Santorini Weather July Averages, Greece
What's the Weather Like in Santorini in July
July is one of the busiest months of the year in Santorini, Greece, when families and couples alike visit the island for their summer holidays. During this month, the temperatures are high, sunshine is almost guaranteed every day and the chance of rainfall is incredibly low. If you're flexible and can travel outside the summer holidays, you're best off visiting at the start of the month when prices and crowds will be at their smallest.
In July, the average temperature for Santorini begins at 26°C on July 1st and gradually increases until it reaches 27°C by July 31st. Daily highs and daily lows change in the same way, rising from 29°C to 30°C and from 23°C to 24°C, respectively, as the month develops.
With average temperatures as warm as this, you can safely leave your coats and jackets at warm. You'll need plenty of light and airy clothing, beachwear and swimming gear for the daytime and will probably get away with similar clothing on an evening, with the addition of a thin jumper or cardigan just in case the weather is cooler than expected. Whatever the weather forecast is, make sure you pack a hat, pair of sunglasses and some suntan cream to avoid heatstroke and sunburn.
Even though it only occurs on rare occasions, temperatures have been known to rise above 33°C and fall below 21°C in Santorini in July. In recent times, the hottest July day ever recorded in Santorini saw temperatures rise up to 39°C. On the other hand, the coldest July day ever recorded on the island saw temperatures drop down to 18°C.
Across the month, Santorini is subject to an average of 7.1mm of rainfall which falls on an average of one rainy day. With such a tiny amount of precipitation only making an appearance on one day of the month, you probably won't experience even a drop of the wet stuff during your holiday.
The likelihood of precipitation falling on an average day in July drops as the month develops. Rainfall is most likely to occur around July 1st when it falls on 1.8% of days, whilst rainfall is least likely to occur around July 31st when it falls on 0.8% of days. The most likely types of rainfall you can expect to experience during your holiday in Santorini are thunderstorms and light rain.
Throughout the month, Santorini enjoys an average of 14 hours of sunshine every day that's one hour more each day than in June. With so many hours of sunshine to take advantage of each day, you'll have loads of opportunities to get to know the island and work on your tan by the pool or at the beach.
If you do plan to hit the beach during your holiday in Santorini, you'll be pleased to hear that the average sea water temperature for the beaches around the island during this month is 24°C that's significantly warmer than the previous month. With waters this warm, you'll be able to enjoy as much swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling and water sport activities as you wish. Scuba Diving is also great in parts of Africa, like Marsa Alam in Egypt
Across the month, the length of the day in Santorini is slowly decreasing, with a difference of 35 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. July 31st is the shortest day of the month with 14:01 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is July 1st with 14:36 hours of daylight.
Throughout July, the relative humidity for Santorini ranges from 44% (comfortable) up to 78% (humid), rarely falling below 33% (comfortable) or rising above 90% (very humid). On average, the most humid day of the month is July 31st, when the average daily humidity exceeds 70% three days out of every four. At the other end of the scale, the least humid day is often around July 1st, when the average daily humidity falls below 50% three days out of every four.
In July, typical wind speeds in Santorini fluctuate between 2 m/s (light breeze) and 9 m/s (fresh breeze), almost never rising above 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around July 13th when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 6 m/s happens around July 3rd, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s.
Santorini Hotels in July
When it comes to affordable accommodation, Antonia Hotel Santorini is a top pick. Set in a quiet part of Fira, this complex offers comfortable surroundings for a reasonable price. Here guests can choose between a small number of spacious apartments, each of which features air conditioning and WiFi access. There is a handful of services and amenities available for guests to enjoy onsite, including transport to the airport, continental breakfast, 24-hour reception, car rental and excursion booking.
Evgenia Villas & Suites
Evgenia Villas & Suites are another fantastic choice for a low-cost hotel. Also located in a tranquil part of Fira, this complex is ideally situated far enough away from the hustle and bustle so it's quiet, but close enough to the attractions so they're easy to get to.
Here you'll find accommodation available in the form of superior double, triple and quadruple rooms, as well as a number of suites, providing something for all budgets. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the services and facilities available onsite, including swimming pool, pool bar, breakfast room, free WiFi access and free shuttle bus.
Cavern House Anthea
If you'd like to stay in a house during your holiday in Santorini, consider Cavern House Anthea. Set in a quiet part of residential Exo Gonia, this house is made up of three double bedrooms which can sleep up to six guests. Other rooms in the villa include two bathrooms, one lounge, a fully-equipped kitchen and garden with solarium and swimming pool. A fantastic place to enjoy a self-catering holiday, Cavern House Anthea provides you with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay.
Santorini Beach for July
Mesa Pigadia Beach
If you're just interested in sunbathing, Mesa Pigadia Beach is a great place to go. Here you'll find a beach made up almost entirely of pebbles which provides you with the perfect place to lie down your towel and soak up the rays, although it's not really suitable for families with young children or those who envisaged playing games on the sand.
The water gets very deep as soon as you enter, which makes it ideal for scuba divers which will have great fun diving down to the bottom. You'll find a handful of facilities here, including parasols, sun loungers and a small tavern which serves food and drink throughout the day.
When it comes to nudist beaches, Koloumpos Beach is one of the best in Santorini. Due to its remote location, not many people go to this beach, making it perfect if you want to get away from the bustling summer crowds. You'll need a car to get to this beach, but there is free parking provided so you don't have to worry.
The beach itself is made up of a combination of light sand, dark sand and pebbles, so make sure you bring a pair of flip flops or water shoes to protect your feet. Unfortunately, there are no services or facilities available onsite, so you'll need to bring your own shade, food and drinks with you.
Bars and Restaurants
Anogi Restaurant is a great choice when it comes to local cuisine. Located in Imerovigli, this eatery is very popular especially during summer so make sure you book a table if you don't want to miss out. Unlike many restaurants in Santorini, Anogi Restaurant doesn't boast a sea view, but the quality of the food more than makes up for it. Here you can choose between a huge variety of starters, mains and desserts many of which are available to share guaranteeing something for everyone to enjoy.
Sea Side by Notos
Seafood lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit Sea Side by Notos. This eatery is situated in Perivolos and prides itself on its seafood and fish dishes, all of which are cooked freshly to order. If you're dining with people who aren't too keen on fish, there are plenty of meat-based dishes and vegetarian options available, too. To complement the mains, there is a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks available.
Liver Bird Cafe
If you're craving a taste of home, definitely visit the Liver Bird Café. Located on the sea front in Kamari, this British-run restaurant serves a selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including full English breakfasts, toasties, jacket potatoes, curry and chilli con carne. There is also a kids' menu available for the little ones to choose from.
Things to do in Santorini in July
History buffs won't want to miss the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum in Fira during their holiday in Santorini. Built in 1960, this museum is home to a wide range of artefacts from the Roman period, including sculptures, inscriptions, vases and clay figures.
Many of the items in this museum were discovered during excavations in the nearby area of Akrotiri. Thanks to its small size and limited number of exhibitions, you'll probably be able to work your way around the entire museum and see everything there is to see within an hour, making it perfect for families with young children.
Art of Loom
The Art of Loom is a superb art gallery located in Caldera, Santorini. Originally used as a winery in 1866, this gallery now displays some of the very best work produced by Greek artists, including jewellery, oil paintings, ceramics, bronze statues and glasswork. In addition to the gallery displays, you'll also find a collection of handmade clothes and loom crafts. Many of the pieces within the Art of Loom are available to purchase, so if you see something that catches your eye, it's worth enquiring about the price. If it's not for sale, there are plenty of things available to buy from the gift shop instead.
Panaghia Episcope is one of the most-visited churches in the whole of Santorini. Built almost 100 years ago, the plain white exterior of the Byzantine church has endured all sorts of damage, including fires, earthquakes and invasions. Although the church remains closed for most of the time, the outside grounds provide the ideal place to relax and reflect on your holiday whilst you enjoy the views.
Village Tipical Megalochori
If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy a leisurely stroll, why not visit the Village Tipical Megalochori? This small village is made up of numerous pebble and concrete paths which will take you past various traditional-style buildings, cafes, shops and restaurants. There is plenty of room to park your car at the start of the village because it really is best appreciated on foot. Make sure you take your camera because you'll be surrounded by photo opportunities at every turn.