Greece is a European country characterized by its cultural richness, its natural resources, its history, its religion and its gastronomy. In addition, it is known for its exotic landscapes, beaches, mountains, and rock formations of various shapes and sizes.

Of course! These are many reasons, as well as its landscapes and everything that nature has given to this destination to let it pass when you find yourself planning and choosing your next destination for your vacations.

This is the reason to tell you more about Greece and its Mediterranean climatic characteristics so that your choice is more accurate.

Greece is located in southeastern Europe and borders Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Turkey. The Mediterranean Sea forms a natural border from southwest to northeast. Greece is known for its 3,054 islands; Crete is the largest Greek island, located well to the south and a popular tourist destination, as is the Peloponnese and the mainland region of Chalkidiki around Thessaloniki. The capital, Athens, is famous throughout the world for its old town and historic buildings such as the Acropolis.

What date do you travel to Greece?

The advantage of traveling during the months of April to June, as well as from September to October ensures you, on the one hand, the good weather, and on the other, staying out of the high tourist season.

Keep in mind that July and August, in addition to receiving more visits, are very hot months. Of course, these months are perfect to visit the islands and enjoy their beaches.

Summer in Greece

During the summer months, the weather in Greece, like elsewhere in the Mediterranean, is hot and sunny. If what you are looking for is lying in the sun, this is the best time to visit it.

In Athens, although it is located in front of the sea, the summer is the warmest in all of Europe. The Greek capital has an average temperature of 28 degrees in July and August. This temperature can reach up to 40 degrees in the central areas far from the coast.

The coastal area and the islands are characterized by suffocating heat in the summer months, although they are ideal for enjoying the beautiful Greek beaches. If you visit the inland areas, you will see that the heat is even more intense as there is no sea breeze as a cooling agent. In Thessaloniki, for example, the maximum temperature in summer is 38 degrees, and can reach up to 40 degrees.

If you visit the north and the mountainous areas between June and August, you will encounter some thunderstorms. Above all, in the afternoon and mainly in June, abundant showers will fall. In Thessaloniki, for example, there are usually about six days of storms during the month of June.

Winter in Greece  

During the winter months, in the Greek islands, the rains appear mainly at night, but also in the early hours of the morning. You will rarely see snow, although it does occur on the northernmost islands. The average temperature in Greece during the winter months ranges from 10 degrees in Heraklion, to 5 degrees in Athens, or even 2 degrees in Thessaloniki. As you will see, winters can be cold in this beautiful country.

You will generally find a rainy but temperate climate. This is so, especially on the islands and in the central and southern areas of the country. Corfu is where the greatest amount of rain occurs, especially in December. In the mountainous area you will find snow during almost the entire winter, in fact, the average is about 28 days.

Greece in spring

 This season has a very pleasant sunny climate in much of the country. In the more northerly areas and in the mountains there may be days of torrential rain, but it will not last long. Of course, take note of the following: the etesian, that annoying northeast wind, begins to blow in May. The wind will last throughout the summer season, so if you travel in April and May, avoiding the last weeks of the latter, you will not suffer its presence.

In Greece you can do many activities, from diving, skiing, hiking, swimming or just spending time on the beach. Some of the beaches are so quiet that you can sunbathe and relax or read a book without being disturbed by anything. You can even have a good time at coffee places and bars talking to the locals, they are usually very open.

If you like history and ancient architecture, Greece has a lot of it and it is worth buying a ticket to visit the historical places. You can also learn a lot about the great thinkers like Alexander, Aristotle, and Socrates, who made a notable name for themselves in Greece thanks to their ideals and philosophy.

Now that you know the best time to travel to Greece, don’t forget to include a good camera in your luggage. This country has so many idyllic corners that you will not be able to stop photographing them.

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