The best times to visit Karpathos for ideal weather are

March 5th to June 24th

or

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.

 

 


Other Karpathos Travel Info

Weather in Karpathos

Temperature

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)

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Karpathos 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.

Karpathos Perceived Temperature (F)

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Karpathos Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan60.25651
Feb59.555.651.7
Mar62.558.855.2
Apr65.159.854.5
May7469.462.8
Jun79.873.969.4
Jul83.778.373.5
Aug86.181.377
Sep81.877.373
Oct76.571.967.6
Nov70.665.861.8
Dec65.460.856.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan15.713.310.6
Feb15.313.110.9
Mar16.914.912.9
Apr18.415.412.5
May23.320.817.1
Jun26.623.320.8
Jul28.725.723.1
Aug30.127.425
Sep27.725.222.8
Oct24.722.219.8
Nov21.418.816.6
Dec18.61613.8

 


 

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.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan27%02.8
Feb32%02
Mar26%011.8
Apr10%00.6
May3%00.9
Jun0%00
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep1%00.1
Oct1%00.4
Nov2%00.2
Dec7%07.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2707.1
Feb3205.1
Mar26030
Apr1001.5
May302.3
Jun000
Jul000
Aug000
Sep100.3
Oct101
Nov200.5
Dec7018

 

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.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan14.1Significant breeze20.5Strong breeze
Feb16.1Significant breeze22.1Very strong breeze
Mar12.3Significant breeze17.2Strong breeze
Apr12.5Significant breeze18Strong breeze
May12.7Significant breeze17.6Strong breeze
Jun15.8Significant breeze21.2Strong breeze
Jul18.8Strong breeze23.9Strong breeze
Aug18.3Strong breeze22.3Very strong breeze
Sep13.9Significant breeze18.7Strong breeze
Oct12.7Significant breeze17.1Strong breeze
Nov11.5Significant breeze16.6Strong breeze
Dec12.2Significant breeze17.7Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan56.5%
Feb54.1%
Mar58.3%
Apr54.1%
May58.7%
Jun64.3%
Jul62.4%
Aug62.3%
Sep59.8%
Oct61.6%
Nov59.4%
Dec57.6%

 

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

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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 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.

 

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