We stumbled across amazing airfare from the States to Athens next April (holy week, but not Orthodox holy week). We have accommodations for 7 nights in Athens. After doing some more research, it may have been nice to spread out the stays to an island, but such is life and I'm not going to let wouldashouldacouldas decrease our chance for adventure.
Our kids will be 9 and 11, and very hardy travelers, so I'm not necessarily looking for "kid-friendly" activities per se, but I do realize there's only so many ruins that they can handle without some age-appropriate context.
I'm looking at a family-friendly day trip to Delphi, and we may just download the Rick Steves audotours of the Acropolis and museum to save on money. Do you think this would be sufficient, or would it be better to have a guide to cater more towards younger audiences? I have a feeling it could all be overwhelming.
Also, I want us to experience the gorgeous waters - I've been seeing that April is a bit cool for swimming, but I was considering a boat tour that went to small lagoons over the course of the day. While geared towards swimming, would something like that be worthwhile for beauty alone, or would we be better off finding a lookout somewhere and enjoying dinner and a sunset overlooking a beach? Would a ferry trip to Aegina give us a taste of the Mediterranean along the same lines, and then spend a day in the town there, instead of the whole day on a boat in different locations?
In the past, we've done well to only have 2-3 planned days, and then the rest is just for wandering aimlessly and relaxing.
I know this post is fairly vague, but I'm just in the early stages of planning, and trying to narrow down the AMAZINGLY diverse options that are there, while still getting the most out of our trip. My googling has become redundant, so I need help from those who have been there! Thank you so much for any suggestions or opinions.