What's the weather like in Halkidiki in December
December marks the start of winter and is one of the coldest months of the year in Halkidiki, Greece. The average temperature, average highs & lows, average sea temperature and the average sunshine hours all decrease from November.
The average temperature throughout December is 11°C (51°F). Average highs rise to 13°C (55°F) which are mostly experienced at the beginning of the month with the end of the month experiencing daily highs only get up to 9°C (49°F). Average lows go down to 8°C (46°F) which are mostly seen at the beginning of the month while the rest of the month sees daily lows only get to 2°C (36°F). December as a whole sees falling daily highs with only one day in ten going over 16°C (61°F) or going under 4°C (40°F). Daily lows only go under -3°C (26°F) or go above 10°C (50°F) every one in ten days.
The beginning of December sees a 39% chance of precipitation. This percentage slowly decreases as the month goes on with the end of December experiencing a 37% chance of precipitation. The most common form of rainfall for December is moderate rain which is most likely to occur at the beginning of the month. Light rain and drizzle are less common and also most likely to occur at the beginning of the month.
The average humidity experienced in December is 76%, which ranges from 60%, mildly humid, to 92%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 40%, comfortable, but can get as high as 100%, very humid. The end of the month is the most likely to be the least humid while the middle of the month is the most likely to be the most humid.
The average sunshine hours seen in December is 5. This is the second lowest average sunshine hours for the year which is also experienced in February. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine hours decrease very slowly with the beginning of the month the most likely to experience the most daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature experienced in December is 17°C (63°F). This is the third lowest average sea temperature for the year.
Halkidiki Hotels in December
Located in Kassandra, the Art Boutique Hotel features tastefully designed rooms that each have their own individual style. The hotel is located seafront with access to the beach. There is a roof top garden which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the amazing views of the sea. You will also find a bar on the roof top terrace so you will be able to watch the sunset with cocktail in hand.
A luxurious five star beach resort stay can be found at Danai Beach Resort & Villas. This resort is surrounded by natural beauty with a location on the Mediterranean coast and an abundance of pine trees and gardens. You will stay in a suite or villa which are each uniquely decorated with select pieces of art and furniture items. Relax by the pool which is shaded by pine trees and includes sun beds and umbrellas.
The Antigoni Beach Hotel & Suites provides great holiday accommodation right on the beach. Room options include double rooms, superior rooms, apartments and suites. All rooms are uniquely decorated and include air conditioning, mini bar, safe, flat screen TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi and a balcony or terrace with sea or garden views.
If you are looking for a five star luxury hotel, check out the Aegean Melathron Thalasso Spa Hotel. The hotel is located in a wooded area minutes away from the beach. There are 254 rooms available ranging from double rooms to suites with a private pool. All rooms include satellite TV, air-conditioning, safe deposit box, refrigerator and a furnished balcony or terrace.
Halkidiki Beaches for December
One of the best Greek beaches you will track down in the resort is Pefkohori Beach. This beach has stunning turquoise waters with a soft, almost white sand. The calm and shallow waters at this beach make it great for children to swim and play. Once your beach day is over, or if you simply need a break, head to the promenade where you will find many tavernas as well as bars for tasty snacks and drinks.
Bars and Restaurants
If you would like to eat at one of the best tavernas in Halkidiki head to Poseidon. With over 20 years in business this Greek taverna serves dishes consisting of quality, fresh & local ingredients. They are very catering towards children and even provide baby chairs. The restaurant is buffet style but the food is superb. You will have choices of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes.
For quality Greek dishes, excellent service and reasonable prices check out Elena. This restaurant serves traditional Greek meals as well as international favourites. There is an extensive list of wines, as well as many types of cocktails. It is a family run restaurant and the service reflects that, providing a very personal experience. A couple menu items to try include a four cheese pasta as well as moussaka & chicken in mushroom sauce.
Things to do in Halkidiki in December
A fun activity for the whole family is to hire a kayak and head out on the waves. You can hire a boat or kayak from Sea Ride. The kayaks are all transparent so you can spot colourful fish and survey the seabed beneath you. Sea Ride will provide you with great route options such as heading into several small bays or coves that will provide great stops for a swim.
A must do while in the Halkidiki region is exploring the Petralona Cave. This cave is famous for its stalactite and stalagmite decoration and the fossilised skull and bones of a transitional form between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. Research was conducted in the cave until 1976 and was open to the public in 1979. Today, the cave is open every day from early morning to before sunset. Flash photography is not allowed.