Packing List: Greek Islands

Greek islands are some of the most beautiful and popular summer destinations in the world! Having lived in Mykonos for more than 10 years now, I would really love to share with you my favourite looks for a stylish vacation in the Greek islands. Instead of writing down a packing list, I preferred to create some sets for you, using my latest fashion cravings! A girl can dream, right? Additionally I am giving you my essential tips to look your best when in Mykonos or Santorini, so keep scrolling down!

So what to wear in the Greek islands?

greek islands packing list

See by Chloé top / Levi’s denim shorts / Chloé lace up ballerinas / Ray-Ban sunnies / Gucci bag / Lancome perfume / Christian Paul watch / Eric Javits hat / Jennifer Zeuner necklace

 

what to wear in mykonos

New Look denim jacket / Self-Portrait dress / Stella McCartney sandals / Saint Laurent Bag / Diane Kordas ring & necklace / Oscar de la Renta earring / Van Cleef & Arpels perfume

 

what to wear in greece

Elizabeth & James dress / Ancient Greek Sandals sandals / Chanel bag / Dior sunnies / Janessa Leone hat / 8aout scarf / Christian Paul watch / Prada bracelet / Kenza Lee bracelet / Tatcha sunscreen / Aerin perfume

 

greek islands fashion style

Chloé dress & bag / Tibi sandals / Calypso St. Barth hat / J.Crew sunnies / Melissa Joy Manning cuff bracelet / Estee Lauder sunscreen / Derek Lam perfume / Moroccan Oil curl defining cream

 

what to wear greek islands

Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden one-piece swimsuit / Chloé skirt / Ancient Greek Sandals sliders / Maison Michel hat / Doug Johnston bag / Christian Paul watch / Gucci sunnies / Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

 

Tips to help you look your best

  • Sun protection: This is a no-brainer. The sun is not kidding here, all year long!
  • Make up: Prefer light products and avoid heavy make up. My go-to is a high spf BB cream and mascara. Trust me on this; the high temperatures and 90% humidity will make your face look like an oil slick.
  • Hair: Humidity again. Save the hair styling time for something more fun, as any straightening or curling you do, won’t last long. When the winds are strong, protect your hair by doing a really simple updo like a side braid or a chic bun. Anything more complicated and your hair may turn out looking like a bird’s nest!
  • Avoid packing into your suitcase any straw hats and bags.
  • Shoes: Walking on heels in a Greek island’s cobbled street can be a great challenge! An obvious  solution would be platforms but if you are not a fan of them like me, prefer a pair of statement sandals and wear your glam high heels when you know that you will not walk much (or at all).
  • Sandals: If you are going to wear them, do it right and choose gladiators.
  • A light jacket is a must-pack even for August. Some evenings are quite chilly.
  • Sarongs and kaftans: For some reason, I find sarongs working better with one-piece swimsuits and kaftans with a two-piece, don’t you think?
  • Watch: You really don’t want to be missing these breathtaking sunsets that many Greek islands are known for, like Mykonos and Santorini. So switch of your cell phone, leave it back at your hotel, and wear a stylish watch instead. I have a major watch crush on Christian Paul watches right now, as they are the most affordable, luxury watches and can really upgrade any simple outfit.
  • Dresses and skirts: Make sure to wear a seamless pair of shorts underneath your skirt or dress, especially when it’s a mini one. As much as we all LOVE the iconic scene of Marilyn Monroe and her flying skirt, I am sure you wouldn’t like your private parts exposed from a strong Meltemi which can blow out of nowhere (north wind which blows during summer in Greece, especially in Mykonos), right? 🙂

 

So have you ever been to any Greek island? Any particular one on your travel bucket list? I’d love to hear about it!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed reading and I wish you a great weekend, full of vacation plans! 🙂

 

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73 Comments

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:43

      Thank you Stella, I hope you got some style inso for your upcoming trip to Kos! Wish you a great vacation!
      xx

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:44

      Thank you Mojisola, glad you like them! x

  1. 20/06/2016 / 09:43

    Great suggestions!! Casual look is indicated for the Greek islands. I am going to visit polyaigos and kimolos this year!!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:44

      Glad you like them Athena :)I hope you have a great summer!

  2. 20/06/2016 / 15:17

    Stella,
    Thanks for this fun round-up and recommendations. I’m coming to Greece in a few weeks, so this is perfect timing!

    By the way, how lucky are you to live in such a paradise!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:46

      Thank you so much Mary, and I hope you have an amazing time in Greece. I hope to have given you a few good ideas 🙂
      xx

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:46

      Glad you like them Chelsea!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:46

      Thank you Jenny!

  3. 21/06/2016 / 11:20

    Some very eye catching pieces here Stella! I love the Gucci bag in particular it’s gorgeous and one I would opt for without a shadow of a doubt, it’s very classy and unique.

    Some lovely suggestions.

    It would be amazing to visit Greece one day, it looks like such a beautiful place!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:53

      I am glad you like it Laura, Gucci has blown my mind this year, I was always a fan of granny-look-like bags and chunky heels, and they have came back with all these mind blowing designs with floral details and embellishments! I simply adore them!!
      I hope you get to visit Greece on day soon, you would captivate it’s beauty so great with your photography skills!
      Kisses and have a great Sunday!

  4. 21/06/2016 / 13:12

    what a pity I have saw this post for too late. IF sooner, I would have more choices for my summer holiday
    What a great post. 🙂

    Khanh | Best shoes 2016
    Xo

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:55

      I am glad you like it even if it was too late 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:56

      Thank you Bukky! Can’t wait to see your looks in Athens!
      xx

  5. 22/06/2016 / 06:12

    Love! I love all the outfits but I especially love the last outfit. The pleated skirt is amazing and paired with that floppy and swimsuit, it just scream summer 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 11:56

      Thank you Jackie, isn’t that Chloe skirt a dream? I am sure that look would be amazing on you!
      Kisses!!

  6. 22/06/2016 / 07:00

    Hi dear and thank you for your visit! I like very much this post. These tips are really nice. Mykonos and Patmos my favorites!!! I have a new post on my blog! If you want, take a look at my blog and let me know what you think…..Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:08

      Thank you Eni, I will!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:09

      Glad you like it Angie 🙂 Mykonos is not only my favourite Greek island but my home now 😀

  7. 23/06/2016 / 05:32

    All of these are such great picks. I feel like the resort-style is becoming so popular, even if we are not able to take the vacation yet! I’m definitely dreaming of a Greek island honeymoon…you are so lucky to live in Mykonos! I can’t even imagine how it would feel to be in such a beautiful place every single day!

    xx freshfizzle

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:11

      Thank you so much tania, it is indeed a blessing to live in such a beautiful place with unique energy like Mykonos island! Although I don’t have the time to enjoy it like the vacationers do, it is still amazing and I am very thankful that I live here, in autumn winter it is magical as well! Have a great Sunday!

  8. 23/06/2016 / 09:10

    I love that blue dress! Gorgeous! I am travelling to Crete this year, cannot wait! 🙂

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:11

      Glad you like it Yiota, have a great time in Crete! 🙂

  9. 23/06/2016 / 13:08

    Dear,
    Love your suggestions for the summer, and I totally agree with you.
    Lol, last summer I brought on my vocation a pair of high heels, but in the end they stayed in suitcase, they are not practical at all . ;D
    I prefer wearing the outfit from your first set, and dresses with sunhat as well.
    I’m coming to Greece this year, and it will be Parga, Have you ever been there?, my friends told me that is very nice..
    I prefer the islands of Greece, so far I was at Thasos, Zakynthos and Skiathos.
    Greece is a beautiful country, you are so lucky to live in Mykonos!

    Have a great day 🙂

    http://www.mycosmosoul.wordpress.com

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:17

      Hello my dear! I can totally feel you about the heels! The fact that they are not so practical is the least, I am much more worried about them getting ruined with walking in all these cobbled roads haha! So glad to hear that you are going to Parga, we used to go a lot with my parents when I was younger it is a very beautiful place and choice for vacation! But next time you come to Greece we will be waiting for you in Mykonos 🙂
      Greece is the most beautiful country to live in and it is so sad that the living conditions with all the political/economical events make it so damn hard. I want to leave and come only for work and vacation! Trust me you are much more lucky to be coming only for vacation haha!
      Kisses and hope to see you one day soon!
      xx

      • 28/06/2016 / 09:29

        Thank you dear, It`ll be my pleasure to meet you:*
        Lol, Serbia is something similar like a Greece..:/, my focus is only on the nice things to be positive in everything .LOL

        “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow’.

        Have a great day my dear.
        Kiss

        • Stella Asteria
          28/06/2016 / 09:57

          Exactly my dear <3
          I hope you are having a great week so far!
          Hugs xx

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:17

      Glad you like them dear!

  10. 23/06/2016 / 16:33

    Gorgeous sets!!! You’re making me want fly off to the Greek islands asap! 😉 Also great packing trips!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:17

      Thank you Kasi, I hope they helped 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:18

      Thank you!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:18

      Thanks Merel 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:21

      Glad you like it Marianna!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 12:26

      Thanks Carmen, glad you like them 🙂

  11. 26/06/2016 / 12:51

    Beautiful inspiration blog post. I love it!

    • Stella Asteria
      26/06/2016 / 13:05

      Thank you Nina, glad you like it!

  12. 27/06/2016 / 05:25

    My boyfriend and I went to Mykonos and Santorini last summer and we LOVED it! Your outfits are perfect! Santorini is very beautiful and romantic and the outfits you have selected compliment it beautifully! Mykonos, is soooo fun and again, your outfit reflects that atmosphere! Have a blast- can’t wait to read about it when you return!
    If you are looking for things to do in Mykonos, I have linked a travel guide I created featuring our favourite places to eat, the best beaches, where we stayed and other must do’s!
    http://teachmestyle.com/travel/flashback-friday-mykonos/

    Thanks for sharing!
    Holly
    http://www.teachmestyle.com

    • Stella Asteria
      27/06/2016 / 10:00

      Hi Holly, so nice to hear that you have been in Mykonos and Santorini. You really mentioned very good spots and beaches in your blog, Psarou is by far my favourite, but I prefer spending time there in June and after late August when is less crowded. I live here for more than 10 years now working as a luxury real estate agent and renting to our guests all these beautiful yachts you saw in Psarou beach 🙂
      If you ever come again feel free to drop me a line, I would really love to show you around the hidden beauties of Mykonos!!
      Nice to meet you and have a great week!

    • Stella Asteria
      27/06/2016 / 15:39

      Thank you Christina, glad you like them 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      01/07/2016 / 13:12

      Thank you, I am so glad you love it 🙂

  13. 30/06/2016 / 11:09

    Thanks for the tips and this great inspo!! You make me dream with this shades of blue, white, green… You have such a good taste! I love your selection of dresses, sandals, bags and hats (well sounds like I love everything ahaha).
    xx

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

    • Stella Asteria
      01/07/2016 / 13:13

      Thank you so much Aurelie, it means a lot! I am really glad you like everything 🙂
      PS: Love your blog!

    • Stella Asteria
      01/07/2016 / 13:14

      Thank you 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      04/07/2016 / 09:39

      Thank you Joti, glad you like them!

    • Stella Asteria
      25/07/2016 / 18:52

      Thank you Ivana, glad you love them 🙂 Have a great week!

  14. 07/07/2016 / 09:52

    Great packing list ! I am going to Korfu this Summer ♥

    all the best
    Laura ♥https://liveitrosy.blogspot.co.at/

    • Stella Asteria
      25/07/2016 / 18:52

      Thank you Laura! Have a great time in Corfu 🙂

  15. 09/07/2016 / 15:06

    Your picks are amazing love! I would wear everything! You have such a great sense oft fashion! I’m going to turkey next week!
    Hope you’re having an amazing weekend!
    Much love, Pisa
    http://www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

    • Stella Asteria
      25/07/2016 / 18:54

      Thank you Pisa, I hope you had a wonderful time in Turkey, and that the political turmoil of the previous days did not affect your vacation!
      Hope you’re having a great week so far <3 Kisses!

  16. 12/07/2016 / 19:04

    Smart an funny advises darling )))) Love this post !

    • Stella Asteria
      25/07/2016 / 18:54

      Glad you like it my friend <3

    • Stella Asteria
      25/07/2016 / 18:54

      Thank you!

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