What’s the weather like in Lefkada? Weather statistics to plan a holiday in Lefkada island.

The climate of Lefkada island is called as Mediterranean, which is strongly influenced by the surrounding Ionian Sea. Lefkada weather is characterized by hot and dry summer months with mild and rainy winter, similar to the other island nearby. Now let’s see the weather of Lefkada, and what to expect for a visit in 2023!

March, April, May weather in Lefkada

Spring comes early to Lefkada island, in the end of February the snow becomes extremely rare. In March the weather can be pleasant, but also can be rainy and windy. Daytime temperatures rise slowly, but most of the time you must wear a jacket or a sweater. Nights are cold yet, and Ionian Sea is often stormy and windy.

Lefkada weather in Spring
Lefkada during spring

During the days of April in Lefkada there are some rainy, cloudy days, but the temperatures are getting higher, and some days are already warm, up to 20 – 24 Celsius. The scenery of the island, even the barren places become very green, dozens of flowers and trees burst into bloom. The spring months in Lefkada are also a good time for restoration of the buildings. Several houses and apartments in Lefkada are being renovated during the Spring months, including the painting, major maintenance and reparation works.

Flowers of Lefkada, Lefkada weather

The first days of May in Lefkada are often warm and dry, without rainy days, the high temperatures are usually between 22 – 26 Celsius. During these days you can see the summer is coming quickly, and the first tourists arrive to the island. The sea temperatures around Lefkada are too cold for many people yet (18 – 20 Celsius), but the water is getting warmer day by day.

There are some brave swimmers who already visit the beaches of Lefkada, but if you prefer warmer sea temperatures, may wait a few days (or a month) with the swim. April and May are the best months in Lefkada for hiking in the mountains, walking the trails, or getting around with a bicycle. The flora of Lefkada is especially beautiful in this period.

Lefkada’s weather is really lovable in Spring, with many enjoyable outdoor activites. If you would like to discover Lefkada in Spring, just click here for apartments, hotels and studios for 2023 holiday, read the reviews and book your favourite accommodation. (don’t worry, opens in new window)

Lefkada weather in May
Lefkada weather in May

Weather of June, July, August in Lefkada

The June usually arrives to Lefkada with pleasant temperatures, several sunny days and less rainfalls. Days of June are usually hot and warm, especially from the middle of the month. Sea temperatures in June may feels a little bit cold in the first days of the month to someone, but until the end of June the temperatures will be very pleasant, up to 24 Celsius. Lefkada is getting filled with tourists, but the beaches are not so crowded yet.

Lefkada in June
Lefkada weather in June

The end of June and the beginning of July means that the high season is here. From these days you may hard to find the best apartments, studios and villas for rent.

Lefkada summer weather, June and July
Lefkada island has thousands of visitors during summer period, so it’s recommended to book in advance

Sea temperatures around Lefkada are very pleasant in July (up to 25 Celsius), and ideal for everyone. In these days at some beaches the flows of the sea or the waves may slightly cool down the water, but it doesn’t last long. You should take care yourself and be aware from the long direct sunlight, use sunblock creams and enjoy the beaches under parasol! July is one of the most visited month of the year, when the beaches and the seaside resorts can be crowded.

Lefkada in August is always the hot and dry, the hottest month of the year with 35 – 36 Celsius high temperatures. The sea is especially warm at some beaches (up to 26 Celsius), and one of the best things in this month is enjoying the sea, and lying under the shade of the parasols. If you would like to discover the hiking trails or the best sights of Lefkada, the most suitable times are the morning hours. The peak of the high season is in the middle of August, when thousands of tourists are on vacation in Lefkada.

Summer in Lefkada (August)
Summer in Lefkada island

Lefkada weather is truly mediterranean in summer, which is necessary to enjoy the best beaches of the island.

September, October, November in Lefkada

A classical Greek summer with high temperatures can be found usually in the first days of September also. Most of these days are hot and dry, but there is a growing chance of a short thunderstorm. Sea temperatures of Lefkada are still excellent for a swim, and rays of the sun are strong yet. The nights of September are slightly colder, sometimes you will need a light sweater. In second half of September the chance for cloudy days are more common, but several days will bring back the great feeling of the summer.

Lefkada island in September
Lefkada weather in September, which can be also a great holiday period

The true autumn arrives to Lefkada usually in October. Some days may be sunny and warm, but rainy days come more often. The withered plants come alive again, due to more rainfalls. The temperature of the Ionian Sea is getting much colder, but there are always some locals who enjoy swimming in cooler waters.

September, October weather in Lefkada island
Lefkada in October

In the month of November the last tourists are leaving the island. Sometimes big waves and winds are coming from the west, which make the Ionian Sea cold and not suitable for swimming. The people of Lefkada gets a little relaxed after the bustling summer months.

Lefkada winter
Cold days arrive in November

Winter months in Lefkada (December, January, February)

Some tourists think that here is never snow and frost, but sometimes Lefkada dresses in white. During winter months high mountains and plateaus are covered often by some snow, like Karya village. Around the mountain peaks the temperature falls below freezing point, and it does not change for some days. In coastal settlements the temperature is slightly higher, with an average of 10 °C. Rainy days are frequent in winter, rainfalls may occur in half of the month. The coldest months in Lefkada are January and February, when the sea temperature falls below 15 °C, and the sunshine hours are only a few hours per day.

Lefkada in December, January, February
Lefkada weather in winter period, when the island is not suitable much for a vacation

Have a great time in Lefkada island, and take an unforgettable holiday in 2023! The apartments, studios, hotels of Lefkada island for 2023 you can find here, where you can read traveller’s reviews and watch the photos also.

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