Athens is the oldest city in the world, the largest city in Greece, and is the capital of Greece. This large city is 2,929.3 square kilometers (1,131 square miles) in size, and home to almost 4 million people! Athens is so rich in history, and such a magnificent city to explore!
Best Time to Visit & Climate
High Season Mid-June through September, prices are at their highest, very dense crowds, great nightlife, great time for swimming, and the water temperatures are divine. July & August are the hottest months. August is the most expensive. Temperatures range from a high of 26-33°C (79-91°F), and a low of 17-23°C (64-73°F).
Shoulder Season: April through mid-June, and mid-September through October, rates are much lower, and there will only be small crowds here and there. The water is a bit chilly, but this doesn't stop people from swimming. This is an excellent time to sightsee, hike, and explore. Temperatures from April to mid-June range from a high of 18-29°C (65-85°F), and a low of 11-21°C (52-69°F). Temperatures from September to October range from a high of 22-28°C (72-83°F), and a low of 16-21°C (60-69°F).
Low Season: November through March, the rates are at their lowest, many places are closed, there are little-to-no crowds, and if there is any rain, it would be this time of year. Temperatures range from a high of 13-19°C (56-66°F), and a low of 7-14°C (44-57°F).
I traveled to the city of Athens during early May. The weather was absolutely beautiful! I had no rain, got a great tan, and the crowds were pretty much non-existent!
Electra Metropolis Athens I stayed in a beautiful, five star hotel, right in the heart of the city, Electra Metropolis Athens! It had the most stunning view of the Parthenon & Acropolis from the roof top, where there was a restaurant, bar, and pool! My suite was very spacious, classy, clean, and everyone at reception was beyond helpful! The Rooftop Restaurant was absolutely divine with delicious food with such a tasteful presentation!
Exploring Athens To explore this amazing city, I actually did it by foot! I stayed right near all of these fabulous places, so rich in history! The Parthenon & Acropolis is an UNESCO World Heritage Site that I had the pleasure of viewing from my roof top, anytime! I also explored the grounds around the Parthenon & Acropolis, walked to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Church of Theotokos Gorgeopikoos & Ayios Eleytherios, Plaka, and Theatre of Dionysus! Just a cultured beautiful city, I highly recommend seeing at least, once!