Greece weather

The Mediterranean nation of Greece is much loved for its rural, mountainous mainland, including its ancient capital Athens, and its variety of enticing islands complete with beautiful beaches. Read more

There are more than 200 Greek islands across the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Choose from those with well-equipped resorts, such as on Crete, Rhodes and Zante, and stylish stays, as on Mykonos and Santorini.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Greece. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Greece (Athens) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Greece weather overview

In summertime Greece swelters under cloudless skies, clocking up as many as 12 hours of sunshine a day and, although sea breezes take the edge off the heat in the islands and on the coast, a large conurbation like Athens can be impossibly hot and oppressive.

Those who find extreme heat uncomfortable should visit in the autumn months of September and October when the weather is sunny, resorts relatively uncrowded and the sea deliciously warm. Spring is also pleasant although only the hardy will venture to swim.

Winter brings some rain and even snow, although this rarely sticks around for long except in the mountains where conditions can be severely cold. Northern Greece is slightly colder and wetter than the south and, if travelling here, you should brace yourself for sudden thunderstorms even in the height of summer.

What to pack for Greece weather

Light clothing for the summer should be supplemented by a warm cover-up for the occasional chilly evening or blustery day (the northerly Etesian wind, which plays round the islands, can reach gale force at times!) Take warmer clothes on a winter visit, especially if you are going to Northern Greece or into the mountains.

More about Greece

Which is the hottest month in Greece?

The hottest time of year in Athens, Greece is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 88°F with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Greece?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Athens, Greece with 3.1 inches on average. There are normally 10 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Greece?

The sunniest time of year in Athens, Greece is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 84% of daylight hours; that's 12 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Greece?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Athens, Greece in August when the water temperature reaches 79°F.

What is the flight time to Greece from the UK?

The flight time to Greece from the UK is typically 3.5 to 8.5 hours.

What is the time difference between Greece and the UK?

The time difference between Greece and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Greece?

The main language spoken in Greece is Greek.

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What is the currency in Greece?

The currency in Greece is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Greece?

Greece uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Greece?

They drive on the right side of the road in Greece.

Compare Greece weather with the USA

Below the Greece weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Greece (Athens) and the USA (Washington).

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