Average Sunshine a Year in Greece

The tables below give annual averages for the amount of clear sky at cities and islands in Greece. A few places, also have numbers for the total hours of sunshine.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: Aegean Islands, Crete, Peloponnese, as well as Western, Central and Northern Greece.

The yearly averages are for weather data collected during 1961 to 1990.

Aegean Islands

Proportion of sky that's without clouds
Place % Clear Sky
Limnos 61
Milos 63
Mytilini 64
Naxos 64
Rhodes (Rodos) 68
Samos 65


Average amount of sunshine a year
Hours Place % Clear Sky
2790 Chania 59
2760 Heraklion 59


Annual average sun
Hours Place % Clear Sky
2658 Kalamata 60
Kythira 60
Methoni 60
Tripoli 54

Western Greece

These weather data are for places in the Ionian Islands and Western Hellas peripheries.

Average sunny weather
Hours Place % Clear Sky
2546 Kerkyra 59
Patras 61
Zakinthos 61

Central Greece

The cities listed here are in the Attica, Epirus, Sterea Hellas and Thessaly peripheries.

Total average sunshine yearly
Hours Place % Clear Sky
2771 Athens 58
Ioannina 54
2471 Larissa 53
Skyros 58

Northern Greece

This section covers the peripheries of West, East Macedonia and Thrace.

Average annual sunshine
Hours Place % Clear Sky
Alexandroupoli 54
2338 Thessaloniki 51

World Data Center for Meteorology. Climate of the World.

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