The best times to visit Greece for ideal weather are
March 26th to June 10th
September 10th to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Greece Travel Guide
Weather in Greece
Average temperatures in Greece vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some extreme weeks in summer and winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Greece, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 89.7°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.9°F (22.2°C) at night.
Greece Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Greece Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Greece Perceived Temperature (F)
Greece Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Greece Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Greece are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Greece? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Greece is often around around April 2nd when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Greece.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Greece (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Greece has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (46% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (67%).
Wind in Greece is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by February and August. July’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Greece.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|May||6.2||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.8||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.7||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.4||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.4||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Greece?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Greece; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Greece is June, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Greece in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Greece Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.9°F (25.5°C) and 57.7°F (14.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Greece, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 62.9°F (17.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Greece to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.9°F (16.1°C) and 53.1°F (11.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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