Zakynthos weather in January

January is not a particularly good time to visit Zakynthos as it’s one of the coldest and wettest months of the year.

You can expect around four hours of sunshine daily interspersed with rain showers.

How hot is it in Zakynthos in January?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Zakynthos in January reach an average high of 14°C (57°F), and a low of 7°C (44°F).

How sunny is it in Zakynthos in January?
There are normally four hours of bright sunshine each day in Zakynthos in January – that's around 40% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in January?
Sunrise is around 7:45am with sunset around 5:50pm.

How warm is the sea around Zakynthos in January?
The average sea temperature in Zakynthos in January is 16°C (60°F).

Does it rain in Zakynthos in January?
There are usually 12 days with some rainfall in Zakynthos in January; the average monthly rainfall is 160mm (6in).

How windy is it in Zakynthos in January?
January sees an average hourly wind speed of 20 kilometres per hour (10 knots; 12 mph).

What to do in Zakynthos in January?
Weather conditions in January are not suitable for swimming and sunbathing. However, despite the rain showers, this is still a reasonably good time to explore Zante’s picturesque villages and countryside by car.

Local holidays?
New Year's Day – 1st Jan; Epiphany – 6th Jan.

This is the winter off-season and most of the major hotels are closed.

Zakynthos weather in January

Temperature icon High Temp: 14°C (57°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 7°C (44°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 4 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 9 hrs 55 mins per day
wind icon Wind speed: 20 km/h (10 knots; 12 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 12 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 160mm (6in) per month
Cold icon Comfort Level: Cold
Low icon
UV Index: Low
swimming icon Sea Temp: 16°C (60°F)
Zakynthos, Greece

Best time to visit Zakynthos

The best time to visit Zakynthos for a beach holiday is from mid-June to mid-September.

However, anytime from early-May to mid-October is good for a range of outdoor activities.

Zante weather averages

Zakynthos weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Zakynthos is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) from the nearest weather station: Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH), located 5km (3mi) south of Zakynthos Town.

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.

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Latest update: Zakynthos weather in January: 12 June, 2024

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