Weather Averages for Athens in March
Averages for Athens in March
March is the beginning of spring in Athens, so the weather
starts to warm up. The average
daily temperature for Athens in this month can reach highs of 16°C
(61°F) or drop to an average minimum temperature of 8°C (46°F).
With the rise in temperatures, sunnier days are also seen from March onwards and the expectation of rain drops, compared to the wet winter months. Athens sees an average of 8 hours sunshine per day throughout this month.
If you are in Athens in March, lighter clothes, plus a jacket or jumper for the evenings when the weather drops, will be sufficient. There is an average rainfall of 37 mm over 11 days expected throughout this month.
The average temperature of the sea during this month in Athens is 15°C (59°F).
Apokries takes place on the first Sunday before Lent in Athens, featuring parades and costume balls among the festivities that occur during this holiday.
Kites are flown in the countryside in Athens for Kathari Deftera.
Independence Day and Evangelismos, March 25th, is a Greek national holiday for which various parades and dances are held to commemorate the 19th century revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
The warmer weather also means it is the perfect time to start exploring the city properly and enjoy the many sights Athens has to offer.
Athens is rich in ancient monuments and landmarks that have survived since ancient times.
The ancient city of Rhamnous is an important historical site with many surviving ruins, including temples. Archaeologists are still excavating part of the site, in the hope of finding more ancient artefacts.