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The Northern Aegean Islands Travel Guide

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Like everywhere else in the world, Greece is affected by the climate change phenomenon, which guarantees unpredictable weather; sometimes periods that are expected to be sizzling hot will be classified by rainfall and wind and vice versa.

However, as changes are not yet completely drastic, one can basically rely on the knowledge that from early May to early June, the weather is sunny and warm and the sea is still a bit chilly for swimming in. From mid-June until the end of August, the weather goes through quite a sweeping change and can become very hot, although the waters of the Aegean can prove sufficiently refreshing. In September the weather begins to mellow considerably, and by mid-October is usually at its warmth limit for swimming, although sunshine can continue throughout the year on and off. Between November and March these islands can make for an enjoyable trip, and although unlike the smaller islands there are enough restaurants, museums, and sites open to visitors, the cold weather can make ferries unreliable.

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