The climate of Santorini (Greece)
Santorini also known as Thera is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea and
part of the Cycladic islands. Santorini was formed by a volcanic
eruption and consists of six islands: Thira, Thirasia, Aspronisi,
Paléa Kaméni, Néa Kaméni and Christiani. The capital of this
archipelago is Fira which is located on the main island of Thira. The
most popular beaches are: Perissa, Perivolos and Kamari. Santorini has
a warm Mediterranean climate influenced by the Aegean Sea. Summers are
warm and dry. Rainfall is scarce during this period. Winters are much
colder which makes this island unsuitable as a winter sun destination.
During autumn, winter and spring much rainfall can be expected. This
makes the island very green . During the hottest days of the year a
sea breeze offers some cooling.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for the entire island of Santorini.
Please, note that local deviations may occur
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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