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Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

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Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

Hi :)

Planning honeymoon for late Novmember, early December, what are the temperatures in Athens during this time?

Is it too cold to go to the beach?

How is the nightlife during this time as well?

Thank you :)

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1. Re: Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

Hi it will be cold to go to the beach. You can try and enjoy athens and world famous sites of mainland Greece here are some ideas for you below:

Acropolis, Athens

Illustrating the civilizations, myths and religions that flourished in Greece over a period of more than 1,000 years, the Acropolis, the site of four of the greatest masterpieces of classical Greek art - the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheum and the Temple of Athena Nike - can be seen as symbolizing the idea of world heritage

Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

This famous temple to the god of healing and the sun was built towards the middle of the 5th century B.C. in the lonely heights of the Arcadian mountains. The temple, which has the oldest Corinthian capital yet found, combines the Archaic style and the serenity of the Doric style with some daring architectural features.

Archaeological Site of Delphi

The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the 'navel of the world'. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.

Mount Athos

An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. The 'Holy Mountain', which is forbidden to women and children, is also a recognized artistic site. The layout of the monasteries (about 20 of which are presently inhabited by some 1,400 monks) had an influence as far afield as Russia, and its school of painting influenced the history of Orthodox art.


In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these 'columns of the sky' from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting.

Palaeochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

Founded in 315 B.C., the provincial capital and sea port of Thessalonika was one of the first bases for the spread of Christianity. Among its Christian monuments are fine churches, some built on the Greek cross plan and others on the three-nave basilica plan. Constructed over a long period, from the 4th to the 15th century, they constitute a diachronic typological series, which had considerable influence in the Byzantine world. The mosaics of the rotunda, St Demetrius and St David are among the great masterpieces of early Christian art.

Archaeological Site of Epidaurus

In a small valley in the Peloponnesus, the site of Epidaurus sprawls out over several levels. The cult of Asclepius first began there in the 6th century B.C., but the principal monuments, particularly the theatre - considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture - date from the 4th century. The vast site is a tribute to the healing cults of Greek and Roman times, with temples and hospital buildings devoted to its gods.


Mystras, the 'wonder of the Morea', was built as an amphitheatre around the fortress erected in 1249 by the prince of Achaia, William of Villehardouin. Reconquered by the Byzantines, then occupied by the Turks and the Venetians, the city was abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking medieval ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.

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Archaeological Site of Olympia

The site of Olympia, in a valley in the Peloponnesus, has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. The Altis - the sanctuary to the gods -has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C.

Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Luckas,

and Nea Moni of Chios.

Although geographically distant from each other, these three monasteries (the first is in Attica, near Athens, the second in Phocida near Delphi, and the third on an island in the Aegean Sea, near Asia Minor) belong to the same typological series and share the same aesthetic characteristics. The churches are built on a cross-in-square plan with a large dome supported by squinches defining an octagonal space. In the 11th and 12th centuries they were decorated with superb marble works as well as mosaics on a gold background, all characteristic of the 'second golden age of Byzantine art'.

Archaeological Site of Vergina

The city of Aigai, the ancient first capital of the Kingdom of Macedonia, was discovered in the 19th century near Vergina, in northern Greece. The most important remains are the monumental palace, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tumuli, some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs in the Great Tumulus is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world.

Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. These two cities are indissolubly linked to the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, which have influenced European art and literature for more than three millennia.

Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John "the Theologian" and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Patmos

The small island of Patmos in the Dodecanese is reputed to be where St John the Theologian wrote both his Gospel and the Apocalypse. A monastery dedicated to the 'beloved disciple' was founded there in the late 10th century and it has been a place of pilgrimage and Greek Orthodox learning ever since. The fine monastic complex dominates the island. The old settlement of Chorá, associated with it, contains many religious and secular buildings.


The Acropolis of Athens


The northern, eastern and southern slope of the Acropolis


The Ancient Agora of Athens


Olympieion of Athens


Hadrian's Arch


Panathenaic Stadium


Temple of Hephaistos.


The Odeion of Agrippa


Gate of Athena Archegetis.


East Propylon.


The Sanctuary of the Brauronian Artemis



Archaeological Museum of Brauron


Sanctuary of Poseidon and Athena at Sounion


The Theatre of Dionysos


The stoa of Eumenes.


The Odeion of Herodes Atticus.


National Archaeological Museum of Athens


Archaeological Museum of Marathon


The Tumulus of Marathon:


Archaeological Museum of Piraeus:


Olympic Park of Athens


cycladic museum www.cycladic.gr

benaki museum www.benaki.gr

keramikos museum

Byzantine museum

For more info and ideas:




....also choose to dine in between 34 very nice places in Athens if you visit the below link: nyloo.com/html/ent/712/ent.19712.list.7.1.asp

Enjoy Greece!

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2. Re: Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

PS: Athens has vibrant nightlife all year around. As my friend Buhalid will say 'Greece offers different experiences in different seasons'.

Enjoy Greece!

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3. Re: Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

Honeymoon in Athens in early December?A very bad idea!!!!Dont do it!!Visit Santorini or another island but only between May and October.I suppose you are a young couple so it would be better if you visit the islands.

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4. Re: Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

Hi....as you can see...mainland Greece has world class attractions.....and visiting them is not a bad idea at all....

Enjoy Greece!

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5. Re: Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

Thank you all for the wonderful information.

Now my Fiance and I just have to make our final decisions. Thank you again :)

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6. Re: Late November,early Dec. Temperatures?

You are most welcome alengirl905,

mainland Greece offers amazing sites....and will be very memorable visiting them....imagine for example visiting the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia......the place which gave birth to the Olympic Games!!!!!.....visiting the Temple of Hera where the Olympic Flame is lit before each Olympic Games.....The Acropolis of Athens one of the most extraordinary sites of our world!......The panathenaic stadium the place which hosted the first modern Olympic games in 1896.......You will tell your grandchildren about these visits ;)