Weather in Greece in June

Is June a good time to visit Greece?

June is a great time to visit Greece. It is also the beginning of peak season for holidaymakers flying to Greece. Islands and resorts offer all manner of entertainment options and transport from island to island is easy and frequent. The sweltering temperatures experienced on mainland Greece during summer can be a hindrance to some, but the islands are a refreshing place to be for some summer fun in the sun.


Climate in Greece in June

June is one of the hottest months in most parts of Greece, particularly in Athens and along the west coast of the mainland. Heatwaves are common during summer in Greece and accommodation with air-conditioning is sometimes vital. There is little rainfall during June in Greece. As is typical of a Mediterranean climate, summers are hot and dry, which means that humidity levels are relatively low, luckily! The islands often get even hotter when the sirocco winds blow in from North Africa. Average temperatures in Greece during June range from 18 to 28°C (64 to 82°F) in the island regions and 20 to 30°C (68 to 86°F) on the mainland. The average sea temperatures in Greece during June is a comfortable 21 to 22°C (70 to 72°F).


What’s on in Greece in June

For a festival with a difference visitors should make their way to Aliki Beach in Paros on June 23 where local musicians play Greek songs as some of the youngsters demonstrate their prowess by jumping over bonfires. Another popular event in Greece in June is the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. This festival in Greece celebrates dance, music and theatre and has been known to host international names such as Pavarotti, Martha Graham, the Peking Opera and Cuban prima ballerina Alicia Alonso. The festival begins in June and last throughout the summer. It takes place at a number of venues across Athens:


What to pack for a holiday in Greece in June

Visitors booking holidays in Greece in June don’t need to pack a huge variety of clothes. The hot weather in June in Greece demands cool clothes and adequate sun protection. Temperatures throughout Greece are relatively warm during this month so evening clothes should also be cool. Light skirts, t-shirts and linen clothing are most suitable for June’s weather in Greece. Hats sunglasses and sunscreen are vital, as are bikinis, swimwear and beach paraphernalia.