When is the best time to go to Athens?

When is the best time to go to Athens? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Athens are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • Athens has dry periods in July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, February and December
  • August is the best month for swimming

For full information about the climate and weather in Athens a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 49°F/58°F
February 50°F/59°F
March 54°F/63°F
April 59°F/70°F
May 68°F/79°F
June 76°F/86°F
July 81°F/92°F
August 81°F/92°F
September 76°F/85°F
October 67°F/76°F
November 59°F/68°F
December 52°F/61°F

Weather and climate in Athens

  • Between the months of january and march the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 76°F and, in march, 7 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of april the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 70°F and it rains about 19% of the time in april.
  • From may to june the climate is very good. By early evening, the temperature averages 79°F and it rains about 0.7in each month.
  • Between the months of july and november the climate is good. In average, on the morning it is 59°F and, in november, 6 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of december the climate is passable, but still OK. It is for example 61°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 2.8in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Athens

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Athens: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


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