Athens, Greece: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Athens, Greece? If you're planning to go to Athens, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

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

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January

In January, Athens can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Athens, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

February

February in Athens is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

March

In March, Athens is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Athens, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

April

April in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

May

May is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

June

If you go to Athens in June, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

July

If you vacation in Athens during July, you might find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

August

August in Athens is really 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:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

September

September in this region is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

October

If you go to Athens in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

November

November here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

December

December in this region is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Daphni Monastery, take the following:

If you go to Park of Maritime Tradition, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

Activities for Athens, Greece

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Athens.

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