The best times to visit Karpathos Island 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.



Other Karpathos Island Travel Info

Weather in Karpathos Island


Average temperatures in Karpathos Island 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 Island, 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 Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Karpathos Island Temperatures (Celsius)


“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 Island Perceived Temperature (F)


Karpathos Island Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Karpathos 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 60.2 56 51
Feb 59.5 55.6 51.7
Mar 62.5 58.8 55.2
Apr 65.1 59.8 54.5
May 74 69.4 62.8
Jun 79.8 73.9 69.4
Jul 83.7 78.3 73.5
Aug 86.1 81.3 77
Sep 81.8 77.3 73
Oct 76.5 71.9 67.6
Nov 70.6 65.8 61.8
Dec 65.4 60.8 56.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15.7 13.3 10.6
Feb 15.3 13.1 10.9
Mar 16.9 14.9 12.9
Apr 18.4 15.4 12.5
May 23.3 20.8 17.1
Jun 26.6 23.3 20.8
Jul 28.7 25.7 23.1
Aug 30.1 27.4 25
Sep 27.7 25.2 22.8
Oct 24.7 22.2 19.8
Nov 21.4 18.8 16.6
Dec 18.6 16 13.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Karpathos Island 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 Island? 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 Island.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 0 2.8
Feb 32% 0 2
Mar 26% 0 11.8
Apr 10% 0 0.6
May 3% 0 0.9
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 1% 0 0.4
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 7% 0 7.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 0 7.1
Feb 32 0 5.1
Mar 26 0 30
Apr 10 0 1.5
May 3 0 2.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 1 0 1
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 7 0 18


Humidity and Wind

Karpathos Island 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 Island 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 Island.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

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
Jan 56.5%
Feb 54.1%
Mar 58.3%
Apr 54.1%
May 58.7%
Jun 64.3%
Jul 62.4%
Aug 62.3%
Sep 59.8%
Oct 61.6%
Nov 59.4%
Dec 57.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Karpathos 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 Karpathos 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 Karpathos 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

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 Island 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 Island, 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 Island 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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