What's the weather like in Halkidiki in March
March in Halkidiki, Greece is slightly warmer than previous months with average temperatures and average highs & lows increasing from February. March also sees a significant increase in average sunshine hours while the average sea temperature stays stagnant.
The average temperature in March is 12°C (53°F). Average highs get up to 15°C (59°F) which are mostly seen at the end of the month with the beginning of the month experiencing daily highs only get to 12°C (54°F). Average lows get down to 8°C (46°F) which are also mostly experienced at the end of the month with the beginning of the month seeing daily lows only get to 4°C (39°F). March as a whole experiences rising daily highs with only one day in ten going over 22°C (71°F) or going under 7°C (44°F). Daily lows only go under -1°C (31°F) or go above 11°C (51°F) every one in ten days.
The start of March sees a 36% chance of precipitation. This percentage slightly increases as the month goes on with the end of March seeing a 37% chance of precipitation. The most common form of rainfall for March is moderate rain, which is most likely to occur at the end of the month. Light rain and thunderstorms are less likely to fall with light rain most likely to occur at the beginning of the month and thunderstorms at the end of the month.
The average humidity for March is 69%, which ranges from 49%, comfortable, to 89%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 30%, 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 experienced in March is 8. This is the fourth lowest average sunshine hours for the year and a 3 hour increase from February. October also sees an average sunshine hours of 8. As the month goes on, the daily sunshine gradually increases with the end of the month the most likely to experience the most daily sunshine
The average sea temperature seen in March is 15°C (59°F). This is the lowest average sea temperature of the year and is also experienced in February.
Halkidiki Hotels for March
Sani Beach Club
An ideal family option can be found in Sani at the Sani Beach Club. This club provides 205 bungalows that have a modern design with the suites including a private garden or private pool. All rooms include flat screen satellite TV, iPod docking station, air conditioning, espresso machine, Wi-Fi and a private terrace or balcony. There are several clubs specifically for children which include lots of outdoor activities and sports.
Porto Carras Grand Resort Meliton
For a five star resort stay try the Porto Carras Grand Resort Meliton. With multiple awards, this resort will provide the perfect holiday. Rooms range from deluxe guestrooms to royal suites. The property includes two outdoor pools, three indoor pools, outdoor & indoor Jacuzzis, outdoor kid's pool, gym, sauna and a mini club for kids. You will also find three restaurants, one café and two bars.
Hanioti Village Resort
The Hanioti Village Resort located in Kassandra is located in a fantastic area, beaches are within easy walking distance. There are two pools available (one for children), a Jacuzzi and a pool bar with plenty of sun beds, deckchairs and umbrellas. There is also a restaurant available with indoor & outdoor seating. The hotel often has a BBQ in the resort for its guests.
Portes Beach Hotel
If you are looking for a great beach hotel head to the Portes Beach Hotel. There are 195 rooms that are spacious and have been elegantly decorated. Room options include a standard double, superior double and suites. All rooms include individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, free Wi-Fi, fridge, safe and a balcony or terrace. The adults' pool and kids' pool are a splendid for taking a dip in the sunshine.
Halkidiki Beaches in March
A very popular beach is Kavourotripes, it also goes by the name of Orange Beach and Portocali. This is the perfect beach to explore and of course sunbathe on the lovely white sand. There are many coves along the coast as well coastal rocks and cliffs. In the summer time tourists can take the bus here, it conviniently stops at the beach.
Bars and Restaurants
For traditional Greek cuisine in a taverna that has a country feel, head to Ouzerie. This taverna is in the perfect setting right on the seafront, ideal for a sunset meal. The friendly, hospitable staff make your dining experience a pleasure. The Greek music played adds to the ambience for a great night out. Some options include sea bass, locally sourced lamb and prawn skewers with a tomato and feta salad.
Sousourada in Afitos offers fresh and authentic Greek dishes in an upmarket atmosphere. The staff here are very laid back and will even take you into the kitchen to show you how the chef prepares your dish. There is an extensive wine list and pairings are recommended based on your meal. The owner often explains each dish in detail so do not hesitate to ask if you are curious about anything on the menu.
Things to do in Halkidiki in March
Charter a Yacht
A fun option for your group or family is to charter a boat or take a boat tour with Charter a Yacht. You can pick from tours such as snorkelling trips, fishing trips or swimming on remote coasts. You can also completely customise your trip, for a birthday party for example. All yachts have snacks, fresh fruits and an open bar available. You will also be able to request a stop for lunch.
Athos Scuba PADI Centre
Your holiday in Greece is incomplete without learning to dive or furthering your diving skills. Athos Scuba PADI Centre offers courses that focus on safety first. There are courses available for children, PADI bubble makers, beginner divers, Discover Scuba Diving and courses for experienced divers up to dive master. Night dives and boat trips are also available for snorkelling.
If you have a free day or afternoon explore Kassandra, it's the most densely inhabited peninsula of Halkidiki and has wonderful places to visit all year round. The intense nightlife with many bars and little villages around it give you enough to see for at least a week. You will want to make time to visit the beaches in the sunshine.