Best Time to Visit Athens

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Athens. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Athens. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Athens for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 7 °C to 33 °C
Waves Symbol 14 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.162.64 in (0 – 7 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Athens: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 14 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 14 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 14 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 20 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MayMay
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JulyJul
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 16 °C

Climate Chart Athens

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Athens

In the following, you will find the climate table for Athens, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°14°16°20°25°30°33°32°29°23°19°15°
Night Temperature12°15°20°23°22°19°15°11°
Water Temperature14°14°14°15°18°22°24°24°23°21°19°16°
Precipitation (inch)1.771.891.691.10.670.390.160.20.471.892.012.64
Rainy days666431012457
Hours of Sunshine5568101112129764
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 18.2 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (28 °C)
Coldest month: January (10 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 14.88 inch on 45 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.9 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



More information about the best things to do: Athens

More attractions

Acropolis: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Ticket | The Acropolis Museum Ticket & Access to Ancient Excavation | Acropolis & Museum: Private Guided Tour without Tickets | Athens City and Seaside: Yellow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour | Athens: Red Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Piraeus and Beach Rivera | Athens: Sunset Trip to Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon | Cape Sounion: Sunset Tour from Athens |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Athens (Station Metaxourgio)
few clouds     few clouds, 7.9 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 13 mph NNW
Air Pressure: 1022 hPa       Humidity: 49 %
Last updated: 19th Jan 2021, 01:36 pm
The next days …
20th Jan 202121st Jan 202122nd Jan 202123rd Jan 202124th Jan 202125th Jan 2021
sky is clear3 °C to 10 °Csky is clear6 °C to 13 °Covercast clouds8 °C to 15 °Cmoderate rain12 °C to 15 °Cmoderate rain10 °C to 15 °Clight rain13 °C to 16 °C
3 °C to 10 °C6 °C to 13 °C8 °C to 15 °C12 °C to 15 °C10 °C to 15 °C13 °C to 16 °C
Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 97 %Clouds: 84 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 100 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.16 in of rain0.26 in of rain0.01 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Greece: Regions

Athens is part of the holiday destination Greece. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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