Greece weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Greece

The best time to visit in Greece is from May until October, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Greece is 27°C in July and the lowest is 14°C in January.

Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Greece or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather South Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 14 15 16 18 21 24 27 27 26 22 19 16
Precipitation (mm) 27 30 12 8 7 2 0 1 6 15 16 26
Climate data from city: Crete

Average weather Southeast Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 16 17 19 22 26 28 29 27 23 20 17
Precipitation (mm) 148 75 51 25 18 5 1 1 15 57 81 103
Climate data from city: Rhodes

Average weather Northeast Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 11 12 14 17 21 25 28 29 26 21 17 13
Precipitation (mm) 94 55 35 24 21 14 2 1 12 43 44 51
Climate data from city: Lesbos

Average weather Central Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 12 14 16 19 24 28 31 31 27 22 18 14
Water temp. (°C) 17 16 16 18 21 24 28 28 26 25 21 18
Precipitation (mm) 46 38 28 18 19 16 4 3 20 37 25 44
Climate data from city: Athens

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14 day weather forecast Greece

The weather for in Greece will be 18° till 20° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Greece is based on the weather conditions in the city of Athens.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
10°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 4
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
11°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
12°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
16°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
13°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
16°
0.8 mm 20% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 9 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
13°
4.4 mm 80% 3 m/s 1

Climate Greece

Click on a region of Greece to view the climate:

Climate table of South Greece (Crete)

South Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for South Greece is 20° degrees and there is about 149 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 268 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 14 15 16 18 21 24 27 27 26 22 19 16
Night temp. (°C) 12 12 13 15 19 22 24 25 23 20 17 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 30 12 8 7 2 0 1 6 15 16 26
Days with rain 11 10 8 6 4 1 1 - 4 8 7 13
Dry days 20 18 23 24 27 29 30 31 26 23 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 10 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 4
Climate data from city: Crete

Climate table of Southeast Greece (Rhodes)

Southeast Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Southeast Greece is 21° degrees and there is about 579 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 253 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 16 17 19 22 26 28 29 27 23 20 17
Night temp. (°C) 13 14 15 17 20 23 26 27 25 22 19 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 148 75 51 25 18 5 1 1 15 57 81 103
Days with rain 16 14 11 9 7 3 1 1 3 7 8 15
Dry days 15 14 20 21 24 27 30 30 27 24 22 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 6 9 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 4
Climate data from city: Rhodes

Climate table of Northeast Greece (Lesbos)

Northeast Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Northeast Greece is 20° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 242 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 11 12 14 17 21 25 28 29 26 21 17 13
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 17 21 23 23 21 17 14 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 94 55 35 24 21 14 2 1 12 43 44 51
Days with rain 14 13 13 10 9 6 2 1 5 7 8 11
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 16 14 18 20 22 24 29 30 25 24 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 8 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 6 6 4 4 3
Climate data from city: Lesbos

Climate table of Central Greece (Athens)

Central Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Central Greece is 21° degrees and there is about 297 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 64% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 14 16 19 24 28 31 31 27 22 18 14
Night temp. (°C) 8 8 10 12 17 21 24 24 21 17 13 9
Water temp. (°C) 17 16 16 18 21 24 28 28 26 25 21 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 46 38 28 18 19 16 4 3 20 37 25 44
Days with rain 11 11 11 9 9 6 3 1 8 9 9 10
Days with snow 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 19 17 20 21 22 24 28 30 22 22 21 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 7 8 11 12 12 12 12 10 7 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 4 4 2
Climate data from city: Athens

Greece weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Greece? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Greece?

Greece lies in a straight line about 7,720 km from United States (New York → Athens). By car the distance is 3,182 km. You are on your way 32 hours and 10 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Greece?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Greece is approximately 13 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Greece?

These are the largest airports in Greece:

  • Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport – Athens
  • Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport – Thessaloniki
  • Ioannina Airport – Ioánnina
  • Alexander the Great International Airport – Kavála
  • Kalamata Airport – Kalamáta
  • Filippos Airport – Kozáni
  • Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport – Crete
  • Mytilene International Airport – Lesbos
  • Chania International Airport – Crete
  • Santorini Airport – Santorini
  • Samos Airport – Samos
  • Skiathos Island National Airport – Skiathos
  • Chios Island National Airport – Chios
  • Mikonos Airport – Mykonos
  • Karpathos Airport – Karpathos
  • Kos Airport – Kos

How many inhabitants are there in Greece?

Greece has approximately 10,768,193 inhabitants.

How big is Greece?

The area of Greece is around 131,940 km². It is slightly smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Greece?

The capital of Greece is Athens.

What is the currency of Greece?

In Greece the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 27 October 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.84 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 1.19 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 8.42 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 11.88 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 84.21 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 118.75 Euro

What is the area code of Greece?

The area code to call Greece is +30.