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5 days, October, 1 baby, 1 Greek island, - which is best?

Twizel, New Zealand
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5 days, October, 1 baby, 1 Greek island, - which is best?

Hi All

We have just booked flights for a last minute trip through a number of countries, including Greece. We have 5 days to spend on one Greek island mid-October and are now trying to pick one!

We will have our 5 month old Son with us, so want to pick one island and take things easy - so partying, group tours, scuba and scootering are all out. Santorini seems to be most recommended but am interested to hear from others, especially those who have traveled the Greek islands with infants, and in this odd time of year.

Thanks for your input!

Devizes, United...
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1. Re: 5 days, October, 1 baby, 1 Greek island, - which is best?

Hi Matt

A couple of things to ask, where will you be coming from prior to Greece and where will you be heading for after Greece?

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2. Re: 5 days, October, 1 baby, 1 Greek island, - which is best?

Santorini would not offer the best of beaches (re your small son), and it might be a bit chilly in October.

Why not consider Crete ? Other options are the islands close to Athens, and not involving much time to transit there. Such as Poros, Agistri,

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3. Re: 5 days, October, 1 baby, 1 Greek island, - which is best?

With a 5month old baby i wish you luck and a hopefully peaceful journey wherever you choose.We have just returned on a 4hour flight and the baby and parents and other passengers had a real testing time of it.

I would make sure your well prepared for possible tantrums and have the patience of a saint.

Good Luck.

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4. Re: 5 days, October, 1 baby, 1 Greek island, - which is best?

I would go for Rhodes. Many beaches, hopefully warm sea and air temperatures and plenty to keep you busy in case of rain. Let's face it, October is a risky month for island vacations.

Twizel, New Zealand
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5. Re: 5 days, October, 1 baby, 1 Greek island, - which is best?

Hi

Thanks everyone for you feedback.

prior we are in Dubrovnik and afterwards we are in Rome. Short stop in Athens to see the Parthenon while we're at it :)

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