Athens, Greece: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Athens, Greece? If you're planning to go to Athens, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Athens, Greece

Based on the climate and weather in Athens, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Athens, Greece by month

January

January in Athens can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February in Athens can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

March

March in Athens is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

April

If you are traveling to Athens in April, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

May in Athens is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

If you vacation in Athens during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses

July

If you go to Athens in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

August

August here can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

September

If you vacation in Athens during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses

October

October for Athens is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

November is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

December

December in Athens is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Athens, Greece

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Athens, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Athens
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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