Weather Averages for Athens in December
Averages for Athens in December
December is one of the coldest months of the year in Athens,
as it is in the middle of winter in the city.
It is also the month that has the highest expectation of rain. There is an average rainfall of 71 mm over 15 days expected throughout this month.
Despite this, the temperatures tend to remain mild. The average daily temperature for Athens in this month can reach highs of 15°C (59°F) or drop to an average minimum temperature of 8°C (46°F).
Athens sees an average of 6 hours sunshine per day throughout this month.
Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, orphans, seafarers and travellers, is celebrated on Agios Nikolaos at seaside churches. The average temperature of the sea during this month in Athens is 17°C (63°F).
Christmas Day (Christougenna) is also an important feast day in Athens, though less so than Easter.
Boxing Day is another national holiday in Greece, known as Synaxis tis Theotokou. It celebrates the meeting of the Virgin's entourage.
There are many celebrations happening across Athens for New Year's Eve. If you are in the city over this holiday, you are bound to have a wonderful time celebrating in the traditional style of the Greeks.