When is the best time to go to Symi?

When is the best time to go to Symi? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good all year round in Symi
  • On average, the warmest months are July, August and September
  • Symi has dry periods in June, July and August
  • The coldest months are January, February and March
  • The rainiest months are January and December
  • August is the best month for swimming

Annual weather in Symi

For full information about the climate and weather in Symi a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 56°F/61°F
February 58°F/61°F
March 58°F/63°F
April 63°F/67°F
May 68°F/74°F
June 76°F/79°F
July 79°F/83°F
August 81°F/85°F
September 77°F/81°F
October 70°F/76°F
November 67°F/70°F
December 59°F/63°F

Weather and climate in Symi

Symi enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Symi is 72°F (ranging from 61°F in january to 85°F in august). Annual rainfall is 43.1in, with a minimum of 0.1in in july and a maximum of 9.7in in january.
  • From january to february the climate is just OK. It is for example 61°F as maximum temperature in february and it rains about 28% of the time in february.
  • From march to april the climate is beautiful. By early evening, the temperature averages 65°F and it rains about 11% of the time in april.
  • Between may and june the climate is very good. the thermometer goes up to 79°F°C.
  • Between july and august the climate is favorable. The record temperature this month is 95°F and it rains about 0% of the time in august.
  • From september to october the climate is very good. By early evening, the temperature averages 74°F and you can expect to have 3.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In november the climate is good. The temperature rises to 70°F and you can expect to have 5.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In december the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 61°F in average and you can expect to have 7.9in of rainfall/month during this period.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Symi

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Symi: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Symi

Find out when Symi has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Symi

  • Very low season in Symi
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December.
  • High season in Symi
    The number of visitors to Symi is high in: June and September.
  • Peak season in Symi
    The largest number of tourists visiting Symi is during: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Symi month by month

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