Greece with its many luxurious islands, is often considered a summer hotspot for tourists. In turn, its capital city Athens is often overlooked when it comes to planning a winter escape.
If you really want to experience the local vibe in Greece – ditch the overcrowded beach scene and make a winter trip to Athens. You will be pleasantly will be a surprised!
Tourist pricing is a real bummer but during the winter in Athens everything is cheaper!
Forget paying mega bucks to sit in the cold, European winter snow. Winter in Athens brings with it cheaper flights, cheaper accommodation and even cheaper attractions tickets. Visiting the Acropolis from 1 November – 31 March, will cost you half the price than it would in the summer season.
THE WEATHER IS PRETTY AWESOME FOR EUROPE.
The summer heat in Athens can be grow to intense 32 degrees C ( 9 F) which can make walking the touristy streets not so pleasurable.
BUT in comparison to other European winter holiday destinations, Athens is still relatively warm compared to other capital cities such as London with its regular 5 degree C days (41 F).
Athens however, still sports 15 degree C (60F) days in the winter time – meaning it is a much toastier alternative to the snowy minus degree days that other European neighbours have to offer at that time.
Beat the intense summer heat and escape the winter chill by booking your tickets to Athens!
THERE ARE LESS TOURISTY CROWDS
Not only will seeing the Parthenon in winter cost you less, the lines are much shorter and seeing the sites is always better when there aren’t an extra 300 people around ruining your photographs!
That is not to say that Athens is ‘dead’ in the winter. In fact, many more locals who jet away to the surrounding islands during the summertime can be seen on the weekends in Athens at local cafes lazing in the sun having a drink of coffee or wine.
Winter is the best time to explore the ancient sites and enjoy the local vibes in Athens.
.. AND THE FOOD IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS!
The Greek cuisine is by far one of my favourites and guess what? It is sill just as tasty in the winter. You can find yourself in winter at the restaurants hanging out with the laid back locals and enjoying some quality Souvlaki or a mouthwatering Mousakka with a side of Greek salad without having to wait very long at all. Yum!
To sum up, if you have wiped Athens from your winter European bucket list be sure to pen it back in! A sure way to experience the amazing ancient Greek history without the usual chaos, you will be pleasantly surprised with a stopover to Athens during your next winter break.