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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 in Zagorochoria, Greece Pirrion Boutique Hotel
Pirrion Boutique Hotel
Ano Pedina, 44007 Zagorochoria, Greece

Pirrion Boutique Hotel is located in the traditional village of Ano Pedina. Voidomatis River is 17 km away. The National Airport of Ioannina is 32 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Acropolis House
8.8 10
Acropolis House
6, Kodrou Str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Located in the heart of the historic center of Athens, Hotel Acropolis House is a 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square which can be easily access via metro or the X95 airport bus. The new Acropolis Museum and The Acropolis are within a 10-minute walk. Athens International Airport is at 39 km.

Hotel & Appartment in Patmos, Greece Pico Bello
9.1 10
Pico Bello
Grikos, 85500 Patmos, Greece

Built in a beautiful, traditional white and blue building, the family-run Pico Bello complex offers accommodation in spacious, bright studios just 50 m from the awarded Grikos beach. The distance from the main port of Patmos in Skala is 3.5 km, while Chora (Patmos town) is at 4 km. The property offers free transfer from/to the port upon request. Patmos island can be reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), Lipsi and Leros islands.


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