Air Transat encourages Canadian families looking for adventure, leisure and history to take advantage of its travel options for discovering Greece and shares tips for a successful summer holiday in this mythical land.
Transat sells packages, tours and cruises where families can follow tried and true itineraries that come with a number of inclusions.
For example, families can book a stay at an all-inclusive hotel such as Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa, about 60 km from Athens, and combine it with a 3- or 4-night cruise on board the Celestyal Olympia. A Greece Your Way package allows families to tour the islands at leisure and mingle with locals. There are several hotels where guests can relax as well as use as a pied-à-terre to go and explore, like the Creta Maris Beach Resort in Crete.
With JUL and AUG being the ultimate peak for travel to Greece, Transat says MAY, JUN, SEP and OCT make great travel months to avoid crowds and higher rates. The temperatures are milder, yet still pleasant – and child-friendly for exploring cultural and historical sites.
With Air Transat, families automatically get free standard seat selection. This way, children 12 and under and their parents (or legal guardians) on the same booking sit together on board.
The airline's Kids Club – free for kids aged 2 to 11 -- has on-board surprises and gives mini-globetrotters a membership kit filled with travel goodies. On its transatlantic flights, the airline offers a Kids Meal -- mac and cheese served with apple sauce, cookies and juice.
As ways of getting the kids excited for the big Greek adventure, Air Transat recommends stimulating kids’ imaginations about the historical and cultural sites they will see, as well as counting down the days to takeoff on an official calendar and adding a Hellenic theme to the family menu.
Once in Greece, Transat says the capital city, Athens is "well worth exploring" for a few days before heading off to other popular destinations.
It's a city that younger visitors will enjoy, as they will feel like adventurers when see the historic monuments, says Transat. The capital also boasts eye-catching street art and the Hellenic Children’s Museum to captivate the kids.