Greek Islands

What to pack for your trip to Greece

Greece has a typical Mediterranean climate: mild and rainy winters, relatively warm and dry summers and, generally, extended periods of intense sunshine throughout most of the year. The warm and dry season typically is from April until September and the cold and rainy period from mid-October until the end of March.

All-weather gear. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too – handy for when the weather clears up again. You might also opt for an actual rain jacket like the Patagonia Torrentshell, especially if you plan to go hiking in the jungle or explore the island interior's natural beauty.

Lightweight shoes for hiking. Pack a not-too-bulky pair of trail runners that can handle both streets and trails in dry and wet conditions, such as Saucony’s Peregrine 7 for men or women, that hold up well on wet and dry ground.

Mosquito and sun protection. Along with an effective bug repellent and great sunscreen, bring a wide-brimmed hat – when the sun is out in Greece it's quite strong in summer. Tilley's LTM6 AirFlo Hat is stylish enough to wear in the city, but also keep you cool and provide a convenient perch for a personal mosquito net, like this one from Outdoor Research.

Don't forget your swimwear! You’ll also want a comfortable, easily adjusted pair of goggles, like Aqua Sphere goggles and a space-saving microfiber towel like the Sea to Summit DryLite towel. A pair of sandals, like Chaco's Z/VOLV or Ecotread, will give you better traction on wet surfaces than a standard pair of flip-flops.

Power adapter and charger. In Greece the power sockets are of type C and F, like in most of Europe. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Type C and F power adapter is included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

The Lonely Planet's Greece travel guide gives great advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stand in the shadow of the Acropolis, compare sunsets and beaches as you hop from island to island, or sample the freshest flavours and most succulent seafood. Lonely Planet's Greek Islands travel guide is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at clifftop sunsets in Santorini; get lost in the twisting, cobbled alleyways of Rhodes’ Old Town; and indulge in Crete’s unique cuisine.

Check out all our locations in Greece:

Andronis

Andronis Luxury Suites – Deluxe Suite

An all-suite hotel with sweeping views overlooking the Caldera side of Santorini.
Andronis

Andronis Luxury Suites – Exceptional Suite

An all-suite hotel with sweeping views overlooking the Caldera side of Santorini.
Andronis

Andronis Luxury Suites – Grande Suite

An all-suite hotel with sweeping views overlooking the Caldera side of Santorini.
Andronis

Andronis Luxury Suites – Honeymoon Suite

An all-suite hotel with sweeping views overlooking the Caldera side of Santorini.
Andronis

Andronis Luxury Suites – Premier Suite

An all-suite hotel with sweeping views overlooking the Caldera side of Santorini.
Andronis

Andronis Luxury Suites – Pythia Suite

An all-suite hotel with sweeping views overlooking the Caldera side of Santorini.
Andronis

Andronis Luxury Suites – Superior Suite

An all-suite hotel with sweeping views overlooking the Caldera side of Santorini.
Blue

Blue Horizon Suites – Public Jacuzzi

Located in Astros, Blue Horizon Suites is by the sea, within a 10-minute drive of Astros Beach and Mermaid Port
Caramel

Caramel Boutique Resort – Caramel Luxury Suite

Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort is located in Adelianos Kampos, Rethymno on the Greek island of Crete.
Cavo

Cavo Tagoo Mykonos – 2-BR Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi

Carved into rock overlooking the sprawling vistas of the Aegean Sea.
Cavo

Cavo Tagoo Mykonos – Junior Suite with Outdoor Jacuzzi

Carved into rock overlooking the sprawling vistas of the Aegean Sea.
Elounda

Elounda Gulf Villas – Executive Spa Villa

The property clings to the cliff face overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Mirabello with spectacular views towards Spinalonga Island
Elounda

Elounda Gulf Villas – Imperial Spa Villa

The property clings to the cliff face overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Mirabello with spectacular views towards Spinalonga Island
Elounda

Elounda Gulf Villas – Presidential Spa Villa

The property clings to the cliff face overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Mirabello with spectacular views towards Spinalonga Island
Elounda

Elounda Gulf Villas – Royal Spa Villa

The property clings to the cliff face overlooking the Aegean Sea and the Gulf of Mirabello with spectacular views towards Spinalonga Island
Myconian

Myconian Ambassador – Azure Suite

The Ambassador captures the very essence that draws the world to Mykonos.
Myconian

Myconian Ambassador – True Blue Room

The Ambassador captures the very essence that draws the world to Mykonos.
Myconian

Myconian Ambassador – Passion Suite

The Ambassador captures the very essence that draws the world to Mykonos.
Myconian

Myconian Ambassador – Thalassa Suite

The Ambassador captures the very essence that draws the world to Mykonos.
Myconian

Myconian Ambassador – White Bliss Room

The Ambassador captures the very essence that draws the world to Mykonos.
Out

Out of the Blue – Luxury 2 Bedroom Suite

Set in sprawling botanic gardens and splendidly located on its own private peninsula in Crete.
Out

Out of the Blue – Luxury 4 Bedroom Suite

Set in sprawling botanic gardens and splendidly located on its own private peninsula in Crete.
Out

Out of the Blue – Luxury Junior Suite

Set in sprawling botanic gardens and splendidly located on its own private peninsula in Crete.
Santo

Santo Maris Oia – Deluxe Suite

Perched on the Northwest edge of the idyllic Santorini Island, this property offers exquisite comfort, a unique design and romantic ambiance.
Santo

Santo Maris Oia – Junior Suite

Perched on the Northwest edge of the idyllic Santorini Island, this property offers exquisite comfort, a unique design and romantic ambiance.
Villa

Villa Nissos – Terrace Jacuzzi

The villa enjoys panoramic views ranging from the blue strip of Souda Bay, the scattered Apokoronas villages to the magnificent White Mountains.
Villas

Villas Rouga – Villa Rouga

A majestic house of three storeys and 320 square meter close to Almyrida.