Climate and Average Weather in Greece

The biggest part of Greece has a Mediterranean climate that is characterized by mild winters and dry hot summers. In the higher parts of Greece you can have pretty cold periods during winter. In some parts of Greece it is even possible to ski. Most of Greece however enjoys warm weather caused by the Mediterranean climate. As a result, Greece has quite long and warm summers in which it sometimes does not rain for weeks.

The best time to visit Greece and the Greek Islands begins in May, when the mean temperature is 21 degrees Celsius (69° Fahrenheit) and rainfall is less than 1.5 cm (0.59 inch). The summer sun season continues until October, although in that month on some islands it can get colder, windier or wetter. July has monthly average temperatures of 28° C (82° Fahrenheit) and rainfall less than 0.5 cm (0.19 inch). Especially the months of July and August are sun-drenched on the Greek islands.

September, with an average temperature of 24° C (76° Fahrenheit) and less than 1 cm (0.39 inch) of rain is a great month to visit. Also the first two weeks of June have perfect, sunny and warm weather, with little clouds or rain. Most rain falls between November and February.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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