Pick up books about Greek mythology from the gift shop at the Museum of Cycladic Art or the Acropolis Museum. Both have excellent cafés, too. There’s also a secret café on the rooftop of Public, overlooking the Parliament and National Garden; downstairs, you’ll find a great selection of children’s toys and books in various languages.
Grab your cameras and head to the Museum of Illusions for the funnest selfie spot in the city. Kids of all ages will love everything, from the “rotating room” to the “head on a plate.” There are also optical illusions, puzzles, and lots of mind-boggling paraphernalia to pick up from the store on your way out.
Prefer to stay seated? Take the Lycabettus Cable Car for the thrill of the ride and the magnificent view across Athens from the top of the hill. Kids will love racing back down through the forested trails on foot.
Top tip for parents: Get a day-pass for the tram and hop on and off at your leisure, exploring the scenic coastline from Palio Faliro to Voula.