Weather Averages for Athens in January
Averages for Athens in January
January is winter in Athens, which means that the weather is at its coldest for the year.
Temperatures rarely drop below freezing in Athens though, even during winter. The average daily temperature for Athens in this month can reach highs of 13°C (55°F) or drop to an average minimum temperature of 6°C (43°F).
There is also the highest expectancy of rain fall in the winter as well, so pack warmer clothes with something waterproof if visiting Athens at this time of the year. There is an average rainfall of 62 mm over 16 days expected throughout this month.
Athens sees an average of 6 hours sunshine per day throughout this month.
The average temperature of the sea during this month in Athens is 16°C (61°F).
New Years day in Athens is celebrated as Agios Vasileios or Protochronia. The international holiday is celebrated with the exchange of gifts in Athens.
Theofania (or Epiphany) is another national holiday in Greece. The holiday is celebrated with the Blessing of the Waters. Young people dive into the water to recover a cross that the priest throws into the water. It is an important feast day for the Greeks.
Athens is a city in possession of a wealth of historic landmarks, all of which are a must see for any visitor.
The Acropolis is one of Europe's most famous sites. The site has many temples dedicated to the Ancient Greek gods. There is also a museum which holds many Greek sculptures. The famous landmark is an impressive site, despite being in ruins, and long standing reminder of Greece's history.