Ultimate Female Packing List for Greece in Summer

Athens2.jpgAre you excited for your upcoming trip to Greece? This dreamy destination offers plenty of exciting activities, from strolling the Mediterranean coastline and exploring ancient ruins to island hopping on a catamaran or hiking up incredible viewpoints. From April-June and September-November are some great times visit - so plan accordingly with an eye out for milder weather & fewer crowds. To make sure that this adventure is as unforgettable as possible, it's essential that you include all of these must-haves in your packing list when traveling through Athens! 

The Basics:

1.Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
2.Swimsuit, towel (towels are available at all hotels, but it’s always nice to have your own) 
3.Comfortable sandals and walking shoes
4.Outdoor items: a comfortable pair of sneakers for hikes, insect repellent, travel water bottle 
5.Day bag or tote (with zipper!) or backpack
6.Charging adapter and all electronic chargers

Carry-on Items:

1.Passport + 2 hard copies of passport 
2.Prescription medications 
3.Glasses + / contacts + solution
4.Cash (euros) + credit cards 
5.Phone + charger

Toiletries :

1.Shampoo and conditioner: Travel size.
2.A toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
5.Hairbrush, hair ties, headbands and bobby pins: You’ll likely opt to wear a sun hat. You can put together braids or a nice ponytail underneath to keep extra cool.
6.Face wipes: For freshening up during the day.
7.Makeup: Lipsticks that pop are perfect for the day. You don’t want to be loaded with too much makeup considering the hot temps.
8.Oil-free lotions
9.Any prescriptions and tampons
10.Sunglasses: This is a must accessory and not just for style purposes. The sun here is strong!
11.Sun hat: To protect your skin and for style take along a neutral colored sun hat for walking around the day. I recommend a fedora type. You can always buy one in Athens, they are sold on every corner. It can be a pain to pack a hat.
12.Sunscreen: Bring along your favorite brand, especially for your face.
13.One beach towel: For a beach day. 


1.Face mask + Hand sanitizer

2.Camera / GoPro + chargers 

3.Basic first aid: bandaids, tweezers, pain relievers 

4.Allergy medications 

5.Anti-nausea medication if you’re prone to motion sickness

Recommended Attire:

1.Neutral tank tops (3-4) : They are perfect for layering under other clothes or wearing on their own in hot weather.
2.Light long sleeve (1-2)  :-Evening tops are dressier tops that are suitable for evening events or occasions. They are typically paired with dress pants, skirts, or jeans and heels for a more formal look.
3.Evening tops (1-3) 
4.Summer dress (3)
5.Maxi dress (2-3) 
6.Shorts (2)
7.Boyfriend jeans or light pants (2) 
8.Sweater of shawl (1) 
9.Adventure / active clothes (1-2 fits)  
10.Stylish sandals (for nights out) 
11.Simple sneakers (like a pair of Nikes or Allbirds) (1) -Bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring archaeological sites or hiking.
12.Swimsuit (1-2) : Greece has beautiful beaches, so don't forget to pack your swimsuit.
13.Beach cover up (1-2) Bring a cover-up or sarong to wear over your swimsuit.
14.Sports bra (1-2, more if you workout) 
16.Sandals: Pack comfortable and stylish sandals for walking around the cities or towns you'll be visiting.
17.7 days of undergarments (more if you want to work out)

FAQs about Traveling to Greece

1. Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?
It depends on your nationality. Some countries have visa-free entry to Greece for a certain period, while others require a visa. Check with the Greek embassy or consulate in your country for more information.

2. What is the best time to visit Greece?
The best time to visit Greece is during the months of April to June and September to November when the weather is mild, and there are fewer crowds.

3. What is the official currency in Greece?
The official currency in Greece is the Euro.

4. What is the transportation system like in Greece?
Greece has a well-developed transportation system, including buses, trains, and ferries, which make it easy to get around. Taxis are also available, but they can be expensive.

5. What are some must-visit places in Greece?
Some must-visit places in Greece include Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, and Rhodes. Additionally, there are many ancient archaeological sites to visit, such as the Acropolis in Athens, the Palace of Knossos in Crete, and the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.

6. What is the cuisine like in Greece?
Greek cuisine is known for its fresh ingredients, including seafood, vegetables, and olive oil. Popular dishes include moussaka, souvlaki, tzatziki, and Greek salad.

7. Is English spoken in Greece?1. Do I need a visa to travel to Greece?
It depends on your nationality. Some countries have visa-free entry to Greece for a certain period, while others require a visa. Check with the Greek embassy or consulate in your country for more information.

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