Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean region. The city is surrounded by three major mountains while the interior of the city is primary built on 12 distinct hills. The hills also benefit the locals and tourists alike in that they provide you with a refuge from the crowded streets and the noise of the city. The crowds and the summertime heat can become a bit of a deterrent when it comes to vacationing there during that time of the year. So when is the best time to visit Athens?