Greece
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Greece

The best time to visit Greece is from May until October, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Greece is 27°C in July and the lowest is 14°C in January.

Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Greece or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average South Greece weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 14 15 16 18 21 24 27 27 26 22 19 16
Precipitation (mm) 27 30 12 8 7 2 0 1 6 15 16 26

Climate data from city: Crete

Average Southeast Greece weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 16 17 19 22 26 28 29 27 23 20 17
Precipitation (mm) 148 75 51 25 18 5 1 1 15 57 81 103

Climate data from city: Rhodes

Average Northeast Greece weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 11 12 14 17 21 25 28 29 26 21 17 13
Precipitation (mm) 94 55 35 24 21 14 2 1 12 43 44 51

Climate data from city: Lesbos

Average Central Greece weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 12 14 16 19 24 28 31 31 27 22 18 14
Water temperature (°C) 17 16 16 18 21 24 28 28 26 25 21 18
Precipitation (mm) 46 38 28 18 19 16 4 3 20 37 25 44

Climate data from city: Athens




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Greece weather

The Greece weather for will be 24° till 34° degrees in the next 14 days with one day chance of light rain showers.

The Greece weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Athens.

Greece 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Sunday
22 may
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26°C
12°C
0.5 mm
15%
2 Bft
SSE
10
Monday
23 may
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24°C
11°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
SSE
10
Tuesday
24 may
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27°C
13°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
SSE
10
Wednesday
25 may
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32°C
17°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
SSE
10
Thursday
26 may
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33°C
19°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
E
11


Climate Greece

Click on a region of Greece to view the climate:

South Greece (Crete)

South Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for South Greece is 20° degrees and there is about 149 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 268 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 14 15 16 18 21 24 27 27 26 22 19 16
Night temp. (°C) 12 12 13 15 19 22 24 25 23 20 17 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 30 12 8 7 2 0 1 6 15 16 26
Days with rain 11 10 8 6 4 1 1 - 4 8 7 13
Dry days 20 18 23 24 27 29 30 31 26 23 23 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 10 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 4

Climate data from city: Crete

Southeast Greece (Rhodes)

Southeast Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Southeast Greece is 21° degrees and there is about 579 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 253 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 16 17 19 22 26 28 29 27 23 20 17
Night temp. (°C) 13 14 15 17 20 23 26 27 25 22 19 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 148 75 51 25 18 5 1 1 15 57 81 103
Days with rain 16 14 11 9 7 3 1 1 3 7 8 15
Dry days 15 14 20 21 24 27 30 30 27 24 22 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 6 9 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 6 5 5 4

Climate data from city: Rhodes

Northeast Greece (Lesbos)

Northeast Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Northeast Greece is 20° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 242 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 11 12 14 17 21 25 28 29 26 21 17 13
Night temp. (°C) 8 9 10 13 17 21 23 23 21 17 14 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 94 55 35 24 21 14 2 1 12 43 44 51
Days with rain 14 13 13 10 9 6 2 1 5 7 8 11
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 16 14 18 20 22 24 29 30 25 24 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 8 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 6 6 4 4 3

Climate data from city: Lesbos

Central Greece (Athens)

Central Greece has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Central Greece is 21° degrees and there is about 297 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 64% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 12 14 16 19 24 28 31 31 27 22 18 14
Night temp. (°C) 8 8 10 12 17 21 24 24 21 17 13 9
Water temp. (°C) 17 16 16 18 21 24 28 28 26 25 21 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 46 38 28 18 19 16 4 3 20 37 25 44
Days with rain 11 11 11 9 9 6 3 1 8 9 9 10
Days with snow 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 19 17 20 21 22 24 28 30 22 22 21 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 7 8 11 12 12 12 12 10 7 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 4 4 2

Climate data from city: Athens

Greece weather by month

What is the average Greece weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Greece?

Greece lies in a straight line about 8,124 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Athens). By car the distance is 12,662 km. You are on your way 180 hours and 40 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Greece?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Greece is approximately 11 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Greece?

These are the largest airports in Greece:

  • Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport – Athens
  • Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport – Thessaloniki
  • Ioannina Airport – Ioánnina
  • Alexander the Great International Airport – Kavála
  • Kalamata Airport – Kalamáta
  • Filippos Airport – Kozáni

Airports on the well-known islands of Greece:

How many inhabitants are there in Greece?

Greece has approximately 10,768,193 inhabitants.

How big is Greece?

The area of Greece is around 131,940 km². It is 9x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Greece?

The capital of Greece is Athens.

What is the currency of Greece?

In Greece the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 0.055 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 18.32 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 5.46 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 1,832.19 South African rand

What is the area code of Greece?

The area code to call Greece is +30.