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

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

When to go to Symi, Greece

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

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

January

If you go to Symi in January, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Symi is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Symi during April, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Symi during May, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Symi in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Symi during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Symi in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Symi during October, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Symi is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Symi, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Symi is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Symi, 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 Symi

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