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: Mitropoleos St. Fira Santorini 847 00, Greece
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Closed
Admission: 3 Euros
The Museum of Prehistoric Thera, located on Fira Island, houses a large number of ancient Santorini artifacts. The museum was built on the site of the old Ypapanti Church which was destroyed in an earthquake in 1956. Several pieces are from Akortiri, the southwest part of the island. The history of Akrotiri goes back to 3300 B.C. The museum covers Fira’s history starting from the Late Neolithic period to the Late Cycladic period. The collections include sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, wall paintings and ritual objects. The exhibits include fossils of plants that flourished before human habitation of Thira. The whole family will enjoy going back in time at this historic museum.
Getting There: Follow the signs from Fira to the cable car. From there, continue uphill towards the Petros Nomikos Conference Centre
This hike is filled with breathtaking views. As you make your way from Fira to Oia, you will see the beautiful Cycladic church of Profitis Elias. The path follows the crystal blue Aegean Sea, providing many opportunities for take photos. Along the hike there is a canteen that sells refreshments and food to refuel young hikers. The final section of the path is covered in volcanic ash, creating moon-like scenery. Too tired after your trek? Don’t worry, you can return to Fira by taxi (30-22860-22555) or bus.
Address: Main Road, Kamari 847 00, Greece
Hours: Doors open at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9:30
Admission: 8 euros
It’s showtime at the Open Air Cinema in Kamari. With modern sound and projection, its garden-like atmosphere, warm lighting and respect to the traditional architecture of Santorini, this cinema is a unique experience for visitors of all ages. The full bar is stocked with delicious cocktails, local beer and wine, refreshments and snacks. The films are in English and have Greek subtitles. Check their movie list for synopses of each film currently playing.