Athens in autumn offers you the best of both worlds.
It’s still warm enough to swim along the Athens Riviera. But you can also relish the city’s downtown delights and archaeological sites without the heat and crowds.
It’s a dilemma shared by few other European capitals in autumn: city or beach? Many Athenians prefer to escape to the islands during the milder, quieter months of September and October. And we keep hitting the beaches of the Athens Riviera until November. Though the weather in Athens in autumn can be a mixed bag, outdoor life still goes strong. There’s a spirit of renewal in the air as the city shakes off its summer haze, making it a perfect time of year to tap into Athens’ urban culture. You can explore downtown neighbourhoods on foot; dive into exciting cultural festivals; or set off on outdoor adventures not far from the city. Here are some of our favourite autumn pastimes to get you started.
Great things to do in Athens in September
Great things to do in Athens in October
Great things to do in Athens in November