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WeatherWeather in Athens

The weather in Athens is much more predictable than your local taxman is. However, days with +20° and over in January or February are not uncommon.

If you plan on visiting Athens between June and October, make sure you book an hotel with air-conditioning. The morning and evening temperature usually is excellent but during the day, Athens can be very warm. All night long you can enjoy Greek food and drinks sitting in a T-shirt on some nice terrace in Plaka, Monastiraki, Psirri or Anafiotika. It stays warm in Athens till the end of November and winter mostly is pretty mild. Autumn and spring can be chilly and wet but you won’t need much more than an umbrella, a windbreaker and warm sweater. Athens has about 55 days of rain per year totalling 404,4 mm.

Snow in Athens? Yes, it can happen but not much more than once or twice in a winter season and the snow doesn't stay long so don’t bring your skis. January 2000 was the famous exception to the rule. It snowed for three days and people in town are still taking about it now.

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When to visit Athens?

All depends on what you expect of your Athens visit. If you want to avoid tourist crowds, get good deals on hotel rooms and you own an umbrella, then December till the end of March is your time of the year. You have to keep in mind though that some restaurants, tavernas or places you want to visit may be closed.

October-November and April-June is the time that the weather is still or already warm and the majority of the tourists are still working hard at home. On top, all or most young Athenians will be in school during the day so you won’t have to fight your way through the crowds. There is some nightlife but not as much as during summer. However, you won’t have to look nor wait for a free table to eat.

What about summer? July, August and September are the busiest months in Athens. Most people are enjoying their annual vacation during these months so you can expect the center of Athens to be pretty crowded. Hotels and other accommodations are more expensive as will be most of everything in Athens, especially in the tourist areas. Nightlife however is so much more fun in summer when people from all over the world enjoy the evenings and sometimes most of the night on terraces all over the center. This is the time that Athens really is alive. You will hear Greeks singing on many terraces and you will soon be dancing the sirtaki, maybe even on top of the terrace tables depending on the quality and quantity of the ouzo you had..... and the strength of the table.

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