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

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

When to go to Mount Athos, Greece

Based on the climate and weather in Mount Athos, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mount Athos, Greece by month

January

January in Mount Athos is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

February

If you visit Mount Athos during February, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella

March

March in Mount Athos is cold. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

April in Mount Athos is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Mount Athos is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Mount Athos in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

July for Mount Athos is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

August

If you go to Mount Athos in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September for Mount Athos is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

October

Traveling to Mount Athos in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Mount Athos in November, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Mount Athos can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mount Athos, Greece

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mount Athos, 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 Mount Athos
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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