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Wherever you go in Greece, you're never far from sparkling blue waters (with super snorkeling) and hillsides dotted with olive trees, a gift from the gods. Greece was a bright star in antiquity, a great empire and civilization, but today as you travel with your kids around this fascinating country, you'll experience many different sides of Greek life, celebrated in food, music and festivals.
Spring is great time to visit beat the heat. Read our blog post: Greece at Spring Break
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Tip: Easter is a most important holiday in Greece. If you're visiting during Greek Orthodox Easter, you're in for a treat. On Good Friday, you'll find colorful processions from churches, converging on the main square in little towns. In Athens on Easter Sunday, walking through neighborhoods, you may be invited to share roast lamb. Try the special Easter breads (tsoureki) and sweets.
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Greece is a wonderful destination for kids, but there's such a wealth of sites to see and things to do, it's hard to choose. Whether it's kayaking or rafting adventures, exploring the Parthenon, ancient Mycenae, Palace of Knossos, biking through villages, learning how to cook Greek cuisine and wine tours, this family tour company will arrange a custom itinerary and unforgettable trip:

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weird but true greek mythology  
Weird but True! Greek Mythology
Sarah Wassner Flynn

Stories about the Greek gods – Zeus, Athena, Apollo, Poseidon, Artemi, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, heroes Heracles (Hercules), Perseus, Jason, Odysseus, and legendary lands where myths take place Troy, Athens, Delphi. Packed with lots of “weird but true” info – Apollo disguised himself as a dolphin, Athena could turn into people into spiders and snakes, Atemis hunted with invisible arrows, Pandora was made out of clay. Good for older kids. (Illustrated chapter book)


Greek Myths
Marcia Williams

Eight stories of the gods and heroes – Pandora's Box, Perseus and the Gorgon's Head (Medusa), the Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Theseus and the Minotaur, and more. Delightful illustrations, this is a gem. (Picture book)


Greek Myths kids
ancient greece dk  
Ancient Greece (Eyewitness Books)
Anne Pearson

Excellent overview of ancient Greece – Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, story of Trojan War, Greek city-states, Alexander the Great, gods, goddesses and heroes, temples and festivals, foods, clothes and jewelry, warfare and games. Richly illustrated. (Picture book)


Athena: Goddess of Wisdom and War
Imogen and Isabel Greenberg

Daring tales of Athena, smart and fearless goddess, who helps Perseus defeat Medusa, and Odysseus win the Trojan War, but she also turns the best weaver into a spider and crosses mighty Poseidon, who destroys Athens. Spirited and fun! (Graphic novel)


amber and clay  
Amber & Clay
Laura May Schlitz

Epic tale of a girl as electric as amber and a boy as indestructible as clay. Journey through the world of ancient Greece more than two thousand years ago, listen to voices of Socrates, the gods and goddesses, find a friendship across the boundaries of life and death. Good for older kids. (Chapter book).


Where is the Parthenon?
Roberta Edwards

Illustrated history of the Parthenon – Pericles plan to build the temple in the 5th century BC, Phidias gold covered statue of Athena and marble frieze sculptures, how the temple was constructed, Parthenon became a Christian church, Islamic mosque, and ruin over the centuries. (Chapter book)


where is the parthenon
ancient greece and the olympics  
Ancient Greece and the Olympics
(Magic Tree House Fact Tracker)
Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Osborne

Meet the ancient Greeks and find out about the first Olympic games. Daily life, religion and gods, school and sports, architecture and art. Packed with historical illustrations and photographs. (Easy reader)



Follow a path through mazes of Greek mythology – gods, heroes, fantastic creatures, Trojan War, Odysseus adventures, visit a palace, temple, houses, stadium. Explore the world of ancient Greece, detailed explanatory notes, good for older kids. (Activity book)


greek myths and mazes
greeking out  
Greeking Out
Kenny Curtis, Jillian Hugles, J. Espila

Fun retelling of 20 different Greek myths – Gods vs Giants, flying Pegasus, greedy Midas, Minotaur, magic Circe, Heracles "G.O.A.T." and more. Plus fun facts (Greek food, different monsters, powerful women), guide to the characters (and how to pronounce them). Good for older kids. (Illustrated chapter book)

Based on the podcast by National Geographic Kids.


This is Greece
M. Sasek

Greece, old and new – views of the Acropolis, the mighty Parthenon in a "sea of marble," Temple of the Olympian Zeus, the largest temple in Greece, Corinth Canal, Lion Gate at Mycenae, sacred Delphi, cliffside monasteries in Thessaly, windmills and snow-white streets of Mykonos, and more. Whimsical illustrations capture the panoramic history of Greece, this is a classic.
(Picture book)


This is Greece kids books
Agatha Rodi, Fotini Tikkou

Spend the day in Greece. Kalimera - Good morning, for breakfast eat sweet loukoumades, count geese in the park, go to the open air market (Laiki Agora), time for lunch with stuffed peppers, stories by Yiayia (grandmother), at the end of the day, it's time to say good night - Kalinixta. Lots of fun details. (Board book)


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