flag Athens, Average Weather May

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  • Rainfall

    22.7 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    4 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    9 hours

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May daily averages


May daily averages for Athens

  • 1st
    21 70
  • 2nd
    21 70
  • 3rd
    19 66
  • 4th
    20 68
  • 5th
    20 68
  • 6th
    20 68
  • 7th
    19 66
  • 8th
    19 66
  • 9th
    19 66
  • 10th
    20 68
  • 11th
    20 68
  • 12th
    21 70
  • 13th
    21 70
  • 14th
    21 70
  • 15th
    21 70
  • 16th
    21 70
  • 17th
    19 66
  • 18th
    18 64
  • 19th
    20 68
  • 20th
    20 68
  • 21st
    20 68
  • 22nd
    21 70
  • 23rd
    22 72
  • 24th
    21 70
  • 25th
    21 70
  • 26th
    21 70
  • 27th
    21 70
  • 28th
    20 68
  • 29th
    20 68
  • 30th
    20 68
  • 31st
    22 72

What's The Weather Like in Athens in May?

The month of May in Athens sees spring in full gear, along with the first signs of the summer heat.

How Warm Is Athens In May?

The average temperature this month is 20°C, while the average low is just 15°C, and the average high rises to 24°C. The beginning of May brings sunny days, with virtually no rain, and an average daily temperature of 17°C .

Hottest and Coldest Mays In Athens

The lowest ever recorded temperature in May in Athens is 7°C and the warmest is 33°C.

How Much Does It Rain In Athens In May?

The average rainfall in May drops to 20mm over four days. This is a tiny amount, as rain this month is rare.

Can You Swim In The Sea In Athens In May?

The increase in sunshine and warmer temperatures also helps brings the average sea temperature in May to 19°C. This is a refreshing but not unpleasant temperature for most.

Is Athens Humid In May?

Athens is not a humid place at any time of the year, and levels in May are among the lowest. the average humidity is 60%, which is comfortable and largely unnoticeable, even with warmer temperatures in May.

Athens Hotels in May

Hotel Grande Bretagne is a five-star hotel with 320 rooms and suites available to its guests. Depending on the room, the view will either be of the hotel courtyard, or of the nearby landmarks, such as the Acropolis. Each room comes with a "wall-to-wall" marble bathroom and with a décor that pays tribute to Greek culture. The hotel has two restaurants, one on the roof of the building serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the other is located off of the lobby and serves breakfast, a "light" lunch, and dinner with a live piano player in the background. The roof also has a full bar area separate from the restaurant. There is also a spa, fitness center, and two pools (one indoor, one outdoor). The hotel is located just off of the city centre, about a two minute walk.

Coco-Mat Hotel Nafsika puts a large emphasis on relaxation, as their mattresses are world famous for their comfort, since they are made using "100% natural materials," and they do not have springs. They offer both standard rooms and suites and guests can even select the type of pillow they prefer. The hotel has a restaurant on-site serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as an "honesty bar" in which guests make their own drinks. They also have bicycles available for exploring the surrounding area and an herbal garden to relax in. The hotel is located about a 23 minute drive from the city centre.

Athens Beach for May 

Kalivia Beach has become popular among tourists and locals alike and can be quite crowded on the weekends. Pine trees and other plants come right up to the sandy, but mixed with pebbles, beach, which faces crystal clear water. The water is calm, as the beach is protected from wind, making it a great swimming area. Facilities like changing areas and toilets can be found here as well. Located just off of the beach is Boa, which serves coffee, breakfast, homemade sandwiches, and larger dishes like pastas and burgers. They also have a full bar. Kalivia Beach is located about a 38 minute drive from the city centre.

Due to its location (about 20km from Athens), Kavouri Beach is usually crowded, especially during the summer months. The beach is made up of sand and pebbles, and its clean water makes for a nice swimming area. There are facilities right on the beach and places to rent sunbeds and umbrellas as well. Certain parts of the beach have coves to be explored and greenery for natural shade. Numerous cafes offering both food and drink line the beach, but for a more "formal" meal, check out Naxos Restaurant. They serve traditional Greek dishes and having seating available on the beach. Kavouri Beach is located about a 23 minute drive from the city centre and is serviced by public city buses.

Bars and Restaurants 

If you are in search of a healthy meal, head to Avocado. They serve a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, and even paella, all prepared without preservatives or artificial ingredients. They also offer fruit juices, smoothies, and desserts. Avocado is open from 11 AM to 10 PM on Monday through Saturday, and from 11 AM to 7 PM on Sunday. They are located about a four minute walk from the city centre.

For a traditional Greek meal, visit Lithos restaurant. The interior of the restaurant has a rustic décor and there are two floors of seating areas, as well as an outdoor area for dining. They serve freshly made Greek dishes like a Cretan marathon pie, Myconos Loyza, stuffed mushrooms, and meat dishes like beef filet, lamb, and grilled pork. They also offer salads, seafood, and pastas in addition to having live music every day. Lithos is about a 13 minute walk from the city centre.

Things to do in Athens in May 

The National Archaeological Museum was founded in the late 1800's and is the biggest archaeological museum in all of Greece. The purpose of the museum is to host and conserve ancient artifacts and art (some dating back to prehistoric times) from various parts of Greece. There are five permanent collections which display things like ancient Greek sculptures, pottery, and figurines. They also have temporary exhibits, such as "Myth and Coinage," which displayed ancient coins and their relationship to mythology. The museum is open from 1 PM to 8 PM on Mondays, and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is 7 and they are located about a 22 minute walk from the city centre.

The Flisvos Marina is relatively new as it was established in 2002. It was rebuilt in order to provide first-class facilities, as well as to be able to host yachts and mega yachts. Visitors to the marina will find a variety of options for things to do, such as jogging or cycling areas, a sailing school, play areas for children, an open-air cinema, as well as cafes and restaurants. There are also boat trips that explore surrounding Greek islands. The marina is about a 10 minute drive from the city centre and is also serviced by local buses.

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