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What is the climate like in Greece?

The climate of Greece has an average yearly temperature of 24°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 15°C and rise to 34°C.

Annually, about 936 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Greece. Additionally, about 6,2 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Greece is March until June and September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Greece.

Temperature 15 to 34°C
Rain 936 mm
Snow 6,2 cm

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The sun usually shines during the day, sometimes too hot, bu... more

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The weather in Greece in November was pleasant. Although not... more

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The climate of Greece
  • Average yearly temperature: 24°C
  • Highest temperature: 34°C in August
  • Lowest temperature: 15°C in January
  • Rainfall: 936 mm per year, averaging 78 mm by month
  • Driest months: 18 mm in August, 25 mm in April and 29 mm in July
  • Wettest months: 139 mm in January, 125 mm in December and 104 mm in February
  • Snowfall: 6,2 cm per year

Climate table Greece

The climate table for Greece shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 15 16 18 21 25 30 33 34 29 25 21 16
Nighttime temperature (°C) 5 6 7 10 10 18 21 21 18 14 10 7
Rainfall (mm) 139 104 71 25 85 67 29 18 68 101 104 125
Snowfall (cm) 1,4 2,8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,0
UV Index 4 5 7 8 8 9 9 9 7 6 4 4
Best month No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No

Temperature by month in Greece

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Greece

Temperature by month in Greece

Rainfall by month in Greece

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Greece.

Rainfall by month in Greece

Snowfall by month in Greece

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Greece.

Snowfall by month in Greece

UV index by month in Greece

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Greece.

UV index by month in Greece

Yearly temperature in Greece

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Greece, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Greece

Yearly total rainfall in Greece

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Greece.

Rainfall per year in Greece

Yearly snowfall in Greece

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Greece, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Greece

Weather experiences in Greece

The weather in Greece is rated an average of 4,3 out of 5 stars by 8 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The sun usually shines during the day, sometimes too hot, but the evenings are cool and refreshing. Isolated rain showers keep things cool.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The weather in Greece in November was pleasant. Although not tropically warm, the mild autumn temperatures offered a comfortable vacation. There were a few rainy days, but generally plenty of sunshine.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Up north and in the mountains it can be freezing cold with snow. Make sure you are well prepared!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Temperature was ideal for sightseeing and relaxation. However, sporadic light rain was a minor minus.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

The heat in Greece in August was intense, but fortunately the cool sea brought relief. Radiant sunshine every day, perfect for sunbathers and beach lovers. Just make sure you have plenty of sunscreen!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

September in Greece was fantastic with sunshine daily. Temperatures were still high enough to enjoy at the beach and the sea was still nice and warm for swimming. Highly recommended!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Greece in February is surprising. Although a spring-like feeling with fine, mild temperatures and sunny spells, it can get a touch cool at times. For winter sun, definitely recommended.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

The Greek weather in July was exceptional! Pockets of sunshine, which led to wonderful swimming days. Not a drop of rain in sight and always a cooling sea breeze. Truly a 5 star sun destination!— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Greece by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Greece and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Greece, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.