What’s the weather like in Greece in December?
Greece borders three oceans and enjoys a mild but damp climate in winter. Greece weather in December is cool in places with wetter weather than the summer months. Strong winds are also likely to occur in this month, but you’ll still get to enjoy a good deal of sunshine with fewer crowds at the popular tourist attractions and on the Greek Islands.
Greece is located in southeast Europe with lots of sunny islands throughout the Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea. The country has a typical Mediterranean climate that brings cooler temperatures to the region in winter. December is the wettest month of the year, so you’ll need a waterproof jacket for your visit. Coastal regions and popular holiday resorts are less crowded at this time of year and tend to enjoy slightly milder temperatures than the higher elevated areas such as the Pindus mountain range.
Temperatures in Greece in December depend on where you are staying but the overall average is around 12°C during the daytime. At night, it can get a lot cooler so a warm jacket is needed for exploring the sights and enjoying the exciting nightlife in the main cities and holiday resorts. Sunshine lasts for nine hours per day with an average humidity of 75%. Winds are around 3mph in the mainland but speed up towards the coastal areas that receive winds blowing over the sea. The average rainfall is around 70mm over the month, so it’s likely you’ll need a raincoat.