Santorini offers so many of opportunities for you to soak up some culture which is sure to fascinate the kids, from the formation of volcanoes to Greek mythology. So if you get a cloudy day, head to one of the island’s fascinating museums or world famous archaeology sites.
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you and put together a selection of the best activities in Santorini.
1. Visit a Church
Santorini is famed for its blue domed churches, so it’s worth stepping inside to see what treasures they hold. Orthodox metropolitan cathedral, fira. Plain, whitewashes interiors hides its ornate, gilded interiors. Or , Sunday mass is in both Greek and English, if you want a real immersion in the country’s traditions. Up a steep hill though!
2. Akrotiri Archaeological Site
This must see sight in Santorini is actually all undercover. These ruins belong to an ancient civilization that was buried by an earthquake in the middle of the second millenium BC and began to be excavated in 1867. The museum at this site was opened only a few years ago and reveals a number of buildings and artifacts that remained intact.
Address: Thera 847 00, Greece
Opening Hours: Open daily 8am – 3pm / 8pm (winter / summer)
3. Museum of Prehistoric Thira
The museum is compact but filled with interesting artefacts from Akrotiri. A perfect size for kids. And alternative is the Museum of Archaeology.
Address: Thera 847 00, Greece
Opening Hours: Open Weds to Mon 8:30am – 4pm
4. Naval Maritime Museum
Admire model ships, ancient maps and artefacts from sea-faring travels in this small maritime museum in Fira. Small, but worth a visit to escape the crowds and searing daytime heat. Closed on Tuesdays.
Opening Hours: Open Weds to Mon 10am-2pm and 5pm – 7pm
5. Atlantis Bookshop
This famous cave-like bookshop is stuffed, floor to ceiling with English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, and, of course, Greek literature, including children’s books. Considered one of the best looking bookshops in the world, you could spend at least an hour in here discovering your next read. A great activity in Santorini for families who want to hide from the sun for an hour or 2!
Address: Nomikos Street, Oía 847 02, Greece
Opening Hours: Open daily 12pm – 8pm
Visiting Santorini with your kids is the perfect opportunity for a fantastic Family Holiday. The stunning Greek Island has lots of restaurants which welcome children and a host of outdoor family activities.
At BabyBreaks, we have collated a shortlist of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Santorini without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Santorini for your next family break, just visit our different Santorini pages to find what this beautiful island has to offer.
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