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Weather in Greece the first week in May

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1. Posted by fuzzysimba (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

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I am going in May to Athens, Istanbul and some of the surrounding island like Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, How much of a weather change is it? Will it be above 70 F (21 C) degrees enough for bathing suits and shorts? The dates I am planning are either the 1st (3rd of May) or 2nd week (9th of May). This decides when I am going.

Thank you for your help

2. Posted by VFRRBF (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hello there the weather on may is good not cold and some people also go for swimming at the sea that means will be more than 21c
and i will suggest you to go to the 2nd week of may because will be more hot
if you want any other suggestion you can send me also e mail may i ask you how many days do you plan to spend in greece?
also you can see this web site about crete island maybe you will like to visit also

have a great day

3. Posted by djhogg (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I worked in Rhodes for 8 months last year and the temp was around 30 degrees (c) towards the end of may, the island is a fantastic place to visit even for a few days (you can drive round the whole island in 4-5 hours) the people are fantastic and there are ferries most days to Bodrum and every day to Marmaris for around 30-40 Euro's

Any questions feel free to contact me!!


4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 9y

Average max for Istanbul will be around 22-26, Athens slightly warmer with possible around 30 if you are lucky.
Rhodes and other islands are pretty warm as well, with temperatures during the day also between 20-25 degrees.
It is not exactly very nice weather to go swimming as the water still is relatively cold/cool.