Best Time To Visit Athens
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Weather in Athens
Tue, Nov 20 2018
10.18ºC | 2.84ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clear in night
Wed, Nov 21 2018
10.29ºC | -4.09ºC
Clear from morning to night
Thu, Nov 22 2018
14.09ºC | 0.01ºC
Clear in morning and clouds from afternoon to night
Fri, Nov 23 2018
8.09ºC | 3.55ºC
Clear in morning and afternoon , clouds in evening and rain in night
Sat, Nov 24 2018
14.34ºC | 6.97ºC
Rain from morning to night
Best Time To Visit Athens
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
Greece falls under the Mediterranean weather pattern that is so well-known across the world for being pleasant and soothing. Athens climate too falls under that category by default, but being nearer to the sea, it has higher temperature and humidity than other Greek cities. The distinct characteristics of Athens weather are its wet winters and dry summers. Owing to that, the best time to visit Athens is during the bloom season from March to May and then from September to November. This is when Athens temperature is the mildest and most comfortable for sightseeing, swimming and sunbathing.
Given below is the complete information about the weather of Athens, Greece.
Climate in Athens
Summer Season in Athens
Summers in Athens is hot and sunny. Athens temperature in March and April are comparatively much milder. The temperature in Athens in May to is quite fine, sneaking around 30°C-32°C. From June, the heat starts to rise and stays for at least three long months till it starts to cool down in September. Athens weather in August and July are the driest, even with the vicinity to the sea. The average summer temperature in Athens is around 35°C in most places, but the urban centers can have it higher than the suburbs because of man-made heat. In fact, Athens, Greece holds the record for having the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe, at 48°C, back in 1977.
Monsoon Season in Athens
As mentioned earlier, the monsoon and winter seasons kind of overlap in the weather of Athens, Greece. Mediterranean climate by nature has wet winters. But Athens does not receive as much rainfall as its neighbors because of the rain shadow phenomenon by the Pindus Mountains. But still, average rainfall goes as high as 72.3 mm in November and 72.7 mm in December.
The weather conditions in Athens have both its benefits and drawbacks. On the one hand, the summers are the best time for sightseeing and other activities. But the crowds will be thicker and thus there will be more foot-fall at the points of interests, making it difficult to enjoy calmly. Prices of flights and accommodations will also be higher since it is the peak season. On the other hand, trips during the months from November to February will be often interspersed by rains. The tourists will have to be ready with raincoats or umbrellas and always be cautious of the rain. The beach will also not be the same without the sun. Everything taken into consideration, springs, and autumns are the best time to pay a visit to the Greek capital. The prices are lower than in mid-summer, and the crowds are thinner as well. However, if one really wants to visit at other times or is compelled to for prior reservations, there is no need to worry. Irrespective of the season, Athens is always fun and easy to wander around and visit the places of interest.
Winter Season in Athens
Athens does not really enjoy the season of winter. The months of November to February have much lesser temperature than June-July, but also have much higher humidity and precipitation. Athens in winter is rainy. November to February are the months when it showers in Athens, though not as heavily as the rest of Greece. The temperature goes down to 22°C on an average, which is a great development from the balmy heat of the summer. Athens weather in December is mostly cool, with frequent rainfall and relatively higher humidity.
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FAQ's of Athens
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One will need a 220 V plug to use appliances like hair dryer and electric curlers in Athens.
Now a days, one can conveniently carry credit cards for transactions. Other than that, currency exchange is available at various banks and exchange counters across the city.
Yes, Athens is completely safe for those who plan to travel solo. People are welcoming and make travellers feel at home.
When in Athens, one should try to book a hotel through travel agents as they offer extra discounts, as compared to the hotel itself.
For travellers who don't want to deal with traffic in Athens, can stay at hotels like Holiday Inn, Attalos and Sofitel, which are quite near to the airport.
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