Summertime in Greece: Ultimate Packing Checklist

Packing for any trip can be hard, but what about Greece in the summer? Since activities range from lounging on the beach to hiking up a volcano, you’ll want to be prepared with options. To help you figure out what to make room for in your luggage, I put together this packing checklist with a handful of outfit ideas. There’s so much to see and do on your Greek vacation. I hope this helps you sit back, relax and enjoy that tzatziki and spanakopita. OPA!Β 

Santorini

SantoriniSantorini

The first thing you should know (and it’s probably an obvious one) is that Greece is friggin’ hot in the summertime. Don’t even bother packing jeans or pants unless they are loose and breathable. There are plenty of stylish outfit options that also provide comfort and will give you plenty of air. In Santorini I wore this loose flowing skirt and white crop top with gold sandals. Depending on what sort of activities you plan on doing while in Santorini, you’ll want to pack accordingly. We spent our time in Santorini exploring the town and visiting a winery, so I made sure to wear comfortable sandals that wouldn’t give me any blisters. I also recommend packing lots of blue and white items, as the colors will blend in perfectly with your surroundings!

Santorini Look


Mykonos

Mykonos Boat#FLOATY Pink Seashell
Mykonos is popularly known for its “summer party atmosphere” with endless beach views and beautiful turquoise waters. You will more than likely spend your time in Mykonos on the beach or out on the water, so you’ll want plenty of cute bathing suit options and a hat to protect your face and scalp from sunburn. I wore this LA Hearts one piece and an embroidered sun hat from Hats by Katz. I also packed my adorable Pink Seashell float from #FLOATY! You’ll need an air pump for your inflatable, and I highly recommendΒ this one from Amazon. It’s small, light and just cheap enough that you can ditch it at the end of your trip if you want. Don’t forget… in order to blow it up you will need the correct power plug adapters. You can get the ones that convert to Greek plugs on AmazonΒ HERE!

Mykonos Look

 

Athens & Olympia

Acropolis

If you’re visiting Athens or Olympia during your trip to Greece, make sure to pack comfortable outfits that your body can breathe in, along with plenty of sun hats and grip shoes. Why? Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece and is dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, such as the Acropolis. Same goes for Olympia, which was home to the ancient Olympic Games. Because you’ll be touring lots of historical sites and ruins, you should dress comfortably and practically. Many of the ruins in these locations have slippery marble, which is why wearing good shoes (and being careful) is a must. Nobody warned me about this ahead of time, but luckily I wore my most comfortable pair of sandals that day. I’d recommend going even further to avoid any trips or slips with something like a a cute metallic Birkenstock!

Athens & Olympia Look

 

For the Pool

Pom Pom Bikini

If you’re going anywhere in the Greek Islands during your trip, you will more than likely be having some sort of pool day. We traveled by cruise and were always at the pool during our sea days! I received countless questions on Instagram about where I got this adorable pom pom bikini, so here it is! Since the top is so cute and speaks for itself, I just paired it with a simple black skater skirt and a pair of my favorite sunnies.

Poolside Look

 

For the Plane Ride

Blue Domes Santorini

Depending on where you’re flying from, getting to Greece can be a long journey! I live in San Francisco and flew to Los Angeles first and then to Rome where the cruise departed from. You can expect to watch plenty of movies on the plane, but you’ll also want to be prepared with a good neck pillow, comfy layers, a sleeping eye mask and noise cancelling headphones so you can catch some zzz’s. If you’re looking for additional tips on how to survive an overnight flight, check out this blog post I wrote on just that.

Plane Necessities

 

For Staying Connected

Mykonos Town

Last but not least is how to stay connected during your time abroad. It’s something we often forget about because wifi is so easily accessible at home. However, it can be really difficult to find strong internet connection in Greece. That’s why I recommend investing in or renting a hotspot. I rented one for my trip from TEP Wireless and can’t recommend it enough. I was able to easily connect from anywhere and share my experiences along the way. Get yours here!

Was this post helpful? Let me know in the comments below and tag me in your Greece pictures on Instagram! I can’t wait to see all of your adventures in the land of blue and white.

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26 Comments

  1. McKayla Bee
    08.08.2017 / 3:55 pm

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  2. 08.12.2017 / 2:55 pm

    Thank you for the tips! I love all your outfits and your photos are beautiful. Travelling to all these spots in Greece is my dream! <3

    • Natalie 08.12.2017 / 2:58 pm

      It was totally my dream too, Christie! You will get there someday and it will exceed all of your expectations πŸ™‚ xo

  3. 08.12.2017 / 3:53 pm

    I love all of your outfits – especially that bikini with the pompoms! It’s super cute! Does the shell floaty take up a lot of space when deflated?

    • Natalie 08.12.2017 / 3:55 pm

      The pom pom bikini was my favorite from the trip, too! πŸ™‚ & the shell actually didn’t take up as much space as I expected. I just laid it out flat at the bottom of my suitcase and was good to go!

  4. travelsandtreatsblog
    08.12.2017 / 4:18 pm

    You had the perfect Greek wardrobe, Natalie! I especially loved your bikini with the colorful poms. All of the photos are so dreamy!

    • Natalie 08.12.2017 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Kristen! It was a blast taking pictures there! Everything is so dreamy πŸ™‚

  5. siarraturner
    08.12.2017 / 4:49 pm

    These tips were great! I can’t wait to head to Greece myself and these will come in handy. LOVED your outfits as well and the tip about internet connection – gold!

    • Natalie 08.12.2017 / 5:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Siarra! So glad it was helpful and can’t wait for you to experience Greece someday for yourself!

  6. 08.12.2017 / 5:12 pm

    Hi Natalie, really nice post. I love Greece and would like to visit Santorino one day. So far I have only been to Kos, which was beautiful. Your pics are amazing.

    • Natalie 08.12.2017 / 5:49 pm

      Hi Claudia! Thanks for your comment. Santorini is really special – you will love it when you go!

  7. 08.12.2017 / 7:31 pm

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to go to Greece.

    • Natalie 08.13.2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Loretta! You won’t regret it if you go!

  8. aroundmyflorida2017
    08.12.2017 / 8:09 pm

    What a great post! I love your pictures as well as your outfits. Your article makes me want to hop on a plane and go to Greece right now.

    • Natalie 08.13.2017 / 12:02 pm

      Yay! Mission accomplished πŸ™‚ hope you can plan a trip there ASAP!

  9. 08.12.2017 / 8:20 pm

    I’m still so jealous that you went! These are perfect packing suggestions, I’m so in love with the outfits you brought with you!

  10. 08.13.2017 / 12:28 am

    Love the concept for this post and all the different destination outfits! So cute. You have such great, distinguishable style and it’s adorable. Also, gotta mention the Mamma Mia hat, I mean, come on! I can’t wait to get my booty to Greece…

    • Natalie 08.13.2017 / 12:04 pm

      Aw thank you Sierra! Means a whole lot! The Mamma Mia hat was so perfect for that day πŸ™‚ glad I got it. Here’s to hoping you get your booty to Greece SOON!

  11. 08.13.2017 / 1:12 pm

    thanks for the tips ! these will be helpful for my upcoming trip to Greece πŸ™‚ ciao

    • Natalie 08.13.2017 / 1:47 pm

      I’m so happy to hear! Enjoy your time in Greece – you will love it πŸ™‚

  12. courtcler
    08.14.2017 / 9:44 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’ll be headed to those exact places in about two weeks so this is perfect timing for me to stumble upon this πŸ™‚

    • Natalie 08.15.2017 / 12:01 am

      I’m so happy to help! You are going to have an amazing time! Thanks for reading <3

  13. In Between Pictures
    08.15.2017 / 3:50 pm

    Love how you managed to look stylish even in the blazing hot weather! I usually look like I’m falling apart in the heat 🀣

    • Natalie 08.19.2017 / 7:48 pm

      Trust me I was looking real rough by the end of the day! Lol

  14. 08.18.2017 / 12:18 pm

    Hi Natalie,

    great blogpost and awesome Pictures! I’ve already been to Greece twice (Creta and Corfu) but really want to visit Mykonos one day! Thanks for all your helpful tipps! Best regrads from Austria! πŸ™‚
    Betty from http://www.everydaybetty.at

    • Natalie 08.19.2017 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment Betty! I would love to visit Crete and Corfu someday! <3

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