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Sunset Greece

Sunrise and sunset in Greece

Sunrise today: 7:37 h
Sunset today: 17:32 h
(Times for Athens)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Greece are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 14:50 hours the longest days are in June. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Athens last almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Athens rises at 7:37. The early sunset at 17:32 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of daylight in Athens

Average length of daylight in Athens
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Greece

Sunset GreeceThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for January 17th., localtime in Greece

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Irákleion07:25 am05:33 pm10:08 h
Khalándrion07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Maroúsi07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Ilioúpoli07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Glyfáda07:37 am05:32 pm9:56 h
Agios Dimitrios07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Acharnés07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Athens07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Néa Smýrni07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Kallithéa07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Ílion07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Peristéri07:37 am05:32 pm9:55 h
Níkaia07:37 am05:33 pm9:55 h
Piraeus07:37 am05:33 pm9:55 h
Keratsíni07:37 am05:33 pm9:55 h
Kalamariá07:47 am05:29 pm9:42 h
Vólos07:44 am05:32 pm9:48 h
Thessaloníki07:47 am05:29 pm9:42 h
Lárisa07:46 am05:33 pm9:47 h
Pátra07:46 am05:40 pm9:54 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Athens)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:38 am05:30 pm9:52 h
February07:13 am06:04 pm10:51 h
March06:34 am06:33 pm11:58 h
April06:48 am08:02 pm13:14 h
May06:13 am08:29 pm14:16 h
June06:00 am08:50 pm14:50 h
July06:13 am08:49 pm14:36 h
August06:38 am08:20 pm13:41 h
September07:05 am07:35 pm12:30 h
October07:32 am06:49 pm11:17 h
November07:04 am05:15 pm10:11 h
December07:32 am05:08 pm9:36 h

Where does the sun rise in Greece?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Greece is Ródos in Region South Aegean. There, the sun rises at 7:15 am and sets at 5:18 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Agios Georgis (Ionian Islands) at 5:44 pm.


Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the path of the sun determines not only the time of sunrise and sunset. The farther a country is from the equator, the more oblique the sun's path is to the horizon. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Athens lies on the 38th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Greece this period averages 30 minutes. In June, it's about 32 minutes in Athens, while in December it's 29 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)08:05 am04:27 pm8:22 h
New York (USA)07:15 am04:55 pm9:40 h
Sydney (Australia)06:00 am08:10 pm14:10 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:48 pm11:24 h
Moscow (Russia)08:44 am04:34 pm7:50 h
Shanghai (China)06:51 am05:16 pm10:25 h
Helsinki (Finland)09:02 am03:57 pm6:55 h

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