Best time to visit Paros

The best time of year to visit Paros for a beach holiday is during summer from June to mid-September.

However, anytime from early-May to late-June; and from mid-September to mid-October is good to visit Paros – the intense summer heat has diminished, the sea water is still warm, the crowds have left and all the facilities are still open.

The peak summer months of July and August offer hot weather but at a time when the island sees the most visitors and hotel and restaurant prices increase dramatically.

Paros weather

Paros enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny summers and cool, wet winters. The island is windy year-round.

Summer, from June to mid-September, is warm and sunny, but also windy.

The Meltimi – a cool and refreshing sea breeze – is fairly consistent throughout summer, and is especially strong during July and August. The breeze keeps the temperatures lower than elsewhere in the Aegean, with the maximum temperature in Naxos rarely higher than 30°C (86°F).

Autumn, from mid-September to November, is initially warm and sunny, but gradually becomes cool and wet. Autumn is also windy.

Winter, from December to mid-March, is mild, wet and windy. On rare occassions it can snow. December and January are the wettest months.

Spring, from mid-March to May, is mild and sunny, interspersed with wet and windy weather. By mid-May, the Meltimi begins to blow – a persistent cool and dry wind from the north.

What is the best month to visit Paros?
The summer months of June through September are the best months to visit Paros – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.

July and August are especially popular, however this is peak tourist season in Paros with greater crowds and higher prices.

Which is the hottest month in Paros?
The hottest month in Paros is August, with an average high temperature of 30°C (86°F) with high heat and humidity and a low of 23°C (73°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature usually climbs to around 34°C (93°F).

The warm, summer season lasts from early-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 27°C (80°F)

Which is the coldest month in Paros?
The coldest month in Paros is January, with an average high of 14°C (57°F) and a low of 9°C (48°F).

The cool, winter season lasts from early-December through March, with an average daily high temperature below 17°C (62°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Paros?
The sunniest time of year in Paros is usually July with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 84% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Paros?
Paros experiences seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 68% – 74% over the course of the year.

What do the humidity conditions feel like in Paros?
We derive the humidity comfort level – what conditions feel like – from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the atmosphere: a higher dew point feels more humid, while a lower dew point feels drier.

Meteorologists agree that dew point temperature is a more consistant indication of 'absolute humidity' than relative humidity, which fluctuates with temperature. 

The more humid time of year in Paros lasts from July through September, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 8% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Paros is August, with nine days that are muggy.

November through May is generally comfortable, with no days that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Paros?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Paros in August when the water temperature averages 24°C (75°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

Which month has the most rain in Paros?
January is usually the wettest month in Paros with an average 95mm (3.7in) of rainfall, with nine days in January with some rain.

The wet season usually lasts from late-October through March, with a greater than 17% chance of a given day being a wet day.

The drier season lasts from April to late-October. The month with the least rainfall in Paros is July.

Which is the windiest month in Paros?
The windiest month of the year in Paros is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 25 kilometres per hour (15 knots; 17 mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from mid-October through March, with average wind speeds of more than 21 kilometres per hour (11 knots; 13 mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from dearly-April through to mid-October. The calmest month of the year in Paros is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 17 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11 mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Paros is from the north throughout the year.

Paros Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
14 14 16 19 24 28 30 30 27 23 19 16
Average low temperature (°C)
9 10 11 13 17 21 23 23 21 17 14 11
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
4 5 6 8 9 11 12 11 9 7 5 4
Average daily daylight (hrs)
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level – heat
Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Hot icon Hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Comfort level – humidity (#muggy days)
0 0 0 0 0 4 8 9 7 3 0 0
Average relative humidity (%)
73 72 72 70 71 68 68 70 71 73 74 74
UV Index (max)
2 3 5 6 8 9 10 9 7 5 3 2
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
9 7 6 3 2 1 - - 1 3 5 9
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
95 65 60 25 15 4 2 2 10 50 65 90
Average wind speed (km/h)
25 25 23 20 17 19 24 25 22 22 23 24
Average sea temperature (°C)
16 15 15 16 18 21 23 24 23 21 19 17
Parikia, Paros, Greece

Holiday seasons

High season: July and August, when hotel and restaurant prices increase dramatically.

Low season: From March to June – the temperature is cooler, hotel prices are more reasonable and the crowds non-existent.

Note: The winter off-season, from November through February, is generally quiet everywhere; many hotels, restaurants and bars close down and the beaches are deserted. Ferry and air services are dramatically reduced.

Paros weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Paros is based on weather statistics gathered for the 20-year period 2001 to 2020 by the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) at the closest weather station: Paros National Airport (PAS), located about 10km (6mi) from the port of Parikia.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Latest update: Best time to visit Paros: 12 May, 2024

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