Athens is a sunny city with a lot to offer the tourist. Like much of Greece, Athens is dry and hot in the summer; June, July and August receive almost no rainfall. November through January offers the most rain with mild winter temperatures.
Athens is known for summer smog, especially in July and August when temperatures peak.
The best time to go to Athens is spring and fall--April and May, September and the first half of October.
Winters are mild and a bit wet. It can frost at night. Rains start in October and are frequent until showers taper off in April.
The climate charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Athens, Greece.
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