Weather Averages for Zante in January
Averages for Zante in January
Zante is one of the most well known holiday
destinations due to its sunny and warm weather. Zante enjoys an enormous
amount of 300 hours sunshine each year.
The important characteristics of Zante are sun, sand, night life and of course the ocean.
is also one of the wettest months in Zante. The chances of rain are for 150 mm over
10 days of the month on average.
You can still enjoy the sun during this period as there is plenty of sunshine, but it is not an ideal time to visit Zante.
The sea temperatures are not ideal for a swim either. The average temperature of the sea during this month are 16°C (61°F).#
Zante experiences an average of 5 hours sunshine a day during this month.
However, you can enjoy the
picturesque villages and various beautiful parts of the island during this
However, it can very difficult to find good accommodation during this time; most of the major places will be closed as there are not many tourists around during this time of year.
In January, the Feast of St Basil is celebrated all over Greece. The festival is symbolic to a good start of the year. On this day the locals take part in traditional activity of cooking Vassilopita (Basil cake or New Year Cake) with a hidden ring in it and who ever finds the ring is blessed with good luck for the whole year
On January 6th, the locals also celebrate Epiphany day. During this festival, locals carry out a traditional and religious procession of blessing the waters. A cross is thrown in the ocean, river or lake which is then retrieved by swimmers. The swimmer who finds the cross is said to be blessed with good luck