Greece
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Best time to visit Greece

To go to Greece, the best time to visit is April through November. In this period you have a warm temperature and almost no precipitation. In Greece, July is the warmest month with 87°F and the most cold month is 54°F in January.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather by month in Greece, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate South Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 58 59 61 65 70 76 80 80 78 72 67 61
Precipitation (inch) 11 12 5 3 3 1 0 0 2 6 6 10

Weather data from: Crete

Climate Southeast Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 59 60 62 66 71 78 83 84 80 74 68 62
Precipitation (inch) 58 30 20 10 7 2 0 0 6 22 32 41

Weather data from: Rhodes

Climate Northeast Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 52 54 58 63 70 78 83 84 78 69 62 55
Precipitation (inch) 37 22 14 9 8 6 1 0 5 17 17 20

Weather data from: Lesbos

Climate Central Greece by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 54 56 61 67 75 82 87 87 81 71 64 57
Water temperature (°F) 62 61 61 64 70 76 82 83 80 76 69 65
Precipitation (inch) 18 15 11 7 7 6 2 1 8 15 10 17

Weather data from: Athens




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Greece weather

The weather for Greece over the next 14 days will be 72°F till 79° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

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

5-day weather forecast Greece

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Thursday
6 october
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72°F
61°F
0 in
10 m/s
Friday
7 october
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72°F
63°F
0 in
13 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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75°F
61°F
0 in
7 m/s
Sunday
9 october
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77°F
64°F
0 in
2 m/s
Monday
10 october
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77°F
64°F
0 in
7 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Greece


Climate Greece

Click on a region of Greece to view the climate:

South Greece (Crete)

South Greece has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for South Greece is 39° degrees and there is about 58 inch 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. (°F) 58 59 61 65 70 76 80 80 78 72 67 61
Night temp. (°F) 54 54 56 60 65 72 76 77 74 68 63 57
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 11 12 5 3 3 1 0 0 2 6 6 10
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

Weather data from: Crete

Southeast Greece (Rhodes)

Southeast Greece has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Southeast Greece is 41° degrees and there is about 228 inch 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. (°F) 59 60 62 66 71 78 83 84 80 74 68 62
Night temp. (°F) 56 57 58 62 68 74 79 80 77 71 65 59
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 58 30 20 10 7 2 0 0 6 22 32 41
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

Weather data from: Rhodes

Northeast Greece (Lesbos)

Northeast Greece has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Northeast Greece is 38° degrees and there is about 156 inch 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. (°F) 52 54 58 63 70 78 83 84 78 69 62 55
Night temp. (°F) 47 48 51 56 63 70 74 74 70 62 57 49
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 37 22 14 9 8 6 1 0 5 17 17 20
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

Weather data from: Lesbos

Central Greece (Athens)

Central Greece has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Central Greece is 41° degrees and there is about 117 inch 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. (°F) 54 56 61 67 75 82 87 87 81 71 64 57
Night temp. (°F) 46 47 50 54 62 69 74 75 70 62 56 49
Water temp. (°F) 62 61 61 64 70 76 82 83 80 76 69 65
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 18 15 11 7 7 6 2 1 8 15 10 17
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

Weather data from: Athens

Greece weather by month

What is the average Greece weather like in a given month? 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 4,797 miles from United States (New York → Athens). By car the distance is 1,977 miles. The total travel time is 32 hours and 10 minutes.

How long is the flight to Greece?

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

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What are the largest airports in Greece?

These are the largest airports in Greece:

  • Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) in Athens
  • Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport (SKG) in Thessaloniki
  • Ioannina Airport (IOA) in Ioánnina
  • Alexander the Great International Airport (KVA) in Kavála
  • Kalamata Airport (KLX) in Kalamáta
  • Filippos Airport (KZI) in Kozáni
  • Dimokritos Airport (AXD)
  • Kefallinia Airport (EFL)
  • Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport (CFU)
  • Aktion National Airport (PVK)

Airports on the well-known islands of Greece:

  • Crete
    Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) in Heraklion
  • Lesbos
    Mytilene International Airport (MJT) in Mytilene
  • Crete
    Chania International Airport (CHQ) in Soúda
  • Chios
    Chios Island National Airport (JKH) in Chíos
  • Kos
    Kos Airport (KGS) in Kos (city)
  • Karpathos
    Karpathos Airport (AOK) in Karpathos (city)
  • Mykonos
    Mikonos Airport (JMK) in Mykonos (city)
  • Skiathos
    Skiathos Island National Airport (JSI) in Skiathos (city)
  • Samos
    Samos Airport (SMI) in Sámos
  • Santorini
    Santorini Airport (JTR) in Kamári

How many inhabitants does Greece have?

Greece has 10,768,193 inhabitants.

How big is Greece?

The surface area of Greece is 81,988 mi². It is 3x 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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 6 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 0.84 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 1.19 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 84.21 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 118.75 US dollar

What is the area code of Greece?

The area code to call Greece is +30.