Traveling to Greece: The Essentials

ANGELIKI travel essentials for travel to Greece

Our upcoming trip to Greece includes six cities, four new artists, one big shipment of ceramics and infinite frappes. Always on hand are our travel essentials for any trip to Greece (clockwise):

  1. When in Greece, we can be found with souvlaki in hand roaming the streets of Plaka, riding mopeds through olive groves in our family's village, or navigating a maze of steps in a little Cycladic village. A cross-body bag is a must to stay hands free and mobile. Travel light with our cork bag - it is water resistant and will work with every outfit you pack. 

  2. Always go sightseeing with a pair of comfortable sandals. Our two-color leather sandals have everyone stopping us wanting to know more. There are only a few pairs left and we guarantee this sandal will be the one you reach for as often as your favorite jean skirt.

  3. You won't get enough of the fresh tomatoes and peaches found in Greece. For an impromptu beachside picnic or a snack break at the steps of an ancient temple, a good pocket knife comes in handy. Pick up some rosé ? Make sure a cork screw is included.

  4. Our travel bible for Greece, including the islands, is The Rough Guide: Greece. Find the insider tips for places to stay, eat, and visit across Greece. iPad ebook version also available. And don't forget our own favorite, local spots in Athens. 

  5. Easy, no-fuss jewelry should be in every traveler's suitcase. Our matchstick earrings are perfect for daytime exploring of ruins and nighttime dancing at the nearby beach bar.

  6. Summers in Greece are hot and the sun is strong - be sure to protect your skin! For those high-exposure days, cool and quench your skin with Korres Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel. We like to keep ours in the fridge for optimum cooling effects. 

  7. A reusable bottle will be your best friend during your sunny trip to the Parthenon or when you stumble upon an ancient spring. Save the euros you would spend on water and treat yourself to an ice-cold Greek beer instead.

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I grew up in Austin, Texas where I was first introduced to the colors of Mexican interiors and spent my summers in Greece where my yiayia taught me the holy trinity of Greek cooking: lemons, olive oil, and salt. After studying photography and environmental policy at Sewanee: The University of the South I earned my B.A. in 2009 and moved to Washington, DC to work on political and public advocacy campaigns for The Nature Conservancy where I learned about message development, strategic planning, and feasibility research. In 2014, after the birth of my daughter and in an effort to strengthen my Greek ties and resurrect my photography I launched an e-shop called, ANGELIKI, where I share my hand-picked selection of my favorite Greek designs.

My love for fonts, film, and finesse has always remained true throughout this journey. Today, I live in Atlanta, Georgia and and work full-time as a mother, photographer, website publisher and shop curator