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Weather in Greece in July: Travel Guide, Temperatures, and More

Melina Thalassinou
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Key Takeaways

  • July is the peak season for travel to Greece and is characterized by high temperatures and very few -if any- rainy days; the perfect weather conditions for the summer season!
  • Despite the high costs and crowds, Greece in July offers a great opportunity to explore the country's beaches, historical sites, ancient ruins, and other attractions.
  • Popular destinations in Greece during July include Athens and the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros.
  • A week to ten days would be an ideal duration for a trip to Greece in July to fully explore the attractions and sights.

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Bread and butter, Batman and Robin, Greece, and July — wait, what? Yes, Greece in July goes together as well as any combo you can think of.

July is smack dab in the middle of the Greek summer; Greece has alluring beaches, famous historical sites, and plenty of splendor; see where this is going?

skopelos islandSkopelos Island - credits: Pixabay.com

If you’re among the millions planning a trip to Greece in July, you’ve got to find out how the weather will treat you. That’s why we’ve prepared this handy guide on the conditions you’ll find when you visit Greece in July to ensure you’re ready.

Greece Weather in July

greek islandGreek Island at Sunset - credits: Pixabay.com

So, you’ve decided to go to Greece in July, come rain or shine. What exactly awaits you in Greece — rain or shine? Well, expect pretty much the same as August weather.

All we can say is prepare to be sun-kissed in Greece. Pack those sunglasses, shorts, and sandals, as the average temperature in Greece in July will have you feeling the heat. 

According to weather data, day conditions rarely drop below 82°F (27°C), with days often hitting a sizzling average high of 96°F (36°C). But don't worry; rain won't dampen your fun as it’s the dry season with just a day of showers expected.

While the country has a Mediterranean climate, the conditions vary from island to island. Those found in the south are hotter, while those in the north boast cooler temperatures.

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Wherever you go, break out that beachwear cause there’ll be nothing holding you back — except maybe too much Vitamin D. 

Wait, hold your horses — the weather will be perfect, but how would the rest of your trip look? Here’s a glance at what you can expect.

  • Filled with tourists - July is right in the middle of the summer, which means it’s part of the peak season. Athens is particularly stifling, but it’s still enjoyable even with the Tom, Dick, and Harrys of the world running about.
  • Higher costs - During summer, Greek transportation and accommodation costs are considerably higher than at any other time. Figures differ from traveler to traveler, but you can read this guide on how much Greece costs for a good benchmark.

Where to Spend July in Greece

acropolis athensAthens view of the Acropolis - credits: Pixabay.com

Even though you now know what Greece in July weather looks like, there’s still more to know to maximize your time here.

No, we aren’t talking about Greek; you’ll get around just fine with English. We are talking about which places to head to for the best time in July.

Mykonos

mykonosLittle Venice, Mykonos - credits: Pixabay.com

One plus one equals two, Mykonos plus summer equals beaches — an equation we’re sure everyone from Newton to Einstein agrees on. You won’t find many places better than this island for enjoying the Greece summer weather.

Get here, and you’ll bask in 14 hours of sunshine and get toasty with temperatures ranging from 70°F to a maximum temperature 86°F (21°C to 30°C).

The sea temperature is around 75°F (24°C), so you must take a dip in the crystal blue waters of the many Mykonos beaches in the Aegean Sea.

If you're looking for a raving good time, Mykonos nightlife won’t disappoint. Turn up the tunes and dance beneath a starry sky on the beach.

You'll travel from zero to euphoria with EDM beats so infectious they might even turn Poseidon himself into an all-night party animal.

The area is more than just a party island; you can also visit Mykonos as a family. Hire an ATV and explore its rugged terrain, stroll through the narrow alleys and blue-domed churches of Little Venice, or have fun above the water with a sailing trip.

Santorini

santorini landscapeSantorini Island view - credits: Pixabay.com

There is so much to do in Santorini in July. Get your beach hats ready and strap on those sandals; you're about to have a lot of fun.

With temperatures ranging from 73°F to 84°F (23°C to 29°C), 14 hours of sunshine, and just a day of rainfall, you’ll be set for fun at Vlychada Beach any day.

santoriniThe Blue Domes of Santorini - credits: Pixabay.com

If you’re in Santorini for a honeymoon, you can’t miss out on the beauty of a romantic sunset while on a Santorini sunset cruise.

Away from the water, enjoy a hike from astonishing Fira to mesmerizing Oia for some of the best views around.

Grape lovers can take their taste buds on a sunset wine tour  at one of the exquisite local vineyards.

Paros

parosParos Island - credits: Pixabay.com

Paros is pretty much Mykonos’ little brother; it’s not too popular but nothing like a ghost town with similar weather. Coming here, you can avoid the crowds found at the more famous sibling.

You’ll find pleasant conditions to the tune of 12 hours of sunshine, temperatures between 72°F and 81°F (22°C and 27°C), and 1 mm of rainfall.

Why not start by visiting Kolymbithres Beach and discover its mind-blowing snorkeling spots? If being above the water is more your style, hop on board for a full-day sailing adventure of Paros and the Cyclades.

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The fun doesn’t end there, though; you can spend the rest of your day exploring Paros’ highlights like the Frankish Castle, picturesque vistas at Lefkes, and refreshing food and drinks at a taverna.

Round off your day with an epic night out in Naoussa, where the party doesn't end until you see the sun up again! 

Athens

athensAthens - credits: Pixabay.com

Okay, Athens may be stifling in July, but we can’t ignore the sparkling gem of mainland Greece with its imposing Acropolis rock and the ancient theater. Especially not when the sun is out for 12 hours, and temperatures average from 74°F to 92°F (23°C to 33°C).

While here, stroll through the top Athens neighborhoods and tantalize your taste buds with authentic Greek dishes. Stop by the Acropolis and take in panoramic views of the cityscape under the balmy sun.

When it comes to Athens' weather, July is one of the hottest months, so take a dip at Vouliagmeni Lake.

You can also join the long line of beach bums at Glyfada Beach, enjoying nothing but shoreline chill vibes. Of course, you can’t end the day without embarking on an Athens by night food tour.

Final Thoughts on the Greece Weather July Has to Offer

santorini overviewSantorini overview - credits: Pixabay.com

Greece is always a good idea, but July is the month to go if you’re looking for incredible weather. With average temperatures in the 80s and very little rainfall, you’re sure to have sunny days full of exploring all that Greece has to offer. 

Now that you know what the Greece temperature in July is like and what the weather in Greece in June feels like, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today and enjoy the good weather you've been daydreaming about.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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