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The Weather in Greece

 Acropolis of Athens, Greece
The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens.

Weather in Greece.

The table below gives you some statistics of the average weather in Athens through out the year.

Average temperatures in Greece

Month Average Min Temp Average Max Temp Average Average Sunlight (hours) Average Rainfall in mm
January 7 C 13 C 4 62 mm
February 7 C 14 C 5 38 mm
March 8 C 16 C 6 38 mm
April 12 C 20 C 8 23 mm
May 16 C 26 C 9 23 mm
June 20 C 30 C 11 15 mm
July 23 C 34 C 12 4 mm
August 23 C 33 C 12 6 mm
September 19 C 29 C 19 15 mm
October 15 C 24 C 7 50 mm
November 12 C 19 C 5 55 mm
December 9 C 15 C 4 70 mm

The weather and Climate around Greece

The weather in Athens and Greece is generally classed as Mediterranean, hot dry summers and mild wet winters, but like other countries the weather in Greece does vary region to region.

Athens Weather

The climate in Athens is classed as a subtropical Mediterranean, and very arid. The summers are very hot, often reaching over 40C through July and August, Athens holds the record of the highest temperature recorded in Europe - 48.0 C (118.4 F) on the 10th of July 1977. Winters are generally dry compared to other parts of Greece and Europe, the temperature averages at around 10 C. Being such a built up city the temperatures in Athens can seem and sometimes are a lot hotter than the surrounding countryside.

The dry arid weather of Tinos in the Cyclades islans in Greece

The Aegean, Cyclades, and the Western side of the Peloponnisos.

The weather in these regions are similar to Athens, very hot summers and mild winters, generally the islands will be slightly cooler than Athens due to the ocean breezes.On islands such as Tinos and Mykonos there are very few trees due to the dry arid weather and sea winds.

North East Greece - Macedonia, Thesaloniika and Thrace.

This area is a lot further north than Athens near to the borders of Bulgaria and F.Y.R.M and has a much more continental European climate to the rest of Greece. The summers are still hot but wetter than southern Greece, winters are alot colder and wetter and sometimes snow.

Typical winter weather in North Greece

North West Greece - Ionian islands, Epirus.

The Ionian islands such as Corfu and Kefalonia are famous for their greenery and this is partly due to the very wet weather they have through out the year. Both coastal Epirus and the Ionian islands have a lot of rain during the winter and this causes very high humidity in the summer.

Typical winter weather in the Pindus Mountains Greece


- Pindus, Zagoria, Ioannina, Metsova.

The climate and weather in these areas are much more Alpine than Greece. These mountainous regions are cooler than the rest of Greece, and have snow from November to April.


Crete is the most southernly Greek island and is as close to Africa as it is Europe. The weather in Crete is very dry and very hot with very mild winters. The tourist season in Crete stays open one month longer than the rest of Greece due to its southernly location.