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14 days of Greece -what to pack

We will be in the RS 14 day tour the first two weeks of September. We have never been to Greece, so I was wondering what we should pack clothes wise? We will have just finished our Eastern France tour so need to pack clothes that work for both. And of course as light as possible.

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I’d expect it to be quite hot. I always look at weather websites for typical temps and rainfall. Wunderground is a good one.

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When I was in Greece in October 2018 it was warm enough most of the time. One day there was some light-to-moderate rain. On parts of or or 2 other days the might have been some very light, brief rain. I wore (some kind of sketchers) close-toed lace-up semi-casual street shoes, (patagonia) hiking pants, undershirt, lightweight long-sleeved outer shirt, and sun hat - that worked most of the time. In the evening more than once I put on a half-zippered sweatshirt, which I carried in vinyl day-drawstring-closure-backpack along with my toothbrush and certain other items.

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It will almost certainly be hot and dry. If it rains you can buy an umbrella while you're there

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Can't give u complete pack-list on a forum, but just general recommndation; my list is mainly for women, with tacked-on advisory for men (It's thoughtful to state what "we" means). from your screen name I'm guessing u r nearing retirement so not needing mini-skirts or Daisy Dukes.

I advise each person limit self to a 20-21" rollaboard bag, PLUS large-softside shoulder bag which can go on plane, as personal carryon -- for the plane. Inside this I stash my loaded "Day bag"/backpack with all key materials for day-use during tour, plus sweater, reading matter, PLus my fave - a cheap thin beach towel that I use as pillow during flight. NOTE: in addition to shoulder bag, allowed "personal item" which in essence means a laptop.

Wardrobe (worn or in Suitcase) include:
• 2 pr long pants wrinkle-resistant (NOTE: Jeans get too hot) • 2 pr Capri length • 1 print skirt or 'dressy' print ankle-trous • 5-6 knit tops plain/patterned, rolled to avoid wrinkles • 2 LIGHTweight cardigans • (optional) 1 short dress • 1 pr GOOD sneakers 1 pr flats • 1 swimsuit, w cover-up that doubles as nightrobe • usual nightwear-underthings-sox
Variations for men • instead of Capri, Bermuda-length shorts • 2 of tops LS patterned/ Plain •for 1 sweater substitute light cotton jacket NOTE: Greece is more informal than France, even in higher-end restaurants.

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Thank you to everyone that has replied. Sorry I should have clarified that my husband and I are traveling together and we are retired, so nothing flashy.

Hugs,
Becky

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Hello! I do have one more question about Greece. I am thinking of taking a couple pair of skorts. Not short ones though. Just above the knee. Would those be appropriate to wear?

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Skorts to the knee would be fine in Greece -- I don't know about Eastern France, I've always found Greece more informal than France.