Deciding on where to go for a perfect vacation sometimes turns into a daunting task. Someone might already have a bucket list with the places to visit planned for years to come. Others are open to new impromptu discoveries. There is an exceptional destination for both categories – a safe bet, if you wish, for any traveler. The country on the radar is magnificent Greece.
Greece offers so many fabulous destinations that your only problem would be choosing where to stay and what to wear during your unforgettable vacation. Greece is a land with a uniquely rich history, marvelous nature, and luxurious resorts for every taste. But let us concentrate on something that makes Greece really special, and its landscape distinguishably diversified – the sun-kissed paradise of Greek islands.
The Greek Archipelago is 7,500 km of the country’s total 16,000 km coastline, with about 6,000 islands and islets situated in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. A little more than 200 islands are inhabited and are open to visitors.
Where to go?
As you see, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Picturesque Santorini, UNESCO listed Rhodes and Patmos, or cosmopolitan Crete – the choice is yours. However, if you have never been to Greece before and this is your first island trip, it would be wise to start your long-lasting love story with this country on Paros’s island.
Among travel agencies and independent travelers, Paros is often considered a must-visit destination in the Aegean Sea. Paros is one of the biggest islands in the Cyclades region. This part of the archipelago stands out for its scenery and crystal clear sea. The breathtaking beauty of the traditional coastal villages is luring tourists from all over the world, just like the mythological Sirens’ song. When you’ve reached the destination, you should follow your heart to Naoussa for a truly luxurious vacation experience. It is one of the most beautiful villages in the Cyclades. The traveler often expects the capital of the island to be the destination, but with Paros, in our opinion, this is not the case. Naoussa’s town is much more exciting and appealing to tourists than Parikia, the island’s capital. The inhabitants preserve a large number of one-story houses in the traditional island style. This housing type is precisely what you may expect from luxury villas in Naoussa, which will help you to experience preserved traditions, combined with high-standard comfort of living and a genuinely delightful overall experience of your stay.
Naoussa also offers cafés, shops, markets, various live entertainment venues, and bright nightlife. By boat taxi, you can get to the most beautiful beaches in the northern part of the island, such as Kolimbithres (Baptistery), a popular destination with peculiarly-shaped rocks, white sand shore, and calm, shallow sea waters. And, a vital reminder, do not forget your hat for the boat trip!
Thus, at last, we have reached our crucial point of interest, our fashion tips to make the vacation just perfect.
What to Wear in Greece During the Summer?
- Always wear a hat
This tip is not as much an issue of style, but it is more your health life preserver. As mentioned above, the Greek islands is a sun-kissed land, and your primary task is to avoid getting those “kisses,” which, in reality, will turn out to be ghastly attacks of sunstroke.
Opt for packable sun hats that will not get ruined in your luggage, especially since there is such a great variety of options on offer. An extravagant wide-brimmed hat, a simple, breezy cotton one that blocks UV rays, or a stylish, classic-style straw sunhat – be sure to pack more than one, since it is going to be your favorite accessory.
Yet another valuable item to accompany you to your big Greece vacation. Sunglasses are an indispensable core part of your travel pack. The style is up to you – just make sure that your new fashionable pair of sunnies fit your face and keep your eyes healthy.
A prominent part of your vacation arsenal is a swimsuit. If you are a bikini person, we recommend packing a one-piece as well, since Greek islands offer a wide range of water activities, including surfing and snorkeling, and you do not want to miss out on that.
- Comfortable footwear
Comfortable flats, flip-flops, or strappy sandals are your go-to choices for everyday island exploration and lazy beach or pool-side afternoons. Don’t forget to pack a stylish pair of high heels for the fancy dinner at an upscale restaurant.
- Cotton and Linen Clothes
These natural materials are simply a must-pack for summer vacation. Dresses, skirts, shirts – any piece you like in a neutral color will keep you cool, beneficially accompany any summer outfit, and be a perfect choice for any outing. Classic cotton, slightly oversized shirt models, never go out of style.
- A beach cover-up
If you want to feel fabulous in the hot sun, do not forget to pack a few stylish swimwear cover-ups. With beach cover-ups, it seems that there is an endless variety of options to choose from, but we have got you covered! Here are a few options:
- If you want to feel yourself a Greek goddess for a day, opt for a maxi dress. Polish your divine look with a comfy pair of roman sandals.
- Make sure to pack a tunic – a classic cover-up, usually made from lightweight materials, which are breathable and super comfortable to wear.
- Kimono: easy to throw on and style up the way you see fits best.
- A party dress
We have already mentioned a pair of high heels (which is absolutely up to you to take them with you or not). However, what you should put in a suitcase no-questions-asked is a fabulous dress that you will wear loud and proud to a restaurant. So maybe take a few of those.
Pack these essentials and get ready to enjoy your luxury vacation in Naoussa!