Crete – Weather

Crete is known for its warm and sunny climate that lasts throughout the year with hot summers and mild winters. For sun seekers, you can’t go wrong with a holiday to Crete. The hottest months are between May to October, which is the best time to go for guaranteed sunshine and minimal rainfall.

The weather in Crete is mild for the most part. April and May are very pleasant with an average temperature of 24°C and lows of 12°C. You’ll need to pack light clothes for the daytime and warmer clothing for the evening if you’re planning to visit in spring to prepare for the difference in temperatures from day to night.

Summer weather in Crete is beautiful with high temperatures and low rainfall.

Temperatures range from 18°C to 29°C throughout the summer with the warmest weather arriving in July and August. Prevailing winds from the northwest bring cooling breezes to the coast during the day, helping to cool you down from the hot and humid weather. There’s less than 1mm of rain per month with up to 13 hours of sunshine a day.

Temperatures remain quite high through autumn and early winter with an average temperature of 17°C in November and 14°C in December.

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