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Children and Infants in Corfu

Children and Infants in Corfu

  • Greece is a safe and relatively easy place to travel with children. It's especially easy if you're staying by the beach or at a resort hotel. However, the lack of decent playgrounds and other recreational facilities is a problem outside the resorts. Most village centres do have basic playgrounds (swings, slide, see-saw) but they are generally without safety features.

  • Hotels and restaurants are very accommodating when it comes to meeting the needs of children, although high chairs are a rarity outside resorts. The service in restaurants is normally very quick, which is great when you've got hungry children on your hands!

  • Fresh milk is readily available in large towns and tourist areas, but you'll do better trying to buy it yourself rather than relying on restaurants or bars, which seem to prefer to use tinned, condensed or heat-treated milk. Supermarkets and mini-markets stock it. Formula and baby food is available almost everywhere. Nappies and wipes are available in the larger supermarkets.

  • Mobility is an issue for parents with very small children. Pushchairs are fine in the main towns or resorts. However, they are hopeless on the beach, on rough stone paths and up steps, and a nightmare to get on and off buses. Backpacks or front pouches are best.

  • Hire-car companies will provide child seats on request.

  • A word of warning: Beaches are often gently sloping and shallow, but some shelve steeply. Be aware that, especially on the west coast, there are often strong currents. Children in the sea should be supervised at all times.

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