Greece with a Baby or Toddler


There are so many great islands in Greece. You can opt for a package holiday or you can book independently and visit more than one island.

There are some fantastic options on the mainland also. You could also incorporate another country in your trip for example Italy or Turkey which can both be reached by boat from Greece. Don’t try to fit too much in if you are staying for a week or 2 as travelling around with a baby or toddler can be stressful.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, boasting spectacular scenery and beaches with sparkling turquoise water. It’s well known for its ancient historical and cultural sites. There are plenty of family-friendly apartments and hotels too, most with cots available on request and many with kids pools. Corfu is said to be the most beautiful Greek island, but it is also one of the busiest. You may want to steer your little ones clear of the well-known Kassiopi resort, popular with watersports enthusiasts and clubbers. Paleokastritsa is a beautiful cove with a backdrop of green hills, excellent for luxury-yacht spotting. For good sandy beaches, head to spots such as Agios Georgios, the busier Acharavi, Sidari, Glyfada or Agios Stephanos. Rhodes and Kos are further south and are great options for family holidays. From here, you can even take day trips to Turkey. There is a hydrofoil which reaches Bodrum from Kos Town in just 20 minutes. From Rhodes you can travel to Marmaris for a day or even for a few days.

When travelling to Greece, research the area that you are staying and find out exactly where your accommodation is based. There are some steep hills on some of the islands such as Santorini (which also has loads of steps), which are hard work with a stroller. Apartments in tourist spots may be closer to restaurants and nightclubs than you would like and might be noisy at night. Find out about local events too as many villages have festivals during the summer with parades, dancing, music and food.