The best times to visit Greece for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 10th

or

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.

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Greece Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Greece

    Temperature

    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)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Greece Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    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)

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    Greece Perceived Temperature (C)

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    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 55.5 49.4 42.9
    Feb 55.9 49.9 43.4
    Mar 60.3 53.9 46.7
    Apr 66.9 59.4 50.9
    May 76 67.8 58.4
    Jun 83.1 74.9 65.5
    Jul 88.4 80 70.3
    Aug 88.8 80.3 71
    Sep 81.2 73.5 65.1
    Oct 72.9 65.9 58.4
    Nov 65.3 58.6 51.9
    Dec 58 51.8 45.4

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 13.1 9.7 6.1
    Feb 13.3 9.9 6.3
    Mar 15.7 12.2 8.2
    Apr 19.4 15.2 10.5
    May 24.4 19.9 14.7
    Jun 28.4 23.8 18.6
    Jul 31.3 26.7 21.3
    Aug 31.6 26.8 21.7
    Sep 27.3 23.1 18.4
    Oct 22.7 18.8 14.7
    Nov 18.5 14.8 11.1
    Dec 14.4 11 7.4

     

    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Greece (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 21.4 1.1 0.07
    Feb 22.9 0.5 0.08
    Mar 18.6 0.4 0.06
    Apr 11.4 1.1 0.02
    May 8.6 0 0.02
    Jun 7.1 0 0.02
    Jul 1.4 0 0.01
    Aug 1.4 0 0.01
    Sep 10 0 0.03
    Oct 15.7 0.3 0.07
    Nov 14.3 0.2 0.05
    Dec 20 0.3 0.07

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 21.4 2.8 0.18
    Feb 22.9 1.3 0.2
    Mar 18.6 1 0.15
    Apr 11.4 2.8 0.05
    May 8.6 0 0.05
    Jun 7.1 0 0.05
    Jul 1.4 0 0.03
    Aug 1.4 0 0.03
    Sep 10 0 0.08
    Oct 15.7 0.8 0.18
    Nov 14.3 0.5 0.13
    Dec 20 0.8 0.18

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 65
    Feb 63.3
    Mar 61.2
    Apr 56.4
    May 54.2
    Jun 50.8
    Jul 46
    Aug 47.7
    Sep 54.6
    Oct 61.9
    Nov 66.6
    Dec 67

     

    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

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.5 in October means 37.5% of the tourists vs. June.

    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.

     

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