• Lindsey

What to Wear in the Greek Islands


Stylecamp recently took an island-hopping trip to the Greek Cyclades, taking in the islands of Santorini, Naxos and Mykonos and discovering a heady mixture of culture, adventure, relaxation and luxury.

For an early summer break to some of the most chic destinations in Greece, it can be difficult to know exactly what to pack. The weather is warm but not necessarily the wall-to-wall sunshine you come to expect from island destinations.

Each island has something different to offer, so if you're heading on an island-hopping break this summer and wondering what to wear, this stylish Greek island packing list will be essential for you.


 


PACKING LIST ESSENTIALS


Holiday wardrobe flatlay
What to wear in the Greek Islands?

For a stylish summer holiday wardrobe, I like to pick pieces that are both practical but also make me feel good, packing my favourite outfits for the occasion.


  • Shorts - I packed my new favourite linen shorts

  • Loose fitting, lightweight trousers

  • Beach outfit - I recommend the Stylecamp Ava set which is so versatile and you can mix 'n' match with other pieces in your holiday wardrobe

  • Holiday jumpsuit - the Stylecamp's beach pyjamas work equally well dressed up or down

  • Kimono wrap or cover up - the Myrna wrap was invaluable on this trip, particularly in the cooler evenings or in breezy conditions

  • Flat sandals for walking

  • Mules - not too high for hilltop locations, plus they go with everything!

  • 3 or 4 summer top options - I opted for a few bodysuits in different colours, some strappy crop tops and this vintage style tie up cotton blouse

  • Swimwear

  • Wide brim sunhat and sunglasses - because everyone wants to look and feel fabulous with their sun protection!

Packing light is essential for most airlines these days, so carefully consider what items you can mix and match with each other to make the most out of limited space.


 


WHAT TO WEAR ON SANTORINI


Blue dome vista in Oia, Santorini

Famous blue domed vistas in Oia, Santorini

Santorini is rightly hailed as one of the most glamorous destinations of the Greek Cyclades. Famous for spectacular views of its imposing caldera, it's best known for its elegant white-washed towns, blue domed churches and incredible sunset vistas.


Sunset from Pyrgos

Spectacular sunsets from the highest point in Pyrgos

There's a lot happening on Santorini with copious vineyards, idyllic boat trips, volcanic beaches and an excavated ancient city, not to mention hearty portions of gorgeous Greek food to savour.


Vineyards in Santorini

Vineyards cover Santorini's rocky landscape

There are many beautiful hilltop villages to explore, including picturesque Pyrgos and the pastel Emporeio, each with their endless winding stone steps and painted facades, boasting incredible views over the island. Some of the best foodie spots on the island can also be found in Pyrgos.


Summer holiday outfit for exploring with tie up blouse and gingham trousers

Summer holiday outfit for exploring, with tie up blouse and gingham trousers

This outfit with the Lana tie up blouse was great for exploring the mountain towns; breathable and stylish, it kept the sun off the shoulders and I just adore this lilac colour combination with these high waisted gingham trousers.

Cotton tie up blouse outfit with gingham trousers

A closer look at the tie up blouse with gingham trousers

On another day, there's a hike you can take from the capital Fira to the Instagram-famous Oia in the north, though it's not for the faint hearted - a sun-drenched three and half hour walk awaits!


Early morning views around Oia

A shorter trip between Fira and Imerovigli is just as rewarding (with sensible shoes not necessarily required), following a flower-lined path that contours the west of the island, offering stunning views over the caldera.


Views from Fira and Imerovigli


Holiday outfit with linen blouse and shorts

Pastel-hued holiday outfit with light cotton blouse and linen shorts

On one of the warmer days, these linen Betty shorts and the cool Lana shirt as an outfit were a match made in heaven, their lightweight fabrics being great for keeping cool in the midday sunshine.


Traditional products of Santorini