Averages for Santorini in November

Weather lowdown

The weather continues to cool down in Santorini, Greece, in November, when the winter season is just around the corner. In spite of the drop in temperatures and the increase in rainfall when compared to October, Santorini is still much more pleasant than the UK in November, making it a top pick when it comes to winter sun holidays.

During this month, the average temperature for the island starts off at 18°C on November 1st and grad...

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  • Temperature Temperature 17°C 61°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 65°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 59 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 8 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 20°C 68°F

Weather lowdown

The weather continues to cool down in Santorini, Greece, in November, when the winter season is just around the corner. In spite of the drop in temperatures and the increase in rainfall when compared to October, Santorini is still much more pleasant than the UK in November, making it a top pick when it comes to winter sun holidays.

During this month, the average temperature for the island starts off at 18°C on November 1st and gradually falls until it reaches a mere 15°C by November 30th. Daily highs and lows follow the same pattern dropping from 20°C down to 17°C and from 16°C down to 13°C, respectively, as the month progresses.

With average temperatures this cool, you'll need to pack plenty of warm clothing to keep you comfortable during the daytimes and evenings of your holiday. T-shirts, thin jumpers and trousers or jeans will be suitable for the daytime, whilst you'll probably get a fair bit of use out of a coat or jacket if you plan on venturing outside your hotel on an evening. It's always a good idea to bring swimming gear, sun glasses and suntan lotion, too, just in case the weather is better than expected.

Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes fall below 10°C or rise above 17°C in Santorini in November. In recent times, the hottest November day ever recorded in Santorini saw temperatures reach as high as 27°C. At the other end of the scale, the coldest November day sever recorded in Santorini saw temperatures fall as low as 3°C.

In November, Santorini is subject to an average of 58.6mm of rainfall which is divided between eight rainy days. With rainfall occurring on just over ¼ of the month, there is a small chance you'll experience a shower or two during your holiday. If you don't want to risk rainfall spoiling your stay, pack some waterproof clothing or an umbrella so you can still venture out if it's wet.

The likelihood of rainfall occurring on any given day in November slowly rises as the month progresses. Precipitation is least likely to occur on November 1st when it only falls on 25% of days. On the other hand, precipitation is most likely to occur on November 30th when it falls on 34% of days. If you do get some of the wet stuff during your holiday in Santorini, it will most likely be thunderstorms, light rain or moderate rain.

The island boasts an average of eight hours of sunshine each day during November, giving you plenty of chances to explore Santorini and work on you tan by the pool or at the beach. If you do fancy spending a day at the beach, November is probably the last month of the year you'll be able to. During this month, the average sea water temperature for the beaches around the island is 20°C, which is just about warm enough to enjoy a dip.

Across November, the length of the day in Santorini is steadily decreasing, with a difference of 47 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest day in November is November 30th with 9:54 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is November 1st with 10:41 hours of daylight.

During this month, the relative humidity for Santorini fluctuates between 60% (mildly humid) and 86% (very humid), rarely exceeding 96% (very humid) or falling below 48% (comfortable). On average the most humid day of the month is around November 24th, when the average daily humidity rises above 82% three days out of every four. At the other end of the scale, the least humid day of the month is often around November 1st, when the average daily humidity falls below 66% three days out of every four.

Across November, normal wind speeds range between 2 m/s (light breeze) and 8 m/s (fresh breeze) in Santorini, rarely rising above 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around November 4th, when the average daily maximum is 8 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s happens around November 22nd, when the average daily maximum is 8 m/s.

View of Oia in Santorini, Greece

View of Oia in Santorini, Greece taken by Peter

Where to stay

Holidaymakers on a budget should consider staying at Apanemo. This complex provides affordable accommodation in the form of double rooms, superior rooms and apartments, each of which can sleep between two and four guests. There is a small selection of services and facilities available onsite, including swimming pool, hot tub, terrace, free WiFi access and free parking.

Ecoxenia is another top pick when it comes to low-cost accommodation. Located in Oia, this complex provides guests with access to a selection of single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, providing something for all group sizes. Onsite services and facilities include garden, free WiFi access, Jacuzzi, free parking, cooking courses and excursion booking.

Situated in Imerovigli, Arc Houses are perfect for families and couples alike looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Santorini. Here you'll find accommodation available in the form of a small number of rooms, each of which features unique decorations and style. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the services and facilities available onsite, including car and bike rental, restaurant reservations, excursion booking, massage services and free WiFi access throughout.

Apanemo in Santorini, Greece

Apanemo in Santorini, Greece taken by leo

Things to do

If you fancy signing up for an excursion during your holiday in Santorini, why not join a sightseeing tour? Santorini is packed full of picturesque attractions and locations and one of the very best ways to see them is on an organised tour. Santorini Tour organises a number of different sightseeing packages, ranging from visits to archaeological sites and sunset experiences to winery tours and beach trips, guaranteeing something for everyone to enjoy. If none of the itineraries match the activities you'd like to do or the attractions you'd like to visit, Santorini Tour will even customise the tour just for you.

The cooler weather makes November a fantastic time to try a new outdoor sport. Climbing in Santorini is a popular pastime which allows you to keep fit on holiday whilst taking in the scenery. Perissa and Kamari are the best places to go for climbing, where professionals have set up a number of climbing paths littered with climbing clamps on the rocks. If you don't want to try the sport on your own, you'll be pleased to hear that Giorgos Roussos – the experienced rock climber – offers free advice, tips and will even rent you the suitable equipment.

Although the sea might be a bit on the cool side for swimming, it's always the perfect temperature for kayaking in Santorini. Santorini Sea Kayak in Perivolos rents out a number kayaks to visitors who can then take to the seas surrounding Red Beach and White Beach under the guidance of an experienced instructor. You'll have the perfect view of the cliffs which these beaches are named after from your kayak, so make sure you take your waterproof camera if you have one. The seas around Santorini are almost always very calm, making this water sport perfect for beginners and pros alike.

Clock tower in Santorini, Greece

Clock tower in Santorini, Greece taken by Rennett

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