What are the best months to go to Greece

Greece is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe, but that doesn’t mean you can visit it only during summer.

In fact, there are many advantages if you visit Greece off season. If you are wondering what are the crowds and tourism trends in Greece, read further everything you need to know to choose the best season according to your preferences.

Shell in Mykonos Chora

Weather in Greece by month

The weather in Greece is Mediterranean, meaning that the winter is generally mild and the summer is hot.

Seasons in Greece are as following:

Summer: June, July, August and September are the warmest months, with high temperature (30-45 degrees) and only little or no rain.

Autumn: Although typically September belongs also to autumn, only October and November have the fall characteristics, i.e. rain and lower temperatures (15-25 degrees).

Winter: Winter (December, January and February) in Greece has many variations depending on the location. On a mountainous location, you can expect snow and temperatures between -10 and 5 degrees. On the islands and near the sea, the temperature is much higher (10-20 degrees).

Spring: In March, April and May the nature is at its most beautiful, but the weather is fickle. If you are lucky, you may enjoy your vacations without rain and temperature above 20 degrees.  

Best months for budget travelers

Mykonos Chora

The truth is that during the high season (June, July and August) and the middle season (May and September) the prices on the Greek islands are high. However, if you choose to visit Greece in the low season (April, October and November), the prices are much lower even in the most touristic islands, such as Mykonos, Paros and Corfu.

Another option, if you want to visit Greece in summer, is to choose a mountainous destination. Thus, you will benefit from the affordable prices, as summer is low season for these destinations. Remember that in Greece even the remotest spot from the sea is 1 hour drive until you have the opportunity to swim in crystal-clear waters.

Activities and attractions by season


In summer, you can enjoy the sun and the sea, sunbath, swim and do water sports. Especially in touristic islands, such as Mykonos, Paros and Corfu, you can expect that most beaches are organized and have water sports facilities.

Autumn and spring

The sea temperature is not very cold in October, April and May, so if the weather is good, you can definitely swim and enjoy the peace and serenity of the sea this time of the year.

However, the Greek islands as well as rural areas are very nice to do activities, such as hiking and biking. 

Another option is to discover the rich culture and long history of Greece, visiting archaeological sites, such as in Delos, which are difficult to fully explore in summer, due to high temperatures.


Greece has many ski resorts in the mainland, so in January and February you may have the opportunity to do winter sports.


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