Best Time to Visit Paros and Naxos

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Paros and Naxos. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Paros. 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 Paros and Naxos for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 9 °C to 27 °C
Waves Symbol 16 °C to 25 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.042.8 in
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Geographical location

Paros and Naxos are Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and belong to the popular Cyclades archipelago.

Both islands have less than 20000 inhabitants, Paros lies west of Naxos and is about half as big. The two Cyclades islands are only separated by a narrow strip of sea. In the middle of the island Paros there are two peaks with about 750 meters height.

Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades. The Greek word kýklos means circle and describes the circular arrangement of the archipelago, which, depending on definition and interpretation, consists of 12 to 20 islands. The islands outside are appropriately grouped together as “scattered islands” (sporades).

Along with Paros and Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini, Amorgos, Ios and Koufonissi are the most important”pearls of the Cyclades”. Island hopping, i.e. the combination of several Greek islands, is not only possible in this region, but one of the preferred types of travel.

Climate on Paros and Naxos

Aliki, Paros (Kostas Limitsios)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate in the Cyclades can be described as entirely Mediterranean. The summers on the islands in the Aegean Sea are usually very hot and very dry, while the winter is rather rainy with mild temperatures. Compared to other regions of Greece, the winter in the Aegean is very mild at around 15 °C, but heavy precipitation can occur.

Paros, Naxos and the other Cyclades islands are particularly affected by the Meltémi wind in the summer, which sets in during June after the almost windless month of May and can provide a stiff breeze especially in the afternoon between July and August. For bathing holiday-makers these north winds make the stay very pleasant, since the strong heat is pleasantly softened.

Windsurfers and sailors love these weather conditions especially. Already from the middle of April the day temperatures regularly crack the 20 °C mark, it is mostly cloudless and sunny. But it is not until June that the average values reach 26 °C a day and more. The Aegean reaches wonderful water temperatures between 22 °C to 25 °C between the beginning of June and the end of October.

After sunset it can become fresher in the evening at any time of the year, but in midsummer the night temperatures of around 22 °C are perceived as very pleasant. Most precipitation falls between December and March, between June and September you have to expect almost no rain on the Cyclades. Detailed climate tables are also available separately for Santorini and Mykonos.

Best Time to Visit Paros and Naxos: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 16 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 16 °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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TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
JuneJun
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OctoberOct
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TemperaturesTemp. up to .5 °C
NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C

When to go to Paros and Naxos?


Basically, summer is the ideal period for your Cyclades holiday. April is ideal for walks and relaxing days with good wine, delicious delicacies and the Mediterranean atmosphere. May already brings a lot of sunshine and the flora is in full bloom. Perfect summer weather prevails in June, although it does not usually get too hot.

July and August are then absolute high summer and main travel time on the Cyclades. The temperatures are high, the prices for overnight stays are usually the same. September is an exciting month of transition, which is a bit more volatile but still suitable for swimming. In October the season on Paros and Naxos ends slowly, but the weather can still be very friendly on most days.

The best time to visit Paros and Naxos (Cyclades) is between June and the beginning of October.

Climate Chart Paros and Naxos

Paros

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

Climate Table Paros and Naxos

In the following, you will find the climate table for Paros and Naxos, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Water Temperatures.

Temperatures, Precipitation

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature14°14°16°19°22°26°27°26°25°21°19°16°
Night Temperature10°12°15°19°22°22°20°17°13°11°
Water Temperature16°16°16°16°19°22°25°25°24°22°19°17°
Precipitation (inch)2.82.321.970.710.390.120.040.120.241.541.852.72
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 17.7 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (24.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (11.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 25 °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: 14.8 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.

Highlights and Attractions


In Paros, the cities of Parikia and Naoussa are very popular. Naoussa on the north coast has an old fishing harbour and in Parikia, the capital on the west coast, stands the beautiful Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral. On Naxos you will find the Kastro castle, an old town, some Byzantine churches and the archaeological museum.

Island hopping is also very popular in the Cyclades, where people go on holiday on several islands because the distances are quite short and there are reliable ferry connections. Paros is the traffic hub of the region, but most flights land on Mykonos or Santorini. The price level is comparatively high, whereby there are suitable accommodations for every budget to find.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Paros
few clouds     few clouds, 17.3 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 16 mph
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 59 %
Last updated: 18th Apr 2019, 02:16 pm
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Greece: Regions

Paros and Naxos 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:

Paros and Naxos: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Paros and Naxos holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Juliette, 40 years old was there in September

    The main season had just ended, but the summer weather continued. Perfect conditions for relaxing, sunbathing and bathing. Really great holiday on Paros!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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