Best time to visit Athens

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When is the best time to visit Athens?

The best time to visit Athens is May based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 12°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Athens12
  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Athens13
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Athens15
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Athens19
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Athens24
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Athens29
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Athens32
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Athens31
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Athens28
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Athens22
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Athens18
  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Athens14

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The weather guide for Greece (Athens) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Athens?

The hottest time of year in Athens is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Athens?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Athens with 80mm on average. There are normally 10 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Athens?

The sunniest time of year in Athens is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 84% of daylight hours; that's 12 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Athens?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Athens in August when the water temperature reaches 26°C.

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