The typical climate of Greece is hot and sunny in the summer without much rain. Winters have moderate temperatures and more rain. Small amounts of snow can occasionally be expected in Athens.
Several regions of Greece experience variations on the typical climate, depending on proximity to mountains or oceans. The northern and western areas of Greece get more rain than the eastern and southern areas.
Winter, with its colder temperatures and increased amounts of rain, lasts from October through the middle of March. The warmer, dryer season runs from April to September. The coldest months are January and February, with temperatures near freezing in some areas.