Ecotourism in Greece with your Children
Family road trips in the unique ecosystem of mainland Greece
The heart of the Greek ecosystem and natural life, mainland Greece, is rich in biodiversity and wildlife, a perfect place for ecotourism in Greece with your children. Embracing virgin forests and important wetlands for migratory and predatory birds, protected by the RAMSAR Convention and the Natura 2000 Network, the regions of Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace are the crossroads of important water corridors, as well as cultural routes.
From the years of Alexander the Great and the Roman Via Egnatia to the footsteps of St. Paul the Apostle and the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, the area reverberates the sounds and colors of multiple cultures. Traveling with kids in mainland Greece is a timeless family “safari” in Greece’s wildlife and history along and across water paths.
MAMAKITA itineraries include kid-friendly activities in rivers, such as Nestos and Evros; boat trips in lakes, such as Kerkini and Prespes; bird-watching in wetlands, such as Vistonida-Ismarida and the Messolonghi-Etoliko lagoon; hikes in forests, National Parks and authentic villages. MAMAKITA will also provide you with a large selection of family-friendly guided tours to explore the history, wild life, the local life and economy of Northern Greece, Macedonia and Thrace; Epirus, Zagori and Tzoumerka mountains; the region of Meteora and the city of Thessaloniki with an emphasis on sustainable travel and environmental awareness in a fun and creative manner.
To plan this trip, contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form.
We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.
Zagori and Meteora
Natural wonders (7 days)
Ideal for shoulders seasons and for families with school age kids and teenagers, Zagori villages and stone bridges of Epirus, Vikos Gorge, the second deepest in the world, with an ecosystem of 1.700 species of plants and 182 species of animals, Ioannina city and lake, photogenic Meteora, hiking and mushroom hunting, tasting of local products.
Kerkini lake to Evros Delta (7 days)
Ideal for shoulders seasons and for families with school age kids and teenagers, family friendly eco tours and hiking in springs, caves, waterfalls, forests, boat trips in Kerkini lake, wine tourism in Drama, kid-friendly activities in adventure park, visit Thessaloniki, Kavala, Xanthi, Alexandroupoli
The flower of Salt
Western Greece (5 days)
Ideal for shoulders seasons and for families with school age kids and teenagers, explore the salt lakes and the National Park of Messolonghi-Etoliko Lagoons of lower flow, of Acheloos and Evinos rivers delta and of Echinades islands, the largest Greek wetland, taste bottarga, and visit Messolongi, Trihonida lake, Nafpaktos.
12 Gods & Muses
Olympus Mountain (5 days)
Ideal for shoulders seasons and for families with school age kids and teenagers, Olympus and Pieria mountains, authentic villages, hiking, rivers and waterfalls, Enipeas gorge, visit Ancient Dion.
Macedonia jewel (5 days)
Ideal for shoulders seasons and for families with school age kids and teenagers, explore wildlife, visit a wolf and bear refuge, bird watching and photo tours in Prespes lakes, visit Nymfeo, Florina, Kastoria, Thessaloniki.
Tzoumerka Mountains (4 days)
Ideal for shoulders seasons and for families with school age kids and teenagers, hiking and river activities, such as rafting in the unexplored mountains and the authentic villages.