Get ready to embark on a stylish adventure to the sun-drenched paradise of Greece. Whether you’re exploring the ancient ruins of Athens or the idyllic beaches of Santorini, this Mediterranean gem offers a perfect blend of history, culture and relaxation. From key accessories to comfortable clothing, our guide reveals all you’ll need to unleash your inner Greek god or goddess. Read on for more details about what to pack for Greece. 

Copies of Key Documents and Cash

Wherever your Greek getaway is set to take you, we recommend packing a few essentials. It’s best to take copies of your passport, driving licence and other important information when travelling through Greece; and it’s always a good idea to take a mix of credit cards, debit cards and some cash - the local currency is the Euro.

Repellents and Remedies

Be sure to stock up on insect repellent, and remember to apply it regularly, especially if you plan to explore Greece’s lush landscapes or visit during the summer months. In addition to bringing your own personal medicines and treatments, it’s a good idea to pack a small first-aid kit filled with plasters, bandages and electrolyte tablets; it’s easy to end up dehydrated, especially if you’re out walking in the middle of the day. Greece is known for its delicious cuisine but it’s always throwing in some over-the-counter digestive aids to help with any potential stomach upsets – just in case.

Sun Protection

To protect yourself from the scorching Greek sun, pack a wide-brimmed hat, good quality sunglasses and sunscreen with a high SPF (we always recommend factor 50 to be on the safe side). A reusable water bottle is another essential to stay hydrated throughout your adventures.

Camera, Memory Cards and Charger

Capture the stunning landscapes and ancient wonders of Greece with a good quality camera or smartphone. Don’t forget to pack extra memory cards and chargers to ensure you never miss a picture-perfect moment. Having a portable charger can be a lifesaver during long days of sightseeing. It’s also a good idea to take a universal power adapter to keep your devices primed.

The Winning Wardrobe

When deciding what to pack for Greece, the following clothes and accessories will ensure you’re dressed to impress at all times.

Effortlessly Chic Clothing

Greece is all about embracing the laidback Mediterranean lifestyle while simultaneously looking effortlessly chic. Pack lightweight and breathable fabrics like linen, cotton and silk to combat the scorching sun. Opt for loose-fitting shirts and shorts, or vests and skirts, to keep you cool and comfortable. Maxi dresses are ideal for day and night; they’re versatile and perfect for exploring ancient ruins or enjoying a romantic dinner overlooking the Aegean Sea. Tops and bottoms that can be easily mixed and matched will ensure you’re set for whatever adventures await, while a lightweight shirt or jacket will come in handy for cooler evenings or when visiting religious sites that require modest attire.

Several Swimwear Options

Greece is renowned for beautiful beaches that invite swimming and snorkelling, so packing the perfect swimwear is essential. Whether you’re lying on the sands of Mykonos or diving into the turquoise caves off Crete’s coast, it’s a good idea to pack a variety of swimwear options. Even if you’re staying inland, you’ll want to make the most of your hotel’s pools. Don’t forget to throw in a casual linen shirt, a sarong or a lightweight cover-up for strolling along the beach or grabbing a bite at a traditional taverna.

Footwear for All Eventualities

Exploring Greece requires comfortable yet fashionable footwear. Pack a pair of walking shoes or trainers for sightseeing and hiking. Sandals are a must-have for beach days and strolling through charming Greek villages. Opt for a pair of stylish leather sandals that can be dressed up or down to take you effortlessly from beach to bar.

Accessories to Complete the Look

Greece is known for its vibrant nightlife, so don’t forget to pack some stylish accessories. A statement necklace or a pair of earrings can really elevate evening outfits. Don’t worry too much if you forget to pop some in your case, you can always shop for these during your holiday; much of the jewellery on sale in Greece is hard to resist. Choose versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched with different outfits. A stylish beach bag is another must-have for carrying your essentials. Opt for a straw or canvas tote big enough to hold your sunscreen, towel and a good book. Additionally, a small cross-body bag or backpack will be perfect for exploring the bustling streets of Athens or the charming alleys of Corfu.

Now you know what to pack for Greece, you may feel inspired to add some finishing touches to your Grecian getaway. Our team are on hand to ensure your holiday hits all the high notes. Opa!

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