Crete is the most southerly part of Europe and is the sunniest island in the med after Cyprus. With hot dry summers and very mild winters, it stays the warmest of all the Greek islands. You'll find no shortage of people swimming off the beaches from early April to mid November. Rain is never seen in June, July and August when the sea temperature is around 27 degrees C (about the temperature of an indoor heated pool in the UK). There is usually a breeze from the north which means we often avoid the summer heatwaves that can blight other holiday resorts such as Rhodes, Turkey and parts of the Greek mainland.
SPRING (April - May)
Bright and sunny, often reaching 20-24 degrees C in April. Occasional cloud. Cool at night, so you may need a coat after dark.
SUMMER (June - August)
Hot! Sunshine guaranteed. Typically hovering around 30-35 degrees C but occasionally 40-degrees in August. These temperatures are moderated by the constant cooling breeze. Humidity is usually low.
AUTUMN (September - mid November)
Cooling down but still very pleasant often right through to mid November.
WINTER (November - March)
Very mild where it rarely gets below 8 degree C. Plenty of bright and sunny days although we do get our share of rain. However, you'll be unlikely to find damp or drizzly weather like you get in England!