Greece Weather - Best time to visit Greece

Weather in Greece

Holidays to Greece blend first class beaches, whitewashed towns, and historical sights perfectly to create a hotspot destination suitable for all the family. You’re bound to find plenty of activities, celebrations, and things to do no matter what time of year you travel to Greece.  

Greece weather by month

Greece has a Mediterranean climate which means the country is typically sunny throughout most of the year. Here’s our month-by-month guide to the average weather and climate in Greece.  

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Frequently asked questions

Best time to visit Greece

The best time to visit Greece depends on what you want to get out of your luxury holiday. If you’re a sunseeker, then the summer months are best when the temperatures are higher, but there are busier crowds. If you’re in search of a peaceful holiday with less crowds but warm temperatures, then Spring or Autumn is the answer.  

Best time for beaches in Greece?

The best time to visit the beaches in Greece is the summer between June and September when temperatures reach the high 20s, early 30s and the clear waters are warm. 

Best time for sightseeing in Greece?

If you wish to see the sights in Greece, the best time is April, May or October when there are less crowds and it’s slightly cooler to walk around.  

Is Greece hot all year round?

Greece benefits from a Mediterranean climate, so it is warm all year round. The hottest month is August with an average temperature of 34˚C. The coolest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 13˚C. 

Does it rain in Greece?

With a Mediterranean climate, Greece doesn’t have a lot of rain throughout the year. The driest month is July with 0mm of rainfall and the wettest month is January with 41mm of rain.  

Best time for quieter holidays in Greece? 

The best time for a quieter holiday in Greece is spring or autumn when there are less crowds, but the weather is still pleasant, averaging in the 20s. During this time, you can enjoy the beauty of Greece all to yourself. 

Which is the hottest Greek Island in April?

The hottest Greek islands in April are located in the southern part of Greece. Crete, Kos and Rhodes are all hot in April with temperatures in the early twenties.

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Add a touch of luxury with Sovereign

Are you ready to start planning your luxury Greek getaway? Take a look at our luxury hotels in Greece below. 

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Ikos Aria, Kos
Ikos Aria is perfect for couples and families looking for a relaxing break where everything is taken care of. The Infinite Lifestyle™ option was voted Best All Inclusive on TripAdvisor. Activities including kids’ clubs, yoga on the beach, introductory scuba diving and more come as standard, as well as innovative menus designed by Michelin starred chefs.
Sani Club, Halkidiki
  • Offers beachfront family suites with sea views and kids' clubs
  • Has extensive sports facilities and a Chelsea FC football academy
  • Boasts a spa, 25 restaurants, and a private white sand beach
Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu
  • Enjoy personal training, yoga and a spa
  • Adults only, with five star excellence
  • Beachfront and surrounded by Olive Groves
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