Averages for Athens in June
Summer officially begins in June in Athens and the weather reflects this. The average temperature this month is 24°C (75°F), while the average low is just 20°C (68°F), and the average high is a warm 28°C (82°F). The weather this month stays relatively the same throughout. The beginning, middle, and end of June are all warm with lots of sun. There is also no chance of rain. The temperature this month does change, as the average...
Averages for Athens in June
Summer officially begins in June in Athens and the weather reflects this. The average temperature this month is 24°C (75°F), while the average low is just 20°C (68°F), and the average high is a warm 28°C (82°F). The weather this month stays relatively the same throughout. The beginning, middle, and end of June are all warm with lots of sun. There is also no chance of rain. The temperature this month does change, as the average daily temperature rises from 20°C (68°F) at the start of June, to 24°C (75°F), in the middle, before reaching 26°C (79°F) at the end of the month. The lowest ever recorded temperature in Athens in June is 12°C (54°F), while the highest ever recorded temperature is 37°C (99°F).
The warmer temperatures also mean lots of sun, as the average daily sunshine in June is 10 hours, the highest average of the year. Between the warm weather and plenty of sunshine, the beaches become very popular this time of year. Along with June seeing a great deal of sun, there is also virtually no rainfall this month. The average rainfall for June is just 10mm occurring on one day. With such a small amount of rain, you will not have to worry about losing a beach day to a rain storm.
Another reason why June is such a popular month for the beach is because of the increase in the sea temperature. The average sea temperature this month is 22°C (72°F), a significant rise from 19°C (66°F) in May. Water at this temperature is considered relatively warm for most people and is great for swimming.
Although temperatures increase this month, the humidity levels do not rise with them. The average humidity in June is 55%, which is very comfortable and completely unnoticeable. The warm weather might be uncomfortable at times, but the humidity will not be. June averages zero snow/fog days, meaning you will not have to prepare for either when visiting Athens.
Athens War Museum
Where to stay
The Pallas Athena Grecotel Boutique Hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites (63 in total) for their guests. All rooms come with air-conditioning and wireless Internet, while most also have private balconies as well. The hotel has an on-site restaurant serving traditional Greek dishes, as well as international plates, in addition to a lounge bar serving a variety of drinks. There is also a fitness center available to all guests. The hotel is about a 13 minute walk from the city centre.
The Electra Palace Hotel Athens has 102 rooms all with room service available 24 hours a day, wireless Internet, air-conditioning, full bathroom equipment (such as a hair dryer), and soundproof windows. They have two on-site restaurants, one open from 7 AM to 10:30 PM serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the other open just for dinner from 7:30 PM to 12:30 AM, and is located on the roof. They also have a bar with leather sofas that is open from 10 AM to midnight. The hotel has a wellness center offering massages, as well as basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts and an area with pool tables and table tennis. They are a five minute walk from the city centre.
Electra Palace Hotel with a rear view of the Acropolis.jpg
Things to do
An agora was the central meeting point in ancient Greek city-states and where the townspeople would gather for events. The Ancient Agora of Athens was just that, the central point of ancient Athens. The agora was first built in either the 6th or 7th centuries BC and was damaged and rebuilt many times over the years during invasions by both the Persians and later the Heruli. Much of the agora lay buried until archeologists began excavating the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Excavations are ongoing, but the ruins can be visited for an entrance fee of €4, and is open daily from 8 AM to 3 PM. The agora is about a 14 minute walk from the city centre.
The Athens War Museum was founded in 1964 to honor those who fought for Greece and is also home to military artifacts for display. The museum has permanent collections containing things like rare weapons and firearms from different eras and different places across the world, maps and prints of Greece throughout time, and an outdoor area with large artillery weapons and aircrafts. They also have temporary exhibitions that focus on things like the National Revolution and the 1821 Greek War of Independence, as well as covering more “modern” battles, like World War II. They are open every day except Monday from 9 AM to 7 PM and admission is €3. The museum is about a 16 minute walk from the city centre.
Kokkino Limanaki Beach with sand and pebble
Hit the beach
Kokkino Limanaki Beach is a narrow, 400 meter-long beach that is made up of a mix of sand and pebbles. It gets its name from the nearby red harbour, as “Kokkino Limanaki” means “red port” in Greek. This is a nice beach if you want to avoid crowds, as it tends to not get very busy. There is a great swimming area and the beach is protected from the wind, making the water calm. There are no facilities directly on the beach, so it is recommended to bring anything you need with you. The small town of Rafina is about 1.5km away from the beach and Agoni Grammi is here, serving traditional greek food. Kokkino Limanaki Beach is about a 33 minute drive from the city centre and is accessible via public buses.
Lagonisi Beach is one of the most popular beaches near Athens, visited by both locals and tourists alike. While crowds might be a deterrent, they have forced this beach to be meticulously maintained and developed. Walking pathways have been created and additional sand has been brought in to support the influx of people. There are also clean facilities with changing rooms and toilets available. The crystal clear water is calm and ideal for swimming as well. Just off of the beach is Kohylia Restaurant, serving Polynesian dishes and sushi, as well as a variety of cocktails, with views of the sea. Lagonisi Beach is about a 38 minute drive from the city centre.
Where to eat and drink
If you are in search of dessert, check out DaVinci Artisan Gelato. They produce all of their gelato in-house daily, using traditional Mediterranean methods and fresh ingredients that do not include preservatives or fat. They have over 60 flavors of gelato, including classic ones like pistachio and peach, as well as creations like strawberry cheesecake and banana toffee. They are a 10 minute walk from the city centre.
DaVinci Artisan Gelato, Athens.
Bock Beer Restaurant specialises in “Northern-European” dishes, with strong influence from Southern German cooking. Dishes like schnitzel, sausages, crispy pork knuckle, and German ravioli can be found on the menu, as well as “recommended” dishes like Ossobuco and rump steak. They also have five beers on tap and a large variety of bottled beers, as well as a selection of wines and cocktails. They are open at 5 PM on Wednesday through Saturday and 1 PM on Sundays, with the bar serving “until you get tired.” They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and are a 15 minute walk from the city centre.