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    Crete - Greece climate


    Crete - Greece climate

    Overview: Crete - Greece

    Crete is the perfect destination for travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. Island is known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and stunning landscapes. Explore ancient ruins and historic sites, such as the Palace of Knossos near Iraklio and the Venetian fortress Fortezza of Rethymno. Crete is also famous for its delicious cuisine, which includes fresh seafood, locally produced olive oil, and traditional dishes like dakos and staka.

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    Climate overview and FAQs

    Climate overview

    Crete (Greece) in general has a hot climate. The day temperatures range from 14 °C (58 °F) in February to 29 °C (85 °F) in July. The driest month is July with just 0 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is January with 11 days of rain. Sea temperatures are in the following range: 15 °C (60 °F) in February to 25 °C (77 °F) in August. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in August with 24 °C (75 °F), the lowest in February with 9 °C (48 °F).

    What is the best month to visit Crete?

    The best time to visit Crete is between June and September. In this period day temperatures range from 27 °C (80 °F) to 29 °C (85 °F), night temperatures from 21 °C (70 °F) to 24 °C (75 °F) and you can expect on average 1 day of rain per month and 11 of sunshine on average per day. The sea temperature at this time of the year is around 22 °C (72 °F) - 25 °C (77 °F). For non-beach activities, such as sightseeing, hiking in nature, the best time to visit is April - September.

    What months is the dry season in Crete?

    The period, with low amounts of rain in Crete - dry season - lasts from April to September. In this period it is raining on average 1 day and approximately 10 mm (0.38 in) precipitation falls per month, which are values below average.

    When is the hottest sea in Crete?

    The highest sea temperatures in Crete could be expected between July - September. During these months the sea temperature reaches 24 °C (76 °F) - 25 °C (77 °F).

    What time of year are the highest night temperatures in Crete?

    The highest night temperatures in Crete occur in the months of June - September. During this time the night temperatures are between 21 °C (70 °F) - 24 °C (75 °F).

    Which months have the highest daily temperature in Crete?

    The hottest month in Crete is July with a temperature of 29 °C (85 °F). The period with the highest daytime temperatures is in Crete during June - September. The temperatures range at this time between 27 °C (80 °F) - 29 °C (85 °F).

    Which month is the sunniest in Crete?

    The period, which is the sunniest in Crete, is in the months of June - August, when there is an average of 12 sun hours per day.

    What is the humidity in Crete?

    Crete belongs to destinations with lower humidity. It ranges from 55 % to 70 %. The most humid months are December - March and the least humid are June - August.

    What is the least cloudy season in Crete?

    The least cloudy months in Crete are June - September, when the cloud cover is on average only 17 %.

    Is it windy in Crete?

    Crete is a destination with rather light or moderate winds.

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