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 in Crete ?

What is the best time to go in Crete? Here is 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 most favorable months to visit 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 month in this city are January, February and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Gavdos Island, Gazi, Gouves, Ierapetra, La Canée (Chania), Matala, Paléochora, Réthymnon and Sitia with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • August is the more conducive month for swimming in Heraklion

For all 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
okay weather Crete in january
okay weather Crete in february
partially good weather Crete in march
good weather Crete in april
perfect weather Crete in may
perfect weather Crete in june
perfect weather Crete in july
partially perfect weather Crete in august
perfect weather Crete in september
partially perfect weather Crete in october
good weather Crete in november
partially good weather Crete in december

When to go in Crete by cities

Heraklion

Best time to visit Heraklion

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

Agios Nikolaos

Best time to visit Agios Nikolaos

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

Elounda

Best time to visit Elounda

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

Gavdos Island

Best time to visit Gavdos Island

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

Gazi

Best time to visit Gazi

The best months to visit Gazi are march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november et december.


Climate and Weather of Crete

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Temperatures and rainfall in Crete

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


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Map of Crete

Hover on cities to obtain information about weather.


About of Crete

What to do in Crete ?

Beaches / bathing

Nature and landscapes

Culture and heritage

Sport

Suitable for families

Crafts / shopping

Food

Night life

Are these weather information for Crete reliable?

Climate data for Crete are raised every day since January 2009.Also, the analysis of these meteorological data for Crete allows us to determine the average for each month in Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Gavdos Island, Gazi, Gouves, Ierapetra, La Canée (Chania), Matala, Paléochora, Réthymnon, Sfakia et Sitia.

So yes: these data are reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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