Thassos weather is mild, allowing you to enjoy the island any season of the year
Thassos weather is good all year round, according to the temperate Mediterranean climate of the island (quite cool during the summer and very mild during the winter).
Thanks to Hippocrates we know enough information about Thassos weather and the island’s climate in ancient times. There are precious records by Hippocrates concerning the climate and the weather of Thassos, which were produced during his triennial stay on the island in the 5th century BC. From his famous book, Epidemics A’, we learn that the winter in Thassos most of the times seemed like spring.
General information about Thassos weather
Thassos weather is in general colder than in the other islands of the Aegean Sea due to its geographical position. The winter is quite rainy and the temperature begins to rise from April and spring is in general mild and sunny. Thassos weather during summer, as well as most of autumn, is warm, without the heat becoming insupportable, since the atmosphere is not suffocating due to the relative lack of humidity.
Thassos weather directly depends on the island’s climate, which is characterised as greatly Mediterranean on the coast and soft in the mainland.
Overall, Thassos weather is very good all year round, with only a few exceptions during winter, when in some cases the access to the island by boat may not be possible due to the strong winds that sometimes blow in the Northern Aegean Sea. In case you visit Thassos during winter, it is advisable to contact the Port Authorities about the weather conditions that shall prevail during your trip; the telephone number is 25930-22106.
Thassos weather in numbers
In order to have a more accurate image of Thassos weather, we may exploit the information of the weather station located at the Forestry Office of the island, which notes the local weather conditions since the ‘60s, from which we may determine the following average climatological rates:
- Average annual air temperature is 15.7οC.
- Average air temperature during the hottest month of the year is 26.5°C.
- Average air temperature during the coldest month of the year is 6.3°C.
- Average highest temperature of the hottest month reaches 31.5°C.
- Highest temperature noticed during the observations was 35.2°C.
- Average annual rainfall amount is 782.8 millimetres.
- Average rainfall amount during June, July and August is 71.5 millimetres.
We would not exaggerate if we would say that Thassos weather is among the most pleasant and balanced throughout Europe. Despite the fact that most visitors come to the island during summer, when rainfalls are scarce and the sea is warm, equally nice seasons to enjoy this island are autumn and spring - Thassos weather is then mild and Mediterranean.