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Santorini Weather in May

May is a great time to visit Santorini, as the warmer summer season kicks in.

You can expect sunny blue skies with little or no rain. Daytime temperatures reach an average high of 22°C (72°F) and a low of 16°C (61°F) in the evenings.

Weather conditions in May are good for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. This is also a good time to explore the island on foot, bicycle or motorcycle. Don't miss the preserved ruins of classical antiquity at Ancient Thera and the nearby Minoan Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri or the narrow picture-perfect alleyways of Firá and Oía.

May is a good time to avoid the summer crowds and take advantage of cheaper off-season flights and hotel rates.

 

Santorini Weather Averages in May 

Daytime Average High (°C)  Temperature icon  22°C (72°F)
Night-time Average Low (°C)  temperature icon  16°C (61°F)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily)  sun icon  4 hours per day
Hours of Daylight (Daily)  10  10 hours per day
Comfort Level  Low heat & humidity icon  Low heat & humidity in May
UV Index  8  Very High
Days with some Rainfall  umbrella icon  3 days
Monthly Rainfall (mm)  rain cloud  14mm
Sea Temperature (°C)  swimming icon  18°C (64°F)
Weather averages for Thira, Santorini
 

Best time to visit Santorini


The best time to visit Santorini is from March to June as well as September and October, when the weather is warm and the island is less crowded. But for the best weather visit anytime between May and September.

Santorini Weather Overview

 

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Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 6 July, 2014
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