Although the weather is hot in Crete the major part of the year, but because roads are dangerous and Greek drivers even more, I always wear my complete outfit when I take my bike, even for a very short drive (BAS 310 will be happy to read this!). I shiver when I see all those Greeks on their mopeds and bikes wearing tongs, T-shirts and shorts and no helmet! (Hello Ligkonakos in Rhodos!). Road traffic is dangerous; city traffic much more.
All my bike-live in Belgium I wore custom tailored leather and had a rain suit in my rear bag, but here I searched for something for both seasons (summer and winter: Greek don’t know spring and autumn), something light with air intakes and multiple protectors for the summer and with a thermo lining for the colder days. I found the Dainese superb, but very expensive. Finally, I bought the IXS described below (Swiss, but made in Vietnam!), which testers quoted “buyers’ tip”. Since I’m only 1m73 and thin, I needed special size trousers, which I found in Germany with a huge discount: I paid 340€ for vest and trousers. Incredible comfortable, fits like a glove, very well ventilated; a very good choice.
Here's my wardrobe:
IXS vest Montevideo 2
IXS trousers Caracas 2
Pearl Izumi bicycle underpants (with a nice po pad!)
Boots: Daytona Travel Star GTX (Germany)
Sixs biker long socks
Summer gloves: Rev’It Sand. I still have my old winter gloves IXS
Helmets: Caberg jet in the summer (I removed the visor) and for the colder periods I'll buy (try on first!) the new Nolan N100-5
A pair of bicycle sun glasses enclosing the eyes completely
In my bag: Dynaplug tyre repair set + 4 capsules, DIN 13167 pharmacy and safety vest, Kryptonite lock, Victorinox multitool. Tools are under the seat.