Weather Averages for kefalonia in January
Averages for kefalonia in January
In January Kefalonia is much quieter and the accommodation much cheaper than during the peak summer months. Kefalonia enjoys sun all year round and hence has steady flow of tourist throughout the year.
Average temperatures on the island during January only reach a high of around 12°C (that's about 54°F), and can dip as low as 5°C (about 41°F).
There is usually quite a lot of rain with the average monthly rain is 80mm over 12 days. There is only about 5 hours of average daily sunshine.
Warm clothing would be appropriate at all times of day, and a coat would be best to bring for the chilly evenings. A waterproof coat or mac would be a wise precaution as it is very likely you will experience rain.
It would be best to check the local weather report just to make sure before you travel.
The average sea temperature can reach 16°C (about 61°F) but with the cool temperatures and unpredictable weather is it unlikely that you will want to go swimming!
January 1st is not just New Year's Day in Kefalonia, but is also the name day of Saint Vassilios. Name days are traditionally celebrated in Greece instead of birthdays. Anyone named Vasilios (Basil in English) can expect to receive presents during the day's celebrations.
celebrations start from the St. Vasilios
Church in Kerameies. A special cake named Vassilopita is baked with a coin concealed within it - whoever gets the coin can expect good luck for the coming year!