Santorini Weather

The weather of Santorini is much the same as for most of the Cyclades islands: hot sunny summers and dry winters with a few rainfalls.

In brief, the weather is nice and sunny during the tourist season (from April to October).
Santorini has only a very few cloudy days before September.
Depending on the humidity of the atmosphere, one can even discern the mountains of Crete, which lie 70 nautical miles away.
We recommend visiting Santorini in June or September in order to avoid crowds. Learn more about the best time to visit Santorini.
You will find below all information needed about the weather in Santorini. We have also created a section with the weather by month.

Average High & Low Air Temperature (in °C/°F)

Months Air High Air Low Sea Rainfall Sunshine
April 18°C/64°F 13°C/55°F 16°C/60.8°F 4 days 8.5 Hours
May 23°C/73°F 17°C/62°F 18.5°C/65.3°F 3 days 9.5 Hours
June 27°C/80°F 21°C/69°F 22°C/71.6°F - 11 Hours
July 29°C/84°F 23°C/73°F 23.5°C/74.3°F - 12 Hours
August 29°C/84°F 23°C/73°F 24.5°C/76.1°F - 11.5 Hours
September 26°C/78°F 21°C/69.8°F 24°C/75.2°F 3 days 9.5 Hours
October 23°C/73°F 18°C/64°F 21.5°C/70.7°F 5 days 7.5 Hours

 

Weather by month

Discover the weather in Santorini by month:
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

January

January appertains to the winter season in Greece and is the coldest month in Mykonos. It is cold and can be rainy and windy. The island emits tranquility since many hotels and restaurants are closed.

The average temperature is 10.9°C/51.62°F (maximum: 12.6°C/54.68°F | minimum 9.2°C/48.56°F)
On the coldest nights, the temperature may drop to 4°C/39.2°F.
On the warmest days, the temperature may reach 17°C/62.6°F.
The day lasts approximately 10 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 3.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 71%, while the average speed of the wind is around 22 kph (14 mph).
The average sea temperature is about 16°C/60.8°F<. Hence, swimming is not recommended.

February

February also appertains to the winter season and is considered the second coldest month. Again, the weather is mild.

The average temperature is 12.3°C/54.14°F (maximum: 14.4°C/57.92°F | minimum 10.1°C/50.18°F).
On the coldest nights of the month, the temperature may drop to 5°C/41°F.
On the warmest days of the month, the temperature may reach 18.5°C/65.3°F.
The day lasts approximately 11 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 5 hours.
Humidity reaches 68%, while the average speed of the wind is around 24 kph (15mph).
The average sea temperature is about 15.5°C/59.9°F. Hence, swimming is not recommended.

March

March comprises the beginning of spring. The weather starts to change, with the sun appearing more. When it is not cloudy or raining, the sun is enjoyable and warms the place. However, the temperatures remain low in the shadow and during the night.

The average temperature is 13.7°C/56.66°F (maximum:16°C/60.8°F | minimum 11.4°C/52.52°F).
On the coldest nights (mainly on the first days of the month), the temperature may drop to 6.5°C/43.7°F.
On the warmest days (mainly on the last days of the month), the temperature may reach 20.5°C/68.9°F.
The day lasts approximately 12 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 6.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 67%, while the average speed of the wind is around 23 kph (14 mph).
The average sea temperature is about 15.5°C/59.9°F. Hence, swimming is not recommended.

April

April gets appreciably warmer. For that reason, April is the recommended month for hiking and discovering the sights. It is definitely not a month for enjoying the beaches, though.

The average temperature is 16.1°C/60.98°F (maximum: 18.8°C/65.84°F | minimum 13.4°C/56.12°F).
On the coldest nights (mainly on the first days of the month), the temperature may drop to 10°C/50°F.
On the warmest days (mainly on the last days of the month), the temperature may reach 24°C/75.2°F.
The day lasts approximately 13 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 8.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 67%, while the average speed of the wind is around 20 kph (12 mph).
The average sea temperature is about 16°C/60.8°F. Hence, swimming is not recommended.

May

May is sunny and warm in the main, but that depends on the year. May is maybe the best time to visit the island and all the Greek islands. The flights are less expensive and the hotel rates are lower. You will be able to enjoy the beaches and the bravest may even swim.

The average temperature is 20°C/68°F (maximum: 23°C/73.4°F | minimum: 17°C/62.6°F).
On the coldest nights (mainly on the first days of the month), the temperature may drop to 13.5°C/56.3°F.
On the warmest days (mainly on the last days of the month), the temperature may reach 29°C/84.2°F.
The day lasts approximately 14 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 9.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 65%, while the average speed of the wind is around 18 kph (11 mph).
The average sea temperature is about 18.5°C/65.3°F. Hence, the waters are quite cool.

June

Summer is here! The weather in June is great. Not too hot and mostly sunny every day. It is a great month to enjoy the beaches, the sights, and the activities without the endless crowds. Hotels prices and flight fares are still lower than those during July and August.

The average temperature is 24.3°C/75.74°F (maximum 24.3°C/75.74°F | minimum 21.1°C/69.98°F).
On the coldest nights (mainly on the first days of the month), the temperature may drop to 17.5°C/63.5°F.
On the warmest days (mainly on the last days of the month), the temperature may reach 33.5°C/92.3°F.
The day lasts approximately 14.5 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 11 hours.
Humidity reaches 60%, while the average speed of the wind is around 19 kph (12 mph).
The average sea temperature is 22°C/71.6°F. Hence, the waters are cool.

July

July is hot and sunny. Being one of the two busiest months of the year, if you are visiting in July, you will need to book your ferry tickets and stay at least two months in advance. Note that July is a very expensive month.

The average temperature is 26.6°C/79.88°F (maximum 29.6°C/85.28°F | minimum 23.5°C/74.3°F).
On the coldest nights, the temperature may drop to 21°C/69.8°F.
On the warmest days, the temperature may reach 34.5°C/94.1°F.
The day lasts approximately 14.5 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 12 hours.
Humidity reaches 58%, while the average speed of the wind is around 22 kph (14 mph).
The average sea temperature is 23.5°C/74.3°F. Hence, the waters are cool to warm.

August

August can get extremely hot. Fortunately, due to Santorini being an island, hence surrounded by the sea, a certain level of humidity will keep the night cooler. Also, many winds during that month (called Meltemia) come from the North and make the temperature cooler. August is the busiest and most crowded month. Again, like July, it is a very costly month.

The average temperature is 26.6°C/79.88°F (maximum 29.6°C/85.28°F | minimum 23.7°C/74.66°F).
On the coldest nights, the temperature may drop to 21.5°C/70.7°F.
On the warmest days, the temperature may reach 33.5°C/92.3°F.
The day lasts approximately 13.5 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 11.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 61%, while the average speed of the wind is around 21 kph (13 mph).
The average sea temperature is 24.5°C/76.1°F. Hence, the waters are warm.

September

September marks the beginning of fall. The temperature is cooling and the weather is similar to June. The colors of the scenery start to change. The temperature of the sea is still convenient for swimming as the waters have absorbed the sunlight's warmth during summer. It definitely constitutes one of the best months to visit Santorini.

The average temperature is 23.8°C/74.84°F (maximum 26.7°C/80.06°F | minimum 21°C/69.8°F).
On the coldest nights (mainly on the first days of the month), the temperature may drop to 17.5°C/63.5°F.
On the warmest days (mainly on the last days of the month), the temperature may reach 31.5°C/88.7°F.
The day lasts approximately 12.5 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 9.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 65%, while the average speed of the wind is around 19 kph (12 mph).
The average sea temperature is 24°C/75.2°F. Hence, the waters are cool to warm.

October

During October, the climate chills even more. Depending on the year, the weather can be good but can also get rainy sometimes.

The average temperature is 20.3°C/68.54°F (maximum 22.9°C/73.22°F | minimum 17.7°C/63.86°F).
On the coldest nights (mainly on the first days of the month), the temperature may drop to 14°C/57.2°F.
On the warmest days (mainly on the last days of the month), the temperature may reach 27.5°C/81.5°F.
The day lasts approximately 11 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 7.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 70%, while the average speed of the wind is around 18 kph (11 mph).
The average sea temperature is 21.5°C/70.7°F. Hence, the waters are cool.

November

November is not pleasant anymore. On the edge of winter, the sky is often cloudy and the climate cools day after day.

The average temperature is 16.8°C/62.24°F (maximum 19.1°C/66.38°F | minimum 14.5°C/58.1°F).
On the coldest nights (mainly on the first days of the month), the temperature may drop to 10°C/50°F.
On the warmest days (mainly on the last days of the month), the temperature may reach 23.5°C/74.3°F.
The day lasts approximately 10 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 5.5 hours.
Humidity reaches 70%, while the average speed of the wind is around 20 kph (12 mph).
The average sea temperature is 19°C/66.2°F. Hence, the waters are quite cool.

December

December signals the beginning of winter. The climate is cold and can be quite rainy.

The average temperature is 13.6°C/56.48°F (maximum: 15.6°C | minimum 11.7°C).
On the coldest nights, the temperature may drop to 6.5°C/43.7°F.
On the warmest days, the temperature may reach 20°C/68°F.
The day lasts approximately 9.5 hours.
The sunshine lasts about 4 hours.
Humidity reaches 70%, while the average speed of the wind is around 21 kph (13 mph).
The average sea temperature is about 17°C/62.6°F. Hence, swimming is not recommended.

 

Charts of Temperatures & Precipitations per month

Temperatures and precipitations chart

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