CLIMATE IN GREECE
Greece has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. It is characteristic that summers are long, hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. where the term “dry” is used. To a small amount of precipitation, because the humidity of the air on the islands and the mainland coast is even, in summer it reaches 70%. The latitude of the country extends to 6o, which makes the northern and southern climates clearly visible.
The climate of Greece has not fundamentally changed. The depletion of vegetation is more likely to be the result of activities that have been going on since ancient times
Hotter and drier climate. Winter in the mountains of western Greece and the Peloponnese In spring and autumn there is heavy snow and rain. Summer is nice and hot there. on the edge
In the West, temperatures are moderate and humidity is higher than anywhere else. in Macedonia and Thrace, precipitation is more or less constant throughout the year. The Aegean has a soothing effect on the air temperature on the islands and east coast of the country. Summer temperatures around Athens
Very high, rarely falling below freezing in winter, but heavy rains follow. However, some winter residents of Athens are surprised by the short-term snowfall.
The north is dominated by a subtropical continental climate – cool and wetter than the rest of the country. For this reason, the vegetation in Thrace and Macedonia is much higher than in
other areas. The average January temperature is about 5-7 * C, and the average July temperature is about 25-27 * C. The average annual temperature in northern Greece is 16oC. The average temperature for central and southern Greece ranges from 8-10oC in winter to 27-28oC in summer (annual average – 18oC). On the southernmost islands (Rhodes, Crete) winters are milder (13*C) and summers are hotter (29*C). The average annual temperature on these islands exceeds 19*C.
In the north there is a subtropical continental climate – cool and
Wetter than the rest of the country. That is why there is more vegetation in Thrace and Macedonia
other areas. The average January temperature is around 5-7*C, and the average July temperature is around 25-27*C. The average annual temperature in northern Greece is 16*C. The average temperature for central and southern Greece ranges from 8-10*C in winter to 27-28*C in summer (annual average – 18*C). On the southernmost islands (Rhodes, Crete) winters are milder (13*C) and summers are hotter (29*C). The average annual temperature on these islands exceeds 19*C.
Precipitation in Greece is low and occurs sporadically in summer (except in the mountainous part).
The average annual rainfall is less than 400 mm on the east coast and islands
The Aegean Sea reaches up to 1000 mm in the Ionian Islands and the west coast. Maximum precipitation (2000 mm)
They are found high in the mountains of Pindos (Epirus) and in the mountains of Crete. away from the coast
The air is very clear due to the lack of moisture
In the waters of the Aegean Sea, the Meltemi, known to the Greeks as Etesia, blows in summer. This is
The region is characterized by mild, dry winds that blow regularly during the warmer months of the year
(June-October) From the north or northeast. This wind is related to two
Counterclockwise air circulation – high clockwise over the Balkans, low counterclockwise
(monsoon circulation) over Türkiye. Meltemi usually wake up around noon and arrive early
The intensity is from 4 to 7-8oB in the afternoon and decreases or completely disappears at dusk. blows strongest in the middle
Part of the Aegean Sea around the Cyclades and the islands of Kos. Meltemi is not like that
Other winds that weaken at night are multi-day winds that can last from a few days to several days
(usually 3-4). This wind has a “cooling” effect during the region’s hot summer months. decrease
Air humidity improves visibility at sea. The consequences of the wind are also quite
Katarini and its surroundings
The city of Katerini is famous for its lively and great nightlife
entertainment. Here you will have the opportunity to combine a seaside resort and tourism
Mountainous, because on the one hand Katerini is the coast of the Thermaic Gulf, and on the other hand mountains
Catalini and the surrounding area
Katerini is a city full of nightlife. Hundreds of tourists and locals every night. Traditional colorful taverns filled with live music where you can taste the flavors of Greece. Good food and fresh seafood. The city also has many exclusive goods. Restaurants, loud nightclubs and shopping entertainment centers. also next door. Catterini are the ruins of the Platamon Castle built by Venetian knights. Both tourists and locals flock to the beach. The beach offers a beautiful view of the sea. Olimp beach is very clean for your stay
The most popular resort in the area
Paralia Katerinis, whose beaches are as good as other Greek resorts,
or service. In addition, Katerini beach has been awarded the Blue Flag. UNESCO as one of
The cleanest in the world! In addition to golden sands and crystal clear waters, Paralia has a lot to offer
A water sports center, a water park and many seaside bars and cafes have been built.
Katarini and buildings
Overall, Katerini is located in an area rich in archaeological finds and monuments. WITH
There are regular trips to Mount Olympus, where, by the way, you can climb
on special hiking trails or on the lift. At the foot of Mount Olympus you can visit the ruins
the ancient sanctuary of the city of Dion, the spiritual center of the ancient Greeks. Here
you will see ancient sculptures, ancient mosaics or you can visit the Museum
archaeological. Another place of pilgrimage for hundreds of tourists is the town of Vergina, where
is the burial mound of King Philip II – the father of Alexander the Great, according to numerous tourists –
the most beautiful, unusual and most interesting museum in the area.
Water sports in Crete
Sailing in Crete
Crete is famous for its beautiful coastlines, beaches and archaeological excavations. There are places
destinations on the island that combine everything into one and reaching them with a sailing boat is
much more interesting than a passenger ship. From the Venetian port of Chania you can
rent a boat with experienced captains and experience unique moments at sea
Cretan. At the same time, you can order your first sailing lessons.
Diving in Crete
Crete, the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, is located between
Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea and Libyan Sea. It is a very popular place. Under the level
the sea are ravines, rocks, sheer walls, plains, caves and shipwrecks, hidden under the calm
surface. As a result, sea water in Crete is low in nutrients
nutrients, and has a high degree of salinity.
Windsurfing in Crete
Crete offers many places that are perfect for surfing. On Kouremenos beach is located in
a fully equipped surf club with lifeguards. Elafonisi is a place for amateurs as well
experienced surfers. If you can tame the waves of the sea, Ammoudara in Heraklion, Chania
Agia Marina, Plakias in Rethymno and the beaches around Ierapetra will give you an unforgettable experience. For
Stand fans of puddle surfing (SUP), Stalida, Arina beach, Falassarna and Palaiochora are ideal.
the northern shores of the island have shallow waters.
Kayaks in Crete
Crete is the perfect place for an active holiday. In recent years, more and more people have not
goes to Crete for windsurfing, only for kayaking in Crete. From the kayak you can admire the unique
routes along the northern and southern coasts and approaches to unexplored bays. in the south
Crete has great routes for both beginners and experienced kayakers. You start on
Palaiochora, go past Gialiskari beach, stop at the ancient bay of Lissos and end
on Sougia. The distance is approximately 12 miles.
First impression upon arrival
The Greek association of tourism enterprises SETE has published a study of which
Last year, spending by tourists in Greece increased by 30.7 percent
compared to those before the pandemic, i.e. on average from 482 euros in 2019 to 631 euros – reports
Greek Travel Pages.
A true tourist must not forget the beautiful Greece in his travel schedule. passes
she for the perfect country to spend holidays. There are an average of 300 sunny days a year. AND
that’s why Greece is visited by several million tourists every year, and tourism is there
the basis of the country’s economy. The climate and landscapes of Greece are truly unique.
WHAT IS WORTH VISITING IN GREECE? WHERE TO GO ON A TRIP?
Tours to the Peloponnese
Here, where the heaviest battles of the Liberation War of 1821-1831 took place,
modern Greek state. This huge peninsula can boast of beautiful things
landscapes and the greatest relics of the past that exist in mainland Greece.
These include: Olympia – the sports and religious center of the ancient world, resurrected
in modern times with the revival of the Games, Chlemoutsi Castle – a unique monument
Franconian-Byzantine architecture and the former seat of the Crusaders, the Byzantine churches of Mistry
or Geraki, the mighty Venetian fortifications at Methoni, Koroni and Monemvasia, and
also monasteries standing on the rocks of Arcadia and dark cities, like Stemnitsa – completely
incompatible with the image of the popular face of Greece.
trips to the Cyclades
The name of the archipelago comes from the word “kyklos”, which means circle, because it surrounds the saint in a circle
the island of Delos. It is the most visited group of Greek islands by tourists. dazzling
white houses, winding cobblestone streets, blue-domed churches, windmills on the hills and
stunning beaches – this is the perfect image of a Greek island.
holidays to the island of Rhodes
In terms of size, the island of Rhodes ranks third among the Greek islands. That
due to its location, at the junction of three continents, the influence of many cultures is visible here.
The presence of numerous monuments testifies to the rich history of the island. Among the most famous are:
the port of Mandraki, where once stood one of the seven wonders of the world – the Colossus of Rhodes, numerous
the remains of ancient buildings and the Palace of the Grand Masters of the Hospitaller Order in the capital