The best times to visit Lefkada for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 17th

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 Lefkada Travel Info

Weather in Lefkada

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lefkada vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Lefkada, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid to late August where highs are regularly around 91°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.

Lefkada Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lefkada 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.

Lefkada Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lefkada Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lefkada 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 57 50.2 44.1
Feb 57.6 50.7 44.3
Mar 61.9 54.7 47.7
Apr 67.9 60.2 52.4
May 75 67.2 58.9
Jun 82.7 74.4 65.5
Jul 87.6 79.1 70.1
Aug 89.3 80 70.9
Sep 82.1 73.8 65.8
Oct 73.6 66.1 59.5
Nov 66.7 59.4 53.2
Dec 59 52.1 46.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.9 10.1 6.7
Feb 14.2 10.4 6.8
Mar 16.6 12.6 8.7
Apr 19.9 15.7 11.3
May 23.9 19.6 14.9
Jun 28.2 23.6 18.6
Jul 30.9 26.2 21.2
Aug 31.8 26.7 21.6
Sep 27.8 23.2 18.8
Oct 23.1 18.9 15.3
Nov 19.3 15.2 11.8
Dec 15 11.2 8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lefkada 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 early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd 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 Lefkada? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to early October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Lefkada is often around around November 19th 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 Lefkada.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lefkada (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 27% 0.6 5
Feb 30% 0.5 4
Mar 27% 0.5 4.7
Apr 14% 0.4 2.2
May 8% 0 1.4
Jun 6% 0 0.7
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 15% 0 3.2
Oct 22% 0.9 5.5
Nov 27% 0.5 5.8
Dec 30% 0.5 5.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 1.5 12.7
Feb 30 1.3 10.2
Mar 27 1.3 11.9
Apr 14 1 5.6
May 8 0 3.6
Jun 6 0 1.8
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 15 0 8.1
Oct 22 2.3 14
Nov 27 1.3 14.7
Dec 30 1.3 13

 

Humidity and Wind

Lefkada has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (59.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (69.5%).

Wind in Lefkada is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 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 and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 16.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Feb 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6.9 Light breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.2 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.5 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Jul 6.8 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Oct 6.3 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Nov 6.2 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.6 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.1%
Feb 65.8%
Mar 66.7%
Apr 67.4%
May 66.7%
Jun 64.2%
Jul 61.2%
Aug 59.4%
Sep 62.6%
Oct 66.3%
Nov 69.5%
Dec 68.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lefkada?

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 Lefkada, Greece is June, followed by August 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 Lefkada 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 26.3 in November means 26.3% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Lefkada Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.4°F (25.2°C) and 59°F (15°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lefkada, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 63.8°F (17.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Lefkada to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.5°F (16.4°C) and 56°F (13.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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