Like a majority of Greece, the weather in Paxos and it’s neighbouring islands, is Mediterranean. If you’re confused, it just means that the weather is cool and comfortable throughout the year with rain and thunderstorms occurring occasionally. The average temperature in Paxos remains at an average of 20 degrees Celsius, throughout the year.
During the ideal tourist season of June to August, there is no rain and the sun is out throughout the day. Most of its water activities and attractions remain open as the conditions are good. If you would like to have a dry vacation, this is the ideal time for a visit. Tourists flock to Paxos during this time period and the villages tend to crowded and full of activity.
Those who don’t mind a little rain but still want to enjoy the sun can visit a little earlier than June. March to May is the ideal timeline for these tourists as the rains slowly become infrequent and the sun starts to show more and more. The streets of the main villages are less crowded during this time and visitors can explore at their own pace. The tourist crowd will be reduced, meaning that tourists can visit popular spots without any hurry.
The winter is still pleasant with a few harsh cold and rainy days mixed in. From December to March, rainy days are common. Some days can be pleasant and sunny but others can be bad with heavy rains and cold winds. Mild rain is tolerable for tourists as they can spend the day in various bars across the villages or they can dress in layers and continue exploring the sites. As long as you pack for the expected weather, the trip will go as planned.
Regardless of rain or shine, Paxos is mesmerizing and calm. Spring and Summer are the best seasons to visit as the sun is out while the air remains cool. The ocean breeze is present throughout the summer, where peak temperatures reach 36 degrees Celsius. Tourists also tend to visit during autumn when rain isn’t as frequent and it is sunny on most days.
Remember to check the weather for Paxos and not Corfu before packing. They tend to have varying weather and many tourists make the mistake of looking at the wrong weather.