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Crete: Climate and when to go

Crete weather, the weather and temperatures in summer and winter on the Greek. When to go to Crete and advice on which are the best times to visit.

Crete weather and when to go

Due to its location Crete has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The best time to visit depends on what you look for the stay on the island. The tourist season officially opens from April with the arrival of Orthodox Easter, and ends in mid-October when, the island was depopulated and are closed with direct flights to major European cities.

L'va winter from January to March. In recent months the stay in Crete is generally not recommended because the weather can be cold and rainy, but above all there are few hotels open and it is difficult to find a suitable accommodation: the only option is to stay in cities like Chania or Heraklio. But, sunny days offer some amazing views of snow-capped. In this period also the first flowers bloom: the almond bloom in January and the citrus trees are full of fruit. The winter period is ideal to visit the museums and archaeological sites, such as the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and the palace of Knossos, without finding the tail that is ubiquitous in high season. In general the winter months in Crete are suitable for those seeking tranquility.

When winter weather Crete
Crete in winter

to March and April the weather is still unstable with warm, sunny days, or very rainy. The nights are still fresh and the sea is still too cold to swim, if not for the more adventurous. With spring, the island is in her period greener and the flowers cover most of the island offering beautiful landscapes.
In April, there's also the first tourists and is also held the Greek Easter, which, for the Greeks, is the most important holiday of the year and, therefore, you can discover the traditional hospitality of Crete.

Crete climate when the spring go
Crete in spring

May and June are the best months to visit Crete: summer starts, the climate is wonderful, the sea is warmer, the sun always shines and there are still many tourists. The temperature forwards are very pleasant, it's hot but not too much.

July and August correspond to the high season of Crete. The temperatures are high (sometimes the thermometer beat also 40 degrees) and the days of consequence are very hot: the ideal climate to keep the sea and swim! High season brings in Crete mass tourism and accommodation prices are very high. it's’ You can still find villages and beaches fairly quiet. ALSO SEE MORE BEACHES’ BELLE OF CRETE WEST

A September and October Clay is not more crowded with tourists even if the sea is still warm and the temperatures are still summer. Cretans relax. September one of the periods favored by hikers, as temperatures drop below 30 degrees.

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Crete in September and October found peace with the end of the high season

A October and early November there are still hot days even if the weather gets a little 'more unstable, and the first rains. In late October tourism stops abruptly, with the suspension of charter flights to europe.

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Crete in Autumn is ideal for a quiet vacation away from the crowd

November and December months and are likely to find good weather are still favorable and generally you can still swim. Although you'll have to prepare for a few days of rain, daytime temperatures along the coast are stable between 10 and the 18 degrees.

Temperatures of Crete

The table below shows the average temperatures of air and water of Iraklio, on the north coast of Crete. The south coast is generally two degrees Celsius warmer (even if the water temperature is approximately similar). The area east of the island is less rainy than the north and, in particular, of the north-west.

MONTH

Temp. Maximum ºC

Average daytime temperature

Water
Temp. °C

Days with rain

January

16

12°C

16

14

February

16

13°C

15

11

March

17

14°C

16

8

April

20

17°C

17

6

May

24

24°C

19

3

June

28

24°C

22

1

July

29

26°C

24

0

August

29

26°C

25

0

September

27

24°C

24

2

October

24

20°C

23

6

November

21

17°C

20

8

December

17

14°C

17

9

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