Best time to go to South Aegean Islands
Summer sun is pretty much a given in the South Aegean Islands. Rhodes boasts more days of sunshine than any other Greek Island – a massive 300 a year – and the average temperature in July and August is 28°C. Over on Kos, you’ll rarely see the mercury dipping below 30 in the summer, and in the spring and autumn, temperatures are still comfortably in the mid-20s. The island gets most of its rain in the winter, too, so summers are nice and dry. Temperatures on Santorini and Mykonos tend to hit the 30°C mark in the summer, but sea breezes tend to take the edge off the heat, especially in the afternoons. Things are a bit cooler in spring and autumn, so they’re great times to visit if you want to sightsee rather than sunbathe.