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Your Guide To Packing For Your Next Trip To Greece
When visiting Greece, expect to carry your bag to and from multiple ferries, taxis, and buses (and often, up hills) to your accommodation, so be mindful of its size and weight. Also, remember to bring an EU plug converter for electronics, sun protection no matter the season, and a good pair of comfortable walking shoes.
General Tips
In general, Greece is warm and sunny, but in its hot summers (June to August), the average temperature is between 70 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity — throughout the year and especially near the coast — can catch people off-guard. Pack layers for fall as it will gradually get cooler, and winter is quite mild, but it can be rainy and overcast.
Take Note of the Season
The key to summer outfits in Greece is light and airy material — linen and cotton are good for breathability — and outfits that protect your skin from the sun, like long linen pants, maxi dresses, or long skirts and flowy long-sleeved shirts. Also, pack multiple swimsuits and cover-ups for the beach, as well as a sun hat, sunglasses, sandals, and water shoes.
How to Dress for Summer
In fall, the weather tends to stay at an ideal 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you're visiting from September to mid-October, pack a light sweater or jacket for the evenings and early mornings. If your trip isn't until mid-October or November, bring waterproof clothes for the rain, a few more sweaters and light scarves, and make sure you have other footwear besides sandals.
What to Pack for Fall
In general, December to February are dry and sunny, and temperatures range between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, but when it rains, it’s heavy. Snow falls in the mountains, but it can reach lower-elevation destinations such as Athens (albeit rarely). Layering is your friend: Bring long and short sleeves, jeans and other thick pants, scarves, hats, and a winter jacket.
Best Outfits for Winter