Have you planned a holiday to Greece but are agonising over the contents of your suitcase? Don’t look any further- here are the best picks for your time in Greece. These picks will allow you to explore all of what Greece has to offer, and look good while doing it too. We’ve also included some items that you definitely shouldn’t bring during your holiday.
Firstly, make sure you pack plenty of sun cream, alongside all the documents that you need. You should also make sure that you’re packing all of your medication and any electronics you need, such as your phone/laptop chargers. However, you will need to put a bit of thought into the clothes that you pack.
What To Pack:
The cultural vibe in Greece is casual and laid-back, and often Greeks look effortlessly stylish while remaining very comfortable. You could see a variety of terrains in Greece, from the beach to the mountains, so it’s important to pack versatile clothing so you can explore. You will also need a few nice outfits for meals out and visiting wineries.
Tank tops are one of the best things you can pack for your trip to Greece, particularly cotton tank tops. They are relatively cheap to buy and are available in a lot of different colours, and they are easy to pack as they are quite small. This makes them an ideal thing to pack as they are able to be mixed and matched to make multiple different outfits. They are also fantastic for keeping you cool which is important in Greece, especially during the summer months.
Keeping cool and making sure your legs don’t overheat is incredibly important when it comes to keeping safe during your travels around Greece. If you’re going to see a lot of landmarks, it’s important that you aren’t limited in terms of your mobility. Packing a few different skirts and shorts will make sure that you have enough to make sure your everyday outfits look current and fresh, while also making sure that you’re comfortable. Denim shorts and skirts can look really stylish but are also fantastic for your comfort levels.
Light, Summery Dresses
You might want to wear something a bit nicer on certain days, so light summery dresses are one of the best things you can pack. They are incredibly comfortable and allow air to get near your skin, which stops you from overheating. Light colours such as pastels and white shades are a great option when it comes to packing for Greece. This is because these colours keep you cool as they reflect the sun’s rays. They are also really versatile and can be worn with lots of different styles of shoes, from sandals to sneakers, which means they’re a great pick for travelling around Greece.
Taking a few t-shirts for more casual days is a great thing to pack for your trip to Greece. T-Shirts go with almost anything, so it’s a great way to have a versatile option that can be mixed and matched. They are great for covering your shoulders so that they don’t get burnt in the sun.
Shorts and skirts are always a safe bet, but it’s also a good idea to look into getting some long light trousers such as Capri or palazzo trousers. Culottes are also a safe bet. They are really comfortable but keep you cool. It’s important to take longer clothes for two reasons- on days when the sun is scorching, you will need to cover up a bit more. Furthermore, some holy places and attractions don’t allow women to show their shoulders or bare legs, so you will need to bring alternative clothes if you want to wear these.
Linen shirts or cardigans are a great thing to pack. Carrying these around with you will allow you to cover your shoulders when you enter a holy place- if you can’t do this, you may be denied entry. They’re also great to add a bit of dimension to your outfits, or if it gets a little bit chilly when you’re outside.
Evening Meal Dresses
Many people like to wear something a bit nicer and classier when they eat in restaurants during the evening. Many restaurants in Greece require diners to be a little more nicely dressed, for example requiring shoes with straps and not flip flops. Therefore, it’s a good idea to pack a few nicer dresses to wear for your evening meal. These dresses can still be light and summery, but you could pack your more form-fitting or colourful dresses for the evening. Bodycon dresses can be a great selection for your evening holiday dress as they are comfortable but also look very stylish.
You should pack at least two swimsuits if you’re planning on going to the beach. This will allow you to let your other swimsuit dry while you’re at the beach, meaning you will always be able to put on a dry swimsuit.
A good pair of sandals can go a long way. A stylish pair will go with every item of clothing that you pack for your holiday to Greece, and will also keep your feet comfortable when you’re exploring the mainland and its surrounding islands.
What Not To Bring:
Heavy High Heels
Heavy high heels are a really bad idea to bring with you to Greece. This is because Greece has a lot of cobbled streets, so it may be really difficult for you to walk in them. They also unnecessarily weigh down your suitcase – it’s also very unlikely that other people will be wearing high heels in restaurants and tourist traps. To experience Greece in its full glory, it’s best if you leave the stilettos at home.
Stick to the lightweight trousers to fully experience what all of Greece has to offer. You want to have full mobility when you’re exploring the hills and beautiful landmarks of the islands, and this can sometimes include a lot of walking. Lightweight trousers are the best way for you to explore fully! Heavy jeans can also make you overheat, so it’s a good idea to leave these at home so you can keep cool.
Too Many Accessories
Many fashionable people want to look stylish no matter where they are, so they pack a lot of bracelets, rings, necklaces, bags etc. This can really clutter and weigh down their suitcase, and in Greece, you really don’t need all of these things. Bring a couple of accessories that you wear every day and one sensible bag that you will be able to safely carry your passport, wallet and other documents in. This is truly all you need- the beauty of Greece is enough.
Because Greece is so hilly, many people end up packing hiking boots. However, these truly aren’t needed. Sandals and sensible trainers are enough – hiking boots can make your feet too warm and actually make it harder for you to get up high hills.
They are our best packing tips for women going to Greece on holidays. Do you think we miss any that should be included in this list? Then write it down in the comment section below and we will add it shortly.
Even if you’ve flown business or first class multiple times already, nothing really prepares you for a private jet experience. It’s the ultimate option for those who want luxury, comfort, and extravagance while traveling.
While flying business or first class on a commercial flight affords you some comfort and convenience – more legroom, a seat that can easily turn into a bed, and more food and beverage choices; traveling on a private jet offers you more perks than you can ever imagine.
Visualize yourself on plush seats that are as comfortable as you can imagine. You can put your feet up if you want to. You can also drift off to dreamland if you want to catch up on your sleep. Likewise, you can relax, chill, drink your favorite wine or champagne, and watch your favorite Netflix shows.
On private charter flights, you can bring whoever and whatever you want, including your beloved fur baby. Yes, your dog or cat can travel with you in complete comfort and luxury. No need to worry about leaving them inside crates in the cargo area. They can relax and chill with you.
Food is also not a problem on a private jet. Most business or first-class flights offer you two menu options for your meals; on a private jet, you’ll be served food fit for a king or queen. Some flights even allow you to specify the menu you want.
Yes, a private jet experience is definitely one-of-a-kind and memorable, but like any other flight, there are also rules that you need to follow. These dos and don’ts are collectively called Jetiquette or jet etiquette.
Generally, what you need to remember when traveling on a private jet are the following:
Get to the airport on time.
Prepare and bring all your documents, especially your passports and IDs.
Dress comfortably and appropriately.
If you were invited to fly on a private jet, let your host board first so they can sit comfortably on their favorite seat.
Refrain from taking too many photos and videos.
If your pet is traveling with you, be sure they are well-groomed.
For a more detailed and illustrated list of the dos and don’ts of flying on a private jet, check out the infographic below.
About the Author:
Melissa Hull is the Content Marketing Strategist for Aviation Charters, a West Trenton, New Jersey-based private aviation company that provides on-demand aircraft charter, aircraft management, and aircraft acquisition services. Aside from her passion for writing, she loves to travel and read espionage books.
With its strategic location between West and East, Rhodes was among the first islands in Greek that engaged in grape cultivation. There are numerous historical proofs and archaeological finds that attest how important the Rhodian amphorae were in wine transportation from the wineries in Rhodes Island.
Greek wine has long been praised as a living god that is elegant, smart, and humane. Dionysius is the personification of Greek wine, a god portrayed in the intricately carved statues shown on vases of unrivaled craftsmanship.
The ancient people of Rhodes were followers of the god of profit, Hermes Kerdoos, and were aware of how valuable the trade is.
Thanks to the location of the island close to mainland Asia, the importance of Rhodes in Hellenic world as a pivotal point of contact for the Oriental civilizations and the Greeks doesn’t equal its size.
Wine in Ancient Mediterranean
Rhodian wine’s esteemed reputation continued well to the period when the Knights of Saint John occupied the island.
When the island was occupied in 1522 by the Ottoman Turks, after a siege that lasted for 177 days, viticulture in particular and agriculture in general started shrinking because of the Ottomans who imposed disincentives to the tradesmen and farmers of Rhodes.
The disincentives were implemented as retribution for how the Rhodians provided help to the Knights throughout the siege. Inhabitants of the other Dodecanese islands enjoyed privileges that the Ottoman Empire offered. It only took several decades for viticulture to hit the all time low.
However, the Italians who succeeded the Ottoman rulers during the first half of 20th century became interested in the revival of Rhodian agriculture. T
The vines of Rhodes, despite not being systematically cultivated, were responsible for most of the island’s agricultural economy throughout the era of Italian rule.
The very first reference to wine in Rhodes is made by Aeschynes, the Athenian politician exiled in Rhodes during 330 BC. He mentioned in his fifth letter that he stayed in a small house in Kameiros with a garden. He also stated that he was given honey, oil, and an outstanding wine that he appreciated better than the wine from Athens.
Wine Tasting tour with Romantic Sunset at Monolithos castle
The wine industry of Rhodes is intrinsically associated with the acronym CAIR or Compagnia Agricola Industriale Rodi, the winery founded by a group of investors from Italy in1928.
The winery was not only responsible for keeping alive the industry of grape cultivation but also for making the island one of Greece’s few areas that produce wine whose vineyards grew after the Second World War. The Bodossakis Group took ownership of the company when the Dodecanese Islands become a part of the state of Greece in 1947. CAIR was then sold off to Dodecanese Association of Agricultural Cooperatives in 1957.
CAIR rose to remarkable popularity as a producer of sparkling wines with its Rosé and Velvet Reserve labels that make up outstanding examples of the complex sparkling wines.
Before the burgeoning middle class of Greece discovered the imported champagnes, each CAIR bottle was considered a cause for celebration based on an old ad, with yearly sales reaching 1.5 million bottles. The company has also been focusing on quality still wines for a few years now, including the Rodos 2400, introduced in 1992 in celebration of the 2,400 years since the establishment of Rhodes Town.
Emery is the other big wine producer in Rhodes, established in 1923, with its name taken after the 41st Grand Master of the Knights of St John, Emery d’ Amboise, who served in the position from years 1503 through 1512.
The third generation of Triantafylloy family now runs Emery and has been producing wine ever since mid-1960s and established its current winery in 1974. This winery located in Embonas village is among the largest in Greece, perched at an altitude of 700 meters. Their vineyards cultivated on Mt. Attavyros’ northwesterly slopes are popular for the quality of their Amorgiano and Athiri grapes.
In addition to these, Rhodes also has several small artisanal wineries including Alexandris Family Winery established in 1968 and has been producing a selection of several very interesting wines under the management of Panayiotis Alexandris, a third-generation winemaker who graduated from the acclaimed university of Montpellier.
The winery has approximately four hectares of vines that produce only around 20,000 bottles per year, with every label representing up to 2,000 bottles. The aged examples of the own-rooted Athiri from 700 meters of altitude that matures on the lees for around 11 months are relatively more powerful compared to what is expected from the variety that boasts of a long aftertaste and an intense smokiness. You can also find other equally interesting small wineries in Rhodes Island such as Tatakis and Kounakis.
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As of Sunday 01.05.2022, all travellers arriving in Greece, regardless of their country of origin, are no longer required to display a valid certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, or evidence of a negative test result from SARS-CoV-2 infection (PCR or Rapid Antigen test).
IMPORTANT:Please note that these measures are all subject to change. We will change this article as necessary but measures not included here might also be implemented as deemed necessary.
Rhodes Island Visitors Entry Requirements
We present to you a COVID19 Rhodes island short guide on the things you need to prepare before you travel. These guidelines are implemented for your safety and protection and the health of your family, loved ones, and everyone involved in providing a safe hospitality experience.
Before your arrival:
Travellers who arrive in Greece must present either:
a. an issued vaccination certificate from a certified authority. All travelers must be fully vaccinated, or 14 days have already passed since their last vaccination, depending on the required doses. The certificate must be valid for 9 months AFTER the completion of the basic vaccination. For travelers who have already received the booster dose there is not time limit.
Tourist entry in Greece will not be subject to vaccination. Showing a vaccination certificate will greatly facilitate all the procedures during your arrival. But an antibodies or vaccination certificate is not considered a passport in any way.
b. a negative result for PCR molecular test from a laboratory (test should be taken up to 72 hours prior to entry)
c. a negative result for rapid or antigen test from a laboratory (test should be taken up to 24 hours prior to entry)
d. a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 for the past 30-180 days. To prove it, the traveler can present a medical certificate that confirms that the holder tested positive with the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection or an antigen or a positive PCR molecular test result conducted by an authorized laboratory. This certificate must be issued 30 days after the day of the initial first positive test for COVID-19 and will remain valid for up to 180 days after it.
Certificates must contain critical details in English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German and French. The full name of the person must match the passport indicated on the passport and other recognized travel documents.
The test is compulsory for all travelers, including children 12 years old and above regardless of the country of departure’s epidemiological situation.
All the above restrictions are also mandatory for travellers from USA, Canada and Australia, including to children over 5 years old.
UPDATE: Travelers are not obliged anymore to complete the PLF or Passenger Locator Form or have on them an acceptable certification form of their health condition.
Based on the conditions stated above, the following are the countries whose tourists are allowed entry to Greece with no need for subsequent self-isolation:
EU++ (Andorra, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Vatican, San Marino, the Principality of Monaco)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
*Travelers coming to Greece from all other countries are required to display REGARDLESS OF THEIR VACCINATION STATUS
a negative molecular COVID test result (PCR)*, performed up to 72 hours before the arrival
a negative Rapid Antigen COVID test result*, performed up to 24 hours before the arrival.
*The tests must originate either a public authority or reference labs of the country of origin. Also they must be in english language and include the full name of the passenger as registered in the passport.
Upon your arrival:
All travelers who arrive in Greece will be subject to the following:
Sampling RAPID antigen tests at entrance gates for chosen individuals drawn from EVA-based targeted sampling system.
May go through random health screening. When you are chosen, remember that it will be a mandatory screening. If the traveler refuses, the authorities have the right of refusing entry to the country. This selection is done using EVA, a targeted sampling system.
Mandatory isolation when a traveler tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 after a sampling test.
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You can contact any of the medical facilities listed below for COVID-19 PCR testing during your stay in Rhodes Island. Please note that the list contains information available on their respective websites and we don’t guarantee that you can get a test whenever you need it.
Therefore, we encourage everyone to call these facilities before your Rhodes trip to confirm availability for PCR testing for COVID-19.
7th km Rodou-Lindou, Rhodes, Tel.: +302241060282
Kiotari, 85109 South Rhodes, Tel.: +30 22440 42050.
Acceptable vaccines from the Greek Authorities are the ones of Astra Zeneca, Cansino Biologics, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer BioNtech, Sinopharm, Sinovac Biotech, Covishield ChAdOx1 nCoV, BBV152 COVAXIN Bharat Biotech
Do I have to wear mask?
The use of a face mask is mandatory for indoor spaces, for outdoor spaces it is optional.
Are Cruising and Yachting allowed in Rhodes?
As of 14.05.2021, Cruising and Yachting restrictions have been completely removed. Also, Rhodes tourist Port is one of the few Greek ports that entry of yachts coming from Turkey is allowed.
What are the entry requirements into restaurants, bars and public services?
As of 31.1.2022, people can enter restaurants, bars or public services only by showing one of the following:
a valid vaccination certificate, booster vaccination must have taken place up to 7 months of the completion of the initial vaccination(two doses vaccination) and up to 3 months of the completion of the initial vaccination(single dose) or
a recovery certificate, (expiration 4 months after the initial positive COVID check) or
a negative test result (rapid or PCR)
Persons of age between 4-17 may show a negative self-test result.
IMPORTANT: Please note that these measures are all subject to change. We will change this article as necessary but measures not included here might also be implemented as deemed necessary.
We hope you found our COVID19 Rhodes Island guide useful and to see you in Greece and Rhodes island soon!
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