What to Wear When Traveling to Greece

What to Wear When Traveling to Greece

What to Wear When Traveling to Greece

Traveling to Greece offers a delightful experience in terms of culture, history, and of course, the Mediterranean climate. When it comes to what to wear, it's important to consider the varying temperatures throughout the year and respect the local customs and norms. We all want to be as comfortable and sexy as Lindsay Lohan on the beach. Here's a comprehensive guide of what to wear when traveling to Greece:

November - February (Winter)

  • Temperatures: Range from 41°F to 60°F (5°C to 16°C​)​.
  • Clothing Recommendations: Warm winter coats, waterproof jackets or raincoats, sweaters, knitwear, warm boots or closed-toe shoes, scarves, gloves, and hats​​.

March - April (Spring)

  • Temperatures: Range from 53°F to 68°F (12°C to 20°C​​).
  • Clothing Recommendations: Light jackets or coats, sweaters, cardigans, T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, jeans, breathable pants, and comfortable sneakers or closed-toe shoes​​.

May - June (Early Summer)

  • Temperatures: Range from 68°F to 86°F (20°C to 30°C)​​.
  • Clothing Recommendations: T-shirts, tank tops, shorts, skirts, sundresses or maxi dresses, sandals or flip-flops, sunhat, and sunglasses​​.

July - August (Peak Summer)

  • Temperatures: Often exceeding 86°F (30°C​​).
  • Clothing Recommendations: Light, breathable clothing like T-shirts, tank tops, shorts, skirts, sundresses, maxi dresses, sandals, flip-flops, sunhat, and sunglasses​​.

September - October (Autumn)

  • Temperatures: Range from 64°F to 77°F (18°C to 25°C​​).
  • Clothing Recommendations: Light jackets or coats, sweaters, cardigans, T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, jeans, breathable pants, and comfortable sneakers or closed-toe shoes​​.

Cultural and Traditional Norms

  • Religious Sites: Dress respectfully at religious sites and monasteries. Women should avoid showing shoulders and legs; carry a shawl or scarf for covering. Men should keep their shirts on in public spaces​​.
  • General Etiquette: Avoid revealing clothing (like crop tops, short shorts), athletic wear outside of exercise, and uncomfortable shoes due to uneven terrain​​.

Specific Locations

  • Beaches: Swimsuits, cover-ups, sunglasses, sunhat, flip-flops or sandals, beach bag or tote are appropriate​​.
  • Hiking: Durable, comfortable clothing like hiking boots or shoes, breathable pants or shorts, long-sleeved shirts or light jackets, hat, and sunglasses​​.
  • Sightseeing: Comfortable walking shoes, breathable pants or shorts, T-shirts, blouses, light jackets or cardigans, hat, and sunglasses​​.
  • Nightlife: Greece's vibrant nightlife often includes dress codes at restaurants and clubs. While casual attire is generally acceptable, consider packing a dressier outfit for fancy restaurants or clubs​​.

Dining and Nightclubs

  • Indoor Venues: Many venues, like nightclubs and indoor restaurants, may have specific entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination​​​​. Dancing may be restricted, and masks are mandatory in certain venues like cinemas and theatres​​.
  • Outdoor Venues: Outdoor tavernas, restaurants, and cafes are typically more relaxed. Check policies in advance for specific venues​​.

Islands vs. Athens

  • General Trend: The islands tend to have a more relaxed dress code compared to Athens. However, the basic guidelines of respecting cultural norms and dressing appropriately for the weather apply throughout Greece.

When packing for Greece, it's essential to consider the time of year you're visiting and plan your wardrobe accordingly. Always remember to respect local customs, especially when visiting religious sites. With the right clothing, you're set to enjoy everything Greece has to offer, from its ancient ruins, to its lemon covered meals, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife.

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