As the historical capital of Europe and the largest city in Greece, Athens holds a significant place in the world as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities.
Record, its history has existed for around 5000 years, and people have lived inside since the 11th millennium. This city is one of the unique places to visit in Greece.
The city has a history as a central location in Greece and is widely known as the birthplace of democracy. It was also the home of notable philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Sophocles.
Visiting the city of Athens in November is great. The weather is pleasant; it sometimes rains, and a few sunny days. The most important factor is fees are generally more affordable in this period; accommodations, entrance fees to the attraction center, and tickets. Finally, the city is always free of crowds during this period as there are always fewer tourists.
November Weather In Athens
The average temperature in the city of Athens in November is in the range of 10°C – 18°C ( 50°F-64°F). It is most likely to experience a cool temperature with rain, though there might be a few sunny days. The average sunshine in a day during this month is just three hours.
In Athens, November has the same amount of sunshine on average as December and also experiences the second-highest average rainfall for the year.
What To Wear and Pack
Before setting off for a journey, the first and the most important thing to get ready is your traveling documents, means of identification, and medication. A portable backpack containing daily necessities like water bottles, umbrellas, bug spray, and a scarf. With Athens’s natural beauty and history, it is important to keep some memories. You will need a camera, memory cards, chargers, a laptop and charger, a smartphone, and an adapter (euro type).
The weather can be quite cool during this time of the year, so you are always advised to pack warmer clothes, especially for going out at night. You should also wear normal casual wear like jeans, shirts, and t-shirts and pack full-sleeved shirts.
You should also consider the religious activities around the city when packing your clothes, long skirts or gowns for ladies and trousers that cover the knees for men.
November Events and Festivals
November is one of the best and most exciting periods you can visit Athens. It is an exciting month that allows you to experience local life and enjoy the city more. The major events that hold in Athens in November are :
- Athens Authentic Marathon: this usually holds on the second Sunday in November. This event attracts thousands of people around the world to participate in it.
- Athens Polytechnic Uprising: a demonstration held on the 17th of November. It is the anniversary of the 1973 polytechnic uprising against the dictatorship. On this day, thousands of Athenians March toward the US embassy. The March often ends in a riot, so you can avoid it if it’s not what you want to experience.
- Wine Tourism Day: this usually holds on the second Saturday of November. The wine industry and various tourism committees organize it. It is an international celebration, and people celebrate it in more than just Greece.
November Sightseeing and Activities
There are a lot of activities to engage in during this period in Athens. You can take a free walking tour, giving you a deep insight into the environment.
Since the temperature will likely be cool in November, it may be too cool to go to the beach. You can have a fun walk along the beautiful coastline.
You can also take a visit to some ancient and beautiful places like:
- The Acropolis
- The Plaka neighborhood
- Propylaea of Athens
- Temple of Poseidon
- Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Before embarking on your journey, it is crucial to devise a comprehensive plan for your trip. Listed below are some suggestions to help you.
- Make research ahead
- Duration you want to spend
- Draft your timetable with places to visit
- Accommodation or hotel to lodge
- Means of transportation
- Always ask questions around.
Navigating Athens is easy. The most efficient way to discover the city is by walking. Other options include taking public buses, tour buses, the metro, taxis, or the Tram. Your activities and distance will determine the transportation you want to take.
Visiting Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, in November can be the most exciting and memorable moment of your life. Get your traveling documents, a flight ticket, and every other necessary need. Since the city is more affordable and cheaper in November, you don’t have to worry about accommodation, feeding, transportation, and other expenses.
The weather during this month is cool with rainfall, though you might experience a handful of sunshine. An umbrella, rain jackets, scarf, and long-sleeved shirt are all important things that you will need.
I recommend you travel to Athens in November over other months every time. Make your trip to the beautiful capital city of Greece and enjoy yourself in November.