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Tips for travelling with kids

Greece ● 22 November 2016
 

Travelling with children can be a challenge because taking into account the kid's needs involves a lot more than just making toilet stops and carrying many suitcases. However, it is not something unachievable, but it requires organisation and discipline. If you are planning a trip to Greece with your children, read these tips and make your life easier.

Travelling with kids

Take your time

The kids love to explore every small detail, and they don't care about any limitations and hurry. Whether you are at the airport or sightsee, take extra time in order not to feel anxious.

Be prepared for the weather

The kids will be happier in a new environment if they are dressed comfortably according to the weather, and they don't feel cold or hot. With all the necessary gear available, they will be ready to explore the new world you show them.

The apps are your friend

Load your device (your smartphone or your tablet) with games and apps that your children love. These applications will keep them busy during the flight, the dinner or a conversation you want to make with your partner.

Have a first-aid kit

Children always seem to get ill on holidays. Maybe, the unhealthy food, the jet lag or the change in their environment are at fault, but the thing is it that you don't want to spend your vacations in a hotel room because your kid has fever. So, don't forget to have a kit with medicine, antiseptic wipes, plasters, and a thermometer.

Involve your older children in the planning

You might think that your teenager daughter or son spends the whole day on the internet, but this is not true. Older children are interested in new places, and sometimes, the only thing you have to do is to ask them about their opinion. They will not get bored if they feel that you are taking into account their wishes.

Write your mobile number

If you are going to travel through busy airports and crowded places, you should be very careful with your children. Write your mobile number on their arms in case they get lost.

Reward your child with presents

Small toys can function as a reward if your child stays quiet for a long time or during an important activity. You can give them delicious snacks, stickers or soft teddy-bears.

Plan ahead

That is the most important tip. Double-check the flight schedule, print your boarding passes at home, and be informed about the permitted items in your hand luggage. Don't do anything at the last minute.

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Chalkidiki, Greece Lagaria Hotel Apartments
Lagaria Hotel Apartments
Afitos, 63077 Chalkidiki, Greece

Lagaria Hotel & Apartments is located in a traditional village of Afitos within a 10-minute walk from the beach. Thessaloniki Airport is a 50-minute drive away and the lively center of Thessaloniki is at 87 km.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Ecoresort Zefyros
8.2 10
Ecoresort Zefyros
Agios Kirikos, 29090 Zakynthos, Greece

Surrounded by lush greenery and vineyards, Ecoresort Zefyros is located 6 km away from Zakynthos Town and 8 km away from Zakynthos International Airport.

Hotel in Chania, Greece Akasti Hotel
8.4 10
Akasti Hotel
Kalamaki, 73100 Chania, Greece

Akasti Hotel is located in Kalamaki, Chania, just a 5-minute walk from Kalamaki beach. Chania Town is approximately a 10-minute drive away. Souda Port is 13.8 km away while Chania International Airport is 19 km away.


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