Family vacations are important. You get the time to bond with your kids and create memories that will last forever. Can you imagine any place better than Greece? If you are thinking of travelling by car, campervan or caravan then the Peloponnese is the perfect destination for your family vacation!
The Peloponnese played an important part in Greece's contemporary and ancient history. Its gorgeous countryside accommodates some of the most important monuments from different civilizations found throughout Greece's history. You and your kids can travel back in time and relive some of history's most focal moments.
What kid does not love mythology? Ancient Nemea, the place where Hercules defeated the lion, is also located in the Peloponnese. You can talk about the myth in the car and then visit the exact spot where it all happened, according to the mythology!
Another important stop is at the Mycenae, the mythological home of Perseus and Agamemnon. Kids will be blown away by the magnificent Lion Gate and its enormous relief sculpture. Don't forget to capture the moment!
Lion Gate, Mycenae, Peloponnese
If you are planning to visit Greece during late spring and early autumn then we suggest you bring a bathing suit because the beaches in the Peloponnese will have you in awe! 5 km of golden sand so your kids can build sand castles while you swim in crystal clear, turquoise waters or relax next to a pine tree forest is an experience you don't want to miss.
Plus, some of these beaches offer camping facilities so you don't have to leave.
Tolo beach or "Psili Ammos", Argolida, Peloponnese
Family-friendly Road Trips
Kids love adventures and a road trip around the Peloponnese can be an exciting activity for all family members! Its diverse landscape, with mountains towering over the lacy coastline, offers a range of sights to see, beaches to explore and impressive nature to be enchanted by.
View from above, Nafplio city, Peloponnese
Even the peaky eaters cannot resist some of Greece's amazing dishes! The Peloponnese is definitely the place to taste souvlaki (chicken or pork skewers), biftekia (grilled beef burgers), greek salad (tomato, cucumber, bell peppers and feta cheese) and several crispy treats such as, lalagia (crunchy dough strips), fried potato chips, fried squid bites, cheese pies and plenty of other treats.
Don't forget to save room for dessert! In most greek taverns fresh fruit (the Peloponnesian tangerines are a real treat) or dessert comes as a complementary dish when you finish eating. Alternatively, as Greeks have a sweet tooth, you will definitely stumble upon traditional bakeries to try some galatopita (milk pie) and more modern shops selling crepes, ice cream and other sweet treats.
Lalagia, Peloponnesian traditional product
Exciting boat cruise
Yes, you travel a lot with your kids, but have they ever experienced the extraordinary experience of travelling with Minoan Lines? If not, then they will be excited to know that they will hop on a Cruise Ferry that has lots of activities on-board!
You can all relax and play board games in the vessel's lounge areas, enjoy a heartwarming meal in one of the restaurants on-board and get a good night's sleep in your cabin. Remember, a great adventure awaits as soon as you disembark so you must be well-rested in order to enjoy it.
Still thinking it over?
At Minoan Lines we aim to offer our passengers an extraordinary experience. Thus, we offer amazing deals and discounts especially designed for families travelling with children!
See for yourselves:
- The "Family Offer" for 20% off ticket prices for groups of 3 or more people
- The "Children up to 4 years" Discount where children travel for free in the economy class and with 50% off in cabin
- The "Children from 4-16 years old" Discount where children travel with 50% off. The discount is included in the fare for "Family Offers".
Why wait? Plan the most amazing family vacation to Greece, today!