Mykonos in November: weather and travel tips

written by Olga Sitnitsa

updated 15.11.2023

Wondering about the weather in Mykonos in November? Continue reading to get to know everything you may need on that subject. In this article we are covering typical air and sea temperatures, tips on what to see, what to pack, and what to anticipate in terms of expenses and crowds. In addition, we share inspired itinerary suggestions that’ll help you make the most of your trip.

Is November a good time to visit Mykonos?

The weather in Mykonos in November reveals a new side of the island, catering to specific tourist preferences. It is a quieter time with fewer tourists, making it ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday. The pleasant daytime temperatures provide a milder climate to explore and accommodation prices are quite reasonable, a plus for budget travellers. 

However, some activities such as water sports and beach clubs may be limited or closed, and it can also rain at times. Although beach lovers may find this time less appealing, lovers of cultural attractions and quieter holidays will find November the perfect time to holiday in Mykonos.

Thinking of visiting Mykonos in November? Talk to our local Greek travel experts and save yourself the hustle of planning.

Air & sea temperatures in Mykonos in November

The weather in Mykonos in November is characterised by moderate air and sea temperatures. Daytime temperatures usually range between 14-17°C (57-63°F), making for comfortable conditions for outdoor activities and walks. 

Sea temperatures average between 18-20°C (64-68°F), which although cooler than in the summer months, still allows for swimming if you are used to cool water.

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Little Venice, Mykonos, Greece © Ella Hanochi/Shutterstock

Little Venice, Mykonos, Greece © Ella Hanochi/Shutterstock

Average rainfall in November

Mykonos receives moderate rainfall in November, with an average monthly rainfall of around 60-70 mm (2.4-2.8 in). Although the humidity is not excessive, the probability of rain is higher and occasional showers are expected. These showers are usually brief and intermittent, but it is advisable to bring waterproof clothing and be prepared for wet days.

For more details on the weather in Greece around the year, read up on when to go to Greece.

What about the crowd & cost?

Mykonos offers a unique experience in November, especially suitable for those who prefer a more relaxed and budget holiday. When the peak tourist season is over, the island transforms into a serene haven with fewer people, making it an ideal choice for travellers seeking tranquillity. 

Accommodation and flight costs come down, making travelling around the island more affordable. However, some restaurants, shops and attractions may operate on reduced hours or be closed for the season.

Not sure about November? Check out the weather in Mykonos in December and January.

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Little Venice in Mykonos, Greece @ Shutterstock

Unforgettable, fully customisable Mykonos itineraries

Our tailor-made trip service allows you to enjoy the weather in Mykonos in November without the planning or hassle. Our planned itineraries are created by local Greece travel experts and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • The Historical and Mythological Cyclades Islands (10 days): The Cyclades include two of the most famous Greek Islands: Mykonos and Santorini. Visit these and some of the smaller, quieter, islands. With white-washed houses, narrow cobbled streets, blue domed roofs and stunning beaches, they are what Greece is all about.
  • Greek Island-Hopping Honeymoon (10 days): Hop between the islands of Greece on this romantic trip. Drive around stunning coastlines, explore mountain villages, visit ancient sites, and luxuriate on golden beaches as you are transfixed by the allure of the Aegean’s turquoise waters.

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Tips for travelling to Mykonos in November

As you prepare for your November trip to Mykonos, remember a few important tips to make the most of your trip.

What to pack for Mykonos in November?

For a trip to Mykonos in November, you should pack carefully, paying special attention to clothing. Bring long-sleeved shirts, jumpers and trousers for cooler evenings. Layering is key, so bring a light jacket, scarves and scarves in case of temperature extremes. 

Although you may not swim as often, you can take swimwear just in case. Also, protect yourself from the sun by bringing sunglasses and sunscreen. Additionally, take a compact umbrella and a waterproof jacket in case of possible rain.

Check for seasonal closures

In November, as Mykonos moves into the off-season, tourists should pay attention to possible seasonal closures. Some restaurants, shops and attractions may operate on a reduced schedule or even close for the season. 

In order to ensure that your trip goes smoothly, it is recommended that you research and check the opening hours of the places you are going to visit in advance. Being prepared for possible closures will allow you to adjust your schedule and expectations, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable trip.

Port Mykonos in evening, Greece © Shutterstock

Port Mykonos in evening, Greece © Shutterstock

What to do in Mykonos in November

Despite the cooler weather in Mykonos in November, there are still plenty of opportunities for exciting activities and experiences.

Enjoy hiking around the island

Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the mild weather in Mykonos in November by embarking on scenic hikes around the island. Explore Mykonos' natural beauty - from rugged coastal paths to rolling hills - and discover hidden gems along the way. 

Visit historic sites such as the Armenistis Lighthouse, where you can immerse yourself in the island's rich history and enjoy panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Hiking is a fantastic way to explore Mykonos' diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.

Explore the cultural heritage of Mykonos

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Mykonos on a fascinating cultural tour. Wander the cobbled streets of Mykonos Town, admiring its picturesque white-washed buildings and colourful bougainvillaea. 

See iconic landmarks such as the windmills, which offer panoramic views of the island, and visit the historic Paraportiani Church. Mykonos' cultural heritage comes alive as you explore its charming streets and iconic landmarks, so November is the perfect time for a more intimate and fulfilling experience.

Mykonos with famous windmill © Shutterstock

Mykonos island with famous windmill © Shutterstock

Taste the local wines

Wine lovers can savour the unique flavours of Mykonos at a wine tasting. During the off-season, many local wineries remain open, allowing you to sample the island's unique wines. 

Experience the rich history and flavours of Mykonos wine in a relaxed and low-key environment. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the island's winemaking traditions and enjoy a tasting against a backdrop of magnificent vineyards and scenery.

Planning your November trip to Mykonos

For more inspiration, discover some of the best things to do in Greece, and start planning your trip with The Rough Guide to Greece

Daunted by the prospect of planning? No problem! Browse our customisable Greek itineraries, and talk to our local Greek travel experts.

Olga Sitnitsa

written by Olga Sitnitsa

updated 15.11.2023

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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