Lefkada Climate and Weather

Lefkada has a Mediterranean climate with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. December and January are the coldest months with average temperatures hovering around 49F (9C). Cold winds can also blow in from the north during winter. This is not a great time of year to visit as most of Lefkada's attractions are outdoors.

Summer is hot, though holidaymakers may receive some cool sea breezes. Early summer is a great time to go. Visitors can relax on the beach or explore the interior without getting too warm. July and August are the hottest months, with average temperatures of around 79F (26C). This is the driest time of year to visit Lefkada, but the beaches will be crowded. The winds pick up on the south coast in July, making conditions perfect for kitesurfing. Autumn has some warm sunny days, but carries the threat of thundershowers. Visitors can enjoy some perfect evenings in September and October. They can stroll around the local shops, and visit the best bars and restaurants after summer tourists have left.