Weather Averages for Santorini in June
Averages for Santorini in June
Just like May, June is one of the best months of the year to enjoy a holiday in Santorini, Greece, when the temperatures are warm and the chance of rainfall is very low. In addition to the weather being fantastic at this time of year, the island is also fairly quiet in June in comparison to July and August when it will be packed with families and couples enjoying their summer holidays. If you’re not one for crowds, love to snap up a cheap deal and can’t get enough of the sunshine, June is the month for you.
During June, the average temperature for Santorini starts off at 22°C on June 1st and rises up to 26°C by June 30th. Daily highs and daily lows both increase as well, rising from 25°C to 29°C and from 19°C to 23°C, respectively, as the month develops.
With average temperatures this warm, you’ll need to bring a variety of light and airy clothing with you to make sure you stay comfortable whilst on holiday. During the daytime you’ll get away with beachwear and swimming gear. On an evening, light dresses, trousers, shorts, t-shirts and shirts will probably keep you warm enough, although you might want to bring a thin jumper or cardigan in case the weather is a bit cooler than expected. Even if you’re not easily affected by the sun, it’s definitely worth bringing sunglasses and plenty of suntan lotion to avoid heatstroke and sunburn.
Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to rise above 32°C or fall below 17°C in Santorini in June. In recent times, the hottest June day ever recorded on the island saw temperatures reach as high as 40°C. At the other end of the scale, the coldest June day ever recorded in Santorini saw temperatures plummet down to 14°C.
Throughout June, Santorini receives an average 0mm of rainfall, which means that rainy days shouldn’t affect your holiday in the slightest. As the month progresses, the probability of rainfall making an appearance on an average day drops. Precipitation is most likely to occur on June 1st when it falls on 7% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is least likely to happen around June 30th, when it only falls on 2% of days. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see during your holiday in June are light rain and thunderstorms.
Across the month, Santorini boasts an average of 13 hours of sunshine each day – that’s one hour more every day than in May. With such a huge amount of sunshine to enjoy each day, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the island and soak up the sun by the pool or beach.
Make the most of the summer weather by spending a day at the beach during your holiday. The average sea water temperature for the beaches in Santorini in June is 22°C. Although everyone feels water temperature differently, most people will agree that this is more than warm enough to enjoy all sorts of water activities, including swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling and water sports.
Across June, the length of the day in Santorini is essentially constant, with a slight difference of seven minutes between the start and the end of the month. June 1st is the shortest day of the month with 14:29 hours of daylight, whilst June 30th is the longest day of the month with 14:36 hours of daylight.
Throughout the month, the relative humidity for Santorini fluctuates between 44% (comfortable) and 83% (humid), almost never rising above 97% (very humid) or falling below 33% (comfortable). On average the most humid day of the month is June 1st, when the average daily humidity rises above 76% three days out of every four. On the other hand, the least humid day of the month is usually June 28th, when the average daily humidity falls below 50% three days out of every four.
Throughout June, normal wind speeds in Santorini range between 1 m/s (light air) and 9 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around June 28th, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around June 3rd when the average daily maximum is 8 m/s (moderate breeze).
Sea view in Santorini, Greece
Hit the beach
A summer holiday to Santorini isn’t complete without spending a day at the beach. White Beach can only be reached by a short boat ride from Red Beach, making it a lot quieter and more serene than many of the other beaches on the island. Named so because of the tall white cliffs which line it, this bay is made up of warm dark sand speckled with a number of black pebbles, so make sure you bring water shoes or flip flops with you to protect your feet. The small stretch of sand slopes into clean and clear waters which are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving – just keep an eye out for the excursion boats. Due to its remote location, you won’t find any facilities at all here, so you’ll need to bring your own shade, food and drinks.
If you don’t want the hassle of catching a boat, you’re best off sticking to Red Beach. Just like White Beach, this bay is also named after the tall red cliffs which line it and features a blend of black and red sand, which creates the perfect warm environment for lying down your towel and sunbathing. There is plenty of room for the kids to play without getting in the way of other sunbathers, too. Whilst the sea is calm most of the time, the waves can sometimes get a bit choppy, so make sure you exercise caution whilst swimming. Unfortunately, this beach offers nothing in the way of amenities, so you’ll need to bring you own food, drinks and shade with you if you think you’ll need them.
Dining in Santorini, Greece
Where to eat and drink
If you’re in the mood for a drink, stop by Palia Kameni Cocktail Bar. Located in the heart of Fira, this popular bar is known for its amazing vistas which stretch across Santorini’s caldera. The drinks menu is absolutely huge and features everything from cocktails and wines to champagnes and beers. Although the drinks are a bit on the pricey side, it’s worth paying extra to be in such a top notch venue.
Floga Restaurant is a great place for families and couples who want to try the local cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this eatery serves a wide variety of omelettes, sandwiches, tortillas, toasties, salads, pastas, risottos, fish dishes, seafood, meat dishes and desserts, guaranteeing something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re not sure what to order, ask your server what the chef’s special of the day is.
When it comes to a cheap and cheerful restaurants, you can’t beat Lucky’s Souvlakis. Situated within Fira, this eatery serves superb value-for-money local specialities, including gyros and souvlakis which are available to eat-in or takeaway. Although it’s not the place to go for a romantic or celebratory meal, Lucky’s Souvlakis is perfect for a bit of fast food during your holiday.
Holidaymakers with large appetites should consider dining at Terra Nera. This casual family-run restaurant is located on Perivolos Beach, making it perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat whilst enjoying a day at the beach. Here you’ll find a menu packed with all sorts of breakfast and lunch dishes, including waffles, sandwiches, pasta dishes and hamburgers.
Local flag in Santorini, Greece taken by BluEyed
Where to stay
Families and couples looking for luxury accommodation in Santorini should check out Bellonias Villas. Found just a stone’s throw away from Kamari Beach, this complex is ideal for holidaymakers planning on spending a lot of time at the coast during their holiday. Here you can choose between 41 different studios, superior rooms and suites, each of which comes with air-conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen. Onsite services and facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, breakfast buffet, 24-hour reception and 24-hour internet access.
Nefeles Suites Hotel is another great choice when it comes to top-end accommodation. This boutique hotel is tucked into the Caldera cliff, providing guests with fantastic sea vistas. Here you’ll find a choice of standard rooms, superior rooms, junior suites, master suites, honeymoon suites, family suites and executive suites, providing something for all tastes. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the facilities and services available onsite, including concierge, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, babysitting, internet access, bars and restaurants.
For something a bit more affordable, consider staying at Blue Dolphins Traditional Apartments. Situated in Firostefani overlooking the famous volcano, this complex offers a huge variety of accommodation, ranging from standard double rooms and romantic suites to cave houses and villas. There is a wealth of services and facilities available for guests to enjoy, including swimming pool, sun terrace, breakfast served in your room, free WiFi access throughout, airport shuttle and free parking.
Fira Sunset in Santorini, Greece taken by Eric
June events in Santorini
1st June 2015 to 31st July 2015
The Open-Air Cinema located at the main entrance to Kamari Town opens for the summer season in June. For the next couple of months, the cinema shows an English film with Greek subtitles every night around 9.30pm and there's also a bar onsite.