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What to Pack

#1 – Water Bottle
Greece basks under the Mediterranean sun most of the time, making it a warm and often dry destination. Plus, you can count on doing a lot of walking when visiting the cities and historical sites – so you need to stay hydrated. We like the Active Roots Water Bottle because it’s stainless steel and keeps your water refreshingly cool for 24 hours. Also, it’s super sized at 25 ounces – compared to the 17-ounce size of comparable bottles – to get you through longer treks.

#2 – Combination Lock
We advise always keeping your main travel bag locked – especially when left unattended in hostels or out of arms’ reach on any sort of public transportation. A travel-friendly, simple lock like the Active Roots Combination Padlock is a good choice for backpacks. It locks with a combination that you can reset at any time in case you forget it – and means no need for an easy-to-lose tiny key!

#3-Leatherman
Every backpacker that travels with a multi-tool, like the Skeletool, appreciates its practical uses. By getting a travel-friendly keychain or pocket-sized one with useful tools, you can carry it around in your day bag for easy access. If you decide to have an impromptu picnic with some fresh bread, a block of feta cheese and a bottle of white wine – you’ll be needing that small knife and corkscrew!

#4 –Travel Towel
Another what to pack for Greece necessity is a travel towel. Being around water and getting wet is more than likely during your Greek travels, and carrying around a regular towel is bulky and heavy – especially when wet. We recommend the Active Roots Microfiber Travel Towel that’s ultra compact and dries in under an hour. It’s also possible to find substandard towels at your hostel – if any at all – making your personal travel towel that much more valuable!

#5 – DayPack
It’s always worth having a daypack with you whenever you travel but often NOT worth carrying something bulky around. The Active Roots adventure daypack is hands down the best foldable day pack around, it comes with a water bottle holder, folds down super small yet provides plenty of space for your day-venture and is tough and sturdy.

#6 – Electric Toothbrush
If you’re used to traveling with a regular store-bought toothbrush, we’d like to recommend something new – upgrading to an electric toothbrush. We’ve become real fans of Fairywill Electric Toothbrush because getting your teeth thoroughly cleaned with three available modes – one of which is a glorious massage mode – feels amazing! It’s also super travel-friendly with practically no recharging needed – you’ll get 30 days of use from just one 4-hour charge.

Along with the basic necessities:

Pants, shorts, jeans, t-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts are advised. Bring a light jacket, cardigan and button-up shirt that you can layer on top for what to wear in Greece at night as conditions get chillier. You'll also want a scarf – both as a fashion accessory and to keep cold breezes at bay.

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