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Best time to visit Greece

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The best time to visit Greece is May-June

While Greece is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-June is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day in Athens. The average Athens temperatures in winter reach lows of around 7℃ (45℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 5℃ (41℉). Other areas in Greece can sometimes get even colder than this – You can check out the climates of other popular destinations below.

The days are longest in Greece in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Greece falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Greece below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Greece seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Greece is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Greece

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
AthensMay-June
12℃
7℃
14℃
8℃
16℃
10℃
19℃
12℃
24℃
17℃
28℃
21℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
27℃
21℃
22℃
17℃
18℃
13℃
14℃
9℃
ChaniaMay
13℃
9℃
14℃
10℃
16℃
10℃
19℃
12℃
23℃
16℃
26℃
19℃
29℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
26℃
20℃
22℃
17℃
19℃
14℃
15℃
11℃
CorfuSeptember-October
12℃
9℃
13℃
10℃
14℃
11℃
17℃
13℃
20℃
16℃
25℃
21℃
28℃
23℃
29℃
24℃
25℃
21℃
21℃
18℃
17℃
15℃
13℃
10℃
MaliaApril-May
14℃
11℃
15℃
11℃
16℃
12℃
18℃
14℃
22℃
18℃
25℃
21℃
27℃
23℃
27℃
24℃
26℃
22℃
22℃
19℃
19℃
16℃
16℃
13℃
MykonosApril
14℃
12℃
14℃
12℃
15℃
13℃
17℃
15℃
20℃
19℃
24℃
22℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
24℃
23℃
21℃
20℃
18℃
17℃
15℃
14℃
NaxosSeptember-October
14℃
12℃
14℃
13℃
15℃
14℃
17℃
15℃
20℃
19℃
24℃
22℃
26℃
24℃
26℃
25℃
24℃
23℃
21℃
20℃
18℃
17℃
16℃
14℃
OiaApril-May
15℃
13℃
15℃
13℃
16℃
14℃
17℃
16℃
20℃
19℃
24℃
23℃
26℃
25℃
26℃
25℃
25℃
23℃
22℃
21℃
19℃
18℃
16℃
15℃
PargaMay-June
11℃
7℃
12℃
8℃
14℃
9℃
17℃
12℃
21℃
15℃
25℃
19℃
29℃
22℃
30℃
23℃
26℃
20℃
21℃
17℃
17℃
13℃
13℃
9℃
RhodesApril-May
15℃
13℃
15℃
13℃
16℃
14℃
19℃
16℃
22℃
19℃
26℃
23℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
27℃
24℃
23℃
21℃
20℃
18℃
16℃
14℃
SantoriniMay-July
15℃
13℃
15℃
13℃
16℃
14℃
17℃
16℃
20℃
19℃
24℃
23℃
26℃
25℃
26℃
25℃
25℃
23℃
22℃
21℃
19℃
18℃
16℃
15℃
ThessalonikiMay-July
8℃
2℃
11℃
4℃
14℃
6℃
19℃
9℃
24℃
13℃
29℃
17℃
32℃
20℃
32℃
21℃
26℃
17℃
20℃
13℃
16℃
9℃
10℃
4℃
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