Athens Climate & Weather
Athens Climate and Weather
Athens is one of the sunniest cities in Europe, with a semi-arid climate and little rainfall, although short, heavy showers do fall during the cooler months (mid-October to mid-April). Summers are very hot and smoggy, and heat waves are common during July and August when the mercury can soar to over 104°F (40ºC). Winters are mild and sunny although frost can occur and nights can be cold. The best time to travel to Athens is during the cooler, fine weather of spring and early summer, between late April and early June. Autumn (September and October) can also be a pleasant time. Although summer can be oppressively hot it is still peak tourist season and the period when the beaches and attractions are most crowded.
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