Spring is possibly the best time to visit Athens! Blossom covers the city, the weather is the perfect temperature and the streets are not yet crowded with summertime tourists. Read on our suggestions of the best things to do in Athens during the spring season.
The months of April and May enjoy balmy temperatures hovering around 18-20 °C, the perfect excuse for leaving your coat at home and sipping a coffee outside. Guests at Life Gallery athens are only a few miles from the elegant district of Kifissia, with its eclectic collection of upmarket cafes and wine bars as well as international brands and local boutiques. Just a little further south, the beautiful park Alsos Ktimatos Siggrou in Maroussi is the ideal place for a morning stroll.
The pleasant springtime weather provides an excellent opportunity for a day of sightseeing, so put on some comfy shoes and head to the ancient Acropolis and historic district of Plaka. Marvel at the majestic Parthenon without the usual tourist crowds before heading across the street to the contemporary Acropolis Museum and its interesting, informative exhibits. In the winter months the museum closes at 5pm (Mon-Thu) but stays open until 22:00 on Fridays and 20:00 on weekends. On the second floor there‘s also an elegant roof terrace cafe, perfect for gazing over Athens’ most important monuments whilst enjoying a refreshing drink.
In late Spring, head to the beaches of the Athenian Riviera for an early-season swim. Glyfada and Vouliagmeni are popular residential areas with great sandy beaches, with a range of buzzing bars and cafes for those who don’t dare brave the waters yet. Alternatively, guests of Life Gallery athens are also close to the picturesque beaches of Nea Makri and the coastline of East Attica.
Finally, in case the weather takes a turn for the worse there’s still a plethora of indoor activities to do in the city. Along the busy Vasilissis Sofias street are a string of great museum: the Benaki Museum, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens War Museum, Christian and Byzantine Museum and the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation.
Enjoy an exclusive getaway offer at Life Gallery athens and re-charge with a peaceful 3-night stay in the northern suburbs. The offer includes buffet breakfast, 15% discount at the Kool Life restaurant and free use of the sauna & hammam at our luxury hotel with spa in Athens. It is valid for stays of three nights or more, for nights between Thursday and Monday. Learn more here and enjoy your city break in Athens this spring.