January Weather Averages for Thassos, Greece

Thassos is an island that is one of Greece's best kept secrets. It has a lot to offer at any time of the year.

Out of the 78 most inhabited islands in country it is the 12th largest by area and it is located in the northernmost part of the Aegean Sea.

In January, visitors can expect an average high temperature of 8°C (46°F) during the daytime, with an average low of 1°C (34°F) in the evenings.

It can be very cold and wet in Thassos in January, so visitors should ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 5°C 41°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 1°C 34°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 72 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 14°C 57°F

Daily January Averages for Thassos

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 4 5 5 5 7 7 5 2 4 5 7 7 6 6 8 9 8 8 7 8 9 8 7 7 8 5 4 6 6 7 8
°F 39 41 41 41 45 45 41 36 39 41 45 45 43 43 46 48 46 46 45 46 48 46 45 45 46 41 39 43 43 45 46

Thassos is an island that is one of Greece's best kept secrets. It has a lot to offer at any time of the year.

Out of the 78 most inhabited islands in country it is the 12th largest by area and it is located in the northernmost part of the Aegean Sea.

In January, visitors can expect an average high temperature of 8°C (46°F) during the daytime, with an average low of 1°C (34°F) in the evenings.

It can be very cold and wet in Thassos in January, so visitors should make sure to bring adequate clothing to stay dry and warm.

The average precipitation recorded in Thassos in January is 72 mm (about 3 inches) spread across 7 days of the month with snow falling on at least half of those days.

Visitors should make sure to be updated on the current local weather conditions prior to arrival in Thassos.

It is winter in January, however the humidity is relatively high at 75% on average. Perhaps layering of clothes is advised so you can adjust with the weather easily.

One of the best things to do during this month is to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings while it's quiet and before the invasion of the summer tourists!

Visitors can get busy in Thassos Town by sitting inside a restaurant having good food or sipping coffee with brandy to keep warm.

Having fresh grilled sea food such as octopus is standard for the cooler weather. This is the time of the year that coffee shops and restaurants are full up with locals so it's a great time to get to know some native Greeks.

Visitors may also want to try sailing the coasts of Thassos as they are rich in scenic views, as well as great fresh seafood. Also, visitors can hike or mountain climb, though plants may not be as vibrant as in the summer months.

For a 14 day forecast of Thassos' weather, click here.

January events in Thassos

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New Year's Day

1st January 2019

On New Year’s Day, the children knock the doors of each home to sing the Christmas carols. They bake the “vasilopita”, usually a traditional meat pie or a cake, as every family does around Greece. There is always the lucky one who finds the “flouri”, a coin. A special custom in Thassos is the scattering of leaves. Everyone puts a leaf from an olive tree at the fireplace and then make a wish for the New Year.

Website:

http://www.thassos-view.com/culture

Religious

Epiphany

6th January 2019

It is celebrated throughout Greece when the Blessing of the Waters takes place. A cross is thrown into the sea, lakes or rivers and retrieved by swimmers who are then entitled to good luck.

Website:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphany

Feast of St. Anthony

17th January 2019

Potos in Thassos celebrates the remembering of St.Anthony. Also known as Anthony of Egypt, Anthony of the Desert, and Anthony the Anchorite, he was a leader among the Desert Fathers, who were Christian monks in the Egyptian desert in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.

Website:

http://www.go-thassos.gr/about-thassos/religion-and-faith

Feast of Saint Athanasios

18th January 2019

Saint Athanasios celebrates on January at Kastro in Thassos. The residents organize and take part in a large feast enlivening the remote village. The Divine Service takes place on every second Saturday of the month.

Website:

http://www.thassos-view.com/sights/saint-athanasios-church

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