Packing Guide and Checklist

Greece is known for its history, ancient ruins, stunning beaches and endless days of sunshine, each requires the appropriate attire to enjoy comfortably.

What to pack can be a dilemma – during the times we’ll be in Greece it will generally be warm, however you don’t want to be caught out by that odd cool evening or rare downpour. Just think back to your last trip and whether you used or needed everything you packed, remember it’s important to pack light.

We’ve put together a quick list of essentials and options that should help with your packing decisions. Whether you’re sightseeing, exploring, island hoping, dining out or just lounging by the pool. Packing will vary for our sailing tours and our island-hopping tours (which don’t include yachts), but it’s all about feeling comfortable and not lugging a huge case with you.

It’s important to think about what you don’t need to pack. Remember, you’re going for a holiday – so pack for comfort and as light as possible.

 

Essentials & Carry on Items

Items that are essential for your trip and that you will need whilst travelling.

A wallet for cash, cards and passport is handy or a dedicaed wallet for your passport to keep it in good condition.

Keep a copy of your important documents, passport, visas, travel insurance, prescriptions, etc. in at least two locations: leave a hardcopy with your emergency contact, or on your phone and or in the cloud.

  • Passport
  • Passport hardcopy with you
  • Passport hardcopy left with your emergency contact
  • Passport copy emailed to your tour organiser
  • Travel documents: Including travel insurance and visa paperwork if required
  • Medications: Carry extra plus copies of prescriptions from your doctor to make sure you have enough medication whilst travelling and then some. Also obtain the generic names of medicines if they are available.
  • Motion sickness medication if required
  • Prescription glasses and or contact lenses and solution
  • Money – cash, credit and debit cards
  • Phone and charging equipment
  • Laptop computer
  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. – bio friendly where possible
  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Camera
  • Allergy medications if required
  • Motion sickness medication if required

 

The Basics
The must bring items that you use everyday. Remember you’re not going forever, if you are you can buy what you need there. Whether your sightseeing, sitting by a pool, sailing on one of our yachts, these things are essential for a comfortable time. All these items can be purchased on your trip, so it’s not the end of the world if you forget something, but it is always convenient to have them at hand when required.

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat and or a stylish parasol if you want to stand out
  • Sunscreen, we recommend SPF 50+
  • Lip Balm – preferably SPF 50+
  • Bathers (Swimsuit)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable non-slip sandals/thongs
  • Comfortable sneakers for longer walks or hikes
  • Tote bag or backpack
  • Water bottle – It can get hot in Greece, so we recommend that you always have a full bottle of water with you. Wherever possible avoid buying disposable plastic water bottles
  • Electronic gizmos – remember all the chargers and cables for each device so you can stay connected. In Greece you will need a type C or F power plug adapter, https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/au/greece/ You can purchase these at the airport on your departure, but always good to have prior to this as it’s easy to forget to make the purchase with all that’s going on at the airport

 

Basic first aid kit – Travel sized versions of the following:

  • Band-aids, antiseptic cream, tweezers, pain reliever
  • Insect repellent
  • Mosquito anti-itch oitment
  • Allergy medications if required
  • Anti-nausea tablet if prone to motion sickness

 

Dressing up
You can generally find good laundry facilities in Greece at moderate prices, so you don’t have to pack a change of clothes for every day. The following lists offer a general guide. If in doubt leave it out.

 

7 Day Packing List guide for Women

  • Short sleeve t-shirts or tank tops (3-4)
  • Light long sleeve top (1)
  • Evening tops (1-3)
  • Summer dress or skirt (2-3)
  • Light casual pants, shorts, capris or leggings (1-2 pairs)
  • Shawl or light sweater for cooler evenings or visiting culturally sensitive sites (1)
  • Non slip beach sandal/thongs (1)
  • Stylish sandal (for nights out) Low heals only for ease of walking over cobblestones or uneven paths (1)
  • Comfortable lightweight walking shoe or sneaker (1)
  • Swimsuit (1-2)
  • Beach cover up (1-2)
  • Pyjamas
  • 7 days of undergarments
  • 3-5 pairs of socks

 

7 Day Packing List for Men

  • Neutral short sleaved t-shirts or polo shirts (3-4)
  • Linen or cotton shirts (2-3)
  • Light long-sleeve top (1)
  • Dress shirt / button up (1-2)
  • Neutral shorts (2-3)
  • Linen pants or Chinos (2)
  • Light stylish/casual jacket (1)
  • Swimsuit (1-2)
  • Nonslip beach sandal or thongs (1)
  • Summer loafer, espadrille or sandal (1)
  • Comfortable lightweight walking shoe or sneaker (1)
  • 7 days of undergarments
  • 3-5 pairs of socks

 

Sailing with us
If you’re sailing with us the above dressing list may be over the top, so use your judgement. For sailing you may want to consider the following items

  • Sailing gloves if you intend to get your hand on the sheets and help out
  • Hat with chinstrap and toggle
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • lanyard and or waterproof plastic bag/container for your phone and electronic gadgets
  • Snorkel and flippers will be available on the yachts, however, there is nothing like the fit of your own gear. Alternatively, a pair of swimming goggles may suffice if you’re not going to spend a lot of time snorkelling.
  • Reef shoes
  • Light weatherproof jacket, water resistant and wind resistant

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