Crete: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Find the perfect time to go to Greece from average climate conditions in many locations like Matala or Réthymnon on this page.

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When is the best time to go to Crete?

When is the best time to go to Crete? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Crete, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Heraklion are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Heraklion are July, August and September, and the coldest months are January, February and March
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Chania, Gavdos Island, Gazi, Gouves, Ierapetra, Matala, Paléochora, Réthymnon, Sitia, Kissamos and Malia, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • August is the best month for swimming in Heraklion

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Crete for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
tolerable Crete in january
tolerable Crete in february
tolerable to good* Crete in march
good Crete in april
good to perfect* Crete in may
perfect Crete in june
perfect Crete in july
good to perfect* Crete in august
perfect Crete in september
good to perfect* Crete in october
good Crete in november
tolerable to good* Crete in december

When to go to Crete by city

Heraklion

Best time to go to Heraklion

The best months to go to Heraklion are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Agios Nikolaos

Best time to go to Agios Nikolaos

The best months to go to Agios Nikolaos are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Chania

Best time to go to Chania

The best months to go to Chania are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Elounda

Best time to go to Elounda

The best months to go to Elounda are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Gavdos Island

Best time to go to Gavdos Island

The best months to go to Gavdos Island are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


Climate and Weather in Crete

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Temperatures and rainfall in Crete

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Crete and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Chania, Elounda and Gavdos Island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of Crete

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cities in Crete (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Crete

What can I do in Crete?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Crete reliable?

Climate data for Crete has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Crete allows us to determine the average for each month in Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Chania, Elounda, Gavdos Island, Gazi, Gouves, Ierapetra, and 9 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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