Discover a thousand-year-old city steeped in history and monuments, a hectic and modern city, which you have to take the time to visit to soak up its values.
Travel back in time
Welcome in Athens, the historic capital of Europe, cradle of modern democracy but also of the arts, science and philosophy of Western civilization. Homeland of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its history is spread over more than 3,400 years, permanently inhabited since the 11th millennium BC. In the shadow of the Parthenon, the contemporary urban landscape of the sprawling city reflects its fascinating history, as well as a modern and multi-cultural identity. Under a privileged Mediterranean climate, with the Greek sunlight, Athens is a unique combination of a glorious history and modern innovation with the coexistence of culture and the natural beauty of the areas.
With a great hotel structure, a modern transportation system and a lively lifestyle, the city offers an extensive range of boutiques and restaurants. The active night life and the warm Greek hospitality, makes Athens the perfect destination all year round. The conversion of a large part of the historic city center into a pedestrian zone is one of the largest in Europe. It also takes you to the major archaeological sites and the Acropolis Museum, seeking to reconstitute the landscape of the ancient times. The stroll around the Acropolis will be an unforgettable journey through the history.
What to visit in Athens?
The city offers countless sights to discover both on a cultural and tourist level, but each district of Athens also has its history and its particularities. Here is a list, not exhaustive, of suggested activities, along with a link to book your visit with "Get Your Guide" or if you just want the direct access ticket, in our store it is HERE.
Archaeological sites, museums and curiosities of Athens
The best months to visit Athens
The most economical months to travel
There are about 4/5 hours of sunshine per day and 6/7 days of rain. Average temperatures between 13° and 20°C, the extremes can reach -1° or 27°C.
Around 5/6 hours of sunshine per day and 6 days of rain. The average temperatures are between 6° and 14°C, with extremes reaching -6° or 24°C.
Approximately 4/5 hours of sunshine per day and 7 days of rain. Average temperatures between 9° and 16°C, the extremes can reach -4° or 23°C.
Around 6/7 hours of sunshine per day and 6 days of rain.The average temperature is between 9° and 17°C, the extremes can reach -1° or 27°C
The most attractive months
ADVANTAGES : Longer days - Pleasant weather - Budget accommodation - Not so many tourists - More intense colors
Approximately 7/8 hours of sunshine per day and 4/5 days of rain. Average temperatures between 12° and 21°C, the extremes can reach 0° or 33°C.
The half season months
ADVANTAGES : Warm days - Not overcrowded - Still reasonable prices - Animations and festivals - Beautiful colors
There are approximately 11 hours of sunshine per day and 1 day of rain. Average temperatures between 23° and 33°C, extremes can reach 14° or 43°C.
Approximately 10 hours of sunshine per day and 1/2 days of rain. Average temperatures between 20° and 30°C, extremes can reach 12° or 37°C.
Summer months in Athens
ADVANTAGES : Very hot days - Summer sales at the stores - Athens Festival - Less traffic in the city
About 12 hours of sunshine per day and 1 day of rain.
Average temperatures between 25° and 35°, the extremes can reach 17° or 44°.
Approximately 11 hours of sunshine per day and 1 day of rain.
Average temperatures between 26° and 37°, the extremes can reach 18° or 45°.