I'm getting a jumpstart on this, even though our trip isn't until next June. We will be headed to Santorini for my sister's wedding. I have traveled pretty extensively in Europe, including studying abroad, but this time we will be taking our son, who will be 18 months, along. We may be crazy for doing so, but don't really feel comfortable leaving him on another continent. Has anyone traveled to Greece with a toddler in tow?
We are in the very beginning of planning for the trip, but it will only include Santorini (arrive Thurs and leave Monday…wedding is Saturday) and Athens (arrive Monday and depart Thursday). We figure we will limit switching cities to make it less complicated.
A few questions I've thought of so far:
Hotels: (In Santorini, my sister is renting a house for everyone to stay in and they have a crib, so this pertains to Athens). Any recommendations on hotels that are family friendly and conveniently located? Also, when we book a room, would we ask for a double plus a crib or a triple and ask the other bed be a crib?
Also, we are looking into taking a boat from Santorini back to Athens, thinking our son may enjoy this more than another plane ride (we will be flying to Santorini to get there faster before the wedding). Any thoughts on ferry vs. hydrofoil?
I will be doing some research on trip advisor as well, but all of y'all were so helpful with questions for our trip to Ireland in 2012, I thought I would start here. Any other tips, sites, transportation information that you think may be helpful for these locations with an active toddler will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!!