Things For Families To Do in Peloponnese, Greece
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Peloponnese is one of the most popular destinations in Greece for tourists to visit. The peninsula is close to Athens and boasts many lovely resorts and sightseeing options. It’s a wonderful place for families to travel. Here’s what you can expect to do as a family when in Peloponnese.
Enjoy Water Sports
The area of Messenia is the perfect place for your family to indulge your love of water sports. Kayaking is an adventure you won’t want to miss. Even if you’ve never done it before, you don’t have to worry. Guides will tell you all you need to know before you head out. Imagine paddling your way along the coastline, taking in the landscape from the water, and maybe even stopping to swim at one of the gorgeous beaches. Snorkelling is another family friendly activity you can enjoy with the kids. Paddle-boarding is also available in Messenia. When it comes to water activities, there will always be knowledgeable instructors to help along the way and make sure everyone is safe.
Experience the Food of Greece
Traveling to another country means getting to enjoy a lot of new and delicious foods. Going to restaurants is one way to do it, but there are more interactive and fun ways for your family to not only taste Greek food, but learn more about it as well. You can take a cooking class taught by a local chef. These classes are fun, friendly, and made for the entire family. One of these classes can be found in Nafplio. The class begins with a trip to the farmer’s market where you get to explore and pick out fresh produce you will cook with. After enjoying light snacks, the cooking will begin. If you are a family of food lovers, this is a unique experience you can’t miss.
Take a Family Day Trip
If you happen to be in Athens and want to get a taste for Peloponnese, a family day trip might be perfect! There is a day trip that starts in Athens and goes to Argolis and it is specifically tailored for families. Stop include the Corinth Canal, the ancient site where the Cyclopean Walls are located, the town of Nafplio and its spectacular Venetian architecture and cobblestone alleys, and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. The stops and duration of your trip may vary depending on the day trip you choose. You are sure to be pleased with whichever you choose.
Take a Hike
Hiking opportunities are available around Peloponnese. Of course when hiking with children, you will want to choose shorter and less steep hikes. Guided or group hikes are ideal if you can find them. If you’re in Messenia, there is a family friendly hiking and archery activity you can take part in. The hike is only 3 km or less and ends with archery lessons and a picnic. The entire activity lasts approximately four hours. If pre-planned activities are your style, this might be perfect.
Families visiting Peloponnese can expect a lot of fun and adventure!
This post was written by GreekBoston.com