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I am starting to make my pack list for Greece. I plan to get there at the end of August. What is the weather like? It's been a while since I've been and I need answers to some questions:

- Does it get cold at night?
- Should I expect some rain?
- How are the winds? Will I need a windbreaker?

Also I am curious about fashion stuff... what do the women tend to wear in Greece? I know that's vague, but I don't want to look totally like a tourist in my wardrobe.


Where are you going? How cool it gets at night will depend on where in Greece you’re going and if there’s a breeze. I usually take a very light-weight black (no button) cardigan just in case to wear over bare-shoulder dresses at night. The change in season with typically some more rain and wind, generally doesn’t occur until the 3rd week in September. Episodes of summer rain are usually intense, but brief unless you’re dealing with a multi-day weather front. A light rain/windbreaker jacket or a travel umbrella could be taken “just in case” but probably won’t be needed.

I like to wear a casual day dress with sandals in Athens, but you’ll see everyone wearing shorts, sneakers, large satchels and backpacks, and HATS! To not stand out too much as a tourist, carrying less is more - the same is definitely true of luggage! A lot of suitcase companies offer compression packing cubes. Honestly for years I’ve used two gallon zip-lock bags, grouped similar items, and managed to pack for 7 weeks (Aug./Sept.,Greece & Italy) in a 22” bag!

I would stick to a more neutral palette with maybe some solid pops of color - and only take clothes that you truly feel comfortable in and that mix well. Suitcase editing is the challenge, but it pays off and it’s been very rare that I’ve wished for something left at home or that I felt inappropriately dressed. Since you’ve been to Greece before, you probably already know what type of clothing worked the best for you. Hope this helps!
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Deborah gave some great advice. I have a wardrobe where everything kind of goes together, so I am able to take fewer pieces. I always pack a lightweight covering like a sweater or windbreaker even when I go in the summer.

I would suggest not waiting until the last minute - think about what you need outfits for and lay it all out, and let yourself edit as needed.

What to know about the 'beach towel revolt' taking back Greek beaches.

I sincerely hope by commencement of the next season proper laws, rules and regulations are in place to be fair to all travellers,I doubt very much if anyone has the power to do anything about this in Mykonos!😂😂

Spending a Few Days on Aegina

I am helping a friend plan her trip to Aegina. I have been, but I forget the details and wonder if any of you can help.

There are some religious sites to see, such as the relics of Saint Nektarios, and I need help figuring out where on the island to go. Which Ferry port is best? What's the name of the church or monastery? Can I do this as a day trip from Athens?

Thanks in advance!

How long to spend in Meteora?

I will be in Greece, staying mostly in the Athens area. There are some offshoot trips I want to do, and one of them is Meteora.

Is this truly doable in a day trip from Athens, or is it a good idea to spend a night or two in the area? I want to make sure I don't have loftier expectations than what is possible for seeing it...

Good Spas in Greece

Is it common to find spas while in Greece? I have bumped into some information about them, but I don't hear a lot about people who visit them.

I will likely be in Greece for a while - several weeks - and I am thinking I might need a down day or two.

I will be visiting Athens, Aegina, and Santorini on this trip.

Visiting Churches in Greece

I can't remember if there is a dress code for visiting churches in Greece. I know in monasteries they tend to be stricter, but many have skirts or scarves you can borrow at the door.

If I wanted to attend a church service or simply visit a church or monastery, how is it that I would need to dress? Is it okay for women to wear pants?
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