Greek Holiday Packing List | 10 Essential Items To Pack For Santorini

Beach Vacation Packing List


In my last post, I shared with you reasons why you should consider a stay in Santorini’s Akrotiri when you visit this beautiful island. Santorini, like many Greek islands, comes with an abundance of sunshine and sea. Santorini draws people from all four corners of the globe to sample a little bit of island living. As many a traveller has Santorini on their list, after beach hopping around Santorini, I thought I would provide you some tips on a beach vacation packing list for Santorini.  Hot weather, warm seas and the perfect spot to cool off is just what the doctor ordered! When it comes to travel and beauty in hot weather simplicity is key. Whether you are heading for a beach vacation in Europe or Santorini, in particular, my beach vacation packing list below suits most travel vacation plans. Below are essential packing list items I packed for a trip to Santorini to help you with putting together your own.
1. A good moisturiser – Hot or cold weather a good moisturiser is key to looking fresh. It also helps keep your make sure in place, although I prefer less make-up during hot weather.
2. Cleanser and toner – Cleansing the skin of sunscreen and make-up for a clearer and fresh face.
3. Sunscreen – There is nothing more aging that sunburnt skin so protect your skin not only from burns but from UVA and UVB. Yes, that goes from the black skin, Indian skin. Everyone should be wearing it. Why? Because cancer does not discriminate so slather it on!

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4. Sunglasses – Get some shade in your life.
5. Mascara,  brow kit, lip gloss – Less is more when it comes to make-up and hot weather. The last thing you want is having foundation and eyeshadow sweating off your face. For a fresh-faced look cleanse and tone, moisturise then shape the brow, a little mascara and lip gloss and you are good to good. That is pretty much all the make-up you will usually find in my bag when I travel in hot weather.
6. Accessories – Keeping things simple is great but packing a few accessories can take a simple outfit from simple to vavavoom in 0-60!
7. Big Hat – Your very own portable shade. The bigger the better!

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8. Hair moisture – For someone that had super dry hair I love Aveda, Kerastase and Qhemet Biologics in taming the mane in super drying weather.
9. After suncare with aloe vera – After being in the sun all day. Add moisture back into the skin as well as protect any parts of your skin that may have been overexposed to the sun.
10. Scarf – Warm days and cooler nights. Packing a scarf or shawl will save you from that cold breeze on the evening stroll back to the hotel.
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Swimsuit: Gossard, Scarf: H&M, Sunglasses: Rayban, Bag: Zara, Hat: ASOS Earrings and Bracelet: Bizermani Jewellery 

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  1. November 28, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Great list! I went to Santorini a few years ago and it was amazing. So hot and beautiful and I did a lot of dancing!

    • November 29, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      Nice! I better try out a little dancing on the island next time I go.

  2. November 28, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Wow wow – it looks like such an amazing place to go! And you have a list of practical things to bring/use! Love these pics!

  3. November 29, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Unreal! I've always wanted to go there, looks so beautiful!

  4. November 30, 2015 / 1:31 am

    Cannot ever leave without 4 and 10, but loving everything in this list! You've got a new regular reader in me!

  5. November 30, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Those pictures are AMAZING! Santorini is in our travel plans for 2017. Great post on what to take 🙂

  6. December 2, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Wow!!! Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! I tried clicking my heels 3X to get there, but I'm still in Brooklyn. I guess I will have to plan my trip the old fashioned way!! LOL

    • December 7, 2015 / 1:28 pm

      Hahaha. Hopefully you can work it into plans soon. Its such a beautiful place.

  7. December 3, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Oh wow absolutely beautiful pictures!

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