Top style tips for Greece
- The same advice applies pretty much throughout mainland Greece and her many islands – travel light, and we mean really light.
- Avoid anything too smart – Greece really is very casual.
- Wear plenty of sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), a sunhat and sunglasses.
- If you take a boat trip you may find there's a cool breeze out on the water. The sun will be extra strong too and you may not have much cover. A sarong or t-shirt will give protection from both – and don't forget your hat.
- If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.
Pack for the weather
- It gets hot hot hot in the summer months of June, July, August and September so pack plenty of sunscreen, a sunhat and sunglasses.
- Most rain falls in November, December, Janaury and February, when Athens can be colder and windier than you might expect. A light sweater, raincoat and small travel umbrella may be useful at this time.
- We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂
Clothing tips for women
- For the evenings again keep it light and simple; lightweight Capri pants or skirt with a cotton shirt, or a sundress, all work well with flip flops. We love the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range – using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.
- A few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry will transform any outfit.
- If you go on a trip that involves a visit to a Monastery, if you are not covered up correctly they will issue you with something that may not be to your taste; so just make sure that you have a wrap or pashmina with you to cover your shoulders and legs.
- The leather RedDog BagPod is a really versatile and stylish bag that can be used from day to evening. Wear it over the shoulder or convert it to a clutch, or use it to keep your belongings and travel documents tidy and easy to find
Clothing tips for men
- If you go on a trip to a Monastery, if you are not covered up correctly they will issue you with something that may not be to your taste; so just make sure that you wear longer pants to cover your legs.
- If you're looking for versatile and stylish beachwear, try the Madda Fella range of shirts, shorts, polos and swimwear.
Regions of Greece
Other things to pack
- A lightweight day sack or beach bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
- If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
- To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
- Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! Fridge magnets with pictures of Greek landscapes are popular buys, or look out for handmade leather sandals. If you opt for honey, olive oil or ouzo remember you will need to pack them in checked-in luggage to comply with liquid restrictions.