Greece What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by elsadran
  • Souvenir hat from Athens
    Souvenir hat from Athens
    by hopang
  • City map of Athens from Hotel Attalos
    City map of Athens from Hotel Attalos
    by hopang

Greece What to Pack

  • Exploring Holidays

    Crete Island What to Pack

    backpack cap, shorts, good shoes, sandals, sunglasses, the medicaments, especially when you are allergic to sun like me for example, something against diarrohea if your stomach is sensitive films for the camera or flash memory, the batteries for your cameras, tripod, sun blocker (high numbers especially in you go there in July and August),

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  • Beach Holidays

    Crete Island What to Pack

    Even if you have a decent base tan the intense Sun on Crete can burn you in no time at all if you don't use sunblock. And if you wait to buy it until you get to Crete the incredibly high prices for it will make you regret not bringing your own. Fortunately we brought plenty, so we did not have to buy any there. Make sure you apply it first thing in...

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  • Map of Athens and the city's metro...

    It is vital to get a copy of the map of Athens and the city's metro network when you visit the city as most major tourist attractions are within walking distance. However some tourist attractions particularly the National Archeological Museum, Trilogy and the Lycabettus Hill are situated quite far away. So you still need to use the city's metro...

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  • Souvenir hat from Athens

    We bought this lovely souvenir hat from a small souvenir store along the street dotted with many restaurants and eateries near Monastiraki Square in the heart of Athens. We are very fond of this hat. We especially like its colours and the flag of Greece in front. The asking price for this hat was 8.00 euros. We bargained and paid just 5.00 euros...

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  • Excellent guidebook from Athens

    We bought this excellent hardcover guidebook from Athens including free CD DVD rom by Papadimas Ekdotiki. It costs just 13.00 euros and is available in many souvenir shops. The title of the book is "Athens, the monuments then and now" measuring just 16 cm by 12 cm. It has 116 wonderful pages with lovely images. It is the first authentic Greek...

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  • Lots of Sunscreen or Burn!!!!

    my suitcase, beach bag, hiking supplies bag, bag filled with favorite books, and a bag filled with books on greece and dictionaries and a book on the greek language,and photo equipment bag. Shorts, t-shirts, capris, tank tops, jeans, sweatpants, sweat shirts, long sleeve shirts, skirts, dress shirts, sweater, dress shoes, sandals, slip on shoes,...

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  • Black & White, Sunscreen & NO SNEAKERS

    I am working and stying in Athens almost every summer. As a Native New Yorker I wear black. Black is the 'safe' thing to wear as you never know where you will end up. Well... not in Greece. My first nightlife expereince was amusing.. sort of. I was the only person wearing black. everyone wears white. Wear white if you do not want to look like a...

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  • cards, books and sun cream.

    a small cool bag would be useful if you are out walking. we froze some bottled water and within minutes it had melted and was warm. sandles for the beach would be a good idea as they are nearly all pebbles and shingle and are difficult to walk on.apart from that the sun is so hot it burns the soles of your feet andon more than one occasion i saw a...

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  • Don't forget pasports, vauchers and...

    It's clear without saying that you can't travel without passport, voucher and money! But for us Russians you can’t cross the border of EU (and sequentially the border of Russia) without visa. Sometimes it becomes a great problem for us. So we have to take an advantage of tourist firms and can’t travel without their help unfortunately...This time I...

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  • Don't forget travel-guides and maps!

    You may see my travel-guides and maps on the photo. I don't want recommend Russian travel-guides to other VT-s because they are in Russian, ha-ha! But for Russian VT-s I strongly recommened "Vokrug Sveta" travel-guides - they are best in my opinion among many which we can buy in book-shops.I had several maps of Greece. Some of them you may see on...

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  • Don't forget your photo and video...

    I have taken 450 photos by mean of my KODAK EASYSHARE CX7530 Zoom Digital Camera (bought in 2005).I have taken 760 photos by mean of my SONY HDR-HC7E VIDEO&PHOTO CAMERA Recorder(bought in 2007).I've recordered 8 hours Full HD 1080 16:9 film by mean of my SONY HDR-HC7E VIDEO&PHOTO CAMERA Recorder.I've recordered 4 hours film by mean of my SONY...

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  • What should you pack in the carry-on...

    The airlines are notorious for losing luggage, we all know that. Yet, there are still people who make the foolish mistake of putting valuable items in their checked luggage! Soft-sided bag constructed from high-tech material is the best. You can use it also as pillow, while you are waiting for a long time on the airport, and want to rest. Personal...

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  • Do NOT try to travel the islands with...

    ...or you will suffer a lot like I did. Last summer me and my girlfriends travelled to Ios island after our graduation. Being the indecisive and stylish me and having to spend 2 more weeks elsewhere after Ios i brought with me a big,BIG suitcase and a handbag. I cannot even begin to describe my nightmare with the suitcase even though it had wheels....

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  • Plugs...

    Buy mossie cream and sun cream in Greece if pos - seems to be cheaper for the latter and better for the former. You really need the mossie cream and those plug in things if staying anywhere near water in spring/summer, and be aware that they will have your exposed flesh when you are sitting in your taverna in the evening, oh yes. We only saw one...

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  • Toast for breakfast

    If you are going to be in self- catering accommodation in Greece, take a small grid with you that you can stand over an electric ring. You can now make toast easily. Simple, isn't it??One other item we always take and that's a milk pan. We like our breakfast coffee made with hot milk and how often is your accommodation supplied with a small pan?...

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  • THE LIST for Backpackers in the Summer!...

    1 BackpackDay packLuggage locksMoney belt 1 pair jeans 1 pair light-weight trousers (in a neutral color--khaki, black, or navy) 1 pair shorts or a skirt (an extra pair of shorts can be substituted for either the jeans or trousers depending on how hot the places you plan to visit will be) 2-3 short sleeve t-shirts or tank tops 1 button up front...

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  • Use a Phrase Book

    Get a phrase book. Lonely planet has one that is small and compact.The people I met were always patient and polite, but I made an effort to communicate in Greek first. My Greek was awful but I think it helped a bit. Locals were more willing to help me out.One thought, if you know that you are traveling soon. Go to www.meetup.com It is a website...

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  • Pack a sweater

    Bring a sweater. Being a north american and I hear the words medaterrain and you think exotic hot weather. I was there in April and I froze!!!! After May it is very hot. Toiletries tend to be very expensive so prepare in advance. I couldn't believe the price of detergent to wash clothes!

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  • Packing List

    Your suitcases plus a backpack for when you're out and about. Beach shoes, shorts, swimming gear, t-shirts, that kind of thing. If you go in the summer it's 40 C in the daytime, and still pretty warm even at midnight. No warm clothes required whatsoever. Mosquito repellent essential. I would strongly advise you also take diahorrea tablets because...

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  • Packing List for Greece during Winter.

    Suitcase is fine but not those big mega ones. If you have the intention of island hopping, try and bring backpacks instead. Easier to hop onto the ferry and walk around to locate your accomodation. 1. Slippers This is important to me because some of these hotels have dirty floors and its more convenient to walk around if I have my slippers on...

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  • T-Shirts

    T-Shirts with no sleeves turned out to be very useful in the hot Greek summers. I didn't carry any, but I bought this one as a souvenir, and at the end had to buy another one, as I had to use this (which I still keep at home) for me!

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  • Mosquito protect yesss

    Some Bag I don't know!... Summer clothes,shorts,t-shirts it's extremly hot there in Summer ufffff..... Basic Medical thing like hansa Plaast, Mosquito protection (here they are very expensive), sun oil, bla bla bla... ahhhh yes Photo Camera(typycal, not too expensive...heheh) Sun umbrellas are cheap to buy-5euro, towel for sand also, toys,...

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  • Book tip for Greece

    Louis de Bernieres - Captain Corelli's Mandolin:This book is situated on a Greek island. It's a beautiful book about a romance in the war and especially about the life on a Greek island in the forties. I don't like common lovestories, but this is really a beautiful book. I can recommend it to everyone.Futhermore I can recommend all the books...

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  • off season clothes

    while going there in winter or late autumn, dont forget to take with you the warm clothes as well as scarf, gloves and good shoes. There are places where is snow during the winter, but usually it is a bit rainy and windy. Dont exagerrate though, there happen days with 20 centigrades during the wintertime so dont forget to take also lighter...

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  • The health services are good

    You should feel perfectly safe to eat and drink everything and the tap water is safe. The health services are good and you will be able to find an English-speaking doctor easily. Residents of EU countries are eligible to receive free emergency medical care. Medical insurance is always a good idea for additional cover.

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  • Forget your film? Forget your budget!

    Film in Greece is incredibly expensive - in some places, it's 3 times what you might pay in the States. Buy all your film before you leave! If you're fair skinned like me, be sure to bring lots and lots of SPF 45 sunblock. And, for God's sake, apply it OFTEN! You'll see plenty of people there who haven't heeded this advice and, believe me,...

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  • About Sun

    Everybody complains about sun burns, but if you are spanish, italian, portuguese or from south France you don't need special care. It's just like in your country. Films are really expensive in Greece. Tissues or toillet paper. See warning to know why!!!

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  • Packing List

    Regular not big, bags are handy there. Remember that a light sweater, jacket or cardigan is useful even in summer, as the sea breezes can get quite chilly in the evenings.Pack or buy locally a pair of: a)sandals - they are appropriate day or night; b) plastic shoes for the sea they can be real 'life savers'when swimming In waters containing rocks...

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  • Packing List

    This human did not need anything: just sun, fire and meal. He rested upon his own claws and teeth. Don’t trust his sad eyes, he lived perfectly his long 25 years in the caves of Greece 700 thousand years ago (you can ask him about it in the museum of Petralon Caves). He has been much happier than majority of modern people who make long packing...

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  • Packing List

    Pack high suncream and youll need insect repellant also acopy of the Greek alphabet will really help strong boots if you like walking youll need them if you visit the Samaria Gorge and it;s well worth the visit insect repellant sun cream

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  • Packing List

    Changing Money in GreeceThere are banks on the islands and some hotels will change money too but check rates and commissions. There are also ATM machines but don't rely on them since if they break on Friday they won't be fixed until Monday (at least). Always have a reserve. Changing dollars is not a big deal. There are roughly 300 drachma to the...

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  • Packing List

    A suitcase or two depending how big the party is. Put it this way, you wont be needing jumpers!Casual stuff is the best stuff to take, and don't take anything expensive as you'll feel way to overdressed..trust me! Aftersun!Sun creams being the obvious. Plasters, insect reppelent. A decent camera. We took 2, a normal one and a digital camera.If...

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  • Packing List

    Family Travel Suntan cream,use a high factor to start with and gradually work down.It might be best to buy this before you travel as it will probably be cheaper.Also a fully stocked medical kit,a visit to the doctors or hospital can cost you a fortune.If you take electrical items to greece you will need a 2 pin travel adaptor.Next comes a sink...

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  • Packing List

    sturdy baggage, though we used hold-all types. Well packed you may get away with it, but it's hearing them thud to the carousel floor at the airports that worries me !! Light stuff.... cool stuff Mozzie stuff if you go when its hot. May and September might be fine, but inbetween... eeewwww.. eaten alive!!Watch out for the loo role aswell......

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  • Packing List

    Travel light: One back pack per person and one small suitcase should be enough for a whole family for two months. One pair of athletic shoes (you can buy a cheap pair of sandals in Greece) and 6 pairs of socks. 4 T-shirts, two pairs of shorts (not too colorful), two bathing suits, one (no more) pair of blue jeans, 6 pairs of underware. Wash socks,...

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  • Packing List

    A suitcase and a small bag for toiletries, etc. that you can carry-on. In July and August be sure to have very light clothing, the temperatures are very hot. Especially in Athens, temps can reach 40C or 104F. Bring sunglasses. Greece only gets cool in the winter months, and in Athens temperatures are moderate, averaging highs above 50 in...

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  • Packing List

    suitcases, duh! also a rucksack if your into walking, and a handbag if youre into clubbing. lots of bars will look after you r bag behind the bar if you trust them when you want to dance. sandals, flipflops the sand gets REALLY hot, you can burn your feet, trainers for walking, high heels for dancing and flirting sanitary towels etc, they are not...

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  • Packing List

    In summer prefer light colored clothing.T-shirts,shorts,hat are the most essential. In summer,mosquito repellents are necessary.Also you should have soothing cream against insect stings. Sunscreen of high index especially for the fair skinned! In case you get a sun-burn put yogurt!The traditional way is always the best!

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  • Packing List

    If you're staying in a hotel or a apartment, a suitcase will do perfectly. Not to many, thin summerwear, and if you like to walk, take hikingshoes with you. We had them on, and some people laught at us, because it was very hot, but whe walked a lot, and we didn't get painful feet.So we laught back!! :-) diarrhoeamedical, because the cook a lot of...

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  • Packing List

    Bring a spare bag to gather up all the odds and ends that you purchase on your visit. Just make sure that you carry some good walking shoes as you are going to need them.... Toileteries can be expensive in Greece so make sure that you carry plenty. Not all the Western brands of toiletries are readily available.If you are on prescription...

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  • Packing List

    A DUFFLE OR IF YOU CAN GET BY WITH IT A BACK PACK. I CANT BUT MAYBE YOU CAN WELL SANDALS HIKING BOOTS (EVEN IF YOU DONT HIKE).....I WORE SARRIS ALOT THAT I GOT IN LONDON THEY WERE COOL AND LIGHT WEIGHT ASND EASY TO DEAL WITH JEANS, STUFF LIKE THA SUNSCREEN SLEEPING PILLS TO DEAL WITH TIME CHANGES I FORGOT MY CAMERA BUT THE SMALLEST CAMERA...

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  • Packing List

    Pack as little as possible. It makes it easier for travel. Take plenty of warm clothes. It was pretty cold when we were there and I wasn't expecting that. Also, take good walking shoes. I was dumb and pretty much had sandles and uncomfortable shoes. Be prepared! Take plenty of film and batteries. Traveler's checks are always a bonus. They can...

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  • Packing List

    I prefer luggage which has small weals. From warm clothes to bikinis and all that stays between; Warm clothes (if you go to Creta on Spring or on Autumn). Hiking shoes - any case you want to go to mountains. NB! painkillers, plasters. Your own shampoo, soap ect.

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  • Packing List

    We learned the hardway 15 years ago by bringing duffle bags and luggage. If you are young and on the move I suggest you take a backpack. In Corfu you will neeed shorts, sunscreen, aspirin and a good liver.

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    THE LIGHTER THE BETTER AND DON'T FORGET TO TAKE BOTTLES OF WATER. IT IS VERY HOT WHEN YOU GET THERE AND ALSO SOME SNACKS FOR AT THE AIRPORT ON YOUR RETURN.IF SELF CATERING PUT SOME BOTTLES OF WATER IN THE FREEZER PART OF THE FRIDGE TO TAKE TO THE AIRPORT, FOR THE RETURN JOURNEY,THESE WILL BE STAY CHILLED FOR HOURS. LIGHTWEIGHT TROUSERS, T SHIRT...

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