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October Travel Tips: Weather Guide for Greek Islands

Have you ever considered taking an autumn holiday to Greece as Greek islands October weather is just perfect for this?

If you do and you are looking for the best greek islands to visit in October then you are in the right place.

I will tell you how the weather in Greece islands is during this time of the year, which are the best islands to visit and many other useful tips for your ultimate adventure.

So, let’s start with the beginning and let me tell you how Greek islands weather October is during the month of October.

Greek islands October Weather

October is still a very popular month for people to visit Greece as the weather is warmer than most other places from Europe and the prices are low.

Most of the days are sunny and warm with average temperatures around 18-20 degrees Celsius.

But as the winter is coming, the temperatures start to drop from one week to another and most probably you will need a sweater and long pants if you plan to go outside early in the morning or in the evening.

If you plan to visit Greek islands for sightseeing, then this is the right month as the tourists are gone, the prices drop and the weather is still warm.

There might be some rainy days, but nothing significant.

According to the statistics, there is on average about 5 days of rain during the entire month.

Still, if you plan to visit Greece for perfecting your tan and bathing in the sea, then September might be more suitable for you.

Santorini Greece Fira Thera Oia Santorini Greece Town Greek islands weather October

Santorini Greece Fira Thera Oia Santorini Greece Town Greek islands weather October

Greek islands October weather might not be warm enough for swimming as the average sea temperature also drops below 20 degrees Celsius, so bathing in the sea during these times is not for everyone.

If you really insist to swim in the sea when visit Greek islands in October, then you’d better go in the first week of October.

The days are long enough with many hours of sun and this is another reason why we consider October perfect for exploring.

Travelling to Greece in October

There are few charter planes from major European cities to Greek islands so the easiest way to get to the islands by plane is to fly to Athens, Greece capital and from there take a domestic flight to the island.

The main advantage of flying from Greece is that all domestic flights last for less than one hour.

If the island does not have an airport you might need to take the ferry from Athens port and travel to the island.

There might not be daily ferries to the islands as you are outside the high season, so you’d better check the ferry scheduler before travelling to Greece on Ferryhopper.

No matter the way chose to reach your favourite Greece island, you should know that all over the country the prices are low as October is considered shoulder season.

Now that you know all these things, you are probably wondering which are the best places to travel based on Greek islands weather October.


Santorini climate is mild during the month of October with average temperatures around 21 degrees Celsius and water temperature around 23 degrees Celsius.

With many sunny days, the weather is just perfect for sightseeing and is a great time to explore the historical and cultural sites, to taste the local wine and admire nature.

The easiest way to get to the island is by plane, as the Athens to Santorini flight lasts for less than 1 hour.

Santorini Beach Greece Greek islands October weather

Santorini Beach Greece Red Beach

Where to sleep

Lemon Suites Santorini is our choice for the island, a wonderful aparthotel with a garden, a terrace and room service.

This hotel is the symbol of freshness, happiness and optimism and is one of the best places to stay if you want to visit the Archaeological Museum of Thera, Museum of Prehistoric Thera and Megaro Gyzi.

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The crowds are not gone yet from Mykonos, the number of tourists just diminished so this is the best time to experience what this magnificent island has to offer.

Peak season rates are over as the tourist season ended, there is still good weather, so October is a good time to explore the beautiful island of Mykonos, one of the most picturesque islands in Greece.

Greek islands October weather in Mykonos is perfect for sightseeing with a high temperature around 25 degrees Celsius and a water temperature of 22 degrees Celsius.

Stroll along the windy streets of the old towns and taste the delicious Greek food and why not spend some quality time on the beach.

It is less crowded and you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and have some more space for your own.


Trinity Mykonos is located in Platis Yialos Mykonos and offers direct access to a private beach and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel is located within minutes walk from Scorpios, Nammos, Branco and Paradise beach and offers amazing rooms with sea views, some of them include an outdoor jetted tub.


With mild weather and amazing ancient ruins, Rhodes is one of the most attractive islands to visit if we take into consideration the Greek islands weather October.

And when it comes to beaches, Rhodes has plenty to offer, from the famous Anthony Quinn Bay a real paradise for those passionate about snorkelling, to the beautiful Prasonissi from the south perfect for windsurfers and free campers.

To explore the whole island you definitely need a car and one of the best places to pick it up is directly from the airport, as soon as you arrive.

The prices start from 30 euro per day and you have the freedom and mobility to explore the island on your own.

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Sentido Port Royal, a 5-star resort located near Kolymbia beach is our choice for this island.

It has a private beach, two huge outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a wonderful spa where you can relax after a day of exploring or on the beach.


If you have enough time to explore and want to see just one island, then Crete is the right choice.

The outside temperature is perfect for sightseeing and one of the warmest from all the Greek islands.

Greek islands October weather is perfect not just for exploring but also for perfecting your tan, especially in the first half of the month.

The sea is also warm enough for bathing, but you might not want to stay for long in the sea, it is still October and the summer is gone!

There are regular ferries from Athens to Chania or you can take the plane from Athens and in less than one hour you reach Crete.


Lagon Life Spirit Boutique Hotel Crete is our choice for Crete, a beautiful boutique hotel with a cosy atmosphere and amazing views over the sea.

The hotel is situated in Halepa district, close to Church of St. Catherine and 25 minutes’ walk to House-Museum of Eleftherios Venizelos.


The small island of Hydra is the only place from Greece where cars are forbidden and it keeps an authentic charm in terms of architecture with many buildings dating from the 18th or 19th century.

The island is located very close to Athens, which makes from it the perfect destination for a day trip.

Greek islands weather October is just perfect for exploring with average temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius and around 48 mm of rain during the entire month.


Hydrea Exclusive Hospitality Hydra is a traditional boutique hotel with a strong link to the island, whose beauty never fails to enchant the visitors.

It has one of the most amazing views of the magnificent port of Hydra and offers to its guests the most luxurious accommodation so they can relax and enjoy their holiday.

This is everything you need to know about Greek islands October weather before choosing a place to spend your late summer holiday.

Each of these islands is beautiful and offer to their visitors beautiful and relaxing moments in a calm atmosphere, far from big-city noise.

Pick one and include it on your next travel list because it worth every penny!