Greece, Greece: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Greece, Greece? If you're planning to go to Greece, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Greece, Greece

Based on the climate and weather in Greece, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Greece, Greece by month

January

In January, Greece can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Greece, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces

February

In February, Greece can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Greece, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat

March

March in Greece is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

April

If you vacation in Greece during April, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear

May

May here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

June

If you go to Greece in June, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

If you go to Greece in July, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

August

August for Greece is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

September

If you visit Greece during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you vacation in Greece during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November in Greece is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

December

If you go to Greece in December, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Greece, Greece

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Greece, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Greece
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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