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Visiting Athens in February 2022 – The Definitive Guide

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In drama and philosophy, art and architecture, Athens is second to none. Known for being one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens is the capital and the largest city of Greece. Every year close to 3.5 million tourists flock around this place every year making it one of the most popular tourist hubs in the world.

This powerful city-state used to be the center for various forms of art, philosophy, the home of Plato’s Academy and so much more. Ancient Rome had a significant cultural and political impact on the European continent and is known for being the birthplace of democracy. The city is a very large cosmopolitan metropolis and a center for various economic, industrial, political, and cultural life in Greece.

The city of Athens will by no means let you go through monotony. Every moment spent in the city will show you something new at every turn. Being the largest city of Greece, Athens is known for its ancient heritage and is also a consignee of two world heritage sites. If you are visiting Athens in February, we have a complete guide to popular events, delicacies, tips, and everything you would want to know before your trip.

What makes Athens in February Special?


Athens in February
Athens in February


Athens in February is a blend of cold and warm temperatures, where the weather is slightly cool at the beginning of the month. By late February, the temperatures begin to rise and the Carnival season, otherwise called ‘Apokreas’, begins to descend.

Now when you are on a tour, you definitely wouldn’t want a chaotic atmosphere, would you? Athens Is a very popular destination to explore with numerous people visiting every year. But you can see a significant drop in the number of people visiting In February due to the cold and frigid weather conditions at this time. Since a lot of people choose to visit during the warmer months, this is a perfect time to visit this wonderful city of Greece. Other perks also include cheaper flights, cheaper hotel rates, more daylight hours making it the best time to visit.

Athens Weather in February


If you love the cold and the hot at the same time, this is the best place to be at. The weather in the initial few weeks of February is quite cold in Athens but is considerably warmer in comparison to other parts of Europe. The average temperature is about 10 to 13°C with lows reaching 7°C at night. Towards the end of the month, the sun is quite out there making wildflowers bloom around the Agora.

Visting Athens in February : Things To Do


With so many things to do in Athens, one can always go sightseeing, enjoy quality time in the National Garden or venture through those archeological museums. etc. Here is a list of a few of the many things for you to do on your visit this February.


1

The Acropolis

Acropolis - Athens in February


Even if you are in Athens for a short span of time, you shouldn’t miss out on climbing up the the Acropolis in the city. This is one of the most well-known attractions of Athens and is a symbol of the Greek capital city. If you want to beat the mass crowd, make sure you get there at the earliest. You can always opt for a guided tour to admire the history of this famous architecture.

February Timings
Open daily from 8 AM – 5 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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Athens Acropolis Skip the Line Tickets with Pa...
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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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€31.5
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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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€24.75
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: New Acropolis Museum & Panathenaic Stadium Tour
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Skip-the-Line: New Acropolis Museum & Panathen...
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€59
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Pristine Parthenon: Acropolis Tour & Skip-the-Line Acropolis Museum Tour
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€79

2

The Kotsanas Museum

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The Kotsanas Museum is a Venetian building from the 15th century, which houses an exceptional selection of unique inventions done by the Ancient Greeks back in the era. On your visit, you can discover that the technology used before the end of the ancient world is very similar to the beginning of our modern technology.

February Timings
10 AM to 3 PM

Location

Pindarou 6, Athina 106 71
Greece
Getting There ›

3

Temple of Olympian Zeus

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Temple of Olympian Zeus is a famous archeological site of Olympia, Greece, and was built in order to honor the chief of the gods. The temple has a magnificent golden and chryselephantine statue of Zeus, which is known as one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. The pediments present at the temple are the best surviving examples of early classical Greek sculpture.

February Timings
Daily 8 AM to 3 PM

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

4

National Archaeological Museum

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Known as one of the largest museums present in Greece, the National Archaeological Museum houses a few of the greatest collections of antiquities in the world. Established in the year 1829, this museum was built to house and protect the antiquities from across Greece. There are about 11,000 exhibits present and is sure a sight to witness.

February Timings
Tuesday - Friday: 9 AM to 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 9 AM to 4 PM

Location

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

National Archaeological Museum: Skip-The-Line e-ticket with Audio Tour
Tickets
National Archaeological Museum: Skip-The-Line ...
from
€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...
from
€13.5
Best Safety
Acropolis Hill, Museum & Parthenon Tickets With Mobile Audioguide
Tickets
Acropolis Hill, Museum & Parthenon Tickets Wit...
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€24.75
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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 ...
from
€7
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Acropolis & Acropolis Museum: Ancient Athens Tour With Skip The Line Tickets
Tours
Acropolis & Acropolis Museum: Ancient Athens T...
from
€80
Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens with Optional Lunch
Day Trips
Delphi Guided Day Trip from Athens with Option...
from
€87
Best Safety
Skip the Line Acropolis Museum & Athens City Tour
Tickets
Skip the Line Acropolis Museum & Athens City Tour
from
€54
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Museum Of Cycladic Art Tickets
Tickets
Museum Of Cycladic Art Tickets
from
€8
Kotsanas Museum Tickets: Ancient Greece – The Origin of Technologies
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Kotsanas Museum Tickets: Ancient Greece – The ...
from
€40

5

Ancient Agora of Athens

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The Ancient Agora of Athens is a prominent site of the Greek capital and is situated northwest of the Acropolis, between the two neighborhoods, Thission and Monastiraki. The place is a large space with ancient ruins and beautiful greenery. In history, the Agora was known for having a lot of political gatherings and juries, a center of Athens in antiquity.

February Timings
Daily 8 AM to 3 PM

Location

Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55
Greece,
Getting There ›

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

6

Athens Street Food Tour

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A paradise of street food, Athens is the perfect place to explore vast food culture, something that you can’t afford to miss. The street food scene in Greece is evolving every day. Get set to experience a unique tasting of the exotic Greek Cuisines as you walk through the neighborhoods of the city. You can indulge in a private Athens Street food tour and what other way to enjoy and explore Athens than eating your way through it?

February Timings
Monday to Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM, closed on Sundays

Location

Pl. Monastirakiou 6, Athina 105 55,
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
Food & Drink
Athens Food Tour With Wine Tasting
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€60
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Athens Original Vegan Tour
Food & Drink
Athens Original Vegan Tour
from
€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
Food & Drink
Get a Taste of Athens Food Tour
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€52
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Athens Street Food Tour
Food & Drink
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 nearby islands

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Want to escape all the hustle and bustle of Athens? Go on a full-day cruise trip tour through the historic landmarks of Aegina, the leafy island of Poros, and experience the beautiful beaches. You can also enjoy delicious Greek food and experience live entertainment aboard in a state-of-the-art boat and indulge in various optional activities and more.

February Timings
Daily from 8 AM

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 Delphi

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Dive into the myths and monuments of classical Greece by opting for a day trip to Delphi from Athens. The archeological site of Delphi is UNESCO-listed and is known as the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece. You will stand in awe by witnessing the Temple of Apollo, you can discover the Archeological Museum and also visit the handicrafts towns of Archaova and Levadia on your way back to Athens.

Location

Athanasiou Diakou, Athina 117 43
Greece
Getting There ›

Meteora Express Tour
Day Trips
Meteora Express Tour
New Arrival
from
€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
from
€29
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Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens
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Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens
from
€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 February: Events to Look Out For


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Apokries Carnival

24 February - 2 March 2022
This is a big celebration that occurs before the period of lent. A lot of Greeks are seen wandering through the streets, eating, singing, drinking, partying in festive outfits when the festivities begin. During the Carnival, you will witness parades with satirical floats. The city will be surrounded by street parades, exotic Greek cuisines, homemade sweets, music and so much more. You can also enjoy the live concerts that will take place in squares and indoor halls.
Where: Varvakios Central Market, Athinas 42, Athina 105 51, Greece.

athens in february - greek fine food

EXPOTROF – The Greek Fine Food Exhibition

4 February - 6 February 2022
This is an exhibition done to promote quality Greek products for professionals in the premium food and beverage industry as well as for fine food lovers like you.
Where: Mediterranean Exhibition Center, Paiania, Greece.

Dancing Festival

Athens International Dancing Festival

25 February - 27 February 2022
Held annually since 2003, the dance festival has hosted renowned dance companies from Europe and America. The competition will be held on a Saturday and Sunday and is classified into categories – couple, teams, solo dancer, in almost all dance styles. Professional and even amateur dancers take part in this grand festival.

Athens February Essentials


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Athens Weather in February

February is among the coldest months in Athens, with an average temperature of about 10°C to 12°C. Rainfall is considerably moderate during this period. Towards the end of the month, the weather gets warmer and is the time when most visitors begin to flock around in the city. Although the crowd is still much lesser during February and there is not much hustle and bustle.

Athens Accommodation In Februry

There are plenty of places to stay during your visit to Athens. Here are a few of the well-known spaces you could reside that suits your requirement.


Athens Packing List for February

The beginning of the month is slightly cool; hence we recommend you to carry a few cardigans to keep you warm. Although the later part of the month gets hot, it is wise to get warm clothes and a raincoat just to be on the safer side.

Getting Around Athens in February

  • You can move around the city in the Metro as it is the quickest option.
  • You can also opt for a the suburban railway. This train provides a direct connection between the Piraeus Port and the Athens International Airport.
  • Another option would be to take a trolleybus, whose network is quite extensive to move around from one destination to another.

Athens in February: Seasonal Delicacies


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Baklava

Baklava is a dessert that contains nuts and butter with sugar. It is baked and sweet syrup is poured over the flaky item, where it absorbs the syrup by the crispy layers of phyllo. Take a bite of it and its exquisite flavor and the flaky crust will blow your mind.
Where to eat: Maiandros, Cafe & Bar Restaurant.

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Courgette Balls ( Kolokythokeftedes )

A traditional, falafel-like Greek dish, it is a very popular Cretan meze and is found in a lot of Greek restaurants. Your palette is going to be satisfied with its texture, salty, feta cheese, and a pinch of fresh mint. It is hard and crispy on the outside and extremely creamy on the inside.
Where to eat: Filema Restaurant .

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Greek Coffee ( Ellinikos )

This is a style of coffee that is had in Greece. It is served in a traditional long-handled copper pot, otherwise known as briki in Greek. The coffee comes in three different tastes – Vari Glyko (strong), Metrios (medium sweetness), and Sketos (no sugar).

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Amygdalota

Almonds are an important ingredient in Greek culinary. A gluten-free almond cookie that is eaten perfectly with a cup of warm Greek coffee. This food may be served differently in various parts of Greece, yet almonds are the dominating ingredient in this dish. This is a dish that symbolizes new beginnings and is hence offered during engagements and weddings.

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Dolmadakia

These are stuffed grape leaves and are another popular Greek cuisine. They are tiny dolmades made of stuffed grape leaves. Within the leaf consists of the meat of ground lamb or beef along with rice stuffing. This dish is commonly served as an appetizer in many restaurants along with lemon wedges.
Where to eat: Enastron

Tips for Visiting Athens in February


  • The weather in February is quite unpredictable with early winters and late summers. Hence it is ideal to bring warm clothing during this period. It is also a wise option to carry a good raincoat.
  • Stroll across the streets, shop at the markets, and check out the museums without fighting for space by visiting in February.
  • The prices drop significantly if you are looking to book flights or hotels. They are half the price in comparison to June or July. So, if you are looking to travel without having to spend too much, this is the best month to do so.
  • If you are arriving during the initial few weeks when it is still cold, the best places to visit would be the National Archeological Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art.
  • Want to go wine-tasting? Visit Papagiannakos Winery in the Attica region of Athens.
  • If you are an adventure freak, go hiking to Kea as it offers a beautiful scenic view of the city.

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