Weather Averages for Athens in October
Averages for Athens in October
The autumnal weather continues in October.
The temperatures remain mild and warm, with an increased chance of rain. There is an average rainfall of 51 mm over 8 days expected throughout this month.
Light clothes with a warm jacket or jumper for the evening should be more than sufficient for this month, with shorts and t-shirts the most suitable attire for the majority of the time. The average daily temperature for Athens in this month can reach highs of 24°C (75°F) or drop to an average minimum temperature of 15°C (59°F).
Athens sees an average of 8 hours sunshine per day throughout this month. Many find this time of year the best time to visit Athens, as the temperatures are warm without reaching the extreme heights of summer. The average temperature of the sea during this month in Athens is 22°C (72°F).
Whilst the weather remains warm, October is a perfect time to explore the city.
The sheep are brought down from the hills for Agios Dimitrios, which marks the end of grazing season in Athens.
Ochi Day (or ‘No Day’) is a national holiday that is celebrated throughout Greece with patriotic parades and dancing. It is in celebration of the anniversary of Greece's refusal to surrender to Mussolini in 1940.
Athens is a historically rich city with plenty to see and do throughout the year. You can see the changing of the guard at the Parliament Building on the hour. The building was originally constructed as a royal palace, but fire damage meant that it had to be rebuilt for the National Assembly.