Here we’re looking at a year in Crete. Find out what it’s really like on the beautiful and amazing Greek Island of Crete in each month of the year. Whether you’re discovering things to do in Crete in September, looking at the weather in Crete in May or June, searching for luxury hotels in August or hoping to find cheap flights to Crete in July.
You’ll find all the information you need to plan your stay on this fabulous Greek Island no matter what time of year in Crete it is.
The winter in Crete is much quieter than the summer months of June, July and August. And both the spring months and autumn months offer something more than just sun, sand and Souvlaki.
So whatever time of year in Crete you’re planning your trip take a look at the following pages to find out what you can expect.
January in Crete is obviously much quieter than the more popular tourist season commencing in April right through to November and is almost unrecognisable as the same place that you’ll find in say June, July or August. This is a great time of year in Crete to have a peaceful holiday. Find out more about Crete in January
February in Crete is quiet as there are no direct flights to Crete from the UK or other European countries excluding Cyprus. Because of this there are not many tourists visiting Crete at this time. This is a great time of year in Crete if you like peace and quiet. There can be some very pleasant days in February in Crete with warm sunshine and clear blue sky days. Find out more about Crete in February
March in Crete will find visitors rewarded with some very pleasant weather with the days getting warmer and sunnier. There is also an abundance of flora and fauna at this time. Many visitors such as keen walkers, artists, photographers, wild orchid lovers and bird watchers find March in Crete to be the perfect time of year for a holiday or short nreal away. Find out more about Crete in March
April in Crete is an amazing time of year. Birdsong, fragrant herbs and spring flowers fill the hillsides as the sun gets warmer and the days get longer. And fortunately this is when some direct flights to Crete commence or their flight schedules increase bringing visitors to the island. Find out more about Crete in April
May in Crete is a wonderful time of year. This is when many flights to Crete commence or increase their flight schedules bringing an influx of visitors to the island. The May weather in Crete is normally sunny with the weather getting warmer and warmer as the month goes by and the temperatures rising. Find out more about Crete in May
June in Crete is a lovely time. June weather in Crete is very pleasant. It is hot enough to enjoy swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the beaches but not too hot temperatures to be unpleasant. Crete in June is not too crowded either as most of Europe’s school holidays don’t commence until July and August. Find out more about Crete in June
July in Crete is a great time for a beach resort holiday. July weather in Crete is glorious with wall to wall sunshine each day. You’ll rarely see a cloud in the sky. Many of the beach resorts are full to capacity particularly by the end of the month when most of Europe’s school holidays commence. Find out more about Crete in July
August in Crete is scorchio! August weather in Crete is very hot with constant sunshine each day. Crete in August is brilliant for a beach resort holiday and many of the very popular resorts such as Stalis, Hersonissos, Malia in the east, Platanias and Agia Marina in the west or Rethymno, Panarmo and Platenes in the centre are full of tourists sunbathing by day and enjoying themselves in the bars, clubs and restaurants by night. Find out more about Crete in August
September in Crete is a great time of year. It is less busy and hectic than July and August, children have returned to school after their holidays and the September weather in Crete is still hot enough to enjoy the quieter beaches. The sea temperatures are fantastic too around Crete in September and you can feel you are swimming in a massive warm bath. Find out more about Crete in September
October in Crete gets quieter and quieter as the month draws to a close. The bulk of the tourist visitors are dwindling as the summer season comes to an end and many of the beaches are much less crowded than the more popular tourist season of June, July and August. But this is good news as a holiday in Crete in October can be much cheaper than at other times. With less tourists around to enjoy all that Crete has to offer, hotels and apartments offer great deals for bargain holidays. Find out more about Crete in October
November in Crete becomes much quieter than the more popular tourist summer season. Visitor numbers to Crete are very low in the month of November and because of this many restaurants, bars and hotels close on or around the 31st October and the sun beds on the beaches are stored away. If you like a peaceful holiday and you enjoy walking then Crete in November is ideal. This is a quiet time of year in Crete. Find out more about Crete in November
December in Crete is far less commercially concerned with the build up to Christmas than in the UK or other European countries. In fact you would not know that Christmas is approaching Crete in December until very late in the month as Christmas is not celebrated on too big a scale. Easter instead is the main holiday in Crete and Greece in general. Find out more about Crete in December
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