February 20, 2024

From May to September

Packing for Lefkada in the summer requires a balance between staying comfortable in the warm weather and being prepared for various activities. But even if you forget something, don't worry, Lefkada is a place with numerous nice boutiques, super markets, pharmacies etc., so everything can be purchased from local shops.

Here's our suggested packing list:

Light and Breathable Clothing:
Typically, summer in Lefkada is hot and sunny. Temperatures can soar, making it ideal for beach vacations, but it can also be quite humid. Lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton and linen are ideal because you’re likely to spend most of your time out in the sun or in the water. Make sure to bring shorts, skirts, sundresses, tank-tops, short-sleeved shirts, a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings (just in case), sleepwear and your underwear. The Greek style exudes a relaxed and uncomplicated vibe, prompting you to pack mainly versatile pieces that can easily be dressed up or down according to the occasion. A great tip is to try to plan outfits ahead of time, so that you won't overpack.

Another essential for your trip to Lefkada is your bathing suit! Don't forget to bring with you a cover-up or a beach dress/kaftan, a microfiber towel which takes up very little space and can absorb a lot of water and your flip-flops.

Comfort trumps style, so skip the heels and pack comfortable sandals for walking and exploring Lefkada.

Health and Safety:
You should cobble together a DIY first aid kit for minor accidents with essentials like bandages, pain relievers, allergy pills, any necessary medications and insect repellent.

Pharmacies in Lefkada: If you forgot your medication, don't panic, you can find a local pharmacy and see about getting a replacement.

Vandoros Vasilis Pharmacy and Zaverdinou Pharmacy

Sun Protection:
Bring with you sunscreen with a high SPF, a lip balm, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. Moreover make sure you include your after-sun lotion to soothe sun-exposed skin.

Travel Accessories:
Pack travel accessories including a lightweight, foldable beach bag or a tote bag, travel-sized toiletries (deodorant, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, moisturizer, hair brush, shampoo, soap, make up and makeup remover), headphones, a power bank for electronic devices and a waterproof phone case.

To ensure you don't run out of battery, here's our must-have list of tech items to take with you in Lefkada: Laptop or tablet, camera with charger, extra batteries and memory cards, underwater camera, device chargers and an adapter/converter for electrical outlets (Greece uses the euro plug)

Maximize the fun in the sun and waves with beach games, a good book and snorkeling gear, if you plan to explore underwater.

Reusable Water Bottle:
Staying hydrated is crucial, especially in the summer heat, so bring a reusable water bottle with you.

What to Pack in Your Carry

  • Passport
  • Travel documents
  • Student ID (if you have one)
  • Visa (if needed)
  • Medical prescriptions (in case you need them)
  • Money (Credit/debit cards or cash)
  • A change of underwear
  • Hand sanitizer
  • International Driving Permit
  • Your smartphone
  • Pen
  • Reusable bag

Do yourself a favor and leave a little extra room for souvenirs when you pack for Lefkada!

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