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.
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:
|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.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Greece:
- Best time to visit Athens
- Best time to visit Chania
- Best time to visit Corfu
- Best time to visit Malia
- Best time to visit Mykonos
- Best time to visit Naxos
- Best time to visit Oia
- Best time to visit Parga
- Best time to visit Rhodes
- Best time to visit Santorini
- Best time to visit the Cyclades (Greek Islands)
- Best time to visit Thessaloniki