Greece is a state in Southern Europe, which covers an area of more than 130,000 km². The country is located in the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula and on the numerous islands of the Mediterranean Sea. In the east, its shores are washed by the Aegean and Thracian Seas, in the south by the Mediterranean and Cretan Seas, in the west by the Ionian Sea. The island of Crete is washed by the Cretan and Libyan seas. The country’s territories are characterized by three types of climate that form its ecosystem: Mediterranean, Alpine and temperate.
Greece in January is sightseeing, shopping malls and traditional discounts in stores. And this month was created to conquer the ski slopes and steep slopes. The weather in January is wintery even on the Greek islands. In the northern regions, the average temperature ranges from +3°С to +9°С, in the southern regions – from +11°С to +18°С. There is a lot of rainfall in January.
The last month of winter is rainy, the southern part of the country is especially prone to precipitation. In February, there is an increase in average daily temperatures by several degrees. In the north, the indicators range from +2°С to +11°С, in the south – from +12°С to +18°С. In February, shopping lovers come to Greece. Sales and discounts are valid until the end of the month.
At the beginning of spring, nature in Greece comes to life – gardens bloom everywhere. The air warms up to a temperature of +18°C… +20°C, and it rains rarely and for a short time. The sea is getting warmer, but swimming at +15°C is still cool. In the northern region of the country, there may be short showers and moderate gusts of wind. The best shopping this month is in Kastoria, where you should go for furs.
April in Greece is the period of preparation for the beach season. Parks and gardens delight with the aromas of flowering, and rainy days are becoming less and less. The warmest weather in April is on the islands of Crete and Rhodes, where the sun raises the thermometer to +22°C. At this time, you can already enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the sea. The water temperature is +17°С – quite invigorating. In April, it is best to go to the Loutraki health resort for medical procedures and relaxation in the spa complex. Adventure lovers and nightlife lovers should give preference to Thessaloniki.
In May, the weather on the islands is mild, without significant drops in the morning and at night. The average daily temperature levels off to +24°С, and the water in the sea warms up to +20°С. Vacationers come here for beach holidays and water sports. This time of the year is not too hot and the humidity is low, so you can go sightseeing in peace.
In June, the beach season opens its arms, delighting children and adults with comfortable, not too hot weather. The warmest regions are the islands of Crete and Rhodes. Temperatures range from +29°С to +34°С here. Rainy days can be 2-3 for the whole month. Thessaloniki is a bit cooler: from +27°С to +30°С. June is perfect for those who prefer a bronzed tan and hunters for stunning photos against the backdrop of the island’s landscapes.
In July, approximately the same temperature is set throughout the country. This month, you should be careful when relaxing with small children or the elderly. In the northern regions, the temperature reaches +32°С, while in the southern regions the air can warm up to +40°С. The sea in the resorts is heated to the state of “fresh milk”. When buying a tour to Greece in July, do not forget about safety: cover your head from the sun, use sunscreen and drink plenty of water.
August deserves the title of the hottest month of the year. In the north of Greece, the air temperature reaches +33°С, in the south – up to +35…+40°С. The water temperature in the sea reaches +26°С…+28°С. Precipitation at this time is extremely rare. Due to the wind from the sea, high temperatures on the islands are easier to bear. Despite the hot days in August, there are no empty places on the beaches and in hotels, so you should plan your vacation in advance.
Velvet season in Greece begins in September. Comfortable weather makes available not only a beach holiday, but also numerous excursions. The air temperature pleases with indicators from + 27 ° С to + 30 ° С, and the sea is still warm. Swimming at +24°С…+25°С is a pleasure. In some parts of the country, precipitation is likely, but this does not bother vacationers at all. Greece is in the top ten countries in terms of the number of tourists in September.
If you want to extend the summer – welcome to Greece in October! For warmth, you should go to the south of the country, since frequent precipitation falls in the north this month, and the temperature drops to + 22 ° С. To enjoy the beach season, it is better to go to the islands of Rhodes and Crete. The air here is still warm – about +25°C, and the water with a temperature of +22°C is quite comfortable for swimming. In order not to freeze on cool evenings, be sure to bring warm clothes with you.
November in Greece is cold and humid. The average daily temperature in the north is +16°С, and in the south – about +21°С. The beach season ends this month, although this fact does not frighten many daredevils. At temperatures ranging from +18°C to +5°C in the resorts, you can still find swimming in the sea.
Holidays in Greece in December are calm and secluded. This month, lovers of romance and exotic come to celebrate the New Year. The air temperature in the north drops to +9°С…+11°С. In the south of the country it is warmer – about +14°С…+16°С. The first month of winter is characterized by multiple precipitation and strong gusts of wind. Don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes, warm clothes and an umbrella with you.