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Best time to visit Zakynthos

The best time to visit Zante (also known as Zakynthos) is during April to June, September and October, when the islands are less crowded and the weather is pleasantly warm. For the best weather, visit anytime between May and October.

Zakynthos Weather

Zante enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild, wet winters.

Summer, from June to September, is hot, dry and sunny, with daily average temperatures of 29°C (84°F) peaking around 31°C (88°F). You can expect average highs of 29°C (84°F) in June, 32°C (90°F) in July and August and 29°C (84°F) in September.

Cooling sea breezes are fairly consistent throughout summer. Sea temperatures peak around 26°C (79°F) in August.

Autumn sees an average high of 23°C (73°F) in October and 19°C (66°F) in November.

Winter averages 15°C (59°F) from December to February, with January the coldest month with a high of 14°C (57°F) and a low of 8°C (46°F).

Spring temperatures average a high of 16°C (61°F) in March, 19°C (66°F) in April and 23°C (73°F) in May.

December is the wettest month, with light showers during spring and autumn.

The southeast coast is relatively sheltered and often a few degrees warmer than the northwest coast, which receives slightly more rain than the southeast coast due to the prevailing northwest winds.

Seasons

High season: June through August, when hotel and restaurant prices are high.

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

Zakynthos – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 11 11 13 15 19 24 26 26 24 20 16 13
Ave High Temp (°C) 14 14 16 19 23 28 31 31 28 23 19 16
Ave Low Temp (°C) 8 8 9 11 14 18 20 21 19 16 12 10
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 5 5 6 8 10 12 13 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight (Hrs daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 10
Comfort Level Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
UV Index 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 9 6 5 3 2
Days with some Rain 12 11 10 9 6 4 2 3 4 7 10 12
Ave Rainfall (mm) 158 100 90 50 20 7 6 8 36 140 150 200
Sea Temp (°C) 16 15 15 16 18 22 24 26 25 22 20 17
(Zante Town, Zante, Greece) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Zakynthos – Monthly Review

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS).

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Latest update: Best time to visit Zakynthos: 10 January, 2019


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