Best Time To Visit Greece

$ 310 onwards View All Packages
View All Packages

What is the best time to visit Greece?

The best times to visit Greece are from March to May and September to November, as the weather is extremely pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees centigrade. April and May witness wild blooms in Greece, and the weather is ideal for exploring historical sites and enjoying outdoor activities. September to November is when the sea remains warm, and you can still enjoy outdoor activities. It's an excellent period for island exploration without the summer crowds.

The period from June to August is the peak tourist season. The weather is hot, with temperatures ranging from 25-35 degrees centigrade, and the islands come alive with festivals and vibrant nightlife. The beaches are perfect for sunbathing and swimming but be prepared for crowded popular destinations.

From December to March, the cold is mild (5-15 degrees centigrade), especially in the southern part of the country. While the islands may have fewer tourists, the mainland offers a different charm with cultural events and fewer crowds. Winter is suitable for historical and cultural exploration.

Specific Island Considerations:

  • Santorini: Visit in May or September for pleasant weather and fewer crowds.
  • Mykonos: Similar to Santorini, May or September is ideal for a balance between good weather and fewer tourists.
  • Crete: March to May and September to October are excellent for exploring the largest Greek island, avoiding the summer heat.

Greece Travel Packages

Compare quotes from upto 3 travel agents for free

More about Best Time to Travel to Greece

Summer (June - August)

The warmest time of the year is generally from mid-July to August when the midday sun is extremely strong. It is best advised not to go during this hour. Though this is a good time to visit the mountains in Greece or sunbathing on the beaches. The evenings in summer are pleasant, especially in the coastal areas. Unlike the days, the nights in summer are exciting and have a lot of scope for entertainment.

Browse Package Collections

View 25 Packages