The best times to visit Greece for ideal weather are
March 26th to June 10th
September 3rd to November 25th
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 somewhat and are temperate all year. The area is in the top 7 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 mid-August where highs are regularly around 89.7°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.2°F (21.8°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 precipitation in Greece are February, January, and then December. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are only 0.1 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2.2 days with significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Greece? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early April. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around April 2nd. 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.
Chance of Precipitation
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 slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. 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 14.4 KPH) is considered “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.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.2||a gentle breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7.8||a gentle breeze||13.6||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||7.3||a gentle breeze||13.1||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||7||a gentle breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|May||6.2||a light breeze||11.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||6.8||a light breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||7.8||a gentle breeze||13.5||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||7.8||a gentle breeze||13.4||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||6.7||a light breeze||12.1||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||6.4||a light breeze||11.4||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||6.4||a light breeze||11.4||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||6.6||a light breeze||12||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Greece?
As of 5/2/2017 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 somewhat common with 3 to 6 days of precipitation per month. Spring is busy 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 moderate precipitation with 0 to 2 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 fair amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower 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 noticeable amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.