Inspiration Ventures best child-friendly shore excursion is especially designed for families traveling together to share an enriching experience.

The ‘Once Upon A Time In Athens Tour’ is the perfect opportunity to share special moments of discovery and family fun while exploring Athens Highlights.  A well-paced tour with something for everyone, the magic of storytelling makes ancient history and culture come alive.

Our licensed guide encourages family participation through fun activities and hands’ on experiences, which motivates young explorers to learn and enjoy Greek history together with adults.

Upon request this tour can be adjusted to 4 hours half -day tour, if the kids are under five years old and are easily getting tired.

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On disembarking your cruise ship at the port of Piraeus, your private, licensed guide will welcome you at the terminal.  Enjoy a short drive in your private a/c Mercedes vehicle to the  city’s historical center where you will begin a walking tour accompanied by your  guide.   First on the morning agenda is a visit to the Acropolis where we will introduce you to the wonders of the Golden Age. Ancient myths bring to life the story of the Acropolis and its monuments, the Erechteion (Temple of the Maidens), the Temple of Athena Nike (Victory) and the Propylea, monumental gateway and magnificent entrance to the Acropolis.   Next, visit the New Acropolis Museum to enjoy a firsthand experience of Greek art treasures in a fun, interactive way to please all the family, especially our young explorers.   Enjoy an ice-cream stop before strolling through the colorful, narrow alleyways of the Plaka, a charming, neoclassical neighborhood with its many shops and cafes. Discover local products and indulge in a street food experience.  A light lunch with gyro and local pita bread before continuing to the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first Modern Olympics.  Warm up with a mini race and feel the pulse and energy of the athletes who competed on this ground. The stadium is the finish line of Athens’ Marathon. End a glorious day with a photo stop on Lycabettus Hill, the highest in Athens, with a breathtaking view of Athens and its monuments.  

During your Full day in Athens your family will experience:

  • City tour of Athens
  •  Visit to the Acropolis and  the New Acropolis Museum.
  • Short hike on Philopappos Hill with spectacular view of the Acropolis
  • Stroll in the Plaka (neoclassical quarter under the Acropolis) and light lunch
  •  Mini race at the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the First Modern Olympics
  • Photo stop on Lycabettus Hill, with panoramic view of Athens below

Note: This tour can be offered as well as a half day - 4 hours

  • Guided Tour and Entrance fees to all sites described
  • Start to Finish services of the Inspiration Ventures Tour Guide
  • Private Mercedes motor coach transportation
  • Light lunch at local taverna
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for your Tour Guide & Driver

  • For touring in Athens we suggest comfortable, casual clothes and good walking shoes for visiting the sites. Hats, sunscreen and a bottle of water are suggested during summer months.
  • Big bags and backpacks are not allowed in most sites & Museums. They are usually kept at the entrance and returned to you after the visit.
  • Remember to bring along your cameras. You will have great photo moments.  Please note that in Museums and Sites it is not allowed to pose by a statue for a picture.
  • Please remember not to leave your bags, cameras or any personal item unattended.
  • Consider about 2 miles walking during the day, which includes city walking but also uneven ground while visiting sites, uphill Acropolis climb, steps and cobblestone streets.  Good physical condition is important. Wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.