Thessaloniki Weather October Averages, Greece
October is the rainiest month of the year in Thessaloniki and the cold wind, Vardaris, arrives to cool the nights all over again. Average daily temperature stays at a comfy 16 degrees Celsius, with highs reaching above 21 and lows at around 10. Almost a third of October is raining in Thessaloniki and rainfall often surpasses 50 mm.
Regardless of the rain, there are lots to do and see in this month and towards its end there are numerous unique celebrations that transform the city into a huge feast. Saint Demetrius is the patron saint of Thessaloniki and in 26th of October the whole city celebrates his name, with focus on the ancient church of Hagios Demetrios, which is a marvel of art and architecture to behold. Around this ancient church, one can find numerous spots to enjoy some traditional hot bougatsa, like the famous Serraikon bougatsa shop. Bougatsa is an amazing Greek pastry typically eaten for breakfast, but in Thessaloniki bougatsa is on a whole different level and you simply must try some if you are visiting during October.
On the 28th of October, the whole nation of Greece celebrates their victory in World War II, and a huge national parade is held down at the port. Be sure not to miss it if you are visiting during that time. The best hotel to be in October, conveniently located between Hagios Demetrios and the place where the national parade is held, is the El Greco Hotel. There, you can enjoy a friendly atmosphere with ideal accommodation right in the heart of the city. From The El Greco hotel, you can access virtually every hotspot across the city with minimal effort.