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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
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|› 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).
Latest update: Best time to visit Zakynthos: 16 December, 2019
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