Mykonos and Santorini Weather and Climate
Find out more about the climate in these Greek Islands
Mykonos is an island located almost in the centre of the Cyclades complex and Santorini is the largest island of a small circular archipelago, located in the southern Aegean.
Both Islands located in the Aegean seas, the climate is typically 25+ degrees. Long hot summers are followed by Autumn temperatures often 24°C, shorter winters and early springs!
Mykonos and Santorini weather conditions during the winter months are often warmer and full of sunshine, making it one of the preferred places to visit.
|Spring (mid March to mid June);|
Things begin to warm up in Mykonons and Santorini, Greece in March, when the spring season is just beginning. During this month, the temperatures rise considerably toward the end of the month, whilst the probability of rainfall decreases and the sunshine hours increase. All these components make Mykonons and Santorini in March a top pick when it comes to spring holidays.
Throughout the spring months, the average temperature for the island begins at 11°C and can reach to 16°C. The beaches are open and you can swim in the sea and sunbathe. The sea temperature is an average of 16+°C. The evenings in spring can be cool so a jumper or cardigan is advised.
|Summer (mid June to mid September);|
Summers in Mykonos and Santorini tend to be dry, hot and sunny with minimal if any rain during June to September.
June is the driest month and there is a significant rise in temperature during this month; the daily temperature rarely drops below 25 degrees Celsius.
High tourist season has arrived, the sea has now warmed up
to a pleasant swimming temperature and the restaurants, bars and
shops are at their busiest. Boat tours around the many bays
surrounding Mykonos and Santorini. The sandy coastline of
the Mykonos and Santorini district hides several rocky
coves where you can explore intricate caves and swim in the crystal
|Autumn (mid September to mid November);|
There are still many sunny days and blue skies however, from the second half of September the temperature in Mykonos and Santorini begins to slowly decrease. In October the temperatures are pleasantly mild, as is the average sea temperature which retains the heat from summer. Although the chance of rainfall is slightly increased from September
In November the proximity of the winter is being felt - in the morning the air temperature does not exceed 14°C and at night drops to around 8°C. Mykonos and Santorini are still much more pleasant than the UK in November, making it a top pick when it comes to winter sun holiday.
|Winter (mid November to mid March);|
In December the weather carries on cooling down in Mykonons and Santorini. Despite the cool temperatures, fair possibility of rainfall and decrease in sunshine hours when compared to previous months, Mykonos and Santorini is still a lot more pleasant that many other places in Europe in December, making it a popular choice when it comes to winter sun holiday destinations.
In winter time tourists are still visiting Mykonons and Santorini. January, February, December and November are among the rainiest months and January is the coldest month of the year, with an average day temperature of only 10°C. The sea temperature is an average of 16°C.
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