The best times to visit Athens for ideal weather are
March 26th to June 10th
September 24th to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Athens Travel Guide
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Weather in Athens
Average temperatures in Athens vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 60th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Athens, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 94.9°F (34.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.2°F (25.7°C) at night.
Athens Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Athens Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Athens Perceived Temperature (F)
Athens Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Athens Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Athens are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early May. For example, on the week of April 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Athens? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Athens is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Athens.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Athens (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Athens has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (35.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (62.3%).
Wind in Athens is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and February. August’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (6 MPH or 9.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late August where average top sustained speeds reach 11.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Athens.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.1||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.2||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.8||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.2||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.1||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.5||Barely noticeable||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Athens?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Greece; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Athens, Greece is June, followed by February and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Athens in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Athens Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 59.6°F (15.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Athens, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 64.4°F (18°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Athens to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.3°F (17.4°C) and 55.1°F (12.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.