Best time to visit, weather and climate Crete

Best time to visit Crete, Greece

The best time to visit the island of Crete in Greece is from may until october, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature on Crete is 28°C in august and the lowest is 14°C in january. The water temperature is between 17°C and 28°C. The weather and climate of Crete is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Crete is an 8,7. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


Crete has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Crete or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Crete per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14°C 15°C 16°C 18°C 22°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 26°C 22°C 19°C 16°C
37
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43
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17
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10
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9
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3
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0
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6
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19
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22
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34
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Climate Crete

The island Crete has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are warm and dry, and the temperature is cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Crete is 21° degrees and there is about 297 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 64% and an UV-index of 5.


Climate Crete

 
Day
Night
Water
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 14°C 15°C 16°C 18°C 22°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 26°C 22°C 19°C 16°C
Night 12°C 12°C 13°C 15°C 18°C 21°C 24°C 24°C 23°C 19°C 16°C 13°C
Water 18°C 17°C 17°C 18°C 21°C 25°C 27°C 28°C 27°C 25°C 22°C 20°C
Precip 37
mm
43
mm
17
mm
10
mm
9
mm
3
mm
0
mm
1
mm
6
mm
19
mm
22
mm
34
mm
Rain
days
13 11 9 7 6 2 1 1 3 9 8 13
Dry
days
18 17 22 23 25 28 30 30 27 22 22 18
Sun hours
per day
6 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 7 6
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 4 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 6 5 5 4
 

Weather Crete january

On average, it is maximum 14° in january on Crete and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In january there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete february

On average, it is maximum 15° in february on Crete and at least around 12° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In february there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete march

On average, it is maximum 16° in march on Crete and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 17° degrees. In march there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete april

On average, it is maximum 18° in april on Crete and at least around 15° degrees. The sea temperature is around 18° degrees. In april there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete may

On average, it is maximum 22° in may on Crete and at least around 18° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21° degrees. In may there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 9 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete june

On average, it is maximum 25° in june on Crete and at least around 21° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In june there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 3 mm and the it will be dry 28 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july on Crete and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In july there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 0 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august on Crete and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In august there are 1 day of rainfall with a total of 1 mm and the it will be dry 30 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete september

On average, it is maximum 26° in september on Crete and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In september there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm and the it will be dry 27 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete october

On average, it is maximum 22° in october on Crete and at least around 19° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete november

On average, it is maximum 19° in november on Crete and at least around 16° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22° degrees. In november there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month on Crete.

Weather Crete december

On average, it is maximum 16° in december on Crete and at least around 13° degrees. The sea temperature is around 20° degrees. In december there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 34 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month on Crete.

14 day weather forecast Crete

The weather for Crete in Greece will be 23° till 19° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Crete is based on the weather in Heraklion.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
We
14 Apr
Bewolkt 23°C 14°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 5m/s 3
Th
15 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 20°C 11°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 5
Fr
16 Apr
Bewolkt 20°C 12°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 1m/s 4
Sa
17 Apr
Bewolkt 25°C 14°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 6m/s 3
Su
18 Apr
Bewolkt 26°C 16°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 4
Mo
19 Apr
Bewolkt 19°C 11°C 18°C 0.1 mm 20% 3m/s 4
Tu
20 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 19°C 9°C 18°C 0.3 mm 20% 2m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
We
21 Apr
Licht bewolkt 17°C 10°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 8
Th
22 Apr
Licht bewolkt 19°C 10°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 8
Fr
23 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 20°C 11°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 8
Sa
24 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 24°C 17°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 0m/s 2
Su
25 Apr
Bewolkt 23°C 13°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 1
Mo
26 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 15°C 11°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 7m/s 1
Tu
27 Apr
Bewolkt 19°C 13°C 18°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 2

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Vacation Crete

Hotels and apartments on Crete

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Flight tickets to Crete

Crete has 2 airports which you can fly to:

  • Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport
    Heraklion
  • Chania International Airport
    Soúda

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About Crete

Crete is an island that belongs to Greece. The capital of Crete is Heraklion. It has a total surface of 8.336 km² with 13.676 km of coastline and the population consists of 621.340 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 29x smaller than United States. If you want to call Crete you have to use +30 or 0030 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +305012457809 or 00305012457809.

Crete is in a straight line at 2.683 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 4 hours10.

The coordinates of Crete, Greece are latitude: 35.240117 en longitude: 24.8092691

The GPS coordinates are N 35° 14' 24.3600" en E 24° 48' 33.4800"

Currency Crete

In Crete the Euro is used to pay.

Exchange rate Euro (EUR) 13 april 2021

1 Euro = 1,19 United States dollar
100 Euro = 118,75 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 0,84 Euro
100 United States dollar = 84,21 Euro

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Time difference Crete

On Crete it is now 06:26 o’clock in the morning on wednesday 14 april 2021. That is 7 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Crete is Europe/Athens and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Crete

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay on Crete.

  • Rabiës
  • Tekenencefalitis