Santorini Weather January Averages, Greece

What's the Weather Like in Santorini in January?

Santorini, Greece, is a beautiful place to visit, even in January! Although it's the coldest month of the year for the island, it's still much more pleasant than it is for most of northern Europe or the UK at the same time of year.

Temperature 

At this time of year, the average temperature for Santorini is 12ºC, which is made up of highs of 14ºC and lows of 10ºC. Even though ...

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    • Temperature Temperature 12°C 54°F
    • High Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
    • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 10°C 50°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
    • Rainfall Rainfall 71 mm
    • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 16°C 61°F

    Santorini Weather for January 2019

    What's the Weather Like in Santorini in January?

    SantoriniGreece, is a beautiful place to visit, even in January! Although it's the coldest month of the year for the island, it's still much more pleasant than it is for most of northern Europe or the UK at the same time of year.

    Temperature 

    At this time of year, the average temperature for Santorini is 12ºC, which is made up of highs of 14ºC and lows of 10ºC. Even though it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 18°C or fall below 10°C.

    Rain 

    In January, Santorini receives an average of 70.5mm of rainfall, which is spread out between ten rainy days. With almost 1/3 of the month being subject to precipitation, there's a good chance you'll experience a shower or two during your holiday. 

    Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature

    Santorini enjoys an average of seven hours of sunshine every day in January, giving you plenty of opportunities to explore the island, even if it is a bit too chilly to hit the beach. With a cool average sea water temperature of 16°C, you wouldn't want to take a dip in the sea, anyway.

    Humidity 

    In January, the relative humidity for the island ranges between 59% (mildly humid) and 83% (humid), rarely rising above 94% (very humid) or falling below 48% (comfortable).  every four.

    Wind

    Throughout the month, typical wind speed fluctuates between light and fresh breeze, rarely exceeding strong winds. 

    Santorini Hotels for January 

    Anastasis Apartments

    Located on the outskirts of Imerovigli, Anastasis Apartments are one of the most popular holiday complexes in the whole of Santorini. Here you'll find accommodation in the form of apartments, suites and villas, providing something to suit all budgets. There is a wealth of services and facilities available onsite, including swimming pools, sun decks, heated Jacuzzi, massages and beauty treatments, private parking and restaurant.

    Enigma Apartments & Suites

    If you can afford to splash out on your holiday, consider staying at Enigma Apartments & Suites. This complex is located in the heart of Fira, close to a great selection of amenities and attractions. Here guests can choose between suites, apartments and studios, several of which feature Jacuzzis. Onsite facilities and services include swimming pool, solarium, terrace, massage services, bar, free WiFi access throughout and free parking.

    Zorzis Hotel

    When it comes to beachside accommodation, it doesn't get much better than Zorzis Hotel. This hotel is found just 250 metres away from the beach and provides guests with spacious and comfortable accommodation. Visitors are encouraged to take full advantage of the services and amenities available onsite, including swimming pool, garden, free WiFi access and spa. Keep in mind that Zorzis Hotel doesn't accept guests under 15 years old.

    Bars and Restaurants

    Metaxi Mas

    Situated in the quaint hillside village of Exo Gonia, Metaxi Mas is the place to go for holidaymakers looking for authenticity during their visit to Santorini. This cosy, friendly establishment serves a range of classic local and Cretan recipes in a unique environment with classic views. Do as the locals do and order a round of Ouzo as an aperitif with your meal. 

    Taverna Glaros

    Another Santorini establishment which provides a truly quintessential Greek island dining experience is Taverna Glaros in Akrotiri. Offering tasty meze dishes which have stood the test of time, and very generous portions, there are few diners who leave this place feeling dissatisfied. Family recipes are the order of the day here and the taverna's popularity among locals attests to its reputation as one of the best eateries on the island. 

    2 Brothers Bar

    If you're looking for somewhere to hang out during the evenings, head to 2 Brothers Bar in Fira. Operating since 1983, this serves as one of the most popular watering holes on the island and provides a range of beers, spirits and wines. From 9.30pm onwards DJs take over the place and it's a popular spot to dance to some music; bear in mind that this bar is cash-only. 

    Things to do in Santorini in January

    Santorini Tour

    Santorini is internationally renowned for its fantastic sunsets and one of the very best ways to see them is onboard a tour. The Santorini Travel & Transfer Services Group offers a superb tour which stops at three must-see sites on the island before ending an Oia to watch the sun set. 

    The first stop is to see the church on Panagia Episkopi – the oldest church on the island – then it's on to Pyrgos for a walk in the Medieval Castelli. After that you'll visit the monastery of Prophet Elias where you can soak up the views before heading down to Oia just in time to watch the sun set. The tour lasts around four hours from start to finish.

    Santorini Adventures

    The cool winter temperatures make January a great month for exploring the island. Santorini Adventures rents out a selection of different bikes, so whether you're interested in cycling throughout the natural volcanic terrain, through the cobbled village streets or both – they'll have the perfect bike for you. If you don't want to venture out on your own, you'll be pleased to hear that Santorini Adventures also offers various guided tours, ranging from round tips to island-wide cycling tours.

    Helicopter Excursion

    Get a completely different view of Santorini by signing up for a helicopter excursion. Although they're quite pricey when compared to other activities on the island, the helicopter flights are great fun. There are three different itineraries to choose from, each of which lasts for a different duration and covers a different part of the island. The most comprehensive experience is the 30-minute flight which features the best that Santorini has to offer, including the caldera, volcano and beaches.

    January events in Santorini

    New Year's Day

    1st January 2020

    Unlike other European countries, where Father Christmas is Saint Nicholas and comes every Christmas, in Greek tradition, Father Christmas is visits children and give them presents on 1 January. His name is St. Basil or Aghios Vasilios and comes from Caesarea and not North Pole. He was known from the Byzantine times for his kindness towards the small and the poor and his memory is celebrated on New Year’s Day. One of the most anticipated customs in Greece is the slicing of Vasilopita (St.Basil’s pie). The cake or pie contains a trinket or coin that brings the person who is served it good luck for the year ahead.

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