WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE IN THE CYCLADES
The weather conditions of the Cyclades (dry and temperate climate), allow the visitor to get acquainted with nature and its beauties throughout the whole year - with the well known calmness of
winters and the freshness that the annual winds offer in periods with high temperatures.
It rains seldom in the Cyclades, with the exception of the mountainous parts of Tinos, Naxos, Kea and Andros where the more frequent rainfall provides rich vegetation and many natural springs. The mountains of these islands are often covered by dense snow for several days in the winter.
The remaining islands are covered by bushy vegetation, with an enormous wealth and variety of endemic aromatic plants and herbs with rare pharmaceutical attributes, due to the soft temperatures and lack of rainfall.
The Cyclades possess the characteristics of a temperate marine climate: soft dry winters and pleasant summers. Another characteristic of the climate is the large amount of sunlight, which can
exceed 3.000 hours annually.
The average annual temperature ranges between 14 and 19 C degrees and very often sudden changes occur due to the unstable conditions. The clouds are relatively infrequent and the humidity ranges between 65 and 72,5%.