When is the best time to go to Thessaloniki?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Thessaloniki are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • March is the rainiest month
  • The best months for swimming are July and August

Annual weather in Thessaloniki

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

January 38°F/50°F
February 41°F/54°F
March 47°F/59°F
April 56°F/68°F
May 67°F/77°F
June 74°F/86°F
July 79°F/92°F
August 79°F/92°F
September 70°F/83°F
October 59°F/72°F
November 52°F/63°F
December 41°F/54°F

Weather and climate in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Thessaloniki is 70°F (ranging from 50°F in january to 92°F in august). Annual rainfall is 36.5in, with a minimum of 1.8in in august and a maximum of 4.6in in march.
  • From january to february the climate is very bad. The temperature rises to 54°F.
  • In march the climate is not good, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 50°F and, in march, 6 days of rain are expected.
  • From april to june the climate is good. The record temperature this month is 108°F and, in june, 5 days of rain are expected.
  • Between july and august the climate is very good. the thermometer goes up to 92°F°C.
  • Between september and october the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 72°F in average.
  • In november the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 63°F as maximum temperature in november and, in november, 4 days of rain are expected.
  • In december the climate is very bad. In average, on the morning it is 41°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Thessaloniki

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Thessaloniki: 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 Thessaloniki

Find out when Thessaloniki 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 Thessaloniki

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

Figure: Visitor index for Thessaloniki month by month

Best time for low prices in Thessaloniki

Average prices of hotels in Thessaloniki month by month

Generally, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Thessaloniki. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Thessaloniki

A return flight between London and Thessaloniki is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 76 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 116 more for your airline ticket to Thessaloniki if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Thessaloniki

On average, it costs $ 15 per day to hire a car in Thessaloniki. This price varies by $ 20 depending on the month. In february, hiring a car costs an average of $ 7.2 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 27.

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