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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Faros, Greece

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Faros...

Faros is a coastal city in Greece. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 1171 people. The water temperature around Faros changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.3°C (56°F) in March up to 24.8°C (76.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Faros is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Faros?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Faros is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Faros. A spot, which is not too far away, is Vouliagmeni, which is roughly 41.4km (48.2miles) away from Faros. Click here to check out more information on Vouliagmeni and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Faros are Chorefto, which is roughly 77.6km (48.2miles) away, and Tinos island-Kolimbithres, located roughly 98.7km (61.3miles) from Faros.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are close to Faros. The closest decent one is Zacharo, which is almost 125.4km (77.9miles) away from Faros. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Gytheio, approximately 127.5km (79.2miles) away from Faros.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Faros?

The sea temperature around Faros is warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Faros. Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 13°C (56°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Faros?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Faros: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Faros...

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