Above you can see the forecast for Crete for today and tomorrow, this is a completely up-to-date forecast. Click on the link and you can also see the forecast for the next ten days.
Our beautiful island of Crete has contrasting seasons, 300 days of sunshine a year, snow on the mountains in winter and a glorious explosion of wildflowers in spring.
July and August are 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. Swimming temperatures are good from Easter until November.
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.
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.
Weather in the Regions
Below you can see the forecasts for the next few days for each of our beautiful capital cities:
Below is the climate chart for the island showing the average temperatures across the year in centigrade.
For more details about Kriti check out our facts page, our pages for travellers, and our various pages for those considering moving to Crete.
Our travel pages include getting to and from Crete, getting around in Kriti, sight seeing, trip planning, day tours and accommodation.
For those considering moving to Kriti we have pages about property, language, lifestyle, the major towns and the delicious food and wine of this island.