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Best Time to Visit Paros

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When planning a trip to Paros, one of the top questions is when is the best time to visit Paros? The quickest answer is in late April through late October which include the peak season and shoulder seasons. The most popular time to visit is during the summer – from mid-June to  mid- September. It’s the best time to enjoy swimming and relaxing at the beautiful beaches. While you’re most likely to encounter high crowds and high room rates in the summer, you’re also likely to have the most activities and restaurants open.

The shoulder seasons of late April through mid-June and mid-September and October is the perfect time to visit if you prefer to avoid the crowds, enjoy a quieter time and get better hotel rates. During the shoulder seasons, hotels and restaurants will still be open and ferries still run regularly.

November through mid-April is the low season. Few tourists visit Paros during this time and while there are a few hotels open, many hotels and restaurants close during this time. There are also fewer ferries in the low season.

Below is a summary of what Paros is like every month so you can decide the best time for you to visit Paros.

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January in Paros

January is part of the winter season in Paros. The weather is cool and can be quite raining. January is one of the wettest months, and average temperatures range from a low of 48°F to 55°F. Many hotels and restaurants are closed for the winter. Air and ferry services are also dramatically reduced. The hotels that do remain open offer rates at significant discounts.

February in Paros

February is part of the winter season in Paros, with similar weather to January. Average temperatures range from a low of 48°F/9°C to 55°F/13°C, though the weather will begin to improve as the month progresses. Many hotels and restaurants are closed for the winter. Air and ferry services are also dramatically reduced. The hotels that do remain open offer rates at significant discounts.

March in Paros

March in Paros marks the transition from winter to spring. Though it is still part of the low season, hotels and restaurants begin to open up in March. The weather starts to become milder, with occasional rainfall.

April in Paros

More pleasant weather begins in April in Paros, with spring officially starting. The weather becomes pleasantly warm, and flowers start to bloom. The low season winds down, and the shoulder season begins in late April. More and more hotels and restaurants begin to open back up.

May in Paros

May is a beautiful month in Paros, with warm and sunny weather. The island is not yet crowded, as May is in the shoulder season, making May an ideal time to visit Paros. May also starts to bring beach weather and water sports, though the water doesn’t warm up to a comfortable swimming temperature until later in May. Hotel prices have not yet risen to peak season prices.

June in Paros

June is the official start of summer season in Paros, and is one of the best times to visit Paros. The weather is warm, and the sea becomes a comfortable temperature for swimming. Paros is typical of the other Greek islands, with afternoon highs averaging in the mid to upper 80s Fahrenheit, though it does get cool after sunset near the water. Relaxing at the beach, hiking and water sports are popular. The island begins to see more tourists, but it’s still relatively peaceful compared to July and August. Hotel prices begin rising for the peak season.

July in Paros

July is the peak of the summer season in Paros. The weather is hot and dry and the island is packed with tourists. Paros is typical of the other Greek islands, with afternoon highs averaging in the mid to upper 80s Fahrenheit, though it does get cool after sunset near the water. Hotel prices are at their peak in July in Paros. To get the best hotel prices, book early so you can secure the cheapest room. Accommodations and ferries should be booked in advance. Restaurant reservations for the most popular restaurants should also be made.

August in Paros

August continues the peak of the summer season in Paros. The weather is hot and dry and the island is packed with tourists. Paros is typical of the other Greek islands, with afternoon highs averaging in the mid to upper 80s Fahrenheit, though it does get cool after sunset near the water. Hotel prices remain at their peak in August in Paros. To get the best hotel prices, book early so you can secure the cheapest room. Accommodations and ferries should be booked in advance. Restaurant reservations for the most popular restaurants should also be made.

September in Paros

September continues the peak season in Paros, but starts to wind down to the shoulder season around mid-September. September is one of the best times to visit Paros. The weather remains warm and you can still relax at the beach and swim in the sea. Crowds start to thin out, making it a more relaxing time to visit. It’s also easier to walk into restaurants as crowds wind down and get better prices on hotels.

October in Paros

October brings autumn in Paros. It’s the last month of the shoulder season in Paros, before hotels and restaurants start to shut down for the season. The weather is milder and sometimes there is occasional rain. It’s a good time to visit if you’re looking for a more peaceful atmosphere and better hotel prices.

November in Paros

November begins the low season in Paros. November, along with December and January, is one of the wettest months in Paros.  Average temperatures range from a low of 48°F to 55°F. Almost everything begins shutting down in November in Paros. The hotels that do remain open offer rates at significant discounts.

December in Paros

The low season continues in November in Paros. December, along with November and January, is one of the wettest months in Paros. Average temperatures range from a low of 48°F to 55°F.  Most hotels and restaurants remain closed in December. The ferry schedule is also very limited. The hotels that do remain open offer rates at significant discounts.

Best Time to Visit Paros Conclusion

The best time to visit Paros is late April through late October which include the peak season and shoulder seasons. If you prefer smaller crowds and cheaper accommodations the shoulder seasons of late April through mid-June and mid-September and October is the perfect time to visit. The most popular time to visit is during the summer – from mid-June to  mid- September. It’s the best time to enjoy swimming and relaxing at the beautiful beaches. While you’re most likely to encounter high crowds and high room rates in the summer, you’re also likely to have the most activities and restaurants open.


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