Your boyfriend : Honey , did you pack your things ?
You (in panic ) : Yes dear, I mean almost !!!
All of us ladies , who love vacation to charming destinations , we never know what to pack , right ? It’s exactly like the “I have nothing to wear” but in a vacation version , don’t you think ? Well , in that case , first we take a deep breathe , I don’t want to see any panic faces here ! All the beautiful stuff you need to take with you is in front of your eyes , in your closet ! But you are lost in your wardrobe chaos and the plane departs in a few hours for Mykonos but there’s no need to stress up ! Because you have me ! Yes girls , this April I visited Mykonos and Santorini ( you can read my travel posts here & here ) and I know exactly what you need to put in your luggage ! So , now you can either continue lying to your boyfriend that you’re with your luggage or you can continue reading and finally finish packing !
So let’s see what you have to pack in order to have a fascinating and above all glamorous trip to Mykonos and Santorini .
Well, if you are traveling to Mykonos you have to have in your mind that all you need to pack is basically beachwear ! This is true , but you will definitely need some other stuff as well! First think what are you going to do in Mykonos and Santorini . For example lying on the beach , walking around downtown , beach parties and dinners . Am I right ? Of course I am ! So let’s see what you need exactly .
FOR SUNKISSED BEACH LIFE
You will need at least 2 pairs of swimsuit for sure ! And don’t forget the cover ups which might be the most important part of your beach life so put at least 3 of them in your luggage ! Kaftans , kaftans and more kaftans , they are my favorite piece of clothing , I never forget to some with me !
FOR ENDLESS BEACHPARTIES
What’s better than beach parties ? The clothes you are wearing for them !!! So , make sure that are going to be more than glamorous ! So , at this point you would ask me what are we wearing to a beachparty ? Well , that’s a big or maybe a huge story that we aren’t going to analyze right now but I will share with you a key-item for a beach party so you can finally pack for Greece . Ok , well you will need a white lace dress , its like the little black dress of summer , so it’s a must for your greek summer parties !
WALKING AROUND DOWNTOWN – DINING
When you are packing for your greek summer vacation you will always plan some looks for walking around the island ! This is a must , even for the locals .Also after your walk you will be super hungry so you and your beloved will have a romantic dinner by the beach , right ? Ok then , if you are denim girl (not like me ) you must add a denim pair of shorts and a fancy lace cropped top in your packing list for Mykonos -Santorini or if you are a skirt girl (like me ) you have to pack a beautiful two piece !
Shoes are always my biggest concern when packing for my vacation !And you know why ? Because I want to put them all in my luggage ! I can never make a decision .But girls , this time we are not going to pay for overweight luggage !
RELAXING HOURS ON THE BEACH
Flip flops ! Yes , what else can you wear on the beach ? I bought a cute plastic pair of flip flops from OHSHO last month , they are just perfect for my days at Mykonos’ beaches ! So , at least a pair of flip flops or pool slides is a must for your packing list for Santorini – Mykonos.
ENDLESS PARTYING HOURS
Imagine yourself in Mykonos’ Super Paradise partying all night long ! I know that deep in your heart you desire to wear a pair of tiny Jimmy Choo high heels , right ? Oh my god please don’t make this mistake . I promise you a fancy pair but a comfortable one too . Otherwise you have to forget this kind of parties ! Now you have to pack a fancy pair of flat gladiator sandals or a pair of embellished sandals with a low heel! Don’t tell me that you don’t have one ! You can find a pair everywhere , literally everywhere ! H&M , ZARA , MANGO go for a walk ! You will find what you need !
LET’S GO FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER !
You and your beloved one in a beautiful restaurant next to the beach in Mykonos . I know that you need this in your life ! And in such a beautiful moment of your trip you really want to be glamorous . If I was you I would wear my fancy slippers because I believe that the most stylish thing during summer is to wear slippers no matter what ! But if you want something more ‘’fancy’’ you should pack with you a pair of lace up sandals , you can wear them with your shorts or your beautiful two pieces
Ok girls , now that we have finished packing shoes , its time for bags ! Obviously , you can’t carry all your CHANEL collection or all your straw bag collection ( I always want to do this ) with you so let’s see what you really have to pack for Santorini – Mykonos this summer !
LET’S HAVE A MOJITO WHILE SUNBATHING
A beach bag is the key item for your trip to Mykonos – Santorini , if I could only carry one thing with me that would be my beach bag . Vacation on greek islands means endless hours under the hot greek sun , but if you don’t have a beach bag where are you going to put your beach towels or your sunscreens ? So , a huge straw basket would be the perfect choice ! A few days ago I found a huge straw basket – bag at H&M for only 20 euros ! Cant you believe it ? My summer bag costed me only 20 euros !
SEE YOU AT SUPER PARADISE
I know you want to spend a lot of hours in Mykonos’ famous beach bars and clubs but where is your bag ? Ok , you are in a cosmopolitan island ,maybe Lindsay Lohan is dancing right next to you , so a micro bag for your night outs is a must . What’s your tiniest most fabulous purse? When you find it , put it in your travel bag asap and don’t forget the dustbag first !
FOR YOUR ROMANTIC DINNERS
Ok , a lot of you girls would think that your fabulous micro bag is ok for your dinner time too . Well I agree with you but I would carry a bigger bag for dinner because I always want to cary my make up case with me so a medium lady-like handbag would the perfect choice .
I love accessories so so so much! They always upgrade my whole outfit . So , I never forget to pack some jewelry with me . Sunnies are a must for your vacations in these islands because the sun is too strong , so never forget them .
I WANT A SUNKISSED BODY
Sunglasses , sunglasses and sunglasses again . Greece is just too sunny , so you have to take a good care of your eyes . So at least 2 pairs of sunglasses must be in your bag in case you want to change .
FOR PARTIES , DINNERS AND OTHER GLAMOROUS THINGS
You want to look as glamorous as possible , I understand ! I always want to look shiny on my vacation ! And my biggest ally is jewelry , ( you can read my jewelry post here ) . Let’s think about it girls , we have fancy coats , faux furs , stoles and so many more to spice up our winter style but we can’t wear all these stuff during summer , so jewelry is our glamorous stuff for summer .I always take a vintage inspired gold pair of earrings with me a lot of gold rings and tiny necklaces or huge necklaces haha!!
So girls our packing list is ready! You have all you need in order to spend some amazing time in Mykonos and/or Santorini this summer ! Don’t be upset even if you are flying tomorrow and your luggage are still empty because this packing guide will definitely help you ! No more tears this time girls !