What's the weather like in Halkidiki in August
August signals summer coming to an end in Halkidiki, Greece and should see some of the most favourable weather of the year. The average temperature, average highs & lows and average sunshine hours start their descent for the year with a decrease from July. The average sea temperature rises from July to its highest level of the year.
The average temperature throughout August is 25°C (77°F). Average highs rise to 29°C (84°F) and are mostly experienced at the end of the month with the beginning of the month seeing daily highs get up to 32°C (89°F). Average lows go down to 21°C (70°F) which are mostly seen at the beginning of the month with the rest of the month experiencing daily lows only getting to 18°C (65°F). August as a whole sees falling daily highs with only one day in ten going over 35°C (95°F) or going under 26°C (78°F). Daily lows only go under 15°C (59°F) or go over 23°C (74°F) every one in ten days.
The beginning of August sees a 20% chance of precipitation. This percentage slowly increases as the month goes on with the end of August seeing a 22% chance of precipitation. The most common form of rainfall for August is thunderstorms which are most likely to occur at the beginning of the month. Moderate rain and light rain are less common and most likely to fall at the end of the month.
The average humidity seen in August is 58%, which ranges from 36%, comfortable, to 80%, humid. The humidity rarely goes under 26%, dry, but can get as high as 96% very humid. The beginning of the month is the most likely to be the least humid while the end of the month is the most likely to be the most humid.
The average sunshine hours seen in August is 12. This is the second highest average sunshine hours for the year which is also experienced in June. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine hours slowly decrease with the beginning of the month the most likely to see the most daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature experienced in August is 25°C (77°F). This is the highest average sea temperature for the year.
Halkidiki Hotels in August
For a good-value holiday that features a quiet, friendly and clean environment check out the Nostos Hotel in Afitos. There are 54 rooms that can accommodate up to 4 people. All rooms have a fully equipped bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, in-room safe and a balcony or terrace. There is a restaurant on-site that provides a stunning view of the sea with al fresco dining. There are also two café-bars and large pool with sun loungers and umbrellas.
Blue Dolphin Hotel
Head to the Blue Dolphin Hotel for a top-choice modern, comfy hotel, which stands out for the level of hospitality you will receive, as well as its proximity to the beach. There's 14 bungalows as well as 171 fully equipped rooms. All rooms provide the greatest comfort and have a balcony or terrace that have a view of the sea or the garden.
Olympion Sunset Hotel
The Olympion Sunset Hotel is a five star hotel that provides the luxury and quality you would expect on holiday. There are 61 modern rooms and suites available with most providing a stunning sea view. All rooms include satellite LCD TV, bathtub, bathrobe & slippers, minibar and safe. With plenty of facilities, make use of the outdoor pools and open air Jacuzzi.
A great choice for a small, friendly family run hotel is Halkidiki Palace. This hotel is situated next to the beach and includes standard rooms as well as studios. All rooms have air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV and balconies that provide amazing views. There is an Olympic sized pool as well as a children's pool and pool bar available.
Halkidiki Beaches for August
Agios Ioannis Beach
For one of the most stunning beaches in the Halkidiki region, head to Agios Ioannis Beach. You will find amazing panoramic views with the greenery in the backdrop, the Mediterranean blue water and the fine white sand. The clear and shallow water make this beach perfect for the kids to play. There are several beach bars that offer sun beds and umbrellas. In the peak of summer this beach can get quite busy, so head there early to claim a spot.
Bars and Restaurants
The Marina Seafood restaurant offers an upmarket experience right on the seafront. This restaurant has won no less than sic Greek cuisine Golden Chef's Hats and two Gourmet Distinctions. The wine list available features Greek as well as international options. Some delicious menu items include grilled octopus and seafood pasta. Don't miss this place.
Soboro Bar & Restaurant
For an intimate experience perfect for a special occasion head to Soboro Bar & Restaurant in Afitos. This restaurant provides excellent value, traditional Greek dishes. The service is attentive and friendly, too. A couple delightful menu items include the stuffed pepper with cream cheese and a water buffalo burger.
Things to do in Halkidiki in August
Oceanic Diving Centre
If you are going to learn to dive, it should be with a friendly, professional PADI team that makes safety their first priority. Oceanic Diving Centre provides all of this and more for your first diving experience. This diving centre was recently opened in 2012 and has several diving centres around the world. Beginners can take a course over several days to receive their certification.
Animal lovers and families should head to Platanorema Farm. Here, you will be able to ride horses and see other animals including donkeys, ponies, pigs, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, peacocks and geese among others. You will have the opportunity to feed and meet the animals. The farm also has an organic garden and restaurant. Visitors have access to a wall-climbing tower, archery and athletic courts.