What's the weather like in Halkidiki in May
May is a lovely time to visit Halkidiki, Greece as the spring weather has fully arrived. The average temperature, average highs & lows, average sea temperature and the average sunshine hours all rise from April.
The average temperature seen in May is 19°C (65°F). Average highs get up to 23°C (73°F) which are mostly seen in the beginning of the month with the end of the month experiencing daily highs rise to 27°C (80°F). Average lows get down to 14°C (57°F) which are mostly experienced at the end of the month with the beginning of the month seeing daily lows only get to 11°C (51°F). May as a whole experiences rapidly rising highs with only one day in ten going over 31°C (87°F) or going under 17°C (62°F). Daily lows only go under 7°C (45°F) or go over 18°C (65°F) every one in ten days.
The beginning of May sees a 39% chance of precipitation. This percentage lowers as the month goes on with the end of May seeing a 34% chance of precipitation. The most common form of rainfall for May is thunderstorms which are most likely to occur at the end of the month. Moderate rain and light rain are less likely to fall but most likely to occur at the beginning of the month.
The average humidity experienced in May is 64%, which ranges from 41%, comfortable, to 87%, very humid. The humidity rarely goes under 28%, dry, but can get as high as 98%, 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 experienced in May is 11. This is the third highest average sunshine hours for the year. 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 May is 18°C (64°F). This the fourth lowest average sea temperature for the year.
Halkidiki Hotels for May
Porto Sani Village
If you are searching for a relaxing, luxurious holiday, check out the Porto Sani Village located in Sani. Located close to the marina, this contemporary hotel has spa suites, personal trainers, aromatherapy treatments, yoga lessons and a lagoon pool to lounge and soak up the sun. There is a separate children's pool available. Two beaches are within walking distance and have showers, sunbeds, towels and refreshments provided by the hotel.
Country Inn Hotel
The Country Inn Hotel is located in Kassandra and provides a comfortable environment near the beach for a great holiday. This brand new resort offers up 16 rooms and 1 suite that are decorated in a modern fashion. The rooms include two or three beds with a private bathroom, air-conditioning, fridge, safe, cable TV and a stunning view over the gulf. There is a pool as well as a pool bar so you will be sure to relax.
For a great family stay head to the Stratos Hotel. There are 41 rooms as well as 9 suites available which all include air conditioning, television, safe box, hair dryer and refrigerator. You will be sure to relax by the pool with a pool bar available as well as a children's pool. Children will also have access to an on-site playground.
Sonia Village Hotel
The Sonia Village Hotel is a family owned resort that is right on the beach. Room options include double rooms, studios, apartments, family rooms and superior double rooms. All rooms are fully equipped and include bathroom, refrigerator, two beds, air-conditioning, satellite television and a balcony with sea view. There is an on-site restaurant as well as a café & pizzeria.
Halkidiki Beaches for May
If you are looking for a peaceful beach head to the coved Kalamitsi Beach. With its calm waters this has become a hot spot for water sports. The area near the beach is developed and you will find loads of restaurants, beach bars, sun beds, umbrellas as well as other facilities. This is also one of the best and most well-known diving spots in the Halkidiki region.
Bars and Restaurants
Thalassa Café Bar
If you are looking for a beach bar to relax and have a drink check out Thalassa Café Bar. This bar is literally on the sand and has a very chilled atmosphere with friendly service. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner here, but you should make it a priority to be there for the amazing sunsets. Some nice menu options include pasta with lobster, a traditional Greek salad and caramel cake with ice cream for dessert.
For some delicious Greek dishes and fresh seafood head to Stamnagathi. This taverna is located near the beach and has a dining area in a large garden for al fresco meals. A couple of tasty choices from the menu include a veal chop and fresh sea bass. They also have take away available, but if you dine in (well, out) you'll catch the beautiful sunset.
Things to do in Halkidiki in May
If you were hoping to get out on the water a great choice is to hire a boat through Circuit Rent. There are 9 different boats available to hire and can be driven with or without a license. No license is required for boats that are 30 horse power or lower. One of the boat options is the Mak Marine 460 which includes the steering wheel, control, refrigerator, ice, vessel manual and extra fuel tank. Capable of holding 6 passengers this is perfect for the whole family.
While in the Halkidiki region, make your way to Mount Athos. This has been an orthodox spiritual centre since 1054. It's also known as the Holy Mountain, today it is home to over 2,000 monks that practice prayers and fulfil their spiritual needs under the same methods practiced many years ago. The island that Mount Athos is situated on is self-governing and doesn't allow women. Men are able to visit but require advance notice and a visa.