What to Wear in Greece

The Parthenon, Athens in March

The Parthenon, Athens in March

Kos in May

Kos in May

Crete in June

Crete in June

Exploring Corinthian ruins, June

Exploring Corinthian ruins, June

Trekking in the Cyclades, June

Trekking in the Cyclades, June

Santorini in July

Santorini in July

Santorini restaurant, July

Santorini restaurant, July

Elias beach, Mykonos, in August

Elias beach, Mykonos, in August

Halkidiki, in September

Halkidiki, in September

Santorini in September

Santorini in September

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General Style Tips

  • 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.

What Shoes To Pack

  • The roads are often unmade and stony so comfy closed flats are a must for anywhere away from the main towns (try Hotter shoes, they provide total comfort and look great too).
  • Wearing high heels when sightseeing is generally impractical anywhere, but note that at historic sites such as the Acropolis they are actually banned to reduce the risk of damage to the ancient monuments.

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.

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.
  • For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.

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 :) Download for iPad/iPhone or Android

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 Go! Filtered Water Bottle - fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
  • Look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee - it protects against loss, theft and damage.
  • 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).
  • If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack - it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized.
  • 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.

Last updated 16 December 2016.

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Pack Light

  • Less luggage to carry
  • Save time packing and unpacking
  • Save money on baggage fees

Pack Right

  • Respect local cultures
  • Feel comfortable and confident
  • Suitable outfits for all occasions

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to help you pack with confidence and stay safe, secure and comfortable.

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