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The best time to visit the Greek islands, like Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu and Kefalonia (Argostoli), is in October when the weather is still warm and the crowds are few. The Greek islands are an all-year-round vacation destination, with temperatures ranging from 50°F (10°C) to approximately 100°F (38°C).

All the Greek islands welcome the most visitors in the summer months, therefore, making your reservation at least two months in advance when visiting anytime in summer is highly recommended.

Are you looking for a bargain? Then you should definitely try the month of October when travel costs tend to plummet. This is the best time to visit the Greek Islands and combine high chances of perfectly good weather with low season rates which will help you to remain within your budget.

According to Lonely Planet, in shoulder months like October, prices can drop by 20%, temperatures are milder and crowds are fewer. Frommer’s adds that autumn is the best time to visit. This way, you'll avoid the summer high season, with its inflated prices, hordes of tourists and high temperatures when you will enjoy golden days with still-warm seas to swim in. U.S. News Travel also agrees that off-season travelers have plenty of opportunities to experience well-rounded Greek vacations with less traffic, nice weather and fun cultural events.


Santorini in October

Average Temperature: 21°C 69°F

Average Sea Temperature: 23°C 73°F

The temperatures are mild for most of the fall months. The weather is perfect for sightseeing. This is a great time to explore Santorini's historical and archaeological sites, wineries and, of course, its breathtaking natural beauties.

Santorini is the island of diverse beauty and enchanting sunsets, the stunning view from the villages hanging off the 1000 feet cliff, the volcano with the hot springs, the striking Black Beach and the famous wine tradition that goes back to the ancient years.

The sea temperature is still warm in October and most days are sunny. Most businesses are open, despite the fewer crowds and, sure enough, you can find great deals in this off-season.


Mykonos in October

Average Temperature: 19°C 66°F

Average Sea Temperature: 22°C 72°F


The best time to visit Mykonos is October when the crowds have diminished, the water remains warm and rates fall.

Taste the local delicacies, shop at the world renowned boutiques taking pictures of the picturesque blue and white vaulted houses and churches and feel the beat of the locals as a true insider!

By contrast to the summer months, strolling through the winding alleys and finding your own personal space on the beach are a delight.


Delos in October

Average Temperature: 20°C 68°F

October is absolutely the best time to visit Delos Islet, the birthplace of God Apollo, the God of light! You will be able to visit the brightest spot in all the Mediterranean, literally!

As touring the archaeological site is the only activity the island has to offer, milder temperatures are a must! The island is accessible by boat from Mykonos, yet this service may be limited off-season.


Corfu in October

Average Temperature: 19°C 65°F

Average Sea Temperature: 22°C 72°F

Although there is never really a bad season in the Ionian, the best time to visit Corfu is in the fall. In October, the weather is mostly warm and sunny.

Become enchanted by the beauty of the fortresses and the historical center and explore the different periods of architecture at your pace, without the usual crowds of tourists.


Kefalonia in October

Average Temperature: 18°C 64°F

Average Sea Temperature: 23°C 73°F

October is a prime time to explore the natural beauty of this island and one of the most beautiful lakes in the Balkans, the Melissani Lake.

You will fall in love with the island and its people as Nicolas Cage did in the famous Hollywood film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". The beautiful landscapes of this well-known destination seem untroubled by their new-found fame.


Just about everyone will agree that the best time to visit the Greek Islands is in October! Avoid the summer high season, its inflated prices, high temperatures and hordes of tourists.

Contact us today to book your Greek Island experience and enjoy the golden days of October with its still-warm seas.