- Plan a babymoon in Greece for ultimate relaxation before your due date.
- Most babymoons in Greece are safe and trouble-free, but you should talk to your doctor first to confirm the logistics and eliminate any worries you have about traveling.
- There are lots of ways to get to Greece and travel around. Pick the one that will be most comfortable for you during your pregnancy.
- Whether you opt for the Greek islands or the Greek mainland, there are many wonderful destinations close to excellent modern medical facilities.
What better time to indulge in a trip to the destination of your dreams than right before you become a parent?
It is often not easy to enjoy your pregnancy calmly and in tranquility. Anxiety, insecurities, aches, and many organizational issues accompany this unique chapter of your life.
To escape all that, a break is all you need. Below, you will find all the information you need to plan the perfect babymoon in Greece.
From advice on what to bring with you and how to travel to the best places to visit, we have you and your precious baby bump covered.
How to prepare for your Greek babymoon
After deciding to visit Greece on a babymoon, the first thing you need to do is go to your gynecologist for a check-up. Next up, you should verify your due date. You don’t want labor to sneak up on you during your vacation.
Also, make sure to take any supplements and vitamins recommended by your doctor. Additionally, bring with you any medication -such as painkillers- that you may need. You may also check you have had all the necessary vaccinations.
Last but not least, when booking your babymoon, you should plan the trip in such a way as to have the shortest possible travel duration. Long journeys that last more than 4 hours involve the risk of deep vein thrombosis due to long hours of immobility.
What to pack for your babymoon in Greece
Whether you travel or not, your doctor will recommend that you wear comfortable clothes throughout your pregnancy. As a result, it goes without saying that comfort and safety beat looks -or anything else for that matter- when traveling pregnant. Therefore, you should always wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes.
Especially during the summertime, you must consider the extreme heat Greece deals with. For that reason, you should pack lightweight clothes that won’t give you a heatstroke and don’t take up much space. Such clothing includes sundresses. It is essential to prefer cotton or linen clothes in light colors. These will be able to reflect the sun’s rays.
At the same time, especially if you’re visiting the best Greek islands for couples, you must make sure to pack a light jacket to avoid being cold at night. The islands are infamously windy even in the middle of summer.
Regardless of whether you are a fan of heels or not, pregnancy is not the best time to wear them. In Greece, particularly in the Cycladic islands, heels are discouraged. The cobblestone alley makes walking in sportswear difficult, let alone high heels.
To keep yourself cool and comfortable, if you’re visiting Greece in summer, we highly advise you to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, and a big hat; the bigger, the better. Likewise, if you’re visiting the country during winter, bring with you a set of warm gloves and a beanie to keep the cold away.
How to get to Greece on a babymoon
To have the time of your lives before dealing with a newborn, you much first reach your dream destination. Reaching the country while pregnant is also a part of the trip you must safely plan when visiting Greece.
Before kicking off the list of things to watch out for, we should let you know that our favorite way of travel is by airplane. In addition to being much faster and more comfortable than driving, airplanes are also the safest mean of transport. That stands true whether you are pregnant or not.
If you choose to fly to Greece on a plane, you should keep in mind the following:
- Firstly, and most importantly, let the staff know that you’re pregnant during check-in or boarding. You must be a priority to them. Additionally, you may need a helping hand to carry your suitcase or generally assist you throughout your flight. You’re growing a person inside your belly, there is no shame in asking for help.
- Make sure to walk up and down the airplane every few hours -or sooner- to avoid blood clots. This way you’ll also avoid your body getting numb from inaction.
- Airplane bathrooms are not ideal. Especially for the germaphobes out there. However, it is much better to go to the toilet as soon as you feel like you need to. Holding it in can lead to urinary tract infections. Just follow the rules of hygiene and keep disinfectants on you, and you’ll have nothing to worry about.
- Make sure to always have your seatbelt on just to be on the safe side of caution. Turbulence is always a possibility, so protect yourself from any unnecessary hardship.
- It is common knowledge that flying across the sky tends to have a dehydrating effect on your body. For that reason, keep in mind to stay hydrated throughout your flight. Opt for water instead of a soft drink, and your body will be thanking you.
- If you suffer from nausea, ask the flight attendants for vomit bags and keep them by your side. Even if you don’t actually use them, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you can if need be.
- You can also ask the flight attendants for a blanket and a pillow. That way, you will create the most comfortable environment possible for you and your baby.
If you plan on reaching Greece by car, you must always wear a seat belt. It is also necessary to take frequent breaks, ideally every hour at most, to get out of the car and walk a little. Finally, of course, it is easily understood that you should avoid traveling alone at all costs!
On the occasion that you opt for traveling to Greece by boat, there are also a few other things to consider. First and foremost, you should ask your ob what anti-nausea medication you could take if needed. In addition, you must make sure that the ship you plan on boarding has a doctor or nurse on board.
If you are going on a Greek cruise, choose one that will make frequent stops in cities with modern medical facilities. You must be very careful with the food and drinks you consume during the trip. Try to prefer well-cooked fresh food, drink bottled water, and wash your hands often.
Regardless of the means of travel, you choose to reach Greece, make sure to drink loads of water. Moreover, be comfortably dressed and remain calm.
If you live within the European Union, obtain the European Health Insurance Card. That way, you’ll be covered in case of an emergency from your insurance company, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
Is it safe to travel to Greece when pregnant?
Greece is a perfectly safe country to travel to during your pregnancy. Specific vaccinations are not required in our country. However, if you are under some personal medication, bring it with you.
It is in your best interest to choose a famous Greek island, or just a popular tourist destination in general, while you plan your babymoon in Greece. That way, you can be sure that the place you’re staying has a hospital and private clinics nearby to help you in case of an emergency. Medical attention is always your number one priority.
Don’t forget to always carry with you your pregnancy monitoring card. From it, one can obtain the gestational age, the laboratory tests you have undergone, and other relevant information that can prove to be of vital importance.
Which month is best for a babymoon in Greece?
Pregnancy is a unique period in a woman’s life, which must be taken into account in every activity. Travel is not forbidden, but it is preferred to be avoided in some cases and during specific months.
Although it is a depressing thought, you should realize that you’re a member of the ‘high-risk group’ during pregnancy. So while both your physical and mental health before pregnancy may have been excellent, you are vulnerable during pregnancy to risks that you wouldn’t have even spared a second thought at before.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the safest time to travel is the second trimester during the 18-24 weeks. Then, the risk of premature rupture of membranes -water breakage- or premature birth is more negligible.
On the other hand, during the third trimester of your pregnancy, you are better off avoiding travel due to difficult access to medical care if deemed necessary. In any case, before planning a trip, you should consult your doctor, and they will guide you.
The time you choose for your babymoon to take place depends not only on the stage of pregnancy you’re at but also on the weather conditions of your host country.
In Greece, summertime can be exhausting for pregnant women due to the intense heat that takes over, especially during the high season months from the middle of June to late August. Therefore, it is best to avoid those months, or if you’re determined to travel during that time, you must come prepared -mentally and physically.
The best time to visit Greece for a babymoon, in our opinion, is spring and autumn. Specifically April, May, early June, September, and early October. During that time, the weather is warm but mild, the natural landscape is in full bloom, and the tourist crowds are not as massive. But the colder months can be a more relaxing and authentic time to explore, especially in some of the best winter honeymoon destinations in Greece.
Where is the best destination for a babymoon in Greece?
Greece is a beautiful and safe country, and as a result, you can go wherever you want. That being said, as we’ve already mentioned above, deserted places in the middle of nowhere may not be the best option. To be safe, you need to choose large islands or cities equipped with hospitals and medical centers. Such destinations are Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini, Corfu, and northern Crete, to name a few. For more inspiration, check out our guide to Greek island vacations.
Before arriving, make sure to know where all the medical centers that can be of any use to you lie. It would be best if you were prepared at all times.
What is the best way to get around
Squeezing yourself in public transportation doesn’t sound ideal, even if you don’t have a baby in your belly. Being pregnant, however, makes taking public transportation a nightmare you should avoid at all costs. In addition to being uncomfortable, you run the risk of coming in contact with thousands of germs, and after the coronavirus, we all know how dangerous that is.
On the other hand, relying on taxis to get around will eat into your Greece honeymoon costs a lot, which is again not ideal. However, you can save all that money for things to spend on your baby. If you don’t plan on renting a vehicle with your partner, the best way to move around is by booking a private transportation service.
It may not be the most affordable option. However, it is the safest and most comfortable one. You will be rid of all the stress of having to sort out the best way to reach a place, and you’ll be taken wherever you want to go quickly, easily, and luxuriously; three priceless elements. An alternative would be to skip public transport altogether and do a romantic road trip in Greece.
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What should I avoid on a Greece babymoon?
While there is no doubt that your babymoon in Greece will be everything you’ve hoped for and then some, there are a few things you need to avoid.
Avoid trying food that yοu’ve never tried before. The culinary culture of your host country may be an integral part of its culture. However, now is not the time to experiment with food. You don’t want to upset your stomach or discover a new allergy.
Don’t give in to peer pressure. As long as you have a baby in the oven, you are the only thing that matters. So listen to your body, and don’t let anyone else’s desires determine your day. For example, the locals will probably force you to eat until you feel sick. Turn them down politely. You know best.
Avoid the heat by choosing the early morning hours or after twilight for your adventures. Keep your clothes loose and light, and always carry with you bottled water. Additionally, wear a hat and suncream to avoid sunburns. During the dead of summer, broad daylight in Greece is only suitable for swimming.
Stay away from the crowds. Of course, that is a matter of preference, but you’re more likely to feel overwhelmed by large crowds. Try visiting less touristy places and regions of Greece and always prefer a time of day that is not busy. Knowing when and where to go goes a long way. If you’re unsure, ask the locals. They’ll happily share their wisdom with you.
Do not take any medication without consulting your doctor first. Understandably, a nagging headache is not ideal. However, entering a pharmacy and buying the first painkiller you see, even if you’ve never taken it before, is not the way to go. Instead, keep calm, call your doctor, and they’ll tell you exactly what you need to do and buy.
Don’t let a Greek grandmother talk you into their home remedies. When visiting Greece, you’re bound to stumble upon an old lady trying to share her tips on an uncomplicated pregnancy. Although it is doubtful they are dangerous at any level, you never know, and it’s just not a risk worth taking.
Avoid swimming in the pool. Not only is swimming not dangerous, but it is also strongly recommended for pregnant women. However, you can’t know if a pool is clean and not a source of bacteria. So instead, you can swim all you want in the crystal clear waters of the sea Greece is known for across the world. Just make sure the water is not too cold, there are no waves, and you’ll be good. It’s much more fun than a pool anyway.
Avoid choosing accommodation that doesn’t boast easy access. Although now you may think you’ll be too excited to even think about rest, it is, in fact, highly probable to need to return to your room. That’s why your room needs to be in a central spot and easily accessible to avoid making your life difficult.
What makes Eros+Psyche babymoons unique
You want your babymoon to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience from which you’ll have stories to tell for the rest of your life. To achieve such an exceptional trip, all you have to do is trust the right people.
The Eros & Psyche babymoon itineraries are carefully designed by experts who aim to show you the essence of Greece. We have made it our top priority to offer you luxurious experiences. We want to allow you to appreciate the beauty of your trip while having the element of stress eliminated.
For that reason, our itineraries include services and amenities that cater to the couple’s needs for romance and comfort. Such are a variety of spa treatments -including couples massages- and breakfast in bed. To elevate your stay on a different level, we can also offer room upgrades to make you feel on top of the world.
What’s more, there are additional services that aim to satisfy the needs of a pregnant woman. Such are the pregnancy body pillows, available upon request, and the late checkout options. We want to make your babymoon the most memorable trip of your life; you always come first!
Last but not least, by picking one of our babymoon itineraries, you will enjoy keepsake gifts, such as a gift basket with baby-related items. We want to show our appreciation to you. We also want to make sure that you take with you souvenirs from Greece along with fond memories.
Suggested babymoon itineraries
Greece has an abundance of spectacular regions that can serve as a solid destination for a babymoon. Therefore, narrowing down your options and creating Greece honeymoon itineraries is more complicated than it sounds. Regardless, we have accumulated three babymoon itinerary suggestions that can satisfy even the most demanding visitors.
With the Babymoon 9-Day Trip to Athens, Paros & Naxos, you will get to admire the urban excellence of Athens. You will marvel at thousand-year-old exhibits across its archaeological sites, taste the renowned local cuisine, and get introduced to the capital’s picturesque neighborhoods.
Then, you will get to admire the beauty of the Cyclades with a visit to two family-friendly islands, Paros and Naxos. Both will blow you away with their looks and richness in culture.
On the Babymoon 9-Day trip to Athens, Mykonos & Santorini, you will once again have the opportunity to explore the Greek capital in all of its glory, This time. However, your next stops will include the two most popular Greek islands belonging to the Cycladic complex.
Known for their vibrant lifestyle and unmatched wine production, Mykonos and Santorini will give you the authentic Greek island experience with a touch of cosmopolitan glamor.
Last but not least, with the Babymoon 10-Day trip to Athens & Thessaloniki, you will explore both the capital and co-capital of Greece. You will get the chance to take advantage of the big-city benefits and the liveliness of their locals.
Additionally, you will get insight into the country’s heritage and the modern everyday life of its people. You will achieve this through fun, fascinating and educational tours and activities that will ensure not a second of your precious time gets wasted.
If you don’t want the hassle of moving your bags and changing accommodation, why not do some day trips to the best couple-friendly islands near Athens?
By embarking on a babymoon in Greece, you’ll make a memorable part of your life even more blissful. Traveling to our sun-drenched country along with your partner and your unborn child will be one of the best decisions of your life.
Enjoy the sun, the sights, and the unmatched ambiance of Greece during the best period of your life. To have the smoothest possible babymoon in Greece, speak with our expert honeymoon planners. We guarantee that once you visit Greece, you will make a promise of returning with your baby in your arms before even boarding the plane home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat feta when pregnant in Greece?
It’s safe to eat feta in Greece as long as it is pasteurized. Confirm this at the restaurant before you order.
Also, be aware that traditional feta has a high salt content, so you should consider what you choose to eat the rest of the day.
Is Greece a good place to take a baby?
If you already have little ones, they will have a fantastic time in Greece. Greece is a great place to take a baby.
The locals love kids and nothing will be too much trouble for them. It’s also a very clean country with lots of family-friendly beaches and outdoor spaces.
Why is a babymoon important?
It isn’t about the baby, instead a babymoon is about intimate time together before your little one arrives. It’s your last chance to relax and enjoy intimacy without the stresses of parenthood.