Athens is a city rich in history and culture, in fact, we must not forget that it is the cradle of Western civilization. Visiting Athens with your family is always a good idea. In addition to fun, it will be a very didactic visit for the little ones of the house, who will see closely part of what they have studied in the school.
Visit Athens with children
The history of the city is very interesting, but we must not forget that children must be explained in a way that arouses their curiosity. Y Athens is a city that lends itself to telling a thousand and one stories and legends. Therefore, you can make it a most entertaining visit with these tips.
The Acropolis, an exciting storyAcropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is one of the best known corners of the world. And, although at first glance they may seem only ruins, the story that encloses its stones is most exciting.
Search for some information before traveling and explain to the little ones, for example, stories about Greek gods. Surely when they arrive they will be fascinated imagining all the scenes in their head.
Gods like Zeus and Athena have interesting stories related to the Acropolis.It will be one of those lessons you will not forget and, in addition, they will have a great time.
The Areopagus, a biblical storyView of the Areopagus
It is an imposing mole of bluish gray marble. It also has its own history related to the divinities of Ancient Greece. And not only that, but it was a place of biblical scenes.
People say that the apostle Paul gave his most famous speech there, loudly. Show the children from above why someone would choose that place to talk and how from there they could have access to all the people who were in the temples. The story is always interesting.
By the way, long before, in the Areopagus met the council in charge of dictating and applying the laws in Athens. And it was here that the philosopher Socrates was tried and sentenced to death, accused of "corrupting the youth."
"Knowledge begins in amazement."
Walk through PlakaPlaka neighborhood
Plaka is the best known neighborhood in Athens, full of atmosphere and entertainment. You have artisanal restaurants, street stalls, lights, music, street shows and much more. All this without losing the incredible views of the Acropolis or other ruins that you find along the way.
Enjoy a good meal in one of its restaurants. And do not stop buying typical products of the area such as cheese fetta, olive oil or amazing Greek olives.
Eat Greek YogurtGreek yogurt
Children love yogurt, and eating it in Athens is something you should do yes or yes. He is the king of Greek gastronomyWell, not only does it eat alone, but it is used in many of its recipes.
There are many places where you can eat it and accompany it, for example, with honey, or with honey and nuts. And, according to many Athenians, The best place to taste it is Stani on Kotopouli Street. Don't stop trying it!
See the changing of the guardChanging of the guard in Athens
This will be a very fun and entertaining activity for the whole family. It takes place on the hour every day of the week. Soldiers wear a typical Greek uniform with a skirt and they make very peculiar movements before the new turn enters.
If you are lucky enough to visit Athens on the weekend, go to the changing of the guard that takes place on Sundays at 10:45, is the most solemn of the week.
Walk on Ermou Street
Ermou Street is one of the centers of Athens, full of shops and street food stalls. Through it you can get from Syntagma Square to Monastiraki Square. Along the way, before reaching this square, you will cross a beautiful corner: that of the Panagia Kapnikarea church.
You have already seen it, if you plan to visit Athens you should know that you can do many fun things in family. You just have to put imagination to the matter and enjoy!