The best times to visit Greek Mainland for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 17th
August 27th to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Greek Mainland Travel Guide
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Weather in Greek Mainland
Average temperatures in Greek Mainland vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Greek Mainland, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 95.4°F (35.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.1°F (19.5°C) at night.
Greek Mainland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Greek Mainland 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.
Greek Mainland Perceived Temperature (F)
Greek Mainland Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Greek Mainland 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 Greek Mainland are August, July, 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 August. For example, on the week of August 13th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 5th.
When can you find snow in Greek Mainland? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Greek Mainland is often around around April 23rd 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Greek Mainland.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Greek Mainland (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
Greek Mainland has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (34% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.5%).
Wind in Greek Mainland is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and August. June’s average wind speed of around 3.8 knots (4.4 MPH or 7.1 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late August where average top sustained speeds reach 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Greek Mainland.
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||1.9||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.2||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.3||Barely noticeable||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.7||Barely noticeable||11.2||Significant breeze|
|May||3.6||Barely noticeable||11.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.8||Barely noticeable||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.8||Barely noticeable||11.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||3.2||Barely noticeable||11.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.2||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||1.7||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||1.8||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Greek Mainland?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Greek Mainland, Greece is June, followed by February and July. 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 Greek Mainland in November. 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 Greek Mainland Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 55.3°F (12.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 5 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Greek Mainland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 58.2°F (14.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 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 Greek Mainland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.3°F (15.2°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.