Weather Averages for Athens in August
Averages for Athens in August
The incredible temperatures of the Athenian summer continue
throughout August. The average
daily temperature for Athens in this month can reach highs of 33°C
(91°F) or drop to an average minimum temperature of 23°C (73°F).
Whilst temperatures remain at sizzling highs, there is very little expectation of rain throughout this month. There is an average rainfall of 7 mm over 3 days expected throughout this month.
Be prepared with sun cream, protective layers, hats and sunglasses, as the sun's rays can be scorching. Athens sees an average of 13 hours sunshine per day throughout this month.
Keep yourself hydrated as well with plenty of fluids.
The average temperature of the sea during this month in Athens is 25°C (77°F).
Metamorfosi (the Transfiguration of Christ) is an important event in the Orthodox calendar and is celebrated on August 6th in Athens.
Koimisis tis Theotokou is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and a national holiday, as well as a widely celebrated feast day in Athens.
Festivals are held in chapels across Greece in honour of the beheading of St. John the Baptist during Apotomi Kefalis Ioannou Prodromou.
Athens is one of the most historically rich countries in Europe. There are many historic sites and landmarks across Athens that stand as enduring monuments to the Ancient Greek world. These include the Acropolis, Hadrian's Arch, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Parliament Building. If you are in Athens, they are must see sights.