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The Enchanted Forest Walking Tour For Children At Mt Imittos

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Duration

    2 hours

Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Materials for the creation of a herbarium
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Children hear all the myths, the legends and the facts about the animals and the plants of the forest
  • Nature-themed games will have them playing hands-on with the environment around them
  • There’s a visit to an 11th century Byzantine monastery for a touch of history
  • The guide will help the children put together their own herbariums

Overview

Let your children experience the weird and wonderful natural world and its magic as the guide takes you all on an enchanting walk through the mythical woods of Mt Imittos. See where the plants and animals have names and stories that go back thousands of years.

The wooded slopes of Mt Imittos to the east of the city are popular with Athenians escaping the urban sprawl for greener nature walks, as well as for foragers looking for sage or thyme or fresh wild greens to boil up for dinner. Your children’s guide will point out the plants that grow here (more than six hundred species), and give everyone the stories behind them, including the myths that have been told about certain plants to explain their names, characteristics or properties.

Included in this nature walk is a visit to the Kessariani Monastery, a gem of a Byzantine place of worship and study that is decorated with impressive 16th century wall-paintings, but your children will probably be more excited by the overall feeling of time-travel that comes with this massive old structure and its fairytale setting.

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    You can mention your preferred timeslot at the time of booking

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Kesariani Monastery. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Materials for the creation of a herbarium
  • Food or drinks
  • Hotel transfers
  • Entry fees

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

You can enjoy a more personalized experience as not more than 15 people are allowed in this tour.

The Monastery is closed on Mondays.

This tour is recommended for children. Parents will also find the activity interesting to join free of cost.

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