Packing for Athens
Visitors to Athens, Greece, love learning from the historical sights and enjoying the pristine beaches. Knowing what to pack for Athens is key to relaxing without worrying about clothes or necessary items.
Packing for the Weather in Athens
Unless a trip is planned for the winter months, visitors to Athens can expect to be hit with very high temperatures, as is typical for the Mediterranean. Clothing in the summer temperatures should be appropriate for very hot days. Athens is definitely sandal weather! On the contrary, the evenings can be quite pleasant and require a sweater. During the winter months temps won’t climb so high. Winter days in Athens are cooler and pleasant with the chance for wind and rain. Evenings are chilly so a jacket and closed shoes are necessary. When visiting religious sites, there may be dress codes so always check before arriving.
No matter what time of year, sun protection is vital. The Mediterranean sun can be harsh! This means high UV suntan cream, sunglasses and a hat. Tourists should take bottles of water wherever they go. The sun and air can be extremely dehydrating and when stuck without water in a touristy area visitors can expect to pay an exorbitant price to purchase more.
Taking Photos in Athens
Given the beauty of the country, it is common to take lots of photos. A good camera is number one on everyone’s list when packing. That means taking plenty of batteries, cables, cords, extra lenses or whatever needed. For sites that can’t be reached for close-ups, long lenses are great to have.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about packing for Athens.