What’s the weather like in Crete in March?
Sitting in the southern Aegean, Crete’s the largest Greek island. It’s between mainland Greece and the north coast of Africa, which means it has a warm Mediterranean climate. Temperatures are nice and pleasant all throughout winter and spring. If you’re going in March you can expect a good amount of warm and sunny weather, although you’ll also see some rain. The central mountains that run east to west across Crete mean you’ll find that things are hotter and drier in the south than in the north. This is because the mountains will shelter you from north westerly winds. Breezes will keep you comfortable on the coast, where it’s warmer than in the mountains.
The average high in Crete is 17ºC in March, which drops to 8ºC at night. It gets quite chilly in the evenings so you should bring some warmer clothes with you. The sea temperature is 16ºC, while humidity’s low. There’s 62mm of rain over eight days, and you can expect 12 hours of daylight with six hours of sunshine each day and moderate UV levels. Sunset’s at 6.15pm at the start of March. This is at 7.40pm by the end of the month due to daylight saving.