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What to Pack for Santorini, Greece in September

Santorini, Greece

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While most people think of visiting Greece in the summer, I’m a big fan of shoulder season travelling. The weather is still typically quite nice but the crowds are smaller and sometimes the prices are better. So if you want to experience the magic of Santorini but hate the idea of jostling for a place to watch sunset or waiting to get a table in a restaurant I highly recommend planning a trip to Santorini, Greece in September.

A fall packing list for Greece won’t vary too much from summer but there are a few exceptions.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a capsule wardrobe so that you’ll know just what to pack for Santorini in the fall that gives you lots of options with some of that classic Greek style.

Santorini Packing List

Santorini Packing Essentials

Summer Dresses

Santorini is the kind of destination that just calls out for flowy summer dresses so while I would normally recommend three dresses for a capsule travel wardrobe, when it comes to Greece, pack as many as you want/have room for.


The evenings can be cool with an ocean breeze, dipping down below 20C, so I highly recommend bringing some long pants and a sweater or jacket.

Comfortable Shoes

The villages on the caldera side of Santorini are especially beautiful the way they seem to just hang off the cliff edge. But you know what that means? Narrow, twisty streets and a lot of stairs. You’re not getting an Uber here so be prepared to walk. If you forgot to pack some flats, there are a number of great leather shops where you can buy new sandals.

Dark Swimsuit

If you’re going to do a boat toar of the caldera with a stop to swim in the hot springs off Nea Kameni (and I suggest you do), pack a dark swimsuit. The hot springs are full of iron and manganese, which are thought to be therapeutic to soak in, but will stain the hell out of your new white bikini.

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