Babymoon destinations - Greece
Greece is famed for its incredible history, culture and beaches in equal measure, making it perfect for babymooners.
At a glance
- If you're worried about the economy take a good credit card - just make sure you pay it off right away
- Greece is full of historical and cultural attractions
- Don't ignore the "no paper in here please signs"
Take a historical tour of the famous Acropolis in Athens and experience the traditional Greek Meze – a selection of little plates starting with dips right the way through to yummy charcoaled meats and fish – in one of the capital’s restaurants.
If you’re after more culture then Mount Olympus is a fantastic day out, while the area of Delphi is steeped in historical myth. For a romantic break away you can’t beat the Island of Santorini with its beautiful memorable sunsets. Watch from one of the hot beach spots or visit a café in the cobbled streets of the capital. If sickness isn’t an issue take to the sea and experience some Greek Island hopping, stopping over in Mykonos for a few non-alcoholic drinks.
Flight time from UK
On average, 4 hours based on departure from a South-East airport.
Passports and Visas
You don’t need a visa to enter Greece or any of its islands, but you’ll have to remember those passports for each member of the family.
Health and safety
Specific vaccines aren’t required for Greece, however it’s important that your ‘traditional’ immunisations such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are all up to date.
When to go
Greece, especially the mainland, gets very hot in the summer so if you want to explore the sites pick a spring month such as May. Beach resorts and islands also heat up so bear this in mind when booking.
Things to do
Explore Greece’s historical sites such as the Acropolis and Mount Olympus or bask in the sun on one of the country’s beaches. Worried about maternity swimwear? We’ve got it covered here.
The shaky economy has made some travellers nervous about Greece, but book through an ABTA agent, take a good credit card (always make sure you pay this off in full as soon as your statement comes through) and travel insurance and you should be fine.
Bounty team's top travel tips
In most hotels, café's and restaurants you cannot flush paper down the loos so watch out for this in your hotel room or you may end up with a bit of a blockage. If you can, hire a car and visit many of the mountain resorts the mainland and islands have to offer. The views are spectacular but you may need driving confidence to steer around some steep hairpin bends. Santorini is a beautiful island with stunning sunsets that’s bound to bring out your other half’s romantic side.
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