What’s the weather like in Santorini in January?
With its Mediterranean climate bringing mild, damp winters to the island, Santorini is cool and sometimes rainy in January. Although this time of year is one of the coldest in the region, temperatures are still warm in comparison with the UK, while any showers are usually short-lived. If you want to explore Santorini away from the high season crowds and don’t mind the cooler weather, January can be a good time of year to visit this beautiful Greek island.
On average, temperatures in Santorini hover around 13°C, with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C. The island expects around 70mm of rain during January, so although you may see the occasional shower, any wet weather will be short-lived. With around seven hours of sun each day, the month is also quite sunny although it’s still too cold for days on the beach. If you want to swim in the sea, the Mediterranean waters are a refreshing 16°C at this time of year.