Greece with a Baby or Toddler

Changing facilities are notably lacking in Greece so make sure you bring a portable changing mat or disposable changing pads/ mats.

Slings and Strollers

Ideally, you should bring a baby carrier and a stroller with you on a trip to Greece. Some parents recommend taking a sling/ baby carrier rather than a pushchair to negotiate difficult paths and cobbled streets. However, many of the restaurants do not provide high chairs which makes a stroller useful when you are eating and a stroller can be excellent when your baby needs a nap when you’re out and about so if possible, bring both. If you are bringing a sling/ baby carrier, bring a light one which will prevent over heating. If you are bringing a stroller, bring a parasol or a buggy shade.

Heat & Wind Protection

The heat and sunburn are the biggest concern for babies and small children. Hats, cool clothing that covers up limbs, and sun protection lotions with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 are a must for babies over 6 months. You cannot use SPF on babies under the age of 6 months so always keep them in the shade and bring long sleeved/ legged light clothing. On the beach, you might consider using a UV tent.

The winds can be intense in summer, especially in August and especially in the Cyclades. The wind blows from the north so beaches on the south coast of an island generally are the least blustery. Naxos in particular has a long string of protected beaches on it’s southwest coast. If you are going during this time a UV tent for the beach is handy as it will protect your child from the sun and will also stop sand from going into their eyes. For more on sun protection click here.


UV protected swimwear and light, long sleeved clothing are ideal for Greece as the sun can get very hot during the summer months. Plastic shoes are good when paddling or swimming, to protect against sea urchins as well as poisonous weever fish, which thankfully are rare. Swim nappies are another essential if you plan to take your child into the pool or sea and you can bring these or buy them in larger supermarkets or in some hotel shops (check with your hotel or tour operator in advance).


Electricity outlets in Greece are 220 volts AC, 50Hz and use round two-pin plugs.