Are you going to Greece in November and you are wondering what to pack? You may have questions about the weather and you are a bit confused as to what to wear in Greece in November.

Greece in November.  Voidomatis river in Zagori with a bridge and yellow trees on the mountain
Zagori Voidomatis river

This post will help you answer some of your questions with examples of what to wear in Greece in November on different occasions. I also provide useful information on where best to stay in Athens or some of the most beautiful places in mainland Greece such as Nafplion, Pelion, and Zagorochoria.

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How Cold is it in Greece in November?

Greece in November. Weather chart for November in Greece.
November weather in Greece

Greece has four distinct seasons and November might be slightly cold, especially during the second half of the month. The mountains and the north of Greece may have significantly lower temperatures than the cities or the southern islands, such as Cyclades or Crete.

For your packing list for Greece, the best is to pack lots of layers and a warm jacket that can be used on many occasions and can protect you from rain and wind.

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Who Visits Greece in November?

Greece in November., Thessaloniki main square with large buildings near the sea
Thessaloniki Main Square

A lot of people are visiting Greece in November because they have business meetings to attend, mostly in Athens, Thessaloniki, or other major cities.

Greece in November is also great for couples, as they can get moments of privacy and solitude in destinations that are often heavily overcrowded.

Other visitors have free time and prefer to explore Greece in the quietness of the sites and with the best shoulder season prices.

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Athens with Acropolis Hill

Between November and March, all the archaeological sites in Greece are half-price plus every first Sunday of each month, the entrance to the sites is completely free for everyone.

What best to do in Pelion Greece: A village in fog during fall
Pelion Mt Villages

This is the time when the farmers collect their apples, chestnuts, quinces, and lotuses so, in very fertile areas like Pelion, the fruit is everywhere to smell and try the local varieties. I just love November in Greece and that it is finally so much cooler than the scorching summer heat.

What to wear in Athens

Greece in October, Acropolis - Parthenon with view to pireaus
Athens and Acropolis as seen from Lycabettus Hill

Athens, is a large city, home to some of the most imposing and famous archaeological sites in the world such as the UNESCO Acropolis Hill.

Athens is also the capital city of Greece and the most important economic center of the country. Athenians are more or less dressed in a casual or a casual-chic style unless they have a business to attend to, in which case they are dressed in office attire.

Greece in November.  Athens Ancient Agora with Temple of Hyphestus
Athens Ancient Agora

As for pants (trousers), if you are not 100% sure that the meeting is super casual, then I would avoid wearing jeans. I would prefer some neutral-looking business pants that make you feel comfortable and warm enough in chilled weather.

Best hotels in Plaka Athens-By the glass wine bar
By The Glass Wine Bar in Central Athens

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t pack your favorite pair of jeans. Jeans in Greece are great most of the time especially if you are going out in the evening to a bar or a casual restaurant.

As for shoes in Athens, loafers and classic cut neutral boots are great for any work meeting. The secret for me when it comes to long meetings is comfort, class, and neutral attire.

Where to Stay in Central Athens

There is a large variety of hotels and apartments in Athens but if you need help, please check out this list of my favorite hotels:

What to Wear if You are Travelling the Greek Islands or Mainland

If you are a nature lover, a hiker, or you just love exploring nature and especially the steep mountains then Greece in November will be one of your favorite months.

Greece in November. Evgenia and friend are hiking in olive valley Delphi
Hiking towards Delphi

I will never forget my first visit in late November to Parnassos Mt. near Delphi archaeological site. It was all nice and sunny, but climbing towards the peak the weather changed all of a sudden to rain and cold and I was freezing. I did have a pair of gloves and a warm hat but I still remember the cold!

So, it is always best to be well-prepared for the unstable weather in the Greek mountains with a warm jacket.

Things to Do on Kimolos Island, main in Chorio
Kimolos Island in the Cyclades

The islands can be warmer in general but can be hit hard by winds so go well-prepared with wind and a rain-proof jacket like the Marmot one.

The secret to getting dressed in colder weather is to have layers of clothes that you can easily add or remove depending on how much warm or cold you feel.

Greece in November. ski resort in chania pelio2
Ski Resort in Chania Pelion

If you are thinking of visiting a ski resort in Greece, November may not be a good month as there will be no snow around to ski. However, hiking or just driving through the mountainous villages of Zagorochoria or Pelion will be a very rewarding experience.

Greece in November. . Centaurs Trail in Makrinitsa Pelion with brown and yellow leaves on the ground
Pelion, Makrinitsa

But you will need appropriate hiking boots to avoid unwanted slips or even injuries in areas where there are many leaves on slippery ground.

Where to Stay in Nafplion Peloponnese

Greece in November.  Nafplion panoramic view
Nafplio Peloponnese © Canva

Nafplion in the Peloponnese is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece close to magnificent sites such as the Sanctuary of Epidavros, Mycenae, Porto Heli, and islands like Poros and Spetses.

Read here 14 Best Things to Do in Nafplion

 Amymone and Adiandi Hotel (Breakfast included)

Greece in November. Amymone hotel room in Nafplion.
 Amymone and Adiandi Room

Amymone and Adiandi Hotel is situated in the classical, old part of Nafplion. Combining tradition with modern style, the boutique mansions Amymone and Adiandi offer tasteful rooms with wooden floors and ceilings, hydromassage showers, and modern art.

Where to Stay in Pelion

What best to do in Pelion Greece, Vyzitsa village 2 locals discussing in winter
Pelion Villages

Pelion is a deeply forested peninsula with 28 traditional, beautiful villages full of old mansions and monuments, trees laden with pears, apples, chestnuts, planes, streams, and centuries-old bridges.

Greece in November.  Evgenia pointing at a sign writing Milies village in Greek
Me in Pelion, in early November

As if that was not enough, the peninsula is surrounded by endless golden sandy beaches, some of the best in Greece. The area is ideal for exploring the villages and hiking its numerous kalderimi (local trails) that connect the houses and the villages.

Greece in November. Guesthouse in Pelion with fireplace
Guesthouse Theareston in Zagora Pelion

Guesthouse Theareston, is a beautiful mansion, constructed with local stone and wood, with rooms featuring a fireplace that you can light and fall asleep in their warmth.

The hotel also features a hot tub, sauna, and an outdoor pool with a sun terrace while the rooms enjoy impressive mountain and the Aegean Sea views.

Where to Stay in Zagorochoria

Zagorochoria is a stunning mountainous region on the western side of Greece and is a complex of 46 picturesque villages nestled in the heart of nature.

Kokorou stone bridge in Zagori November
Kokorou Stone Bridge © Discover Greece

Besides the amazing villages in the region, the area offers incredible natural explorations such as the Gorge of Vikos and the Voidomatis River.

It is a very popular winter area for many outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and rock climbing. One of the best things to do is book a Hiking Adventure in Zagori.

Greece in November. Geusthouse in Zagori
Papaevangelou Hotel

Papaevangelou Hotel is simply outstanding!

Set on the outskirts of Megalo Papigo village, is a traditionally built property offering warmly decorated rooms with wooden floors and ceilings.

A fantastic basis for exploring Zagorochoria in comfort, style, and Greek warmth and hospitality.

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How to Easily Travel Around Greece

Greece in November. free roaming goats on a road in Peloponnese

There is a good network of public buses and trains connecting even the most remote village.

For me, who I am an adventurous spirit and loves visiting and fully exploring a region, driving my car is an essential tool on my travels.

I suggest you rent a car so that you have the freedom to go wherever you want whenever you want!

Did you visit Greece in November? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear whether I managed to get it onto your bucket list! Till next time, Evgenia❤️

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