The Ancient Greek Climate and weather, today is similar to what it was thousands of years ago except for the fact that even Greece today, like every other place in the world, is affected by global warming.

Ancient Greek Climate

Greece has constantly enjoyed the three major seasons and it was no different before. We can divide Greece into two major categories as per its Ancient Greek Climate i.e. Northern Greece and Southern Greece. Surrounded by a lot of mountains and also the sea, Greece enjoyed a balance of seasons and temperatures. Summers were hot, winters cold and just about enough rain in the monsoon.


Northern Greece

In Northern Greece, near Thermopylae, it would rain heavily in spring and the entire surrounding region would turn a lush green. The temperature would range between 10-20 degree Celsius. Northern parts of Greece would sometimes have snowfall during monsoon.

Snowfalls were much more regular after October when the winters would set in. Northern Greece would get really cold and you would need a lot of layers to feel warm. Temperatures would easily drop down below 10 degree Celsius. Summer months used to be hot with temperatures easily going above 30 degree Celsius.

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Southern Greece

Southern Greece i.e. parts near Sparta have different temperatures. Summers in the Southern parts are much hotter and dryer. Northern Greece would sometimes have to face thunderstorms in summer.

A temperature in the Northern parts would vary in the range of 30o-35o Celsius while in the Southern parts it would easily go up to 40o Celsius. Southern parts of Greece like Sparta would hardly ever have snowfall in the winters.

Temperature would vary in the range of 10-15 degree Celsius in the Southern parts and one could observe a considerable difference in the Northern and Southern parts of the country. Greece even today has almost similar climate and the temperature doesn’t observe many extreme and undesired changes.