What’s the weather like in Greece in January?
Located in the south of Europe, Greece enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with warm summers and cooler winters. January is a pleasant yet mild month in Greece, despite being one of the coldest months of the year. Although temperatures can be brisk, it’s often much warmer than the UK, so a holiday to Greece in winter can be a good way to avoid the icy weather back home. Cloudy days are quite frequent, and with a moderate risk of rain it’s worth packing a waterproof in case of wet weather.
In January, Greece has average temperatures of 10°C, with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C, so make sure you bring plenty of layers. While days are usually cool yet mild, temperatures have been known to dip below freezing from time to time. The highest temperature recorded in Athens in January is 21°C. The New Year sees around three hours of sunshine each day, with average rainfall of 40mm across nine wet days.