Crete Weather & Climate

Crete Weather - above you can see the weather for Crete for today, this is a completely up-to-date temperature.

You can also see the forecast for the next seven days, just select the "7-day" link in the bottom left of the box.

Crete Weather - Regional Forecasts...

Weather in the Regions

Below you can see the forecasts for the next few days for each of our beautiful capital cities:

Chania, Weather Forecast, Greece

Rethymnon, Weather Forecast, Greece

Heraklion, Weather Forecast, Greece

Agios Nikolaos, Weather Forecast, Greece


Falasarna Beach, (image by Shaggyshoo)

Looking for some sun?

Our beautiful island of Crete has contrasting seasons, an average of 300 days of sunshine a year, snow on the mountains in winter and a glorious explosion of wildflowers in spring.

Are you planning a trip? When is the best time to visit Crete?

  • Summer months are July and August
  • Summer is extremely hot, with temperatures in the high 30 to 40 degrees C (100 degrees F).
  • The best times to visit are early spring and late summer/autumn
  • Spring is from April to June, these are good months to visit 
  • Late Summer and Autumn are in September to November, these are good times to see Crete
  • Swimming temperatures are good from Easter until November

Seasons in Crete...

The seasons bring their different activities such as grape harvest, wine-making, drying out the sultanas, making the raki, picking mandarins and harvesting the olives.

Winter - a green valley with olive groves Autumn - dry leaves of the grapevines Summer chairs and tables in the shade Spring - poppies and lavender

We watch the white, dry soil baked by the summer heat turn moist and grow grasses and wild greens in autumn and winter. We watch the olives turn from hard, light green to lush, dark purple under the winter sun.

We watch the grapevines turn from lush green, bearing fruits to empty and dry, orange and yellow in the autumn sun.

Climate Across the Year...

Below is the climate chart for the island showing the average temperatures across the year in centigrade.

Plan your trip...

For more details about travelling in Kriti check out:

See our page about the seasons to consider the best time to visit Crete...

Moving to Crete?...

For those considering moving to Kriti we have pages about:

and many more...