Weather in Greece

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Greece has a traditional Mediterranean climate for the most part, which means you’ll enjoy its warm climate no matter when you visit.

The best time to go to Greece for heat is the summer when temperatures are at their highest. July and August are very warm with temperatures reaching the forties. The average is around 33°C in the mainland, with up to 13 hours of beautiful sunshine per day.

Winter is much cooler, which makes it the best time to visit Greece if you’re planning a lot of sightseeing and outdoor activities on holiday. The cooler temperatures are more comfortable, but you’ll need to pack warmer clothes since the average temperature is around 12°C.

Greece is home to a range of mountains and the climate in those higher elevated areas differ from the mainland and coastal region. Colder temperatures and heavier rainfall are expected. The climate is unpredictable at times and there can be thick cloud coverage and possible snowfall in winter.

The Greek Islands tend to be very sunny with long, hot and dry summers. The winter is slightly milder in the islands than the mainland, which is why they’re so popular. Coastal areas also tend to be warmer and drier than the regions up north.

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