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Visiting Athens in April 2022 – The Definitive Guide

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Athens, the capital of Greece is one of the world’s oldest cities, with the earliest human presence dating all the way back to 11th century BC. A powerful city state in its prime, it was a center for learning, arts, and philosophy, and is often called the birthplace of democracy.

The heritage of the ancient city is still evident throughout Athens, represented by its works of art and its ancient monuments. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Ancient Agora seeing millions of visitors every year.

What makes Athens in April Special?


Athens in April
Athens in April


April is considered one of the best times of the year to visit Athens since it is the middle of Spring. The daisies and poppies bloom throughout the city, giving it a vibrant and lively atmosphere. The weather is warm and sunny, and is perfect for exploring the city’s numerous attractions. Average temperatures are around 20℃, and it's rarely overcast.

Although crowds are lesser than in the peak season, there are more tourists than during the winter.

Athens Weather in April


Athens' weather in April is warm and sunny. The average temperature during the day is about 20℃. In the evenings and nights, temperatures can get fairly low, and averages around 11℃. Be sure to bring some warm clothes if you plan to explore the city at night. There is about a 15% chance of rain during the month, although it's rarely gray and overcast.

Visting Athens in April : Things To Do



1

The Acropolis

Acropolis - Athens in April


April is a great time to visit the ancient ruins of Acropolis. With fewer tourists than during summer, you can explore the Acropolis and its monuments in peace. On top of the hill, the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike are a must-see.

April Timings
Daily from 8 AM to 6 PM

Location

Athens, 105 58
Greece
Getting There ›

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Athens Acropolis Skip the Line Tickets with Parthenon Entry
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€13
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Ancient Athens Pass with Skip the Line Entry to Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus
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Ancient Athens Pass with Skip the Line Entry t...
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€32.85
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Acropolis Guided Tour With Skip-the-line Entry
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Acropolis Guided Tour With Skip-the-line Entry
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€55
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Early Access Guided Tour to the Acropolis of Athens
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Early Access Guided Tour to the Acropolis of A...
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Skip the Line Athens Acropolis Museum Tickets with Optional Audioguide
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Acropolis & Acropolis Museum: Ancient Athens Tour With Skip The Line Tickets
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€80
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Acropolis Hill, Museum & Parthenon Tickets With Mobile Audioguide
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Acropolis Museum: Skip-the-line e-Ticket and Audio Tour
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€13.5
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Skip-the-Line: New Acropolis Museum & Panathenaic Stadium Tour
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Pristine Parthenon: Acropolis Tour & Skip-the-Line Acropolis Museum Tour
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2

National Archaeological Museum

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The largest archeological museum of Greece, The National Archaeological Museum is home to some of the biggest and most important items having artistic, cultural, or historic significance. Set aside about 3 to 4 hours to explore the museum. An early morning visit topped off with a delicious lunch at the museum cafeteria is a great choice.

April Timings
Monday - from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday to Friday - 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location

28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82,
Greece
Getting There ›

3

Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Located just a walking distance away from the Acropolism, the Temple of Zeus. Springtime is great since you won't see as many tourists as during the summer. Although it was reduced to ruins just about a 100 years after its construction, a good chunk of the monument continues to stand tall today.

April Timings
Every day from 8 AM to 7 PM

Temple of Olympian Zeus Ticket with Skip-the-Line Access and Audio Tour
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Temple of Olympian Zeus Ticket with Skip-the-L...
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€12.15
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Ancient Athens Pass with Skip the Line Entry to Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus
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€32.85

3

The Kotsanas Museum

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The Kotsanas Museum is home to some incredible models of Greek inventions. The museum is located in a beautiful Art Nouveau building, and has a total area of 700 square meters. The ‘Hi-Tech Inventions of Ancient Greece’ is an excellent exhibit that includes reconstructed inventions such as the Hydraulic Clock of Ktesibios, the robot servant, the Antikythera Mechanism, and more!

April Timings
Monday to Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM

Location

Pindarou 6, Athina 106 71
Greece
Getting There ›

National Archaeological Museum: Skip-The-Line e-ticket with Audio Tour
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National Archaeological Museum: Skip-The-Line ...
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€12.6
Acropolis Museum: Skip-the-line e-Ticket and Audio Tour
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Acropolis Museum: Skip-the-line e-Ticket and A...
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€13.5
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Skip the Line Athens Acropolis Museum Tickets with Optional Audioguide
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Skip the Line Athens Acropolis Museum Tickets ...
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€7
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€24.75
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€80
Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens with Optional Lunch
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€87
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Skip the Line Acropolis Museum & Athens City Tour
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Skip the Line Acropolis Museum & Athens City Tour
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€54
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Museum Of Cycladic Art Tickets
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Museum Of Cycladic Art Tickets
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€8
Kotsanas Museum Tickets: Ancient Greece – The Origin of Technologies
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€40

5

Ancient Agora of Athens

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Learn about the birth of democracy at this historic location. Located to the northwest of the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora of Athens is a space where some famous Athenian individuals such as Socrates, Aristedesm and Pericles engaged in debates. You can learn more about them, while enjoying audio tours as well as skip the line entry for a hassle-free experience.

April Timings
Daily, 8 AM to 5 PM

Location

Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55
Greece,
Getting There ›

Ancient Agora: Skip-The-Line with Audio Tour
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Ancient Agora: Skip-The-Line with Audio Tour
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€16.2
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Ancient Athens Pass with Skip the Line Entry to Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Zeus
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Ancient Athens Pass with Skip the Line Entry t...
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€32.85

6

Food Tour with Wine Tasting

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Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch in a quaint century old cafe. You can taste some seasonal delicacies that are only available in April, and check out some of the local foods such as aromatized vinegar, greek yogurt, olives, cheese, ham, and home grown coffee.

April Timings
Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Location

Pl. Mitropoleos, Athina 105 56
Greece
Getting There ›

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Athens by Night: Sightseeing, Spirits, and Food Tour
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Athens Food Tour: The Ultimate Culinary Experience
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€65
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Athens Food Tour With Wine Tasting
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Athens Food Tour With Wine Tasting
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€60
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Athens Original Vegan Tour
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Athens Original Vegan Tour
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€55
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Athens Food Tour: Eat Like An Athenian
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Athens Food Tour: Eat Like An Athenian
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€75
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Get a Taste of Athens Food Tour
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Get a Taste of Athens Food Tour
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€52
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Athens Street Food Tour
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Athens Street Food Tour
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€39
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Athens Food Market Tour and Greek Taverna Lunch
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Athens Food Market Tour and Greek Taverna Lunch
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€36
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Athens Food Tasting Workshop And Market Tour
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Athens Food Tasting Workshop And Market Tour
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€25
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Athens Greek Breakfast Food Tour
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Athens Greek Breakfast Food Tour
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€39

7

Go on a Cruise Trip to the Saronic Islands

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If you have time to spare your trip to Athens, make sure to embark on a cruise to Poros, Hydros, and Aegina! Visit the Temple of Aphaia on Aegina, stroll under the red tiled roofs of Hydra, and enjoy shopping on Poros. The April weather is perfect for a cruise, and is great for a swim in the crystal clear water as well. You can enjoy a relaxed day out with your loved ones, and soak in the Spring sun

March Timings
Daily from 8 AM, for 12 hours

Location

28is Oktovriou 42-44, Athina 106 82
Greece
Getting There ›

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Day Cruise From Athens To Agistri, Moni and Aegina With Mediterranean-Greek Lunch
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€135

8

Take A Day Trip to Mycenae

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Enjoy a day trip to Napplio and Epidaurus, along with a visit to the ancient ruins of the kingdom of Mycenae. With the onset of spring, you can see daisies and poppies blooming all around Athens, and make the most of the lush greenery as you explore the historic sites.

Location

Athanasiou Diakou, Athina 117 43
Greece
Getting There ›

Meteora Express Tour
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Meteora Express Tour
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€24
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Temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion Guided Tour from Athens
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€45
Temple of Poseidon and Cape Sounion Sunset Tour from Athens with Audio Guide
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€35
Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train
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Meteora Day Trip from Athens by Train
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€93
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Day Tour from Athens: Napplio-Mycenae-Epidaurus With Skip The Line Access & Optional Lunch
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Day Tour from Athens: Napplio-Mycenae-Epidauru...
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€87
Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens with Optional Lunch
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Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens with Option...
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€87
Sunrise Tour at Meteora
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Sunrise Tour at Meteora
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€29
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Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens
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Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens
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€109
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Sunrise Tour to Meteora
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Sunrise Tour to Meteora
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€29
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Morning Tour to Meteora
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Morning Tour to Meteora
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€29

Athens in April: Events to Look Out For


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New Model Army Concert

8th April 2022
Catch the iconic English rock band as they go on a European tour. Get a chance to see the legendary English guitarist, composer, and singer Justin Sullivan in action. If you’re someone who enjoys classic rock and metal, with influences of Goth and punk rock, this concert is a must! -

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International Monuments Day

18th April 2022
On this day all the city’s archaeological sites and certain museums are free to visit. This year, it's on the Monday following Easter Sunday. Also celebrated as World Heritage Day, the event is internationally observed and was first approved by UNESCO in 1983.

Athens - Easter

Easter

17th April 2022
The most religious holiday in Greece and Athens is Easter. On Friday evening, the beautiful Epitaphios Procession will be held, with the Resurrection on Saturday midnight. Numerous local delicacies such as red oiled eggs and kokoretsi can also be found on this day.

Athens April Essentials


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Athens Weather in April

The weather in April is warm and sunny. The average daytime temperature is about 20 ℃, while the average nighttime temperature is 11℃. There is a 15% chance of rainfall.

Athens Packing List for April

Although the weather is warm during the day, the night can get fairly chilly. It is recommended you bring a coupleof warm layers so you can explore the city easily at night as well. There is a small chance of rain during April. Carrying an umbrella or raincoat would be a good idea, although you most likely would not need it.

Getting Around Athens in April

Athens offers a range of public transport options to travel around the city including buses, trolleybuses, the suburban railway, the tram network, and the metro.

  • The Metro: The fastest way to travel around Athens is the Metro. There are 3 lines, and they connect to the tram, bus routes, as well as the suburban railway. The metro runs from 5 AM until midnight. Lines 2 and 3 run until 2 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. .
  • The Tram: The tram connects central Athens with the suburbs of Voula and Faliro. It also connects to the metro and overground train at 4 different locations, which makes switching easy.
  • Bus & Trolley: The bus network along with the trolleybus is extensive in Athens. The Airport Express buses also operate throughout the day.

Athens in April: Seasonal Delicacies


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Red Boiled Eggs

A specialty during Easter, the red represents the blood of Crhist. The shell symbolises Christ’s tomb, and cracking it symbolises Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
Where to eat: The Egg of the Rooster.

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Tsoureki

Tsoureki is a type of bread that is traditionally prepared during Easter. It features 3 braids, which symbolizes the Holy Trinity. The soft and fluffy bread with its stringy texture and semi soft crust is a delicacy that you shouldn’t miss!
Where to eat: Belle Vue.

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Lamb Chops

One of the most popular dishes during April, lamb chops, also known as paidakia are a version of lamb ribs. They are typically marinated with mustard, garlic, lemon, zest, olive oil, and peppercorn.
Where to eat: Sin Athena.

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Magiritsa

This is a soup made with lamb offal during Easter. It is flavored with dill, butter, onions, and sometimes, vegetables as well. Rice is added at the end and avgolemono is used to thicken the soup.
Where to eat: Funky Gourmet.

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Kokoretsi

This dish is traditionally served during Easter, and is typically eaten as an appetizer. It consists of goat or lamb intestines wrapped around offal, and is served with sweetbread. The dish is usually grilled on a griddle.
Where to eat: Mandrakis.

Tips for Visiting Athens in April


  • You can enjoy some seasonal delicacies around Easter Sunday time, which is typically on the 3rd Sunday of April.
  • In order to make the best of your visit, book visits to indoor sites such as art galleries and museums on rainy days.
  • Although the days are warm and sunny, the nights can be pretty chilly. Be sure to bring along some warm clothes and an umbrella to enjoy the city at night as well.
  • International Monuments Day is celebrated on the 18th of April, when you can avail entry to certain attractions and archeological sites for free. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
  • Be sure to cross-check the opening timings of the various attractions, since it varies throughout the year.

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