Greece is a great country to visit for many reasons. There is so much to do, such as lounging on the beaches, taking in the history, and eating some of the country’s delicious foods. It is also a great destination for families and people of all ages. Here are some travel tips that will help families make the most of their time in the country:
Know the Best Family Destinations
One of the things that can make or break your trip to Greece is where in Greece you choose to visit. Although most of the destinations to visit in the country are perfect for families, some are better than others, especially when visiting for the first time. Start your journey by spending some time in Athens to visit some of the major landmarks, such as the Parthenon, and then head to some of the more common islands, such as Santorini, Rhodes, Corfu, Crete, and Mykonos. These places have a lot of resources for tourists of all ages.
Travel Off Peak
When it comes to family traveling, there is normally a certain time during the year that families prefer to visit. Regardless of preference, it could actually benefit you to plan you Greece vacation during off season. You can enjoy lower prices on your traveling expenses, lower tourist traffic and weather that will still likely be warmer than it is where you’re from. The Greek weather can bring you some beautiful surprises, like snowy mountains on a sunny day.
Enjoy Local Foods
Greece has always been a popular place to enjoy delicious and fresh foods. Take the time to try all of the country’s traditional dishes.
- Gyros – A classic street food found all over Greece, no trip to the country is complete without trying one. Be sure to try at least one that also includes traditional Greek fries!
- Taramasalata – A creamy blend of white and pink fish roe, with a bread or potato base, usually drizzled with virgin olive oil or lemon juice.
- Dolmades – Hollowed out vegetables stuffed and baked in the oven. The stuffing is normally made of meat, long grained rice, a combination of herbs, and pine nuts.
- Fresh fish – Fish and calamari come fresh from the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea. Traditionally, grilled whole and drizzled with lemon and oil dressing. Smaller fish, like red mullet and whitebait, are lightly fried.
Relax While in Greece
Greece is the ideal place for families looking to improve their mental and physical health. There are opportunities to relax throughout the country and in general, life runs at a more relaxing pace in this country. People here eat their food slowly, lounge on the beach for hours, and in general seem to enjoy life. Observe the way Greeks relax and mimic what they do. The end result is that you will have a restful and relaxed trip.
These tips can help you and your family have a much better time while in Greece!