What is the best time to visit Athens?

The best time to visit Athens is during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). From March to May, the weather is mild and pleasant, with temperatures gradually warming up as the season progresses. The city starts to come alive with colorful flowers in bloom, making it a beautiful time for sightseeing and outdoor activities. Crowds are generally smaller than in the summer months, and hotel prices may be more affordable.

Summer (June to August) is hot and dry with temperatures often exceeding 90°F (32°C). This is the peak tourist season, so you can expect larger crowds at popular attractions like the Acropolis and longer lines. Many locals take their vacations in August, so some smaller businesses may be closed during this time.

Autumn (September to November) is a good time to visit Athens as the weather remains warm and pleasant, but the crowds start to thin out compared to the summer months. September, in particular, is a great month for a visit as the sea is still warm for swimming and one can enjoy pleasant weather and cultural activities.

Winter (December to February) in Athens is mild compared to many other European cities, but it can be quite rainy and chilly. This is the low season for tourists, so you'll find fewer crowds and lower hotel prices. Many outdoor attractions are still accessible, and you can explore museums and historical sites without the summer crowds.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 14°/ 5° 3 days
February 16°/ 6° 3 days
March 18°/ 9° 5 days
April 20°/ 10° 3 days
May 25°/ 15° 2 days
June 32°/ 21° 2 days
July 33°/ 21° 1 days
August 33°/ 23° 0 days
September 30°/ 19° 0 days
October 27°/ 16° 4 days
November 22°/ 14° 8 days
December 16°/ 9° 7 days

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