What’s the weather like in Athens in May?
Temperatures soar in southern Greece this month, as spring quickly changes into summer. The Athens weather in May reaches fantastic high temperatures of 25°C and you can visit the famous ancient landmarks and relax on the nearby beaches.
Athens is a popular and lively city in the Attica region of south-east Greece. It enjoys a brilliant Mediterranean climate and is close to pretty sandy beaches in the Saronic Gulf. Athens is often warmer than surrounding rural areas, as the city landscape helps to keep heat in. It’s also one of the sunniest spots in Europe.
Pack warm weather clothes, sunglasses and sunblock for your trip to he Greek capital at this time. The weather in Athens in May is very warm, with an average high of 25°C. The usual daytime temperature is 22°C and at night, this may fall to a low of just 16°C on cooler days. You can expect to see a lot of sunshine during the month, with nine hours on average each day from 14 hours of daylight. The sun rises at 6am and doesn’t fade until 8.40pm at the end of May. The warm sea temperature near Athens, which should be around 19°C, means you can take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean. The wind speed’s light in May, but the humidity and UV levels are moderate to high. Rainfall’s nothing to worry as only 23mm falls on average.