Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Kalofagas - Greek Food & Beyond
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Stay Prepared for Your Greek Getaway: Packing List and Handy Tips

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Stay Prepared for Your Greek Getaway: Packing List and Handy Tips

From what I’ve seen recently on social media, many of you have been to Greece or are currently in Greece but you can always bookmark this article for next time.

I often get asked about where to go/visit in Greece but many people miss out on some key planning points that will help make their trip go smoother.

Mobile Phone Use: You can contact your mobile operator and pay a daily international roaming fee or sign up for one of the may esim providers out there or purchase a pay as you go SIM card in Greece (which is what I do).

Cell Phone: Buy a phone case and if you haven’t already, have a screen protector applied. You’re on vacation, the phone slips out, it may fall. Protect your phone.

Make a packing list and keep it: I have a packing list on my phone and PC that I update yearly. Some things get added, some deleted but it’s always there and it makes packing easier and I have less anxiety.

Foreign Exchange: Bring some Euros with you to have on hand but use credit cards and debit card (withdrawing funds from your account). Avoid “EURONET” ATM’s, as their fees are ridiculous and use ATM’s affiliated with Greek or other international banks operating in Greece. Also, have a couple of credit cards in case one has an issue.

Learn some basic Greek words/phrases: this applies to non-Greeks and even though many will speak English, having you say some Greek in your communications will put a smile on the Greek you’re interacting with and it’s nice gesture.

Pack/dress for comfort: wear comfortable shoes and for the ladies, go with stylish flats. Bring a hat.

Pack Light: If you can, pack a carryon…you’ll be amazed at how you can get by with a smartly packed carryon and simply wash clothes as needed. Also, this makes traveling much easier. Also, use packing cubes to squeeze in more clothing in your carry-on.

Laundry Detergent Sheets: They are flat sheets of detergent that dissolve in water. They are a compact way to bring detergent for your wash your clothes as you go.

Respect the hot Greek sun: Bring 50+ sunblock, wear a hat and rent an umbrella/sunchair when at the beach. You can still get a tan under the umbrella and you’ll be protected from the Sun’s UV rays.

Buy a Quick-Dry beach towel: I bought one last use and used it all summer. It literally dries in 5-6 minutes and it rolls up nicely, not taking up too much space in your beach bag.

Power Adaptors: If you’re bringing a blow dryer or hair clipper, a voltage convertor is needed. In Greece, power surges can occur and if you simply have your blow dryer plugged into an adaptor, it will likely get fried if a power surge occurs.

For laptops, cell phone chargers and other similar electronics, check out these power bars that are compact and allow you safely charge everything at one source.

Before you leave for your trip: arrange for someone to tend to the lawn etc, mail pick up, buy a timer for a light to turn on/off while you’re away, arrange any pet sitting, buy extra pet food.

Have a safe and fun summer!

The post Stay Prepared for Your Greek Getaway: Packing List and Handy Tips first appeared on


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Nootropic

Mushrooms are having a moment. One fabulous fungus in particular, lion’s mane, may help improve memory, depression and anxiety symptoms. They are also an excellent source of nutrients that show promise as a therapy for dementia, and other neurodegenerative diseases. If you’re living with anxiety or depression, you may be curious about all the therapy options out there — including the natural ones.Our Lion’s Mane WHOLE MIND Nootropic Blend has been formulated to utilize the potency of Lion’s mane but also include the benefits of four other Highly Beneficial Mushrooms. Synergistically, they work together to Build your health through improving cognitive function and immunity regardless of your age. Our Nootropic not only improves your Cognitive Function and Activates your Immune System, But it benefits growth of Essential Gut Flora, further enhancing your Vitality.

Our Formula includes: Lion’s Mane Mushrooms which Increase Brain Power through nerve growth, lessen anxiety, reduce depression, and improve concentration. Its an excellent adaptogen, promotes sleep and improves immunity.

Shiitake Mushrooms which Fight cancer cells and infectious disease, boost the immune system, promotes brain function, and serves as a source of B vitamins.

Maitake Mushrooms which regulate blood sugar levels of diabetics, reduce hypertension and boosts the immune system.

Reishi Mushrooms which Fight inflammation, liver disease, fatigue, tumor growth and cancer. They Improve skin disorders and soothes digestive problems, stomach ulcers and leaky gut syndrome.

Chaga Mushrooms which have anti-aging effects, boost immune function, improve stamina and athletic performance, even act as a natural aphrodisiac, fighting diabetes and improving liver function.

Try Our Lion’s Mane WHOLE MIND Nootropic Blend 60 Capsules Today. Be 100% Satisfied or Receive a Full Money Back Guarantee. Order Yours Today by Following This Link.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Load more ...




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.