Lesbos is a Greek island with a stereotypical Mediterranean climate, meaning that it is moderate and comfortable.  The beaches can be enjoyed throughout most of the year but it is never so hot that travelers will feel like they absolutely have to get in to the water.  The average annual temperature is a comfortable sixty four degrees.  The average summer high temperature is just above eighty degrees.  The water of the surrounding beaches usually stays between five and ten degrees below the average air temperature, so initially getting in to the water may feel a bit cold.

Winters are not especially cold in Lesbos.  Snow is rare.  However winter is the rainy season in the area.  This should not deter visitors, however; as even in the rainy season, it rarely rains in the area.  The rainiest months hardly ever see more than five days of rain.  Summer months see only one to three days of rain, with less being more common than more.  On the warmest days of the year, there are twelve hours of sunshine during which travelers can soak up the rays.

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