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 July and August
  • Athens has dry periods in July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are 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 49°F/59°F
March 52°F/63°F
April 58°F/68°F
May 67°F/79°F
June 74°F/88°F
July 79°F/94°F
August 79°F/94°F
September 74°F/86°F
October 67°F/77°F
November 59°F/70°F
December 52°F/63°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, 9 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of april the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 68°F and it rains about 23% 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 0.8in 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, 8 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of december the climate is passable, but still OK. It is for example 63°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 4.2in.

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Chart: temperature and rainfall in Athens

The chart below allows you to look at the following seasonal norms for the city of Athens: minimum and maximum temperatures, and the monthly volume of precipitation for each month of the year.

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