Samos Climate and Weather

Though Samos receives plenty of sunshine during summer, temperatures remain comfortable with the help of cool northern winds called 'meltemia'. Rainfall is heavy, but most of it falls in winter. From mid-April until mid-October, the weather is almost completely dry. Summer is indisputably the peak tourist season, when beaches, restaurants and clubs are packed full. Late spring and early autumn are good times to visit for travellers who want to avoid crowds. The island is at its most lush in May, after the rainy season. Water temperatures are also warming up. September has many of summer's virtues, such as warm seas and balmy weather, though it's not as hot.