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Best Time to Visit Greece for Family Vacations

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Mykonos, Greece

The best time to visit Greece for family vacations is typically from late May to early September.

The gorgeous Mediterranean country is known for its charming seaside towns, captivating culture, and mesmerizing landscapes that can dazzle on family vacations during the best times to visit. Crowds come and go with the seasons, as the Iberian climate changes throughout the year.

Although there are popular times to visit, Greece is a year-round destination, and the best time for your family depends on your preferences. The following information will help you plan a Greece trip during the perfect time to bring your family.

  1. Best Time for Great Weather
  2. Best Time for Families with Young Children
  3. Best Time for Families with Teens
  4. Book the Best Time to Visit Greece for Family Vacations

Best Time for Great Weather

Children at sunset in Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Best Months: May • June • July • August • September

The best time to bring your family to Greece for great weather is usually between late May and early September, on the cusp of and through the summer season.

During this window, you can enjoy Greece’s best beach weather, including plenty of sunshine and very little rain. These conditions make it the perfect time of the year to explore the 8 Best Islands to Visit in Greece with Family.

It is important to note that July and August are the peak summer months in Greece, so you can expect particularly hot conditions, with temperatures between the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit.

Best Time for Families with Young Children

Young girl at Knossos on Crete, Greece

Knossos, Crete

Best Months: March • April • May • September • October • November

Families with young children should consider a trip to Greece during the spring and autumn seasons of March through May and September through November.

During this time, temperatures are more manageable than in summer and outdoor experiences can be comfortably enjoyed by families of all ages.

Crowds are also less likely to overwhelm your younger children as the summer folk have not yet arrived, allowing you to enjoy peaceful moments on any of the 15 Best Beaches in Greece.

Best Time for Families with Teens

Teen hiking at Lake Drakolimni, Zagori

Lake Drakolimni, Zagori

Best Months: March • April • May • June

The best time for families with teens to visit Greece is typically in the spring and early summer months of March through June.

During these times, you can explore the diverse culture and breathtaking land and seascapes, or embrace the Top 8 Things to Do in the Peloponnese with Family away from the peak summer crowds. This window will also allow you to make the most of your kids’ vacation from school.

Another benefit of traveling to Greece with teens during spring is that the weather is more comfortable than the summer heat and less likely to affect exciting outdoor activities you can enjoy when experiencing the Top 6 Things to Do in Greece with Family or the 7 Best Places and Cities to Visit in Greece with Family.

Book the Best Time to Visit Greece for Family Vacations

Mother and daughter at Meteora in Greece

Meteora, Greece

As a year-round Mediterranean destination, you and your family can visit Greece at any time of the year, depending on your preferences. You can easily explore the sun-soaked islands during the spring months to avoid the crowds or travel off the beaten path to charming villages during the summer months for total immersion.

Discover the best of Greece with sample trips from our Greece Family Vacations & Tour Packages or learn more about family-friendly travel in Greece with our Greece Family Travel Guide.

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