Crete
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Crete

The best time to visit the island of on 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 in 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.

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

Average weather Crete by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 25 27 28 26 22 19 16
Water temperature (°C) 18 17 17 18 21 25 27 28 27 25 22 20
Precipitation (mm) 37 43 17 10 9 3 0 1 6 19 22 34

Climate data from city: Heraklion




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14 day weather forecast Crete

The weather for Crete will be 14° till 12° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

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

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Tuesday
18 january
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14°C
8°C
2.6 mm
55%
4 Bft
W
17°C
1
Wednesday
19 january
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9°C
6°C
0.5 mm
20%
5 Bft
ZZW
17°C
1
Thursday
20 january
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14°C
1°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
ZZW
17°C
1
Friday
21 january
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12°C
7°C
11.4 mm
85%
6 Bft
Z
17°C
1
Saturday
22 january
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13°C
5°C
7.7 mm
80%
6 Bft
ZZW
17°C
1
Sunday
23 january
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7°C
3°C
28.1 mm
95%
6 Bft
NW
17°C
1
Monday
24 january
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6°C
1°C
3.0 mm
60%
3 Bft
WZW
17°C
1
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Tuesday
25 january
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8°C
1°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
ZW
17°C
1
Wednesday
26 january
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11°C
4°C
5.6 mm
75%
9 Bft
ZZW
17°C
1
Thursday
27 january
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11°C
5°C
1.1 mm
35%
3 Bft
Z
17°C
1
Friday
28 january
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10°C
5°C
4.4 mm
70%
1 Bft
WNW
17°C
1
Saturday
29 january
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9°C
4°C
8.4 mm
80%
3 Bft
WZW
17°C
1
Sunday
30 january
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9°C
4°C
6.8 mm
75%
3 Bft
ZZO
17°C
1
Monday
31 january
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12°C
6°C
0.3 mm
15%
5 Bft
Z
17°C
1

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 201 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 251 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Crete

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 14 15 16 18 22 25 27 28 26 22 19 16
Night temp. (°C) 12 12 13 15 18 21 24 24 23 19 16 13
Water temp. (°C) 18 17 17 18 21 25 27 28 27 25 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 37 43 17 10 9 3 0 1 6 19 22 34
Days with rain 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 8 9 11 12 12 12 12 11 7 7 6
Wind force (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

Climate data from city: Heraklion

Crete weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Crete? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Crete?

Crete is an island belonging to Greece. It lies in a straight line at 1,667 miles from London. Crete is part of the archipelago of the Greek Isles.

The coordinates of Crete are:

  • Latitude: 35.240117
  • Longitude: 24.8092691

The GPS coordinates are 35° 14' N, 24° 48' E

How long is the flight to Crete?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Crete is approximately 4 h. 10 min.

What are the airports on Crete?

These are the airports that are on Crete:

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

How many inhabitants are there on Crete?

Crete has approximately 621,340 inhabitants.

How big is Crete?

The area of Crete is around 5,180 mi². It is 47x smaller than United Kingdom.

What is the capital of Crete?

The capital of Crete is Heraklion.

What is the currency of Crete?

On Crete the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 18 January 2022

  • 1 British pound = 1.12 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 0.90 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 111.62 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 89.59 British pound

What is the area code of Crete?

The area code to call Crete is +30.