When is the best time to go to Chania?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Chania are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July, August and September
  • July is the driest month
  • The coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months are January, February and December
  • August is the best month for swimming

Annual weather in Chania

For full information about the climate and weather in Chania a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 50°F/58°F
February 52°F/59°F
March 54°F/63°F
April 59°F/68°F
May 68°F/76°F
June 76°F/81°F
July 81°F/86°F
August 79°F/86°F
September 74°F/83°F
October 67°F/76°F
November 59°F/68°F
December 54°F/61°F

Weather and climate in Chania

Chania enjoys a hot-summer Mediterranean climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Chania is 72°F (ranging from 58°F in january to 86°F in july). Annual rainfall is 41.5in, with a minimum of 0.3in in july and a maximum of 7.2in in january.
  • Between january and february the climate is passable, but still OK. The temperature rises to 59°F and it rains about 27% of the time in february.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is favorable. It is for example 68°F as maximum temperature in april.
  • From may to september the climate is very good. At lunchtime, it's 83°F in average.
  • Between the months of october and november the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 68°F and, in november, 5 days of rain are expected.
  • In december the climate is passable, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 61°F in average and, in december, 8 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Chania

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Chania: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Chania

Find out when Chania has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Chania

  • Very low season in Chania
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Chania
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, May, June and October.
  • High season in Chania
    The number of visitors to Chania is high in: July and September.
  • Peak season in Chania
    The largest number of tourists visiting Chania is during: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Chania month by month

Best time for low prices in Chania

Average prices of hotels in Chania month by month

Generally, November is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Chania. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, August is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Chania

A return flight between London and Chania is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 180 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 131 more for your airline ticket to Chania if you go in december.

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Average price of hiring a car in Chania

On average, it costs $ 25 per day to hire a car in Chania. This price varies by $ 37 depending on the month. In november, hiring a car costs an average of $ 15 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 52.

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