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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ionian Sea

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ionian Sea...

Ionian Sea is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Ionian Sea changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.1°C (57.4°F) in February up to 25.8°C (78.5°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Ionian Sea 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 Ionian Sea?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Ionian Sea is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Ionian Sea. The next good one is Kastro Point, which is just 77.2km (48.2miles) away from Ionian Sea. Click here to check out more information on Kastro Point and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Ionian Sea are Krioneri PARGA, which is roughly 77.6km (48.2miles) away, and Amoudia Left, located approximately 80.8km (50.2miles) from Ionian Sea.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Ionian Sea?

No, there are not many beaches near to Ionian Sea. A good beach nearby is Castrignano del Capo, which is only 67km (41.6miles) away from Ionian Sea. Another fun beach near Ionian Sea is Gagliano del Capo, approximately 67.5km (41.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Ionian Sea?

The water temperature at Ionian Sea is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (78°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ionian Sea?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (69-78°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Ionian Sea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ionian Sea...

Do you know what the the city Castelbellino in Italy, the city San Giorgio Piacentino in Italy, and Molinos Canyon have in common with Ionian Sea? Click on the links to find out...