How long was your stay?
How did you travel?
As a family
Tell us why you traveled to this destination.
Our daughter loves Greek mythology.
What was your itinerary?
Day 4- Explore Chania, drove to the mountains, stayed at Vamos Fabrica Farm Houses.
Day 5- Greek cooking class with Fabrica Farm owners; explore the farm and local town.
Day 6- Flight to Athens, explore the neighborhood, stayed at AirBnB.
Give us all the details! Tell us where you went and what you did on your trip.
Day 1 – Flew into Thessaloniki, a Greek port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Rented a car, started our journey and stopped at Mt. Olympus which is a highest mountain in Greece located in the Olympus Range on the border between Thessaly and Macedonia, about 80 km southwest from Thessaloniki. After a tired day, book rooms stayed at Koka Roka – a small B&B with a really nice owner.
Day 2 – Hiked Mt. Olympus, the route can pass through either the Christos Kakkalos Refuge or the Giosos Apostolidis Refuge, which are in proximity to one another. After that drive to Meteora, hosting one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos. After that stayed in Litochoro at Kallisto Traditional Guesthouse, a serviceable inn.
Day 3- Drove to Athens by Gate of Fire (scene of “300” battle), flight to Crete, The largest island in Greece, Crete is a diverse and vibrant land packed with ancient ruins, buzzing cities and breathtaking beaches. Many people come here for the sun, sea and sand yet the best things to do in Crete include much more than the standard package vacation. Arrived in Chania, the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, narrow streets and waterfront restaurants. Stayed at hostel Cocoon City Hostel, an amazing place with private rooms.
Day 4- Travelled through Chania, drove to the mountains, stayed at Vamos Fabrica Farm Houses– an amazing organic farm stay with the most amazing owners, to taste local products and traditional cuisine and to get to know locals’ everyday life.
Day 5- Greek cooking class with Fabrica Farm owners; explore the farm and local town, and to get familiar with agriculture, nature, to get involved in the rural activities, where you can participate, entertain and feel the joy of discovery and knowledge!
Day 6- Booked flight to Athens, the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece. explore the neighborhood, Arived in Athens and stayed at AirBnB.
Day 7- Explored the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the National Archaeological Museum is the National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the greatest museums in the world and contains the richest collection of Greek Antiquity artifacts worldwide.
Would you recommend this trip to a friend?
What was the highlight of your trip?
Greek cooking class at Vamos Fabrics Farm & working from Cacoon City Hostel while the kids slept off jet lag 🙂
If you were to take this trip again, is there anything you would add or do differently?
We went in March, which was great because there were no crowds. It was much cooler than we planned so no need for a convertible rental car and more need for sweatshirts!
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