Summer 2019 - Family Experiences & Guided Tours For Kids
Tour #1 - Life After the Ice Age: New Beginnings & Opportunities (at the Archaeological Museum of Volos)
This guided tour specifically designed for families with kids (8-14) explores life in the Bay of Volos after the last Ice Age. Kids discover fun facts about life in the early villages and use their imagination to understand art and architecture. Your guide sparks intriguing questions and conversations as children make the connections between life in antiquity and today.
Duration: 1 hour
Tour #2 – Building Family Memories (at the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum, Volos)
This kid-friendly guided tour of the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum is a great way for your children to have fun while learning something new. The Museum, located in the Historic District of Volos is a rare example of a surviving industrial complex in Greece transformed into a modern interactive museum. Demonstrated inside are the methods and processes involved in making a variety of bricks and tiles used in the country during the last century. Real steam engines, rail cars, operating models, interactive displays, and the huge Hoffman kiln will create for your family an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 1 hour
Tour #3 – The Pelion Experience (starting at the Ano Lechonia train station)
Hop on the Little Train of Pelion and enjoy a ride on the mountain of the mythical Centaurs. As you experience the quick landscape shifts and delight in the view of peaceful beaches and lush gorges, your guide will explain everything you see (old bridges, traditional mansions, the Olive Museum, etc.), engage your children with the ancient myths from Pelion, and share with your family the exciting story of the Little Train. Arriving at the village of Milies, enjoy a tour of the picture-perfect train station and the church of the Archangels (mid-18th century) with its unique architectural secrets and fascinating wall paintings.
Duration: 3 hours
NOTE: Guests must obtain tickets for the train ride (we can help you with purchasing your tickets). Round trip ticket costs 18 euros. Round trip ticket for children (age 4-12) costs 10 euros. One-way ticket is 10 euros and for children is 6 euros. If one-way tickets are preferred, we can make arrangements for your return transportation (taxi, mini bus, etc.).
Each tour is customized specifically to your children’s interests and age. The Guided Tours for Kids are not available on Tuesdays.