Educational Trips to Greece

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When it comes to extending the learning beyond the classroom, Greece is a real front runner. A treasure trove of ancient ruins, magnificent monasteries and fascinating museums - not to mention the seriously cool mythologies and tales of fearsome gods - educational trips to Greece are guaranteed to make an impression on your youngsters.

Ancient Athens, the country's capital (and one of the oldest cities in the world) is a great place to kick-start your Greek educational journey. There are so many sites to see that it can be hard to know where to start. Fear not, we'll pair you up with an expert guide who will take you on a tour of the key sites - including the Acropolis archaeological site with its impressive Pantheon and vast amphitheatre , as well as the more off-the-beaten-path highlights. There will be lots of learning for your little ones along the way with fun quizzes and foodie treats to keep them on their toes.

Beyond Athens, Epirus and Meteora are well worth a visit. In Epirus, take a tour of the regional capital, Ioannina, which is home to fascinating Byzantine and Ottoman architecture and then hop across to Meteora where you can marvel at the mighty monasteries perched atop steep-sided pinnacles - a truly exceptional site - and learn about the history behind them. The Cyclades islands, too, are high up on our list for an educational trip to Greece. Home to charming churches, sugar-cube villages and more ancient relics, the islands of Naxos and Paros are firm favourites at Original Travel, plus they also provide a healthy dose of hedonism to balance out the education element with exceptional food and a coastline for lazy beach days.

The learning isn't limited to just history either. Head to the Danai Beach Resort in Halkidiki to learn all things Greek - from dancing and cooking to the language itself - or spend some time on the island of Spetses where you can master the art of beekeeping with a professional apiarist and discover how this sweet treat has been enjoyed since before the ancient Greeks.

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