Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

As any parent of teenagers knows, you’re only ever as happy as your least happy teen. That goes double for family holidays. We come to the rescue with a curated guide to some of the best teen-pleaser experiences in Athens, no matter what mood you’re up against.

By Amanda Dardanis

If your Teen Needs to Burn off Steam

Olympic Games Workout

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Courtesy: Adventure Park

Malakasa Adventure Park

Water Sports on the Athens Riviera

Courtesy: Yasurfaki

Courtesy: Aquapolis


If your Teen is into Mind Games

Turn their world on its head at the Museum of Illusions.

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

If your Teen is into Street Culture

Latraac Skate Park

Athens Street Art Tour

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

Food Segway Tour

If your Teen Hates Being Outside

Athens Pinball Museum

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

Limba Rage Room

The perfect rainy day activity for hormonal teens. At this downtown rage room they can vent to their heart’s content—with no consequences (limba in Greek means “total destruction”). First step: choose from a menu of smashables—anything from old mobile phones, computer monitors, plates or TV sets. Next, pick an inspiring soundtrack, put on protective overalls, visor and gloves, and let rip for as long as you like with your weapon of choice (most go for baseball bats). There’s no need for guilt: everything comes from a local recycling centre and the debris is returned afterwards. An incredibly cathartic and liberating experience, especially for teens raging against the machine.