Best time to go to Crete for a perfect weather and where to go?

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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 June, July, August and September, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are January 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
January 13°C to 15°C
41%
February 14°C to 15°C
37%
March 15°C to 16°C
25%
April 18°C to 19°C
16%
May 21°C to 23°C
17%
June 25°C to 27°C
10%
July 27°C to 29°C
1%
August 27°C to 30°C
4%
September 25°C to 27°C
15%
October 22°C to 24°C
25%
November 18°C to 20°C
24%
December 15°C to 17°C
39%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Crete by cities

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.

Gazi

Best time to go to Gazi

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


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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.

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Where to go in Crete?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Heraklion16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Agios Nikolaos16°C16°C18°C20°C24°C28°C30°C31°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Chania15°C16°C18°C21°C25°C29°C31°C31°C29°C24°C21°C17°C
Elounda15°C15°C16°C20°C23°C27°C29°C29°C27°C23°C20°C16°C
Gavdos Island16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C29°C25°C22°C18°C
Gazi16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Gouves16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Ierapetra16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C29°C32°C32°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Matala16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C29°C25°C22°C18°C
Paléochora15°C16°C18°C21°C25°C29°C31°C31°C29°C24°C21°C17°C
Réthymnon16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C29°C25°C22°C18°C
Sfakia15°C16°C17°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C28°C24°C21°C17°C
Sitia16°C16°C18°C20°C24°C28°C30°C31°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Kissamos15°C16°C18°C21°C25°C28°C31°C31°C28°C24°C20°C17°C
Malia16°C17°C18°C21°C24°C28°C30°C31°C29°C25°C21°C18°C
Neapoli14°C15°C16°C19°C23°C26°C29°C29°C27°C23°C19°C16°C
Souda15°C16°C17°C21°C24°C28°C31°C31°C28°C24°C20°C16°C

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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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