Weather Averages for Athens in May
Averages for Athens in May
The temperatures continue to soar in May, with the continuing
approach of the summer's hot and sunny days. The average
daily temperature for Athens in this month can reach highs of 25°C
(77°F) or drop to an average minimum temperature of 16°C (61°F).
The chance of rain also drops during this month, as compared to the wetter winter months. There is an average rainfall of 23 mm over 8 days expected throughout this month.
Athens sees an average of 12 hours sunshine per day throughout this month.
The average temperature of the sea during this month in Athens is 19°C (66°F).
Protomagia on May 1st, also known as Labour Day in Greece, is a national holiday as well as a family day.
Fire walking is performed as part of the impressive festivities which occur throughout Agios Konstantinos kai Agia Eleni, a holiday dedicated to the original Orthodox Buzantine rulers.
Analipsi, or the Ascension, is an important religious festival that occurs 40 days after Easter.
The lovely weather of May also means that sight-seeing and exploring the city’s many attractions is an enjoyable way to spend the day.
Athens is justly famous for its wealth of historic sites that serve as a longstanding monument to the world of ancient Greece.
For example, the Acropolis, though in ruins, remains an impressive site that has original temples built to worship the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, with a museum that holds many sculptures.