Perched on the sheer peaks of Epirus in the western tip of Greece, forming the southern range of Pindos mountains and with natural wonders that follow the seasonal changes, Syrrako and Kalarrites are a 365 days of destination. Located in a transitional zone, the climate here is predominantly Mediterranean (in the lowlands and less in the highlands) linked to the temperature variability. Also, humidity is relatively zero percent.
The shortest season of all, spring (from April onwards), is generally speaking the best time to visit the area, although there are differences between morning and night temperatures. During spring, forecast is typically shaky as the weather gets from sunny to cloudy with the possibility of scattered storms.
With summertime temperatures averaging from 20 to 28 ° C, summer is the warmest month in the Tzoumerka region. Due to the high altitudes and the imposing mountain ranges, the weather here is rather cool, comparing to the uncomfortable heat in the Greek islands. Yet, one can expect sunny days with clear skies as well as sudden mini rainfalls.
Early September, is the beginning of autumn and when the temperatures have fallen sharply. Autumn has been also associated with a lot of cloudy and rainy days, whilst by October, the weather is getting even worse.
Syrrako and Kalarrites are notorious for their heavy and long winter seasons, as Tzoumerka is the wildest ridge of Pindos. Heavy rain and snow – perfectly sum up winter in the area, and the mountain summits remain white from December through February to roughly May. At the same time, January is traditionally the hardest month of the year, holding temperatures below zero.