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Athens Weather in August, Greece

Athens Averages August


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    11 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    1 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    6 mm

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Athens Daily Averages August

August 2024 Daily Averages

1 Avg 29º 84º
2 Avg 28º 82º
3 Avg 28º 82º
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5 Avg 28º 82º
6 Avg 30º 86º
7 Avg 29º 84º
8 Avg 28º 82º
9 Avg 28º 82º
10 Avg 27º 81º
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13 Avg 27º 81º
14 Avg 28º 82º
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16 Avg 28º 82º
17 Avg 29º 84º
18 Avg 28º 82º
19 Avg 28º 82º
20 Avg 29º 84º
21 Avg 27º 81º
22 Avg 27º 81º
23 Avg 27º 81º
24 Avg 26º 79º
25 Avg 27º 81º
26 Avg 26º 79º
27 Avg 27º 81º
28 Avg 26º 79º
29 Avg 27º 81º
30 Avg 27º 81º
31 Avg 26º 79º
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What's the Weather like in Athens in August 


Temperatures in Athens in July reached their highest point for the year, and they don't cool off much in August.

The average temperature this month is 27°C (81°F), which is the same as it was in July, while the average low is 22°C (72°F), and the average high is just slightly lower than in July at 31°C (88°F).

Similarly to the month prior, the weather in August is consistent throughout the entire month. The average daily temperature remains at 27°C (81°F) for the beginning, middle, and end of the month, while there is virtually no rain and plenty of sunshine at all times as well.

The weather in August is predictable, which makes planning easy, as the weather rarely fluctuates from one day to the next. The lowest ever recorded temperature in Athens in August is 10°C (50°F), while the highest ever recorded temperature is 40°C (104°F).

Sunshine Hours

Although the temperature barely changes from July to August, the amount of sunshine does vary. The average amount of daily sunshine falls from ten hours in July to eight hours in August. Rainfall

The average rainfall in August is 10mm spread out over just one day, meaning that it virtually never rains in Athens this month. Same as in July . 

Sea Temperature

The drop-off in the amount of daily sunshine does not affect the temperature of the sea however. The average sea temperature in August is 25°C (77°F), which is the warmest in gets in Athens all year.

Water at this temperature is considered comfortable and warm by all, regardless of the duration. Warm outside temperatures and warm sea water make August an extremely popular time to visit beaches near Athens.


Although Athens is relatively not humid year-round, the humidity levels in August drop to the lowest of the year. The average humidity this month is just 50%, which is very comfortable and completely unnoticeable, although it does make for a rather dry environment.

Other weather

There is also an average of zero snow/fog days in Athens in August.

Athens Hotels in August 

Tony's Hotel 

Tony's Hotel offers a variety of rooms (singles through quadruples) and studios that are setup apartment-style.

Each room comes with a bathroom and shower, a kitchen area that includes a microwave oven and a refrigerator, air-conditioning, and wireless Internet. There is not an on-site restaurant, but room service is available.

The main draw to Tony's Hotel is its location, as the hotel is about a five to ten minute walk to most of the historical attractions in Athens, such as the Acropolis. They are located about a 20 minute walk from the city centre as well.

Hermes Hotel 

The Hermes Hotel is a three-star hotel that was renovated in 2004 and has 45 rooms for guests to choose from.

All rooms come with white marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, and room service, while certain rooms also have balconies. In addition to room service, there is a restaurant on-site serving breakfast from 7 AM to 10:30 PM and offers either a full buffet, or a continental breakfast which is served all night long.

There is also a bar in the lobby providing a variety of options. The Hermes Hotel is located just a four minute walk from the city centre.

Athens Beach for August 

Porto Rafti Beach 

Due to its proximity to Athens, Porto Rafti Beach is a popular beach, but especially so in August, with Athenians joining the tourists on vacation here.

Swimming is also popular here, as the water is very calm since the beach is protected from the wind because of naturally formed islands off of the coast.

There are places to rent sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as a parking area should you choose to drive.

Located just off of the beach is Agyrovoli restaurant, serving fresh seafood and Greek wines, with a view of the sea. Porto Rafti Beach is about a 37 minute drive from the city centre of Athens 

Votsalakia Beach 

Votsalakia Beach is another beach that is close to Athens, making it a favorite of visitors staying in the city, and locals trying to escape the warm temperatures.

The beach is made up of mostly pebbles, with a small amount of sand, and is very clean.

The beach is protected from the wind, making the water calm and great for swimming, but wearing water shoes is recommended because of the pebbles.

There are some facilities on the beach, as well as an area to play volleyball. Located about a 15 minute walk into the city from the beach is Barcode-Tapas Bar, offering Greek tapas with a Spanish influence, as well as a variety of drinks.

Votsalakia Beach is about a 13 minute drive from Athens  city centre and is accessible via city bus.

Bars and Restaurants 

Oineas Restaurant 

Oineas Restaurant is an eclectic place as they have old posters,signs, and other items that are from days of old, making you feel like you stepped back in time.

They serve authentic Greek food and their menu changes every two months, but you can expect to find dishes like grilled squid or Moussaka.

They also have a variety of Greek wines available to pair with your dinner. On Tuesday through Saturday in the evenings, and in the afternoon on Sundays, they have live music as well. They are open from 7 PM to 2:30 AM on Mondays, and from noon to 2:30 AM on Tuesday-Sunday. Oineas is a 15 minute walk from the city centre.


For gourmet Greek meals, go to Orizontes restaurant on the hill of Lycabettus, Athens. Interestingly, the hill is the highest peak in Athens.

Dine with an absolutely sensational, panoramic view of the beautiful city, this place can be enjoyed during the day or in the evening.

The Mediterranean menu draws inspiration from many Greek recipes, you can choose a more traditional dish or something modernised. The fresh ingredients and helpful staff help Orizontes get a very high rating.

Whether you're looking for a romantic meal or something for the family, you will want to keep coming back here! 

The warm August weather is ideal for eating outside in the evenings. Just make sure you pack mosquito repellent. 

Things to do in Athens in August 

Athens Concert Hall 

The Athens Concert Hall was opened in 1991 and contained two halls. Since then, two more have been added, bringing the total to four over 8,000 square metres.

The concert hall puts on a variety of events, such as operas, plays, and piano and orchestra performances.

Tickets go on sale three weeks prior to the event and can be purchased on-site, over the phone, or online.

On days of a performance, the hall is open from 10 AM to 8:30 PM on Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 2 PM and 6 PM to 8:30 PM on Saturdays, and from 6 PM to 8:30 PM on Sundays.  The concert hall is about a four minute drive from the city centre.

Museum Heraklion 

The Museum Herakleidon opened in 2004 and its collection is made up of artists (like Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and M.C. Escher) who have had (or do have) a significant role in the "evolution of Art."

The goal of the museum is to show its visitors how various artists have changed their work (evolved) over time. In order to do this, both finished pieces and sketches/drawings/personal items that help explain how the artists got from point A to point B are on display.

They also have temporary exhibitions such as "Edvard Munch, Beyond the Scream," which detailed other paintings done by Munch, besides his famous "The Scream" painting.

Admission is 6 and the museum is open from 1 PM to 9 PM on Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 AM to 7 PM on Sundays.

They are closed on Mondays and are located about a 20 minute walk from the city centre.

August is the perfect time to see the full moon in Athens. Keep your eyes peeled at night to see the beautiful view lighting up the sky. 

Monasitiraki Square 

Exploring Monastiraki square and flea market is recommended in August as the weather is warm and there is a lovely atmospheric hustle and bustle.

For splendid views of the city visit 360 bar and treat yourself to a delicious, refreshing cocktail. 

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