Located in the southeast of Europe and bordered by three oceans, most of Greece’s popular Mediterranean holiday spots enjoy warm weather in October.There’s more rain as summer turns into autumn, but the month’s a popular time to travel to the country outside the busier summer season.
Greece is bordered by the Mediterranean, Aegean and Ionian Seas, and has almost 14,000km of coastline because of its Islands. The weather’s typically Mediterranean at coastal and popular places.Athens, in the south of Greece, gives a good guide of the kind of weather you can expect in the country’s popular places. The capital has an average high temperature of 24ºC in October, which falls to 14ºC at night.
You’ll be comfortable in shorts and t-shirt during the day, but you should bring some warmer clothes for the evenings. The average sea temperature’s 21ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from around 45%-85%. Rain usually falls in short showers, with an average of 53mm over 5 rainy day.
You can expect 11 hours of daylight in Greece during October, of which seven hours are usually bright sunshine. Despite temperatures starting to cool after summer you should still take care in the sun, with UV levels still moderate.