Papafragas Beach from above, or carefully walk down the stairs that are cut into the cliffside and make your way down to the sandy shoreline and crystalline water. Papafragas Beach itself lies inside a chiselled cave-like channel. You can wade in the shallow waters close to the shoreline or swim out through a natural arch and around the headland to discover more sea caves and secluded coves.

After this, make your way to Agathia Beach and enjoy a picnic on its secluded sands.

Before you wrap the day, make a stop at Empourios along the seafront and enjoy local specialities in a traditional taverna. The Empoureios is a small picturesque village opposite of Adamas, on the west side of the gulf of Milos.

Accommodation: 3* Eiriana Luxury Suites

As Milos is a small island, there are no 4* and 5* luxury accommodations in the vicinity. Instead, we will arrange the best available accommodation on the Island for you.

 

DAY 9: MILOS – ATHENS

This morning, after breakfast, you’ll be met by private transfer for return to Athens International Airport

 

DAY 10:  ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE

 

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Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.


This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.

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