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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

Studio & Appartment in Fourni Ikarias, Greece Studio Bilios
Studio Bilios
Main street, Fourni, 83400 Fourni Ikarias, Greece

Studio Bilios is located in the centre of Fourni, just a 2-minute walk from the beach. Fourni Port is only a minute's walk away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Hellinis Hotel
7.9 10
Hellinis Hotel
177, Sygrou Avenue, 17121 Athens, Greece

Offering the view of the Acropolis, Hellinis Hotel is located 3.5 km from Syntagma Square and the center of Athens and it is a great choice for both leisure and business travelers. Piraeus port is at 6 km, while Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is at 39 km.

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
11th km of old road Heraklion-Rethimnon, Tílisos, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

The Arolithos Traditional Village Hotel is located in a complex of buildings representing traditional Cretan village 12 km away from Heraklion. The distance from the Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Heraklion is 15 km. The distance from the beach is 5 km.


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