Thanks so much. The best time to visit Greece based on the optimal combination of good weather, fewer crowds, and when to book for the cheapest flights. Hi Dave, You could see 2 islands or even 3 in a weeks time. Agree there are few Airbnb rentals but not sure why that’s a necessity. And the Highspeed 7 which leaves Mykonos at 13:50. Like its predecessor, February has its fair share of light rain and overcast days, and is still one of the coldest months of the year. The trip is in late September. There are nevertheless lots of wine festivals in September! Humidity is at its peak, but it’s never like uncomfortable Southeast Asian levels; only around 50%. Spending a summer on one of the many Greek islands? Related tailor-made travel itineraries for Greece 8 days from 1699 USD Cultural and natural sites of Athens and the Peloponnese What do you think, do you know this hotel? As full-time travelers, we often use our daypacks for trips to the beach since a tote is unnecessary. Food in general is commonly limited to ‘vegetarian food’ particularly during Holy Week. Stay at Casa Delfino. Dear Santorini Dave, But with all the tourists, the intense heat, and the increased costs, is it really the best time to visit Greece? We are leaving Santorini and then deciding between Mykonos, Naxos, Ios, Paros. Best time to visit Greece The best time to visit Greece is from may until october, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till limited rainfall.The highest average temperature in Greece is 27 C in july and the lowest is 14 C in january. Not overly fussed about swimming. The sea begins to get more bearable at a not-freezing 19°C. The country gets an average of 1mm throughout the month. The end of November can be pretty rainy, and temperatures drop a little to around 14°C. Days are longer, the weather is HOT, so you’ll want to be close to a pool or ocean. Kayak is the easiest to use. Your email address will not be published. Due to traffic and other holiday considerations (limited hours for museums, shops), do you recommend doing my relaxing in Santorini over Easter weekend and then my busy sightseeing in Athens afterward? Southern Crete covers a lot of territory and you’ve not really hinted at want you want to do or what kind of traveller you are. In Athens, temperatures can easily hit highs of around 33°C, and it rarely drops below 24°C. We knew we had to make the journey to Naxos Island after spending an…, There is rarely a destination that is only for one type of tourist, but some go beyond. The sea is around 16°C, but you’ll still want some sunscreen because there’s more sun going on. And yes, spend two nights on the same island. Great prices from all the biggest rental companies. November is usually perfect for sightseeing, hiking, food, wine, and local music. You will need to duck and weave and in the case of the Plakias to Paleochora stretch there is not even a road: transport here is by coastal ferry (or you have to go drive all the way to the north coast and then back down another road). It celebrates the full moon, naturally, and people all over come out from their houses for parties in town squares. The average temperature is still around 10°C, but if you want some warmer weather, one of the Greek islands further south would be a good idea. June sees the highest daily average hours of sunshine, and it’s this time of year that beaches start to get busy. The best time to visit Mykonos is in September and October when itâs not so touristy, and you get to enjoy your time to the fullest by the less crowded beaches. Wonderful views. Thanks Greece gets a lot of attention in the summer. The first is Plakias (further west yet from Matala – 72kms) and while it never garnered a hippy heritage, it has stood the test of time as a popular traveller haunt, with yet enough creature comforts to make a honeymoon here an attractive option. Like most places in Europe, Greece’s high season runs from June to mid-September.