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Weather & Climate

Be prepared and understand what you can expect from different seasons below.

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.

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Spring

 March – May
Average daytime temperature:
14 – 23˚C (57 – 73˚F)

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Summer

 June – August
Average daytime temperature:
22 – 32˚C (72 – 90˚F)

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Autumn

 September – November
Average daytime temperature:
17 – 23˚C (63 – 73˚F)

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Winter

December – February
Average daytime temperature:
13 – 19˚C (55 – 66˚F)

Spring: March - May

From mid-March to May, is mild; the rains are quite frequent at the beginning, but then gradually become rarer, and sunny days become increasingly more frequent. May is a pleasant month, before the summer heat.

Summer: June - August

From June to August, is hot and sunny: the maximum temperatures exceed 30 degrees with some frequency, and can reach 35/36 °C, especially in July and August. Luckily, sea breezes blow, providing relief, at least when the heat is not excessive, and in any case you can refresh yourself by swimming in the sea. This part of Greece, overlooking the Ionian Sea, is outside the area where the annoying but refreshing Meltemi blows, so even the sea is warmer.

Autumn: September - November

From September to November, is mild (initially quite hot) and rainy, with possible thunderstorms. In September, there can still be a lot of sunny days.

Winter: December - February

From December to mid-March, is mild enough, although it is not as mild as the most southern islands of Greece; in addition it is rainy, especially in December, when 180 mm of rain fall; in some years the rains are particularly abundant. Sometimes there may be outbreaks of cold air from the Balkan Peninsula, with some cold and windy days, and possible slight frosts at night.

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