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Climate and weather in Greece

  • The coastal regions and islands of Greece have a Mediterranean climate. This is characterized by hot dry summers and mild, damp winters.
  • During the hottest months (June, July and August) the temperature can reach 40 degrees. Humidity is relatively low; therefore the heat is bearable. On the islands, the meltemiwind from the west usually provides cooling.
  • The green time or flowering period is from March to May. The dry season is from June to September. The wet time is from October to mid-March.

Travel season

  • Greece is a destination for spring, summer and fall.
  • For an active holiday, a visit in spring or autumn is more pleasant than in the hot summer.
  • Prices are higher in the high season and in August, when the Greeks themselves go on holiday, it can be very busy.

Weather in Athens


Weather in Thessaloniki