The best times to visit Marathon for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 8th

or

September 10th to November 18th

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


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Weather in Marathon

Temperature

Average temperatures in Marathon vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 51st 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 Marathon, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 92.9°F (33.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.7°F (22.1°C) at night.

Marathon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Marathon 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.

Marathon Perceived Temperature (F)

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Marathon Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Marathon 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)
Jan54.145.437.3
Feb52.745.538
Mar56.849.943.1
Apr66.255.944
May7866.654.6
Jun81.371.861.2
Jul89.27967.5
Aug90.480.169.9
Sep81.371.762.9
Oct71.863.455.6
Nov64.656.248.5
Dec5848.340.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan12.37.42.9
Feb11.57.53.3
Mar13.89.96.2
Apr1913.36.7
May25.619.212.6
Jun27.422.116.2
Jul31.826.119.7
Aug32.426.721.1
Sep27.422.117.2
Oct22.117.413.1
Nov18.113.49.2
Dec14.49.14.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Marathon are August, July, and then April. 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 January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Marathon? 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 Marathon.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Marathon (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)
Jan23%02.2
Feb21%02.5
Mar26%03.4
Apr3%00.6
May6%00.6
Jun10%01.6
Jul3%00.7
Aug0%00
Sep12%01.7
Oct14%04.4
Nov10%01.8
Dec17%03.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2305.6
Feb2106.4
Mar2608.6
Apr301.5
May601.5
Jun1004.1
Jul301.8
Aug000
Sep1204.3
Oct14011.2
Nov1004.6
Dec1709.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Marathon has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (33.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68.8%).

Wind in Marathon is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by October and September. August’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
Feb4.6Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Mar5.1Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Apr5Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze
May3.9Barely noticeable9Gentle breeze
Jun4.8Light breeze10.3Gentle breeze
Jul5.5Light breeze11Gentle breeze
Aug6.3Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Sep5.8Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze
Nov4.2Light breeze8.9Gentle breeze
Dec4.6Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan64.3%
Feb61.4%
Mar61.9%
Apr45%
May42.7%
Jun44.7%
Jul34.4%
Aug33.9%
Sep50.8%
Oct60.5%
Nov65.2%
Dec68.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Marathon?

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 Marathon, Greece is June, followed by July 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 Marathon in October. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.5 in October means 37.5% of the tourists vs. June.


Overall Marathon Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.1°F (26.7°C) and 53.3°F (11.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Marathon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88°F (31.1°C) and 60.5°F (15.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 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 Marathon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.9°F (16.6°C) and 44.6°F (7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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