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Mar - May, Sep - Nov

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Weather in Athens

Tue, Feb 19 2019

6.12ºC | 4.63ºC

Rain from morning to night

100.0% Humidity

Wed, Feb 20 2019

17.33ºC | 5.11ºC

Rain from morning to night

95.63% Humidity

Thu, Feb 21 2019

16.97ºC | 5.5ºC

Clouds in morning , afternoon and night and clear in evening

94.0% Humidity

Fri, Feb 22 2019

14.46ºC | 9.92ºC

Rain from morning to night

89.25% Humidity

Sat, Feb 23 2019

18.67ºC | 13.44ºC

Rain from morning to night

96.63% Humidity

Sun, Feb 24 2019

17.99ºC | 8.5ºC

Clear from morning to night

82.71% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Athens

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

With sharing proximity to sea, Athens often experiences higher temperature and humidity than other Greek cities. 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.

Let’s take a look at the below month-wise segregation to decide on what is the best time of the year to visit Athens.

March - May (8°C to 25°C)

With pleasant weather and accommodations and flights available at affordable rates, this period can be called the best time to travel Athens. As one hops on to a tour of Athens, it is advised to carry along a light jacket to protect oneself from spring winds, as Athens is located somewhere 10 miles off the coast of Greece.

June - August (19°C to 32°C)

Replete with high temperature, this time of the year urges everyone including locals and shopkeepers to spend a sojourn along beaches. Thus, a tourist can have a tough time while travelling to Athens from June to August. And, the summer temperature is also quite hard to deal with.

Though, one can get to observe many festivals, like: Rockwave Festival, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, and more.

September - November (11°C to 28°C)

Pack a light jacket, and hop on a tour to Athens during this period of the year. With pleasant weather and great deals on hotel accommodations, this is the best time to experience the surroundings of Athens. Enjoy nightlife, shop souvenirs and do much more.

And, one can also attend Athens International Film Festival held in between September and October.  

December - February (5°C to 14°C)

However, if one is planning to travel Athens in December, then carrying an umbrella is highly recommended. Though, it is the wettest month of the year, with great deals on hotel rooms, a visit to Athens can be a great experience provided one likes winters.

During the months of January and February, one can get to observe Athens Carnival here.


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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    Athens is famous for its 3 hills. And, the Acropolis along with the most famous Parthenon is one amongst the hills.

    As weather during the spring and fall season is pleasant, the best time to visit Athens are from March to May and September to November.

    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.

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