Greece Temperatures


If you’re planning to visit Greece any time soon, be it for business or pleasure, you’re probably intrigued as to what sort of temperatures you can expect. Greece is generally a warm country, and can be one of Europe’s hottest holiday destinations, but it still has cold winters and the temperature definitely varies greatly depending on the time of year you visit.

Obviously, with Greece being a relatively large place, the temperature varies depending on which area you are in, but we’ve put together a general ‘rule of thumb’ on temperatures across Greece and it’s many Islands.

Highs and Lows through the year (Zante):

Jan – 8′C – 14′C
Feb – 8′C – 14′C
Mar – 9′C – 16′C
Apr – 11′C – 19′C
May – 14′C – 23′C
Jun – 18′C – 28′C
Jul – 20′C – 31′C
Aug – 21′C – 31′C
Sep – 19′C – 28′C
Oct – 16′C – 23′C
Nov – 12′C – 19′C
Dec – 10′C – 16′C

The above figures are based on Zante, one of the most popular tourist Islands to visit.

Average temperatures through the year (Crete):

Jan – 11′C
Feb – 12′C
March – 14′C
Apr – 17′C
May – 24′C
June – 24′C
July – 26′C
August – 26′C
Sept – 24′C
Oct – 20′C
Nov – 17′C
Dec – 14′C

As you can see, Greece never gets cold as such, with average temperatures staying above 10 degrees centigrade the whole year round, and with sunlight out 13 hours of the day through the summertime, the heat can be absolutely sweltering, especially for Europe.

There are only two real seasons in Greece. A Mild and often wet winter, between October and say March/April, and the summer time between May and September, when it is hot and largely dry.

As mentioned above, Greece is a relatively large country, and temperatures in the north vary by around 5′C to those in the south.

The temperature in Greece has been know to soar at times, too. With highs in Athens recorded at 48′C. It is not uncommon for the hottest parts of the day to be consistently around 30′C in summer, and highs in the 40s are by no means a freak¬†occurrence. ¬†If you are visiting Greece through the summer months, be sure to keep yourselves hydrated and dress appropriately for the summer, wearing lots of sunscreen too. If traveling outside of tourist seasons, be prepared for mild temperatures and showers, so bring a waterproof (but relatively thin) jacket.

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