Climate of Greece

Climate of Greece
The climate in Greece is predominantly Mediterranean.

However, due to the country's unique geography, Greece has a remarkable range of micro-climates and local variations. To the west of the Pindus mountain range, the climate is generally wetter and has some maritime features. The east of the Pindus mountain range is generally drier and windier in summer. The highest peak is Mount Olympus at 9,570 feet (2,916.9 m) tall.



Abs. minimum temperature: −27.8 °C (−18.0 °F), Ptolemaida.

Abs. maximum temperature: 48.0 °C (118.4 °F), Elefsina and Tatoi.

Τhe +48.0 °C (118.4 °F) recorded by minimum/maximum thermomethers in Tatoi and Elefsina as reported by a communication of Dr. Athanasios D. Sarantopoulos is also the WMO record high temperature for Greece and Europe. Average annual temperature in Greece ranges from +10 to +23 °C (50 to 73 °F). However, since Greece is generally a mountainous country, real average temperatures vary considerably from region to region.