What to pack for Honeymoon in Greece and Rome

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we went to italy on our honeymoon in october for 2 weeks.  i packed clothes, shoes, and toiletries.  what else do you need?

i decided to go with comfort rather that fashion and wore sneakers everyday to walk.  and also brought one pair of boots and one pair of flats for nighttime.

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Make sure you buy outlet converters for your phone chargers/hair dryer etc. i had a standard one that I have used in many different countries but the outlets in greece are super small for some reason and my converter didn’t fit (the hotel had an extra thank god) so make sure you get one esoecially for greece (just google it). Also just an FYI in Greece you don’t flush your toliet paper, you throw it out in a trash can next to the toliet. It wasn’t as bad as it sounds but Im glad I knew that going into the trip lol. (There are signs to remind you most places). Hmmm also bring sunscreen it’s more $$ there. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

GOOD COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES

I will repeat – COMFORTABLE, preferably with some kind of gel cushioning. Most of the time you will be walking on marble/cobble stones. standing and walking on that gets hard on your feet. I spent 3 days in Rome and it took my feet a week to recover 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Chargers for phone and camera! I went away for a week and took about 5 pics before my battery died and I hadn’t remembered the charger so couldn’t take any more pics. Fortunately we were visiting family and I can go back there.

Also when travelling I take something to read and a small first aid kit.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I would pack sunscreen and bug spray regardless of where I am going just in case.  Also some basic over the counter medication advil/anti alergy medication etc.. I always end up needing it!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

cheesecakelove: I always bring my kobo when I travel, it’s great for killing time at airports and I love having a bunch of books stored in it if I ever end up relaxing by a pool.

Large zip locks are great for packing stuff and most importantly, for storage of dirty laundry. I would always have this problem of my bag getting progressively less tidy through the trip, but now everything is kept in control because I vacuum pack it. Zip locks and your bum, all you need! 🙂

I also pack a small package of detergent, you never know if you need to do some emergency sink washing!

Oh, and always pack a few thin t-shirts + underwear and toiletries (within the 100ml limit and in a zip lock) in your carry on. That way you’ll survive for a few days in case they lose your luggage. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

For Italy: don’t forget long skirt / pants and a light scarf to carry around that would cover your shoulders – otherwise you cannot get into any of the major churches, or into the Vatican. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

cheesecakelove:  sorry to hijack your thread, but did you use a travel agent for your Greece itinerary or plan it all yourself? That is where we want to go but I’m a little intimidated by the logistics of different islands, etc.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

cheesecakelove:  I second the bug spray recommendation especially and also suggest a collapsible water bottle.  In Rome there are fountains that provide free flowing and very good water.  Why pay some jerk outside the Colosseum 4 EUR for a small bottle of water when you can fill yours up at the fountain spout by the Temple of Saturn in the Forum (or at the fountain at the bus stop at the bottom of the road that leads up to the Capitoline Museum) for nothing?  The collapsible bottle is then easier to store in a bag, as you don’t want to be carrying around complex bags in Rome, which has a very skilled union of pickpockets!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

definitely a little bit of first aid type medicine…if you do end up with a headache or upset tummy you won’t want to try to deal with the pharmacy! I usually bring a few pills each of imodium, pepto bismo, advil, zyrtec D & mucinex (my fav allergy/cold medicines), benedryl, some band aids, some blister proctectors (like fake skin that is water proof) and a few cough drops…. if you actually get sick you won’t really have enough of any of these but its enough for a day or two until you can get out someplace I know it sounds like a lot of stuff but it fits into a little zip bag no problem also bug spray & sun screen(you can even find minis or towelette that are easier to pack)

and a little mini candle or room spray help to make thing more pleasent at times in the room (at least with my DH it does!!!)

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