The Mediterranean is an area of outstanding beauty, and incorporate countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, such as Spain, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, and France. The climate is warm; there are plenty of beaches, as well as hilly and mountainous areas. From full-on relaxation, to thrilling adventures, there is something that appeals to everyone who visits. If you are going on a vacation to the Mediterranean, here is some advice on what to pack!
If you’ve looked at villas in Crete or hotels in Malta, you’re probably looking forward to spending some time exploring islands. Mediterranean islands offer the best of everything, including the chance to take part in some fantastic water sports. When packing for a Mediterranean island exploration, you need a sturdy pair of sneakers or walking shoes to cope with the hilly terrain and dry soils.
A lightweight backpack is a great idea for carrying the things you need, such as a map and travel book, water bottles, and a small first aid kit in case of bites, stings or scratches.
For the Beach
The best thing about packing for the beach is that you don’t need a lot!
- Swimwear is essential, as well as having something to cover yourself with if the sun is too hot.
- A light, loose shirt is a good idea, or you could try a sarong.
- Flip flops are great for the beach and exploring the shops nearby, but if you want to explore rock pools, then they might be slippery. Opt for flexible water sports shoes instead.
- A large cotton bag is great to just pop your things in for the beach.
- Don’t forget your towel and sun cream!
For Nights Out
The Mediterranean is famed for its lively night spots. Whether you want to party ‘til dawn in the nightclubs or want to spend a romantic evening in a bar with character, you’ll want to look your best. However, it is better to pack just a few special dress items that you can mix and match for different looks. For example, a good pair of denim shorts can be worn with a variety of tops for a glam look. If you like to wear heels, just take one pair that will go with everything. Keep your packing simple, and it will save you stress and hassle!
When packing for a vacation in the Mediterranean, you‘ll need a variety of things to enjoy the diverse nature of the region. One key thing to keep in mind though is to pack clothes that are lightweight and that won’t make you sweat too much. Go for cooling linens, floaty fabrics, and strappy tops to keep you feeling comfortable in the climate. Depending on the time of year, you might also want a lightweight sweater or cardigan for being outdoors in the evenings.
The Mediterranean is a great place for a vacation, and somewhere you can relax and unwind, take in the culture and enjoy the food of this amazing part of the world. Plan your trip and start packing!