Greece Climate & Weather
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Greece Climate and Weather
The climate of Greece is Mediterranean, enjoying long hot dry summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures in Greece are tempered by the Etesian northerly wind, which blows across the Aegean Sea, and breezes called 'meltemia', but the mercury on the mainland regularly hits the high spots. Winters are mild and the wettest season but rainfall is generally low in most of Greece so this is not a big hinderance to travellers. In the mountainous regions, however, rainfall is heavier, snow is likely and temperatures can get severe.
The peak holiday season in Greece is summer, between June and August, when the heat and sunshine attracts millions for beach holidays. June and September are also lovely, hot times to visit and slightly less crowded. Autumn is generally a pleasant time to visit Greece as it is less hot and the weather is mild. The winter months, between December and February, are the coldest and the most variable weather-wise making them the least popular months to visit. However, for those visiting to explore Greece's cultural and historical attractions the country can be seen as a year-round destination.
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