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The climate of the Cyclades: when to go to the Cyclades

Located in the center of the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades archipelago is characterized by a mild and dry climate, with winter temperatures that rarely drop below 10 ° C and with sometimes high summer temperatures but which are often mitigated by the breath of Etesian (Meltem), the characteristic wind that constantly blows in the Greek islands.

The climate is typically Mediterranean with hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. The rains fall mostly in the winter months, between November and March, while during the summer months, especially between May and September it hardly ever rains. On average, less than 400 mm of rainfall per year falls in the Cyclades.

For sea lovers the sea water temperature is above 20 ° C between late May and late November. Sea water is warmer in August as it reaches 25 ° C while it drops to 15 ° C in February.

WHEN TO GO TO THE CYCLADES ISLANDS

Due to the mild climate of the Cyclades islands, each month of the year may be suitable for visiting the archipelago.

The best months, however, are those between March and October, especially for those who want to avoid large crowds and have a pleasant and peaceful holiday with an excellent climate, the months of spring between May and June, and the month of September are the ones to prefer.

For those who visit the islands exclusively for the sea and the baths, the months from June to September are better.

Climate of Ios.

The climate of Mykonos.

Santorini climate.

THE CLIMATE OF THE CYCLADES: CLIMATE TABLES

NAXOS (CYCLADES) (5 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January9,314,371,3 8,4
February9,314,458,6 7,7
March10,215,749,8 5,7
April12,518,618,4 3,1
May15,421,99,8 1,4
June19,225,72,8 0,5
July21,726,60,6 0,1
August21,726,22,8 0,1
September19,824,65,7 0,6
October16,621,439,3 3,0
November13,418,647,4 5,0
December10,915,869,4 8,6
YEAR15,020,3375,9 44,2

IOS (CYCLADES)
MonthSea Water Temperature °C
January16
February15
March16
April16
May19
June22
July24
August 25
September24
October23
November20
December17

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