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

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

When to go to Kalymnos, Greece

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

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

January

In January, Kalymnos can be chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kalymnos, with most of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Kalymnos in February, you will notice that it can be brisk and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Kalymnos during March, you are likely to find that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Kalymnos is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Kalymnos in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Kalymnos during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm 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 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Kalymnos in July, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

August

Traveling to Kalymnos in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

Traveling to Kalymnos in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Kalymnos in October, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kalymnos is relatively cool and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kalymnos can be chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kalymnos, 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 Kalymnos
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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