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Zante weather Zakynthos

The weather in Zakynthos (Zante) is much more predictable than your local taxman is. However, days with +20C and over in January or February are not uncommon. Due to the island's geographical location Zante weather is a typical Mediterranean one consisting in hot and sunny summers and mild, rainy winters.
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Zante enjoys over 3000 hours of sunshine each year and the hottest months are cooled by the northern prevailing winds, popurarly called ''meltemia''. Due to the high level of rainfall in the winter the island of Zakynthos is much greener than many other Greek islands and the climate is favourable for the cultivation of olives, citrus fruits and vines.

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If you plan on visiting Zante between June and October make sure you book a hotel with air-conditioning. The morning and evening temperature usually is excellent but during the day, Zakynthos can be very warm. All night long you can enjoy Greek food and drinks sitting in a T-shirt on some nice restaurant or bar next to the sea.

Snow in Zante? Yes, it can happen but is rare and it happens only in the mountains of the island.

Below are presented some weather statistics in Zante during the tourist period.

Zante temperatures

May June July August September October
Daily temperatures 26 36 38 40 30 25
Nightly temperatures 14 25 22 20 16 13
Possible times of rain 4 3 1 0 5 8
Relative humidity in % 60 58 56 60 62 64

When to visit Zante Zakynthos

All depends on what you expect of your Zakynthos visit. If you want to avoid tourist crowds and get good deals on hotel rooms, then May, September and October are your time of the year. You have to keep in mind though that some restaurants, taverns or places you want to visit may be closed especially the first half of May and the last half of October.

What about June, July and August? They are the busiest months in Zakynthos. Most people are enjoying their annual vacation during these months so you can expect Zante to be pretty crowded. Hotels and other accommodations are more expensive especially in the tourist areas. Nightlife however is so much more fun in summer when people from all over Europe enjoy their evenings all around the island.

This is the time Zakynthos really is alive. You will hear Greeks singing on many taverns around Zante and you will soon be dancing the sirtaki, maybe even on top of the tables depending on the quality of the ouzo you had... and the strength of the table. Younger people can enjoy themselves though in bars and clubs listening to the latest summer hits and experience cocktails and drinks of all kinds.

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