Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Perissa Santorini 847 00 Greece
Hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Observe ancient and fascinating fossilsup close at the Museum of Minerals & Fossils of Thira. The museum, which was founded in 2006, displays fossils that cover all types of organisms from Thera, the rest of Greece and abroad. The most popular fossils are from olive, gorse and palm trees from the caldera of Santorini which date back 60,000 years. The museum’s holding span from their oldest exhibit at 1.5 billion years old, to its most recent at 50,000 years old. Fossils provide us with useful information that help us learn about the evolution of man. The whole family will enjoy being paleontologists for the day at this intriguing museum.
Address: Perissa, Greece
The unique black sand and crystal waters of Perissa Beach make this beach a must visit. This beautiful beach lies next to Profitis Ilias Mountain, making it the best protected beach from the summer Aegean winds. Mesa Vouno, an enormous rock that rises from the sea, is a main attraction here. Wave Sports offers parasailing, jetskiing, water skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and many more thrilling water sports. The village of Perissa contains a variety of hotels, restaurants, taverns, bars, and cafes. Whether you want to relax or dive in, Perissa Beach is perfect for families at any speed.
Address: Akrotiri 84700, Greece
Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Admission: 5 euro
Akrotiri is a MinoanBronze Age settlement which was destroyed in the Theran eruption in 1627 BCE and buried in volcanic ash. The excavations uncovered that Akrotiri was one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The elaborate drainage system, multi-storied buildings, spectacular wall paintings and furniture show the settlement’s amazing development and prosperity. The most important buildings of the site are Xeste 3, Sector B, the West House, Complex Delta, House of the Ladies, and Xeste 4. Visitors will enjoy walking back in time throughout this ancient city.