What weather to expect in Greece
The climate of Greece is mostly Mediterranean. You can expect mild, wet winters, but hot and dry summers. But there are many micro-climates in this country. To the west of the Pindus mountains, the climate is usually wetter, to the east the weather is usually drier and windier in summer. And you can expect much colder weather in mountains.
When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Achaea, Aegina, Aetolia Acarnania, Afandou, Afissos, Afytos, Agathonisi, Agia Anna, Agia Roumeli, Agios Efstratios, Agios Ioannis, Agios Lavrentios, Agios Mamas, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Thomas Tanagras, Agios Vlasios, Agria, Akrotiri, Alexandroupolis, Almyros, Alonissos, Amaliapolis, Ammoudia, Amorgos, Ampelas, Anafi, Andros, Ano Volos, Anogeia, Antiparos, Arcadia, Archangelos, Argalasti, Argolis, Argos, Argostoli, Aridea, Arillas, Arta, Asklipio, Astypalaia, Athens, Attic Coast, Attica, Bali, Boeotia, Central Greece, Central Karpathos, Central Macedonia, Chalcis, Chalkidiki, Chania, Chaniotis, Chersonissos, Chios, Chorefto, Corfu, Corfu Town, Corinth, Corinthia, Crete, Cyclades, Delos, Delphi, Didymoteicho, Dodecanese, Dokos, Drama, East Aegean Islands, East Macedonia, Edessa, Edipsos, Elafonisos, Elis, Elounda, Epano Vatheia, Epidaurus, Epirus, Eretria, Ermioni, Evrytania, Evvia, Faliraki, Fanes, Fira, Fiskardo, Florina, Folegandros, Fourni, Galatas, Galaxidi, Gennadi, Glossa, Greek Islands, Heraklion, Hora Sfakion, Hydra, Ia, Ialysos, Ierapetra, Igoumenitsa, Ikaria, Imathia, Ioannina, Ionian Islands, Ios, Itea, Ithaca, Kala Nera, Kalamata, Kalambaka, KaloChorio Istron, Kalymnos, Kamari, Kanalia, Karditsa, Karpathos, Kasos, Kassandra, Kastellorizo, Kastoria, Kavala, Kavos, Kea, Kefalonia, Keramidi, Kimolos, Kissamos, Komotini, Koroni, Kos, Koufonisi, Kozani, Kranidi, Kyllini, Kymi, Kyparissi, Kythira, Laconia, Lamia, Larissa, Lasithi, Lasithi Plateau, Lavrio, Lefkada, Lefokastro, Leivathos, Lemnos, Leros, Lesvos, Lindos, Lipsi, Litochoro, Loggos, Loutra Ypatis, Loutraki, Macedonia, Magnesia, Makrinitsa, Malia, Marathon, Maroneia, Marousi, Megali Panagia, Megalochori, Megaplatanos, Messenia, Mesta, Meteora, Methana, Milies, Milina, Milos, Mount Athos, Mount Pelion, Mycenae, Mykonos, Mystras, Mytilene, Nafplio, Naousa, Naxos, Nea Anchialos, Nea Kallikratia, Nea Moudania, Nea Phokea, Nees Pagases, Neochori, Neos Marmaras, Nisyros, North Aegean Islands, North Karpathos, Northeast Pelion, Northern Chalkidiki, Northern Greece, Northwest Pelion, Olympia, Olympos National Park, Olynthos, Orini Nafpaktia, Ouranoupolis, Palekastro, Paleo Trikeri, Paleochora, Parga, Parikia, Paros, Patmos, Patra, Pella, Peloponnese, Perissa, Petralona, Phocis, Phthiotis, Pieria, Piraeus, Plakias, Plastira Lake, Platamonas, Platanias, Platanidia, Poros, Portaria, Portocheli, Possidi, Pramanta, Prespa, Preveza, Promiri, Pteleos, Ptolemaida, Pylos, Pyrgos, Pythion, Rafina, Rethymno, Rhodes, Samos, Samothrace, Santorini, Saronic Gulf Islands, Sarti, Schinoussa, Serifos, Serres, Sifnos, Sikinos, Sithonia, Sitia, Skala, Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros, Small Cyclades, Sounio, South Aegean Islands, South Karpathos, South Pelion, Sparta, Spata, Spetses, Sporades Islands, Stageira, Stavroupoli, Syki, Symi, Syros, Syvota, Thasos, Thebes, Theologos, Thessaloniki, Thessaly, Thirassia, Tilos, Tinos, Tolo, Trikala, Trikeri, Tsagkarada, Tsilivi, Velestino, Vergina, Veria, Vlichada, Voidokilia, Volos, Vothonas, West Macedonia, Western Thrace, Xanthi, Xinovrysi, Yerakini, Zacharo, Zagori, Zakros, Zakynthos.
Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 33.4 ℃ (92.12 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 21.3 ℃ (70.34 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 5.5 ℃ (41.9 ℉). The most rainy month here is January, the average number of rainy days is 12.7. The least rainy month here is August, the average number of rainy days is 1.7.
When travelling to some places in Greece, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Mount Olympus (2917 m) and the lowest point is Mediterranean Sea (0 m). So there are quite big differences in altitudes in this country, so you can expect the weather to be different in different altitudes as well. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)
Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Greece. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December