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Visit Athens during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) for pleasant weather and fewer crowds.

 

High Season in Athens

High season in Athens is during the summer months of July and August, when the city is bustling with tourists and temperatures are hot.

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Shoulder Season in Athens

Shoulder season in Athens is in spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October), with mild weather and fewer crowds.

Low Season in Athens

Low season in Athens is during the winter months of November to March, with cooler temperatures and fewer tourists.

 

Annual Average Temperature

* The chart above displays the average yearly 'feels like' temperature in Athens over the last 5 years.

Seasons

Athens in Spring

Spring in Athens is mild and pleasant, with blooming flowers and temperatures ranging from 15 to 25°C. It is a great time to explore archaeological sites and enjoy outdoor activities.

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Athens in Summer

Summer in Athens is hot and crowded, with temperatures reaching up to 35°C. It is the peak tourist season, with many cultural events and lively nightlife.

Athens in Autumn

Autumn in Athens is mild and less crowded, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 25°C. It is a great time to explore ancient ruins and enjoy outdoor cafes.

Athens in Winter

Winter in Athens is mild and rainy, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 15°C. It is the low tourist season, but still a good time to visit museums and taste traditional Greek cuisine.

Annual Average Precipitation

* The chart above shows the annual average precipitation for Athens for the past 5 years.

Month-By-Month

Athens in January

→ 3 to 9 °C (37 to 49 °F)

January in Athens is mild and rainy, with average temperatures around 10°C. It is a quiet month, perfect for indoor activities like visiting museums and trying Greek cuisine.

Athens in February

→ 4 to 11 °C (39 to 52 °F)

February in Athens is cool and rainy, with average temperatures around 10°C. It is a great month to visit archaeological sites and enjoy the local food and wine.

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Athens in March

→ 5 to 14 °C (41 to 56 °F)

March in Athens is mild and occasionally rainy, with average temperatures around 12°C. It is a good month to explore outdoor attractions and attend cultural events.

Athens in April

→ 9 to 20 °C (49 to 67 °F)

April in Athens is mild and sunny, with average temperatures around 15°C. It is a popular month for outdoor activities and visiting the iconic Acropolis.

Athens in May

→ 16 to 26 °C (61 to 80 °F)

May in Athens is warm and sunny, with average temperatures around 20°C. It is a great month to explore ancient ruins and enjoy outdoor cafes.

Athens in June

→ 22 to 31 °C (71 to 89 °F)

June in Athens is hot and sunny, with average temperatures around 25°C. It is a busy month for tourism, with many cultural events and vibrant nightlife.

Athens in July

→ 24 to 34 °C (75 to 93 °F)

July in Athens is hot and dry, with average temperatures around 30°C. It is the peak tourist season, with crowded attractions and lively beach parties.

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Athens in August

→ 25 to 34 °C (76 to 92 °F)

August in Athens is hot and dry, with average temperatures around 30°C. It is the busiest month for tourism, with crowded streets and popular festivals.

Athens in September

→ 20 to 29 °C (69 to 83 °F)

September in Athens is mild and less crowded, with average temperatures around 25°C. It is a great month to explore historical sites and enjoy the local cuisine.

Athens in October

→ 15 to 22 °C (60 to 72 °F)

October in Athens is mild and occasionally rainy, with average temperatures around 20°C. It is a good month to visit museums and experience the vibrant city life.

Athens in November

→ 11 to 17 °C (52 to 62 °F)

November in Athens is cool and rainy, with average temperatures around 15°C. It is a quiet month, perfect for indoor activities like exploring galleries and trying Greek delicacies.

Athens in December

→ 6 to 12 °C (44 to 54 °F)

December in Athens is cool and occasionally rainy, with average temperatures around 12°C. It is a festive month, with Christmas markets and traditional celebrations.

Annual Average Humidity

* The chart above shows the annual average humidity percentage for Athens for the past 5 years.

Accommodation

Athens offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Choose a centrally located hotel for easy access to major attractions.

Parthenon, Greece
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Public Transportation

Athens has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trains, trams, and the metro. Purchase a transport pass for unlimited travel within the city.

Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (ATH) is the main airport serving Athens. It is located about 20 kilometers east of the city center.

Airport to City Center

You can reach the city center from the airport by taxi, bus, or the metro. The metro is the most convenient and affordable option.

Is Athens Safe?

Athens is generally a safe city for tourists. Take normal precautions against pickpocketing and avoid isolated areas at night.

According to the Global Peace Index, Greece ranks 60th among all countries in the world in 2023. Greece achieved a score of 1.89 out of 5, based on 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal Time to Visit Athens

The best time to visit Athens is during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) for pleasant weather and fewer crowds.

Best Athens Visit Length

A recommended stay in Athens is 3 to 4 days to explore the main attractions, such as the Acropolis, Plaka neighborhood, and National Archaeological Museum.

Must-See Attractions in Athens

Must-see attractions in Athens include the Acropolis, Parthenon, Ancient Agora, and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Don't miss a stroll through the historic Plaka neighborhood.

Athens Nightlife: What to Do

At night, explore Athens' vibrant nightlife in areas like Gazi and Psirri, known for their trendy bars, restaurants, and live music venues.

Getting Around Athens Efficiently

Getting around Athens is easy with the efficient public transportation system, including buses, trains, and the metro. Taxis are also readily available.

Athens 3 day Itinerary

Day 1

Start your day with a visit to the Acropolis, where you can admire the iconic Parthenon. Explore the nearby Ancient Agora and grab lunch in the charming Plaka neighborhood. In the afternoon, visit the National Archaeological Museum and enjoy a traditional Greek dinner.

  1. Acropolis
  2. Ancient Agora
  3. Plaka
  4. National Archaeological Museum
city buildings during golden hour
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Day 2

Spend the morning exploring the charming neighborhood of Anafiotika, known for its narrow streets and Cycladic architecture. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium. In the afternoon, take a stroll through the upscale Kolonaki district and enjoy dinner with a view of the city.

  1. Anafiotika
  2. Temple of Olympian Zeus
  3. Panathenaic Stadium
  4. Kolonaki

Day 3

Start your day with a visit to the Benaki Museum, which showcases Greek art and history. Explore the picturesque neighborhood of Plaka and enjoy a traditional Greek lunch. In the afternoon, visit the National Garden and end your day with a sunset view from Lycabettus Hill.

  1. Benaki Museum
  2. Plaka
  3. National Garden
  4. Lycabettus Hill