The best times to visit Ikaria Island for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 10th

or

September 17th to December 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Ikaria Island Travel Info

Weather in Ikaria Island

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ikaria Island vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Ikaria Island, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 94.3°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.1°F (25.1°C) at night.

Ikaria Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ikaria Island Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Ikaria Island Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ikaria Island Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ikaria Island 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 56.7 52.4 46.7
Feb 57.7 53.2 47.1
Mar 61.8 56.5 49.6
Apr 68.3 62 54.1
May 77.5 70.6 61.4
Jun 86.7 79.3 69.7
Jul 92.6 84.5 75.3
Aug 93 85.1 76
Sep 84.2 77.1 69.1
Oct 74.7 68.8 62
Nov 66.9 62.2 56.2
Dec 59.8 55.6 50.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.7 11.3 8.2
Feb 14.3 11.8 8.4
Mar 16.6 13.6 9.8
Apr 20.2 16.7 12.3
May 25.3 21.4 16.3
Jun 30.4 26.3 20.9
Jul 33.7 29.2 24.1
Aug 33.9 29.5 24.4
Sep 29 25.1 20.6
Oct 23.7 20.4 16.7
Nov 19.4 16.8 13.4
Dec 15.4 13.1 10.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ikaria Island 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 June. For example, on the week of June 18th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Ikaria Island? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Ikaria Island is often around around January 8th 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 Ikaria Island.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 24% 41.7 5.7
Feb 28% 0.5 4.2
Mar 13% 1.8 2.5
Apr 12% 0 2.1
May 7% 0 1
Jun 1% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 4% 0 0.7
Oct 10% 6.1 1.9
Nov 12% 1.2 2.6
Dec 24% 0.4 5.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 105.9 14.5
Feb 28 1.3 10.7
Mar 13 4.6 6.4
Apr 12 0 5.3
May 7 0 2.5
Jun 1 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 4 0 1.8
Oct 10 15.5 4.8
Nov 12 3 6.6
Dec 24 1 14.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Ikaria Island has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (43.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.7%).

Wind in Ikaria Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by August and January. July’s average wind speed of around 9.1 knots (10.4 MPH or 16.8 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 late January where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ikaria Island.

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Wind

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

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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 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.7 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
May 6.2 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jun 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jul 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Aug 8.8 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Oct 7 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Nov 7 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.2%
Feb 63.1%
Mar 61%
Apr 57%
May 55.9%
Jun 49.4%
Jul 43.2%
Aug 45.8%
Sep 52.3%
Oct 59.8%
Nov 65.6%
Dec 66.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ikaria Island?

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 Ikaria Island, Greece is July, followed by June 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 Ikaria Island 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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 34.8 in November means 34.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Ikaria Island Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 59.2°F (15.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ikaria Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Ikaria Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 62°F (16.7°C) and 55.4°F (13°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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