Mediterranean Europe in detail

Travel with Children

Despite a dearth of child-friendly sights and activities, the Mediterranean is a great place to travel with children. Kids are universally adored and are welcome just about everywhere.

  • You should have no problems finding baby food, formulas or disposable nappies.
  • Remember that shop opening hours might be different from those at home, so if you run out of nappies on Saturday afternoon you could be in for a messy weekend.
  • Most car-rental firms have safety seats for hire at a nominal cost, but it's essential you book them in advance. The same goes for high chairs and cots – they're available in most restaurants and hotels, but numbers will be limited.
  • Don't overdo it on the beach – the Mediterranean sun is strong and sunburn is a risk, particularly in the first couple of days.
  • For more information, see Lonely Planet's Travel with Children, or check out TravelWithYourKids ( or Family Travel Network (