Best time to visit Crete

Crete enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. There is a great regional variation in temperatures. The coasts of Crete have dry summers and mild winters with rainy season from October to March. The Eastern and Southern Crete are drier and warmer than the west and the northern part. Summer is the main season for tourism in Crete, but for other activities than sunbathing, the best times to visit Crete are in spring or in autumn.

Month Average temperature When to go
January 15° C
February 16° C
March 17° C
April 20° C
May 24° C
June 27° C
July 29° C
August 28° C
September 26° C
October 23° C
November 20° C
December 17° C