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Zante Weather in December, Greece

Zante Averages December


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    4 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    12 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    170 mm

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Zante Daily Averages December

December 2024 Daily Averages

1 Avg 16º 61º
2 Avg 15º 59º
3 Avg 13º 55º
4 Avg 12º 54º
5 Avg 11º 52º
6 Avg 12º 54º
7 Avg 11º 52º
8 Avg 11º 52º
9 Avg 10º 50º
10 Avg 11º 52º
11 Avg 11º 52º
12 Avg 11º 52º
13 Avg 10º 50º
14 Avg 11º 52º
15 Avg 11º 52º
16 Avg 13º 55º
17 Avg 12º 54º
18 Avg 10º 50º
19 Avg 46º
20 Avg 46º
21 Avg 46º
22 Avg 48º
23 Avg 46º
24 Avg 48º
25 Avg 48º
26 Avg 11º 52º
27 Avg 11º 52º
28 Avg 12º 54º
29 Avg 11º 52º
30 Avg 10º 50º
31 Avg 46º
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What's the Weather Like in Zante in December

The holiday season in Zante, Greece is a joyous and festive time. Greek Christmas traditions are colourful and merry; the city squares are decorated as are the churches. Despite the oncoming winter, the Mediterranean climate remains mild and pleasant. Swimming may be daunting and days can be rainy but the island's charm remains inviting.


The December weather on Zante is still quite comfortable, certainly more so than the harsh winters of  northern Europe, England, or the upper states of American and the provinces of Canada. The average temperature  is 13ºC (55ºF) with an average high of 16ºC (61F) and a low of 10ºC (50ºF), which can be quite cool, and the evenings downright chilly.

The highest recorded temperature on December 1st was 20.5ºC (69ºF) in 2010 and the lowest was  6.6ºC ( 44ºF) in 2001. The dew point, a better measure of comfort per person, feels on average, like 8.5ºC (47ºF) and slightly decreases throughout the month and the relative humidity remains steady at approximately 75%.

Average Sunshine Hours

The sunshine hours are now down to four in anticipation of the winter solstice. The winds may actually see a slight increase to about 5 mph creating a cooling sea breeze on the beaches.  The winds pick up throughout the month as the average maximum speeds increases to 10 mph. 

Rain and Average Sea Temperature

Rainfall has increased to 12 days, quite a rainy season, with an accumulation 7 inches, with often cloudy and damp days. The sea temperature is approaching 17ºC (63ºF), quite chilly for swimming, yet the hearty still will.

A  December visitor to Zante, Greece will experience the holiday season as the Greeks do: a rich, celebratory, gleeful time of traditions and faith. Travellers will enjoy a Christmas unlike any other. The decorations, the lights, the food, and the spirit, will be remembered for a lifetime.

Zante Hotels in December

The modern, yet traditional, stone-built San Antonia Villas, with rooms that open to the patio, is located by an olive tree grove in Pantokratoras Village in Laganas. Each unit has a fireplace, a satellite television and DVD player plus a PC with internet connection. There is a full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, dining table, and a bathroom with shower. Restaurants, tavernas, and a supermarket are located nearby. There are barbecue facilities on the terrace and free parking is available.

The Alba Hotel is located near the historic St. Marcos Square in Zakynthos town. It is a family run, small hotel with fifteen rooms with balconies, that feels like home. There are barbecue facilities, grounds, and a terrace. The central location gives immediate access to the restaurants, tavernas, shops, and nightlife of the city.

The Villa Victoria is a country house in Alykes, near the beach. The veranda is shaded and there is a childs play area. Each unit has a private balcony, two bedrooms, a double bed, a set of bunk beds and a convertible sofa in the living room.  There is a dining table, plus a fully equipped kitchenette, which includes a dishwasher and microwave.

Zante Beach for December

The secluded beach of Marathia, near Keri, is located on the southern coast, about 16 miles from Zakynthos Town. It is secluded with no tourist facilities. The beach is is made of pebbles with a rocky landscape tucked beneath hills of lush vegetation, including a grove of pine trees, near a plantation. It is a distance from town so it remains somewhat undiscovered although there is an upscale hotel just off the beach.

Psarou beach is about six miles up the coast from Tsilivi where the sandy beaches of Bouka, Tragaki,  Amboula and Amoudi are all close together. The beach is located in an unusually quiet area where the water is shallow and safe for children. There are a few nearby tavernas serving traditional Greek meals and local fresh fish.

Bars and Restaurants

Zepos Restaurant with a scenic view in Kalamaki, boasts large portions and special sauces. Try the tender Greek lamb dishes, the swordfish, Saganaki Prawns, rib-eye steak, and omelet with Greek olives. There is a non-smoking area and a place for children to play. Stray cats have been known to weave among the tables hoping for a morsel. 

The Dennis Taverna, on the main road in Lithakia, is open every day throughout the year. All menu items are home-cooked to order. Start with the large, mixed appetizer plate or Saganaki, then move onto the moussaka or the giant chicken souvlaki, pasta, or honey and sesame chicken.

On the Kipi main road of Agiou Athanasiou near Zakynthos town (Kipi means "garden") is The Malanos Taverna. For more than thirty years, this second generation restaurant has served traditional food, from seafood to meat to Greek Salad, in a charming atmosphere with great musicians. The Malanos is known for their casseroles and vegetarian options such as stuffed tomatoes. 

Things to do in Zante in December

Byzantine Museum of Zakynthos in Solomos square is the largest and most comprehensive museum on the island. Opened in 1960, it houses Byzantine icons carved in wood and original frescoes from the 15th, 16th and 17th century. Additional space is dedicated to 18th century paintings of oils on canvas by the famous Greek artists Doxaras, Koutouzis and Kantouni. The museum also displays pictures and plastic reproductions of the city before it was virtually demolished in the earthquake of 1953. It's open every day except Monday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Take an island tour and view the landscape and sites from the comforts of a coach. You will picked up from your resort and spend the day sightseeing and visiting off the beaten track locations, giving you an authentic feel for island life. 

Playaway on the Airport Road, is the island's only indoor childrens' play-center and is open all year round and is located on five minutes from Kalamaki and Laganas and 20 minutes from Tsilivi. It is an ideal place for children of all ages providing safe fun on soft mats, a climbing structure and a bouncy castle. It has a snack bar, outside play area and internet access.

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