What's the weather like in Halkidiki in January
January in Halkidiki, Greece is one of the coldest months of the year and you might want to visit in another month. There will be rainfall, possibly snow and the average sunshine for the month is very low. These factors along with the cold lows you will experience might make you reconsider a January holiday.
The average temperature for January is 9°C (49°F). Average highs get up to 12°C (54°F) which are mostly seen at the end of the month with the beginning of the month seeing daily highs only get up to 9°C (49°F). Average lows get down to 6°C (43°F) which are also mostly experienced at the end of the month with the beginning of the month only seeing daily lows get to 2°C (35°F). January as a whole experiences essentially constant highs with only one day in ten going over 14°C (57°F) or going under 4°C (40°F). Daily lows only go under -3°C (26°F) or go above 7°C (44°F) every one in ten days.
The start of January sees a 37% chance of precipitation. This percentage slowly lowers as the month goes on with the end of January seeing a 35% chance of precipitation. The most common form of rainfall for January is moderate rain which is most likely to occur at the beginning of the month. Light rain and moderate snow are the less likely to fall with light rain most likely in the middle of the month and moderate snow at the end of the month.
The average humidity for January is 74%, which ranges from 57%, mildly humid, to 91%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 38%, 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 beginning of the month is the most likely to be the most humid.
The average sunshine hours for January is 4. This is the lowest average sunshine hours for the year and will begin to rise in the following months. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine increases very slowly with the end of the month the most likely to experience the most daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature seen in January is 16°C (61°F). This is the second lowest average sea temperature for the year and is also experienced in April.
Halkidiki Hotels in January
Sani Asterias Suites
Located in Sani, the Sani Asterias Suites will provide a boutique experience on the water's edge. This is a truly luxurious experience with only 48 elegantly designed suites for an unforgettable stay. The on-site restaurant is one of the best in the area with the menus created by Michelin-starred chefs. The private beach, steps outside your door ensures you won't have to go far to relax.
The Royal Hotel is located in Thessaloniki right on the gulf and provides a great stay at any time of the year. There are 54 standard rooms as well as 6 junior suites available that include air conditioning & heating, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, mini bar, bathrobe & slippers and a balcony with a view. There is an a la carte restaurant available as well as a cafeteria-bar and pool bar. Room service is also available.
Krotiri Beach Resort
Modern and welcoming, Krotiri Beach Resort is located on the coast with a blue flag beach steps away and boasts comfortable, bright rooms. The rooms have a balcony each or terrace with a sea view, room service, small fridge, safe, LCD TV and luxury bathroom. Bed & breakfast, half-board and full-board options are available.
For a family run resort that offers high quality holidays check out Porto Valitsa. All the rooms were recently renovated in 2011 to combine comfort and luxury. The on-site café bar is well known in the area for its great service and often holds events such as painting, sculpture exhibitions and concerts. The beach is steps away and includes deck chairs provided by the hotel.
Halkidiki Beaches for January
A beautiful option for hitting the beach with the family is Karidi Beach in Vourvourou. This beach features fine white sand with a shallow turquoise water. The beach gets absolutely packed in the summer, so a January visit should ensure some peace and quiet. The shallow water combined with the cleanliness of the beach makes it great for kids. There is plenty of parking as well as food stands available, too.
Bars and Restaurants
For great seafood head to Anemomilos Restaurant in Gerakini. This restaurant has all you need when looking for a decent meal out amazing food, friendly service and an enjoyable atmosphere. The food is prepared fresh to order and includes menu items such as the catch of the day, grilled squid and a loaded potato. You will also find traditional Greek dishes. Most nights include live music from a local artist.
Kritikos Gallery & Restaurants
If you're looking for Mediterranean flavours check out Kritikos Gallery & Restaurants. Receiving several international awards such as the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, this restaurant includes superb service in a pleasant environment. The menu changes often incorporating local in season ingredients but has included choices like smoked salmon, sautéed Turkey and a cheese platter. There are also special set menus for major holidays.
Things to do in Halkidiki in January
A top place to head to is Aristotle's Park, a unique theme park in Halkidiki. The park came about in 1956 as the landing place of the statue of Aristotle who was born in the region. Over time the park has evolved with one of a kind interactive devices. The interactive devices make this a great option for the kids. Some of what you'll find include a telescope, a prism, sun clock and a compass.
Sea Kayak Halkidiki
If you get favourable weather on your holiday, a good option is to take a kayak trip. Sea Kayak Halkidiki offers half day, full day and sunset kayak trips. They cater to all experience levels so it is perfect for the whole family. The half day trips last 5 hours and you will explore nearby islands with a snack & picnic lunch included.