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

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

Katerini is a coastal city in Greece. It is a rather medium-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 53293 people. The water temperature around Katerini varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.6°C (53°F) in March up to 25.5°C (77.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Katerini 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 Katerini?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Katerini is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Katerini. A spot that might be worth checking out is Chorefto, which is more than 65.2km (40.5miles) away from Katerini. Click here to check out more information on Chorefto and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Kastrosikia spot, which is 128.8km (80miles) away from Katerini. Another fun surfspot is Kastrosikia spot, located approximately 128.8km (80miles) from Katerini.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not many beaches are near to Katerini. A beach that might be worth checking out is Valtos Beach, which is almost 132km (82miles) away from Katerini. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Saranda, approximately 135.2km (83.9miles) away from Katerini.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Katerini?

The sea temperature around Katerini is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, temperatures come down to approximately 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Katerini?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (69-78°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Katerini: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Katerini...

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