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 temp. (°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 on Crete will be 31° till 23° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Monday 20 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
24°
26° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 21 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
26° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 7
Wednesday 22 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
20°
26° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 6
Thursday 23 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
18°
26° 0.4 mm 10% 4 m/s 3
Friday 24 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
16°
26° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 7
Saturday 25 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
15°
26° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Sunday 26 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
26° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Monday 27 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
26° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Tuesday 28 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
18°
26° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 6
Wednesday 29 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
19°
26° 0.2 mm 20% 7 m/s 6
Thursday 30 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
18°
26° 0.3 mm 10% 7 m/s 1
Friday 1 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
17°
26° 0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 1
Saturday 2 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
18°
26° 0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 1
Sunday 3 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
26° 1.0 mm 25% 4 m/s 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 20 September 2021

  • 1 Euro = 1.12 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.90 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 11.16 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 8.96 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 111.62 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 89.59 Euro

What is the area code of Crete?

The area code to call Crete is +30.