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There is definitely something special about Athens in September. It's the best time of year to visit because the weather during this fall month is still pleasant and sunny days are guaranteed. The temperatures are not as high as through June to August so you can enjoy the agreeable climate on your walks and discoveries.

During the last weekend in September, the archaeological sites and museums are free for entry and the archaeological sites still remain open until late.

Crowds are less so you can take full advantage of the city's shops and restaurants, which reopen in September when locals return to the city after their summer break.

Stroll down Plaka's narrow streets and visit the Acropolis, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, without having to make way through the hordes of tourists.


What to wear when you visit Athens in September

The roads are often stony so comfortable closed flats are a must. Wearing high heels when sightseeing is not only impractical but also banned because of the damage they may cause.

September is still quite sunny so don’t forget your sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses!


Free Admission Days for Museums in Athens in September

If you are visiting Athens in September, you can visit most museums and sites for free on the following days:

  • The last weekend of September (European Days of Cultural Heritage)
  • September 27 (International Tourism Day)


General Free Admission for Museums in Athens

  • Children under 12 years old
  • Students from E.U. countries
  • People over 65 years old
  • People with special needs and their attendant
  • Holders of cards: ICOM, CIMAM, AICA
  • Journalists, guides, soldiers


What to Visit in Athens in September

  • Panepistimiou and Stadiou St.
  • The Panathenaic Stadium
  • Lycabettus Hill 
  • The Parliament House
  • The Catholic Cathedral
  • The Athenian Trilogy
  • The Arch of Hadrian
  • The Temple of Olympic Zeus
  • Syntagma Square
  • The Monumental Gate
  • The Propylaea
  • The Acropolis
  • The New Acropolis Museum
  • Dionysiou Aeropagitou St.
  • The Plaka District


The Travel Insiders offer tours in Athens in September for all tastes and budgets.

If you would like experience Athens with other fellow cruise passengers, you can join a Piraeus/Athens shore excursion and see all the highlights on a budget while making new friends.

Should you prefer to travel on your own pace and according to your preferences, then our Piraeus/Athens private tours will meet your demands.

Our multi-port tours package, which includes tours in Athens, Olympia and Santorini, will save you both valuable vacation time and money offering you the best private shore excursions package at the most competitive price!