When is the best time to go to Santorini

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Santorini, Greece. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Santorini weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Santorini are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Santorini January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
13°C 114mm 4.6hrs 10.9hrs 16°C

The weather in January in Santorini is characteristically mild and damp.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Santorini for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Santorini and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Santorini with around 114mm 4.5 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Santorini February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
13°C 81mm 5.3hrs 11.8hrs 16°C

February in Santorini is generally a little damp with the temperature being mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Santorini for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Santorini and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (58°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Santorini with around 81mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Santorini March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
14°C 66mm 6.9hrs 12.8hrs 16°C

The weather in March in Santorini is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Santorini.

March is in the spring in Santorini and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (60°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Santorini with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Santorini April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 28mm 8.8hrs 14hrs 16°C

Santorini's weather in April is typically mild and dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Santorini, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Santorini and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Santorini with around 28mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Santorini May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 14mm 11hrs 15hrs 19°C

May is a dry month in Santorini and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Santorini, with some very good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Santorini and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (73°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Santorini with around 14mm 0.6 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Santorini June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 4mm 13.5hrs 10.9hrs 22°C

Warm and very dry weather often prevails in Santorini during the month of June

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Santorini, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Santorini and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Santorini with around 4mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Santorini July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 1mm 14.2hrs 11.8hrs 24°C

July in Santorini is generally very dry with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Santorini, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Santorini and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Santorini with around 1mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 14.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Santorini weather in July »

August

Santorini August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 1mm 13.3hrs 12.8hrs 25°C

The weather in August in Santorini is characteristically hot and very dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Santorini, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Santorini and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Santorini with around 1mm 0 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Santorini weather in August »

September

Santorini September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 14mm 11.1hrs 14hrs 24°C

Santorini's weather in September is typically warm and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Santorini, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Santorini and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (78°F), whilst at night 20°C (67°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Santorini with around 14mm 0.5 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 1 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Santorini October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 61mm 7.8hrs 15hrs 22°C

October is a reasonably dry month in Santorini and the temperature is generally warm.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Santorini.

October is in the fall / autumn in Santorini and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 22°C (71°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Santorini with around 61mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Santorini November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 69mm 5.9hrs 10.9hrs 20°C

November is a reasonably dry month in Santorini and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Santorini.

November is in the fall / autumn in Santorini and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Santorini with around 69mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Santorini December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
14°C 103mm 4.8hrs 11.8hrs 18°C

December in Santorini is generally damp with the temperature being mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Santorini for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Santorini and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 16°C (60°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Santorini with around 103mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Santorini weather statistics
Hottest month: July 27.6°C 81.7°F
Driest month: July 1mm 0ins
Sunniest month: July 14.2hrs
Coldest month: January 13.9°C 57°F
Wettest month: January 114mm 4.5ins
Warmest sea: August 24.6°C 76.3°F
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