Best time to visit, weather and climate Athens

Best time to visit Athens, Greece

The best time to visit Athens in Greece is from may until october, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Athens is 31°C in july and the lowest is 12°C in january. The water temperature is between 16°C and 28°C. The weather and climate of Athens is suitable for a city trip.

The average climate figure for Athens is an 8,7. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Athens has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Athens or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate Athens per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12°C 14°C 16°C 19°C 24°C 28°C 31°C 31°C 27°C 22°C 18°C 14°C
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38
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Climate Athens

Athens has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Athens is 21° degrees and there is about 297 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 64% and an UV-index of 5.


Climate Athens

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 12°C 14°C 16°C 19°C 24°C 28°C 31°C 31°C 27°C 22°C 18°C 14°C
Night 8°C 8°C 10°C 12°C 17°C 21°C 24°C 24°C 21°C 17°C 13°C 9°C
Water 17°C 16°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 28°C 28°C 26°C 25°C 21°C 18°C
Precip 46
mm
38
mm
28
mm
18
mm
19
mm
16
mm
4
mm
3
mm
20
mm
37
mm
25
mm
44
mm
Rain
days
11 11 11 9 9 6 3 1 8 9 9 10
Snow
days
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dry
days
19 17 20 21 22 24 28 30 22 22 21 21
Sun hours
per day
5 7 8 11 12 12 12 12 10 7 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 3 4 4 5 6 7 7 7 6 4 4 2
 


Climate Athens january

On average, it is maximum 12° in january in Athens and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In january there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in Athens and on average, it snows 1 day in january.

Climate Athens february

On average, it is maximum 14° in february in Athens and at least around 8° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In february there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens march

On average, it is maximum 16° in march in Athens and at least around 10° degrees. The sea temperature is around 16° degrees. In march there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens april

On average, it is maximum 19° in april in Athens and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In april there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 18 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens may

On average, it is maximum 24° in may in Athens and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens june

On average, it is maximum 28° in june in Athens and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In june there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm and the it will be dry 24 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens july

On average, it is maximum 31° in july in Athens and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In july there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 4 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens august

On average, it is maximum 31° in august in Athens and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens september

On average, it is maximum 27° in september in Athens and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In september there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 20 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens october

On average, it is maximum 22° in october in Athens and at least around 17° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens november

On average, it is maximum 18° in november in Athens and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In november there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 25 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Athens.

Climate Athens december

On average, it is maximum 14° in december in Athens and at least around 9° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In december there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Athens.

14 day weather forecast Athens

The weather for Athens in Greece will be 26° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Su
27 Sep
Licht bewolkt 25°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 7
Mo
28 Sep
Overwegend bewolkt 26°C 19°C 0.1 mm 20% 3m/s 5
Tu
29 Sep
Wisselend bewolkt 29°C 21°C 0.1 mm 20% 2m/s 7
We
30 Sep
Helder 26°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 7
Th
1 Oct
Helder 25°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6
Fr
2 Oct
Licht bewolkt 24°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6
Sa
3 Oct
Licht bewolkt 27°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Su
4 Oct
Helder 28°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6
Mo
5 Oct
Licht bewolkt 32°C 21°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 6
Tu
6 Oct
Licht bewolkt 33°C 23°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 6
We
7 Oct
Bewolkt 32°C 24°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 1
Th
8 Oct
Bewolkt 31°C 19°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 1
Fr
9 Oct
Helder 27°C 17°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 3
Sa
10 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 23°C 14°C 2.6 mm 45% 1m/s 2

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Flight tickets to Athens

The 3 nearest airports to Athens you can fly to are:

  • Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (19 km)
    Athens
  • Skiathos Island National Airport (134 km)
    Skiathos (city)
  • Mikonos Airport (155 km)
    Mykonos (city)

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About Athens

Athens lies in Greece in the province Attikí and the population consists of 3.242.000 inhabitants. If you want to call Athens you have to use +30 or 0030 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +305012457809 or 00305012457809.

Athens is in a straight line at 2.392 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 3 hours45.

The coordinates of Athens, Greece are latitude: 37.983333 en longitude: 23.733333

The GPS coordinates are N 37° 58' 59.8800" en E 23° 43' 59.8800"

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Currency Athens

In Athens the Euro is used to pay.

Exchange rate Euro (EUR) 27 september 2020

1 Euro = 0,91 Pound sterling
100 Euro = 91,26 Pound sterling

1 Pound sterling = 1,10 Euro
100 Pound sterling = 109,57 Euro

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Time difference Athens

In Athens it is now 16:49 o’clock in the afternoon on sunday 27 september 2020. That is 2 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Athens is Europe/Athens and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Athens

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Athens.

  • Rabiës
  • Tekenencefalitis