Updated September 19th, 2022 by Travel the Greek Way
Are you going to Greece in November and you are wondering what to pack?
You may have questions about the weather and you are a bit confused as to what to wear in Greece in November.
This post will help you answer some of your questions with examples of what to wear in Greece in November on different occasions.
I also provide useful information on where best to stay in Athens or around Greece: Nafplion, Pelion, and Zagorochoria.
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How Cold is it in Greece in November?
Greece has four distinct seasons and November might be slightly cold, especially during the second half of the month. The mountains and the north of Greece may have significantly lower temperatures than the cities or the south islands, such as Cyclades or Crete.
For your packing list for Greece, the best is to pack lots of layers and a warm jacket that can be used on many occasions and can protect you from rain and wind.
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Who Visits Greece in November?
A lot of people are visiting Greece in November because they have business meetings to attend, mostly in Athens, Thessaloniki, or other major cities.
Greece in November is also great for couples, as they can get moments of privacy and solitude in destinations that are often heavily overcrowded.
Other visitors have free time and prefer to explore Greece in the quietness of the sites and with the best shoulder season prices.
Between November and March, all the archaeological sites in Greece are half-price plus every first Sunday of each month, the entrance to the sites is completely free for everyone.
This is the time when the farmers collect their apples, chestnuts, quinces, and lotuses so, in very fertile areas like Pelion, the fruit is everywhere to smell and try the local varieties. I just love November in Greece and that it is finally so much cooler than the scorching summer heat.
What to wear in Athens
Athens, is a large city, home to some of the most imposing and famous archaeological sites in the world such as the Acropolis Hill.
Athens is also the capital city of Greece and the most important economic center of the country. Athenians are more or less dressed in a casual or a casual-chic style unless they have a business to attend to, in which case they are dressed in office attire.
That would mean you can wear a shirt or a neutral-colored blouse like those:
As for pants (trousers), if you are not 100% sure that the meeting is super casual, then I would avoid wearing jeans.
I would prefer some neutral-looking business pants that make you feel comfortable and warm enough in chilled weather. I always choose pants over skirts or dresses for work meetings because they are simply so much more comfortable and keep me warm if I want to go out for a shopping stroll!
That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t pack your favorite pair of jeans. Jeans in Greece are great most of the time especially if you are going out in the evening to a bar or a casual restaurant.
As for shoes in Athens, loafers and classic cut neutral boots are great for any work meeting. The secret for me when it comes to long meetings is comfort, class, and neutral attires.
Where to Stay in Central Athens
I have collected a fantastic list of some of the best Athens hotels close to the must-visit sites and the Metro in Athens.
On the left list, you will find the best mid-range to luxury hotels in Plaka, the old part of Athens, and on the right list, the best budget Athens hotels for an excellent and low-cost stay.
Acropolis and Acropolis Museum Tour with Entry Tickets
Book a 4-hour tour of two of the most significant sites in Athens: Acropolis Hill and Acropolis Museum.
The tour has a licensed guide who will offer a detailed and in-depth tour of the Parthenon and the other Temples in Acropolis as well as about the masterpieces inside the Acropolis Museum.
With entrance fees included and skip-the-line entrance, this is a great tour with the professionalism of Get Your Guide Partners in Athens.
What to Wear if you are Travelling the Greek Islands or Mainland
If you are a nature lover, a hiker, or you just love exploring nature and especially the steep mountains then Greece in November will be one of your favorite months.
I will never forget my first visit in late November to Parnassos Mt. near Delphi archaeological site. It was fine at its feet, but climbing towards the peak the weather changed all of the sudden to rain and cold and I was freezing. So, it is always best to be well-prepared for the unstable weather in the Greek mountains.
The islands can be warmer in general but can be hit hard by winds so go well-prepared with wind and a rain-proof jacket like the Marmot:
The secret to getting dressed in colder weather is to have layers that you can easily add or remove depending on how much warm or cold you feel.
If you are thinking of visiting a ski resort, November may not be a good month as there will be not enough snow around to ski.
However, hiking or just driving through the mountainous villages of Zagorochoria or Pelion, will be a very rewarding experience.
But you will need appropriate boots to avoid unwanted slips or even injuries in areas where there are many leaves on the ground and making it more slippery.
I have two Salomon boots, that I use for both hiking and when the weather is rainy and slippery:
Salomon Shelter CS WP boots
These elegant hiking boots offer a great fit and waterproof protection, but can also be used as winter city boots.
Where to Stay in Nafplion Peloponnese
Read here 14 Best Things to Do in Nafplion 2022
Amymone and Adiandi Hotel (Breakfast included)
Amymone and Adiandi Hotel is situated in the classical, old part of Nafplion. Combining tradition with modern style, the boutique mansions Amymone and Adiandi offer tasteful rooms with wooden floors and ceilings, hydromassage showers, and modern art.
What will amaze you the most in this hotel? The Nafplion views and the delicious huge Greek breakfast!
Check availability and prices on Booking.com
Where to Stay in Pelion
Pelion is a deeply forested peninsula with 28 traditional, beautiful villages full of old mansions and monuments, trees laden with pears, apples, and chestnuts, planes, streams, and centuries-old bridges.
As if that was not enough, the peninsula is surrounded by endless golden sandy beaches, some of the best in Greece. The area is ideal for exploring the villages and hiking its numerous kalderimi (local trails) that connect the houses and the villages.
Guesthouse Theareston (Booking rate 9.6, B&B, doubles from €70), is a beautiful mansion, constructed with local stone and wood, with rooms featuring a fireplace that you can light and fall asleep in their warmth.
The hotel also features a hot tub, sauna, and an outdoor pool with a sun terrace while the rooms enjoy impressive mountain and the Aegean Sea views.
Where to Stay in Zagorochoria
Zagorochoria is a stunning mountainous region on the western side of Greece and is a complex of 46 picturesque villages nestled in the heart of nature.
Besides the amazing villages in the region, the area offers incredible natural explorations such as the Gorge of Vikos and the Voidomatis River.
It is a very popular winter area for many activities such as hiking, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and rock climbing.
Papaevangelou Hotel (Booking rate 9.7, B&B, doubles from €109) is simply outstanding!
Set on the outskirts of Megalo Papigo village, is a traditionally built property offering warmly decorated rooms with wooden floors and ceilings.
A fantastic basis for exploring Zagorochoria in comfort, style, and Greek warmth and hospitality.
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How to Easily Travel Around Greece
There is a good network of public buses and trains connecting even the most remote village.
For me, who I am an adventurous spirit and love visiting and fully exploring a region, driving my car is an essential tool on my travels.
I suggest you rent a car so that you have the freedom to go wherever you want whenever you want!
Did you visit the Greece in November? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear whether I managed to get it onto your bucket list! Till next time, Evgenia❤️
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- Athens Hotels Near Acropolis
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