Best Time to Visit Greece

What is the best time to visit Greece? The climate is warm and sunny for the majority of the year with the risk of the odd shower of rain and some cooler periods over the winter.

From April/May onwards the weather settles but it can sometimes be cool in the evenings. By mid/end of May, the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August when it can be very hot. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. May to October are particularly pleasurable months. The islands are mostly summer destinations opening from May to September. Some winter options are available in Athens and other mainland areas.

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Climate guide for Greece

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Athens & the Peloponnese 9°C 350mm 9°C 153mm 13°C 53mm 15°C 266mm 19°C 8mm 26°C 53mm 27°C 20mm 29°C 0mm 24°C 11mm 21°C 68mm 17°C 263mm 12°C 301mm
Corfu 9°C 617mm 11°C 25mm 14°C 98mm 16°C 350mm 18°C 140mm 25°C 101mm 27°C 41mm 28°C 0mm 25°C 101mm 20°C 142mm 17°C 780mm 13°C 393mm
Crete -5°C 28mm -2°C 47mm 1°C 58mm 10°C 123mm 14°C 230mm 19°C 135mm 24°C 112mm 22°C 59mm 21°C 211mm 11°C 101mm 2°C 29mm 1°C 24mm
Milos 11°C 313mm 12°C 204mm 14°C 103mm 15°C 112mm 19°C 4mm 25°C 0mm 27°C 1mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 1mm 21°C 72mm 19°C 199mm 14°C 194mm
Mykonos 11°C 204mm 12°C 171mm 14°C 56mm 15°C 99mm 19°C 2mm 25°C 0mm 26°C 13mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 0mm 21°C 51mm 19°C 62mm 14°C 53mm
Naxos 11°C 215mm 12°C 163mm 14°C 60mm 15°C 73mm 19°C 2mm 25°C 0mm 26°C 1mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 1mm 21°C 32mm 19°C 97mm 14°C 95mm
Paros 11°C 215mm 12°C 163mm 14°C 60mm 15°C 73mm 19°C 2mm 25°C 0mm 26°C 1mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 1mm 21°C 32mm 19°C 97mm 14°C 95mm
Rhodes 12°C 724mm 13°C 351mm 15°C 139mm 17°C 328mm 21°C 15mm 26°C 8mm 28°C 23mm 28°C 0mm 26°C 4mm 23°C 109mm 20°C 579mm 15°C 483mm
Santorini 17°C 3mm 22°C 0mm 23°C 1mm 26°C 0mm 31°C 4mm 31°C 55mm 30°C 10mm 31°C 12mm 28°C 122mm 26°C 14mm 22°C 24mm 17°C 12mm
Sifnos 11°C 313mm 12°C 204mm 14°C 103mm 16°C 129mm 19°C 4mm 25°C 0mm 26°C 1mm 26°C 0mm 23°C 1mm 21°C 72mm 19°C 210mm 14°C 194mm
Zakynthos 9°C 354mm 11°C 39mm 12°C 51mm 15°C 79mm 17°C 21mm 25°C 2mm 27°C 19mm 28°C 0mm 24°C 48mm 20°C 54mm 17°C 269mm 13°C 128mm
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