Cephalonia Climate & Weather

Cephalonia Climate and Weather

Like all the Ionian Islands, Cephalonia enjoys a moderate Mediterranean climate with very warm, sunny summer months and mild, wet winters, giving the island its lush vegetation. Snow sometimes covers the mountain peaks in winter. The heavy winter rainfall starts tailing off by April as temperatures rise, and by June the long, dry summer has set in. Summer is the most popular time to visit the island, although for those not used to it the heat and humidity can be overpowering. July and August are the hottest months and the peak tourism season. Spring is also a good time to visit the island, particularly May, when the crowds have not yet descended and the water is getting warm enough for swimming - it is also lovely and lush on the island in spring after the benefits of the winter rainfall. Autumn is also a pleasant time on Cephalonia and September is particulary lovely, with warm seas, ripe fruit ready for the harvest, and warm, sunny weather. The tourism industry shuts down somewhat during winter and those that visit during the off-season may well find that many shops and restaurants have closed and not as many amenities are available.

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