Dressing Up for Special Occasions on Greek Ferries

Island Elegance Dressing Up for Special Occasions on Greek Ferries

A ferry ride can be uncomfortable for those who get seasick easily. A flight would be a better choice for these people.

Light colored clothes are the best to wear on a Greek island trip, especially during the summer. Cotton and linen are the ideal fabrics for this weather.

Casual Dresses

Ferries are a popular way to travel in Greece, with routes connecting the mainland and islands. It’s important to book your tickets in advance, especially during the high season. Luckily, you can now do all of that online before you even jet off to the land of tzatziki and fava bean paste!

The 6,000-some-odd Greek island groupings run the gamut from the clifftop uber-dramatic Santorini where deluxe cave hotels peer over the sea to buzzing party spots like Ios and Mykonos. Then there are the secluded family-friendly islands like Milos and Naxos.

If you’re planning on island hopping, choose a casual dress in a neutral or earthy color. Pair it with a pair of sandals and a crossbody bag to keep your look chic and comfortable for the journey. And don’t forget to pack some motion sickness medication if you are prone to it. You can also opt for a high speed ferry to keep your trip under two hours and avoid any unnecessary discomfort! A high speed ferry is also the perfect way to visit Spetses, a car-free island near Piraeus where visitors rely on bicycles, horse-drawn carriages, and footpaths for transportation.


The Greek islands are a different culture from the Western world, with more of a casual bohemian vibe – even at the clubs. So, it’s important to be as stylish and well-dressed as possible when island hopping by ferry if you want to blend in.

Jeans are a good choice for both men and women on the ferries. While you don’t want to be too dressed up when visiting a church or monastery, jeans are acceptable for most other activities, especially if you are traveling by day. It is a good idea to bring a pair of shorts for the beach, and long pants for walking around town and when touring historical sites.

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There are 6,000 islands that make up Greece, each one with its own idiosyncratic character. There’s the glitzy, upscale Santorini where deluxe cave hotels peer over cliffs. And then there’s Ios and Mykonos where the party scene is in full swing.

The islands tightly hug the Saronic Gulf, a region protected from bad weather and wind. This makes for easy island hopping, even for day trips. Aegina, for example, is just 16 nautical miles from Athens and offers visitors a rich history (the ancient Aphea Temple is on the main road) as well as stunning beaches.

Aegina is also home to a charming old port where you can enjoy lunch at traditional fish tavernas. You can also visit the Poseidonion Grand Hotel, which is modeled after Le Negresco in the French Riviera. It’s a favorite of Scheana Shay, who wore the Hollie Sleeveless Crop Top and Tulip Wrap Skirt from our Tiare Hawaii line on Vanderpump Rules season 11. Tiare Hawaii is loved by celebrities including Melissa Gorga, Behati Prinsloo and Olivia Culpo! Visit their website for more outfit inspiration.


Embrace the carefree island vibes with a flowy linen set perfect for exploring charming villages and sipping cocktails by the beach. A stylish sun hat is essential for protecting your face from the scorching Mediterranean sunshine and adding some extra glamour to your outfit.

The 107 inhabited Greek islands offer endless possibilities for day trips, island-hopping itineraries and even longer stays. With a wide variety of ferries connecting the mainland and its islands, there is something for every budget and travel style. Ferry schedules can vary seasonally, with lots of options in the summer and fewer choices during the winter.

Whether it’s the light bouncing off burnished rocks or painting the horizon a fuzzy peach on wildly beautiful Sifnos in the Cyclades or the scent of orange-and-anise biscuits drifting down whitewashed streets in Athens, the capital is a gastronomic and cultural hub year round. Head to Ermou Street, the pedestrian shopping district, for a spot of people-watching and shopping at high-end boutiques. Or catch a performance at the Apollon Theater, modeled after La Scala in Italy.