Springtime in Athens is glorious. But don’t just take our word for it. If you’re planning a trip to Athens in March, April or May, here are some of the fantastic things you can see and do.

Go traditional with bakaliaro-skordalia - a Greek Independence Day treat.

Photo: Eleni Veziri

Great things to do in Athens in March

The skies over Athens are painted by colourful kites on Clean Monday.

Photo: Amalia Kovaiou

Take a moment (or three) to enjoy Athens' historic green spaces.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Great things to do in Athens in April

Tick off the Acropolis and other ancient sites for free on International Monument Day.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Take a springtime stroll on historic Philopappou Hill - aka The Hill of the Muses.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

May signals the start of Athens' much-loved open-air cinema season.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Great things to do in Athens in May

Poppies and daisies spring up all over Athens.

Photo: Thomas Gravanis