Best Time to Visit Mykonos

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Mykonos. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Mykonos. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Mykonos for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 6 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 15 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.596.69 in
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Geographical location

The Greek island of Mykonos belongs to the Cyclades and has been a popular destination since the 1960s. The island is also very popular with homosexuals, is considered to be extremely tolerant and cosmopolitan.

But Mykonos in the South Aegean is much more than a wild party hotspot and offers a wide range of possibilities, which also provide for enthusiasm with families and heterosexual couples.

The capital of the island is Mykonos Chora. The city’s landmark are the five windmills at the city harbour. Mykonos is famous for beautiful beaches like Psarou Beach or Paradise Beach. About 11,000 inhabitants live on an area of 65 square miles.

Mykonos has its own international airport. The island is also connected to the mainland by a ferry. Mykono’s neighboring islands are Naxos in the south, Delos in the west and Tinos in the north.

Climate on Mykonos

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate on Mykonos is very summery and pleasantly warm, especially in June, July, August and September. Temperatures of over 30 °C make the hearts of many summer holidaymakers beat faster every year. Rainfall is very low between May and September. The water temperature reaches 20 °C around mid-May and settles at around 24 °C between mid-July and the end of September.

In the winter months from October to March temperatures drop to an average of about 12 °C, while precipitation increases. Most rain falls on Mykonos in November, December and February. The water temperatures are also no longer suitable for swimming in winter, which is why many hotels and clubs close outside the main season.

In late spring and early summer (around April and May), nature is in full bloom after the precipitation on the Cyclades. Due to the intense, hot and dry summer, nature usually seems “burnt” from the end of July. Only with the onset of rainfall in mid-October will the plant world on the island be revived very slowly.

Best Time to Visit Mykonos: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 16 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 16 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
Water max. 16 °C
MayMay
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JulyJul
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C

When to visit Mykonos?


The main season on Mykonos and the Cyclades (including Santorini, Paros and Naxos) is in July and August. At this time not only the temperatures experience absolute maximum values, but also the visitor numbers and overnight accomodation prices. We generally recommend the entire period from the end of May to the end of September as the best travel season for Mykonos. The months are all dry and sunny, the sea has very pleasant water temperatures.

Those who want to avoid the heat are very well served with the fringe months of June and September. The month of May can already be warm enough, but in some years the weather is not stable enough for a pure beach holiday. From the beginning to the middle of October, the first heavy rainfall usually sets in, but usually very good offers attract at the end of the season.

Climate Chart Mykonos

Climate Chart Mykonos
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Mykonos

In the following, you will find the climate table for Mykonos, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°13°16°19°24°29°32°32°28°23°18°15°
Night Temperature11°14°18°22°22°18°14°11°
Water Temperature16°15°16°16°19°22°24°24°24°22°19°17°
Precipitation (inch)5.125.913.542.361.180.590.790.983.786.56.696.5
Hours of Sunshine779101213141310986
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 17 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (25 °C)
Coldest month: January (10 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except January, February, March, and April

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 43.94 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 14 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 9.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


The Greek island of Mykonos offers historical ruins (in Delos), the famous windmills Kato Mili or the impressive monastery Panagia Tourlani in Ano Mera. Absoluter Party-Tempel on Mykonos is the biggest club on the island with the Paradise Club, where the most famous DJs of the world provide pulsating nights and vibrant celebrations every year.

We recommend a combination of Mykonos with other Cyclades islands, for example an island hopping to Santorin or Paros. The most beautiful beaches on Mykonos are in our opinion Agois Sostis, Panoramos Beach, Agios Ioannis, Elia Beach and Ornos Beach. The most famous hotspot on the island is Paradise Beach, which has always been well visited for decades.

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More attractions

Delos and Rhenia Islands Boat Tour from Mykonos | The Original Evening Delos Guided Tour | Mykonos: South Coast Beach Hopping Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch | Highlights of Mykonos: Half-Day Tour | From Mykonos: Ancient Delos Tour | Mykonos: Half-Day City Walking Tour and Island Bus Tour | Mykonos: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Swimming & Light Lunch |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Mykonos (Station Angelika)
light rain     light rain, 17 °C
Clouds: 90 %       Wind: 18 mph N
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 63 %
Last updated: 26th May 2020, 12:24 am
The next days …
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Greece: Regions

Mykonos is part of the holiday destination Greece. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Mykonos: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Mykonos holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Maren, 33 years old was there in June

    fantastic weather at the beginning of june, already wonderfully warm and a lot of sunshine. island was not too full yet, very pleasant atmosphere. simply perfect, for us the best travel time in greece

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Angelika, 64 years old was there in September

    From the end of Aug. to the beginning of Sept. 14 Tg. beautiful sunshine. beautiful wind (as expected), good water temperatures.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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