Avg weather in March
12 Hrs per day
62 mm per month
72 % avg
9 Mph avg

Heraklion Weather in March

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What’s the weather like in Heraklion in March?

The Heraklion weather in March is enjoyable with higher temperatures than the winter months that have recently passed. It’s not so hot that you’ll feel uncomfortable in the heat, but there’s enough warmth for enjoying a day out exploring the city.

Geographical influences

Located on the north coast of Crete, Heraklion enjoys a Mediterranean climate that begins to warm up in March. It’s not hot enough to swim in the sea, but the mild weather and peaceful atmosphere in the city are ideal for sightseeing and visiting the historical sites nearby. Cooling winds bring temperatures down overnight, so pack a jacket to keep warm and check the forecast daily. Rainfall is moderate and showers can be quite heavy towards the start of the month.


The daily average is around 17°C, which continues to improve towards late-March. At night, it gets colder and temperatures drop to lows of 10°C after dark. The sun lasts for 12 hours a day and humidity levels are generally around the 72% mark. 9mph winds blow in from the north and there’s an expected rainfall of 62mm spread over the month.

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