Greece in July: Sunny Weather and Greek Delicacies

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Home to beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and friendly locals, a tour to Greece are on the list of most travelers. And July is the perfect time to visit the country! The weather during this month is hot and sunny and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. However, pleasant weather conditions also mean that the country experiences a large number of tourists. Include some hidden gems to avoid the crowd and discover the laid-back side of the country.

Greece Weather in July

Mediterranean dinner table with grilled lamb kebab, chicken skewers, Greece
Greek cuisine brings you a blend of Mediterranean flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds, Greece

The average high temperature in Greece in July is between 31°C and 33°C. In Athens, the temperature averages around 28°C, reaching as high as 33°C during the day. Santorini is a bit cooler, with the lows of 23°C. Here, even the highs are a pleasant 29°C. The weather across Greece during this time of year is hot and sunny, with occasional showers.

This month is also quite dry and there are very few chances of rain. The temperature in Greece in July is perfect for spending time on the beach, enjoying water sports, and partying. Plus, the water is warm and inviting, perfect for a refreshing dip. Just make sure to pack your swimsuit!

For a seasonal overview, read our article on the best time to visit Greece.

Weather in Greece in July - Rainfall and Temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Daily (°C)131417202530333429241915
Avg Nightly (°C)77912162124242016129
Avg Daily (°F)55.457.262.668778691.493.284.275.266.259
Avg Nightly (°F)44.644.648.253.660.869.875.275.26860.853.648.2
Avg Rainfall (mm)5747413123116614535898

Why Visit Greece in July

Milos island, Cyclades, Greece
If you are visiting Greece, a two-week-long trip would give you an in-depth look into all the Greek highlights
Caryatids in the Acropolis hill of Athens Greece
Marvel at the ancient Greek architecture that sits on the slopes of Acropolis

Greece is a beautiful country with plenty to see and do. Although some might find parts of the country hot in July, it is much cooler in the mountains as well as on many of the country’s islands. Below are a few reasons why you should consider flying to Greece in July.

  • Attend festivals: The Halkidiki Dance Festival, which showcases the age-old traditions of Greece, is top on the list of many travelers heading for the country during this month. The other event worth noting is the Philippi Festival, held in Kavala, which is the second-oldest celebration in the country.
  • Relish Greek delicacies: Seafood is the staple diet of Greeks and you will find the freshest catch during this time of year. Some of the must-try dishes are souvlaki (skewered meat), gyro (meat wrap), Moussaka (eggplant casserole), dolma (stuffed vine leaves), and spanakopita (spinach pie).
  • Visit popular islands: Visit Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Corfu, Zakynthos, and Rhodes, many of Greece’s most popular island destinations, and, as such, they experience a tourist influx in July. Enjoy an array of activities like hiking, swimming, scuba diving, windsurfing, and much more during this time of year.
  • Discover Athens: The Greek capital is a must-visit, irrespective of the time of the year. However, the city becomes more vibrant and lively in July because of warm weather conditions. Despite the possibility of hot afternoons and maybe a few crowded streets, several attractions across the city like the Acropolis of Athens, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Zeus are definitely worth visiting in July.

Where to Go and What to do

Dolmas, Greek olives, feta cheese, grilled peppers, grilled mushrooms.
If you stop by a restaurant make sure you order the tasty appetizers usual given with feta cheese and bread, Greece

Greece is a large country with plenty of destinations to explore. Enjoy a walking tour of Athens, the capital city, and discover its highlights while the weather is at its best. The islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Rhodes should be on the itinerary of every traveler heading for the country during this time of year. However, you can also explore less-crowded islands like Crete, Corfu, and Zakynthos if you wish to.

Mount Olympus is perfect for those that love hiking. If you want something a bit more off the beaten path, you might want to hike through the Menalon Trail. Running through the Peloponnese region, this trail allows you to take in a diverse landscape along with a dose of native culture.

Located nearly 180 kilometers away from Athens, touring Delphi is yet another highlight that must be covered during this month. This Unesco heritage is situated in Mount Parnassus and has been a pilgrimage site for millennia.

What to Bring

Acropolis Hill, Parthenon, Athens, Greece. Odeon Herodes Atticus. Golden Tw
Athens is the perfect blend of historical and modern culture with a touch of cosmopolitan charm
Young woman stands on a hill and looks at the marine landscape of Santorini
Visit Santorini to bask in the mystic ambiance

It can get hot in Greece during July, which means light, breathable fabrics are a must. However, what you pack should also depend on the activities you plan to undertake. Comfortable hiking shoes and sunglasses are a must if you plan to hit the trails. Do not forget to carry a hat and swimwear if you want to kick back on beaches. You might also want to pack jackets, just in case it gets cooler in the evenings.

Traveling to Greece in July offers you the chance to engage in a variety of activities. Given that this month is part of a high season, we suggest that you book your accommodation and transportation in advance as prices can shoot through the roof. You can reach out to our travel experts in the country if you are interested in a customized trip to Greece. They will prepare an itinerary based on your requirements.

Alternatively, you can check out our tours in Greece in July.

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