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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Athens, Greece. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Athens weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Athens are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Athens January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 63mm 4.8hrs 10.8hrs

January is a reasonably dry month in Athens and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Athens for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Athens and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Athens with around 63mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Athens February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 54mm 5.5hrs 11.7hrs

February in Athens is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Athens for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Athens and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Athens with around 54mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Athens March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 50mm 6.6hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Athens is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Athens for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Athens and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (59°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Athens with around 50mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Athens April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
17°C 31mm 8.4hrs 14hrs

Athens's weather in April is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Athens.

April is in the spring in Athens and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (67°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Athens with around 31mm 1.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Athens May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 23mm 10.3hrs 15.1hrs

May is a dry month in Athens and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Athens, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Athens and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (76°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Athens with around 23mm 0.9 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Athens June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 12mm 12.3hrs 10.8hrs

The climate in Athens during June can be summarized as hot and dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Athens, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Athens and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 19°C (65°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Athens with around 12mm 0.5 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 12.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Athens July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 6mm 13.2hrs 11.7hrs

July in Athens is generally very dry with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Athens, with some very good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Athens and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Athens with around 6mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 13.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Athens August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 6mm 12.4hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Athens is characteristically hot and very dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Athens, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Athens and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a warm 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 21°C (69°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Athens with around 6mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 12.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Athens weather in August »

September

Athens September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
25°C 13mm 10.3hrs 14hrs

Athens's weather in September is typically warm and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Athens, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Athens and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Athens with around 13mm 0.5 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Athens October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 55mm 7.6hrs 15.1hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Athens and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Athens.

October is in the fall / autumn in Athens and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Athens with around 55mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Athens November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 64mm 5.8hrs 10.8hrs

The weather in November in Athens is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Athens for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Athens and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Athens with around 64mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Athens December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 80mm 4.7hrs 11.7hrs

December in Athens is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Athens for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Athens and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Athens with around 80mm 3.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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Athens weather stats

Athens weather statistics
Hottest month: July 31.3°C 88.3°F
Driest month: August 6mm 0.2ins
Sunniest month: August 12.4hrs
Coldest month: January 11.8°C 53.2°F
Wettest month: December 80mm 3.1ins
Warmest sea: August 25°C 77°F
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