The best times to visit Karpathos for ideal weather are
March 5th to June 24th
September 24th to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Karpathos Travel Guide
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Weather in Karpathos
Average temperatures in Karpathos vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 73rd 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 Karpathos, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 87.3°F (30.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.3°F (25.2°C) at night.
Karpathos Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Karpathos 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.
Karpathos Perceived Temperature (F)
Karpathos Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Karpathos 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 Karpathos are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.
When can you find snow in Karpathos? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Karpathos.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Karpathos (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
Karpathos has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (64.3%).
Wind in Karpathos is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is July, followed by August and February. July’s average wind speed of around 18.8 knots (21.6 MPH or 34.8 KPH) is considered “a fresh breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early July where average top sustained speeds reach 29.2 knots, which is considered high wind or moderate gale winds.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Karpathos.
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||14.1||Significant breeze||20.5||Strong breeze|
|Feb||16.1||Significant breeze||22.1||Very strong breeze|
|Mar||12.3||Significant breeze||17.2||Strong breeze|
|Apr||12.5||Significant breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|May||12.7||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Jun||15.8||Significant breeze||21.2||Strong breeze|
|Jul||18.8||Strong breeze||23.9||Strong breeze|
|Aug||18.3||Strong breeze||22.3||Very strong breeze|
|Sep||13.9||Significant breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|Oct||12.7||Significant breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Nov||11.5||Significant breeze||16.6||Strong breeze|
|Dec||12.2||Significant breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Karpathos?
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 Karpathos, 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 Karpathos 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 Karpathos Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.5°F (24.7°C) and 60.6°F (15.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Karpathos, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 68.2°F (20.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Karpathos to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67°F (19.4°C) and 54.6°F (12.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.