It's worth knowing that kitchens in Greek self-catering accommodation are often very small and basic (see photo). You will generally have a 2 ring electric hob, a fridge and a sink, plus one set of basic crockery and cutlery. Microwaves, toasters and even kettles can be scarce, so check reviews or contact the owner before travelling to make sure you have everything you need.
Foods to take :
These foods tend to be expensive in Greece as they are imported.
- Breakfast cereals
- Marmite (squeezy in plastic jar)
- Peanut butter (in plastic jar)
- Packets of dried veggie burger/sausage mix (not available in Greece).
- Small sachets of herbs/spices
- Washing up liquid - decanted into a small bottle
- Tea towel
- Ice cube bags/tray
- Sponge scourer/dish cloth
- Corkscrew/bottle opener
- Small sharp kitchen knife in original packaging
- Small plastic sandwich bags to wrap sandwiches etc.
- Adaptor plugs
- Picnic mat/s with waterproof backing
- Small insulated cool bag (use small frozen water bottles as ice packs)
- Small beach parasol
Depending on accommodation reviews, you might want to buy these in the UK and leave them in resort or pass them on to fellow holiday makers:
- Small 2 slice toaster
- Travel kettle/small kettle
- Travel wash
- Camping washing line and a few pegs
- Fresh bread each day (enough for breakfast and lunch)
- Fruit juice
- Soft drinks, beer etc for an evening drink on the balcony!
- Fresh fruit/salad ingredients
- Small bottle of vegetable oil
- Eggs (omelettes, fried eggs etc)
- Ice-creams - much cheaper at the supermarket, than from your hotel/apartment!