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Current sea temperatures in Greece – Ionian, Aegean, central Mediterranean sea

Heading for holidays in Greece? Here is a review of current sea surface temperatures around the country. Generally very warm Ionian sea and central Mediterranean, slightly ‘cooler’ Aegean sea.

Ionian sea, central Mediterranean – Corfu, Lefkada, Cephalonia, western coast of Greece

The western coast of Greece, including the islands Corfu, Lefkada and Cephalonia is very warm, with sea surface temperatures in 28-30 °C range.


The northern coast of the island is slightly warmer with sea surface temperature 28-29 °C, while the southern coast is about 1 °C cooler, 27-29 °C. Slight SWE hint – do visit the Balos Lagoon if you like warm water!

Aegean sea

Is somewhat ‘cooler’ with sea surface temperature in 26-28 °C range. The eastern coast is significantly warmer at 28-30 °C.

Rhodes Island

While in the extreme southeastern corner of the Aegean sea, the eastern coast of Rhodes Island is in the significantly warmer eastern Mediterranean. Current water temperature is about 27-29 °C along the western coast of the island, but 29 to over 30 °C along the eastern coast!

We will also be taking a close look at sea surface temperatures in other parts of the Mediterranean, stay tuned!