Apart from harvest period, here people predict the climate by observing the flocking birds. In a nutshell, the weather can be unpredictable and extreme (for Greek the standards), so grab a weather-friendly wardrobe.

Located at the northwest corner of Greece and baring natural beauties that give in each season’s variables, Prespes is considered to be an-all-year-round destination. Being in the Mediteranean basin, Prespian climate is characterized as Continental, combining dry summer periods and harsh winter times, while sub-zero temperatures last from December until February. Surprisingly enough, the region doesn’t have extreme humidity rates that other water landscapes at a different altitude (800 meters) would have.

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A mild, temperate month to explore Prespa Lakes is undoubtedly early spring (especially from April onwards), when one can watch the migratory bird flocks and also experience lush mountains. The good weather conditions favor hiking along the region’s trails as well as mountain-bike around the two ponds.

 
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Summertime here has clearly high temperatures, yet much lower than the rest of country. Lucid skies and sunrise are typical elements of the warmest months in Prespa Lakes (July and August). At this time of the year, tourists flock all around the world to kayak in the Great Prespa Lake or even swim along its shores. Nonetheless, summer nights here can be chill, and thus you are going to need a light sweater.

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In Autumn, beginning early September, the weather is generally characterized by short sunny days and more clouds or heavy rainfall. It is undoubtedly a very special season for this area, full of surprises; plenty of melancholic shades of purple, brown and yellow on the trees, as well as the two lake are covered with mist.

 
 
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On the other hand, winter period in Prespa basin is quite harsh, due to the Dinaric Alps and the Northern Epirus Mountain slopes. It is not of a coincidence that Florina (the municipality of the borough) is considered to be the coldest city in Greece (with an average annual temperature of 11,2° C). Usually, right before Christmas, the snow makes its appearance by whitening the entire setting. Hence, the waters of Small Prespa Lake freeze up and remain icy throughout the winter months. In January, when the temperature drops below freezing intermittently, the daily temperature may reach even -15° C. Glaciers can be seen on top of the surrounding Mounts until the end of April.

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All in all, the weather in Prespes, covering a wide range of climate changes, is characterized as a cold one - for the Greek standards - resembling the weather conditions of Central and North Europe.

 

For Short-term forecasts go at: Meteo.gr