Athens, Greece » City Info » Geography

Surrounded by Mount Parnitha in the north, Mount Aegaleo in the west, Mount Hymettus in the east, Mount Penteli in the northeast, and the Saronic Gulf in the southwest, Athens extends itself over 2,928 kmĀ² of land. Slouched across the central plain of Attica, the city is covered with gorges, caves, springs, torrents, and well-marked paths. The tallest peak is hosted by Mount Parnitha. Parnitha is around 4,767 ft tall and is recognized as the national park of Athens. Acropolis is 512 ft tall and is flat-topped.

River Ilissus flows through Athens and contains a lot of water after winter storms. The plains of the city consist of isolated limestone hills, including the Lycabettus or Lykavittos, which ascends about 339m above sea level.

  • Climate

Athens experiences a typical Mediterranean type of climate with mild winters and hot summers. The city is hot and dry between July and August. Sometimes, the summer in Athens is also prone to smog due to the pollution-related conditions in the city. Spring and autumn are pleasant, going milder towards winter. Spring is from May to June and autumn is from September to October.

Rainfall is sparse and is enjoyed from mid-October to mid-April. Sometimes, few showers are also observed in summer. Athens also experiences snowfalls almost every year. Fog is unusual and is generally behind the Hymettus mountain range towards the east.