What’s the weather like in Elounda in December?
Even though it’s the winter, the Elounda weather in December still has an average temperature well into double digits. Pleasant sunshine fills this Greek resort on the stunning Mediterranean island of Crete for a few hours each day, but it is one of the wettest times to visit.
The weather in Elounda in December is slightly affected by the resort’s location on Crete’s pretty northern coast. Resorts here usually have cooler and wetter conditions than those in the south because the northern winds reach this part. Southern towns and beaches are shielded by Crete’s central hills.
You can look forward to an average daytime temperature of 17°C as Crete benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate in December. Cooler days may dip to around 10°C and that’s the temperature you can expect at night time too. Average rainfall measures 89mm, making December and January the wettest months, so keep a rain jacket handy. Winds are light at an average of just 11mph. You’ll see around four to five hours of sunshine a day and have plenty of chances to stroll the beaches and take in the charming villages near Elounda.