Greece, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, is a place introduced to us by our text books. It is the land of Acropolis, Delphi and Olympia. The golden age of Greece gave rise to some of the world’s famous cultural emblems and ended with the Peloponnesian Wars. It is its remarkable history and rich culture that draw visitors as the achievements of its past are still appreciated. It is the country of The Iliad and The Odyssey and Alexander the great. It is a country with beautiful rugged landscapes, islands and endless coastline. There are about 6000 islands and islets in Aegean and Ionian Seas that are included in the Greek sovereign. Today Greece is a vibrant European country. It is now a place where multicultural societies have contributed to its growing status. And so holidays in Greece have nowadays become increasingly popular. Let’s explore Greece more by knowing some important things about it.
Greece has a host of places to be visited with your family and kids. It has a wonderful atmosphere and children are welcome everywhere. It has great beaches with calm and clear seas. Kids can always have something to learn from Greece as even the smallest of villages have a historical or cultural background associated to them. The weather of Greece is pleasant with cooling breezes that makes your trip comfortable for your kids and family. Eating out in Greece is easy and even safe as it is suitable even for a toddler. There are medical facilities in all its major towns. It is a suitable place for kids who are excited about 300, Troy, Xena and Hercules.
What to See:
Greece is one of the places to be visited with your family and kids. There are several places worth visiting in Greece. Athens, the capital, is one such place that will give your kids a glimpse of ancient Greece. There you have Acropolis and Agora to visit. Acropolis was the centre for religious festivals. Visit the Acropolis Museum and the Theatre of Dionysos, in the south slope of the Acropolis, where Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles were performed. Olympia, once the seat of important athletic games, where chariot and horse races were held apart from boxing, wrestling and foot races. Crete, associated with Greek myth and believed to be the birthplace of Zeus is worth visiting. There are plenty of family beaches. For kids and teens the Gorge of Samaria is a suitable place where you will find spectacular scenery. Rhodes, a preserved medieval town, with its cobblestone alleys and streets has the Marine Aquarium that kids would love. Vlicha Beach in Rhodes is also completely for families and kids.
If you are visiting during the winters, then go to Mount Pelion where you will find superb greenery, amazing natural surroundings and cascading waterfalls. Don’t miss the horse-back trip there. Visit Arahova, a mountainous village, where the well preserved Byzatine churches are worth visiting. Don’t miss the outdoor activities like hiking and ski on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. If you are in one of the Greek beaches, don’t miss the swimming, scuba diving, the water skiing and sailing, snorkeling and windsurfing. If you are traveling during the summer you can visit one of the many water parks in Greece. When you are in one of the big cities of Greece, don’t miss the fun of the open-air movie theaters out there.
Budget: What is the expense for a family of four?
There are travelers opting for Greece to be their destination and the travel agencies have seen a 25-30% increase in bookings in the summer of 2010. Olympic holidays offer an all-inclusive holiday for a family of four in a four-star Beach Hotel on Crete at around 2,446 pounds. This includes six outdoor pools, mini football, children’s club, windsurfing, archery and others ports. The Holiday Village Rhodes, by First Choice offers traveling families, especially suitable for active children and parents an ASA Swim Academy, Razzmatazz Stage Academy and Reebok Football Academy at a cost of around 1,022 pounds per adult, 443 pounds for the first child and 583 pounds for the second child. While a week in an apartment for four costs between 415 to 745 pounds. While in Greece it costs at around 25 Euros per person to enter the Acropolis for a walk, food expense for a semi luxury travel will come to around 25 Euros per person. Activities like museum and a whole day tour will cost about 40 Euros per person. A moderately enjoyable trip around any city of Greece will come to around 130 Euros per person per day.