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Crete Climate & Weather

Crete Climate Chart


Crete has a largely Mediterranean climate, with some influences from North Africa's weather patterns. Visitors will find hot, dry summers and mild winters.

Peak summer temperatures generally range from 86ºF (30ºC) during the day to 72ºF (22ºC) at night, though it can get significantly hotter during heat waves. Rainfall is almost non-existent in summer but showers can be expected between October and April. Crete's mountains sometimes receive snowfall during winter. Otherwise, snow is rare on the island.

Crete can be uncomfortably humid during summer. For this reason, spring and autumn may be the best times to visit, when travellers can expect milder weather and smaller crowds.


Crete Climate & Weather

Crete Climate Chart


Crete has a largely Mediterranean climate, with some influences from North Africa's weather patterns. Visitors will find hot, dry summers and mild winters.

Peak summer temperatures generally range from 86ºF (30ºC) during the day to 72ºF (22ºC) at night, though it can get significantly hotter during heat waves. Rainfall is almost non-existent in summer but showers can be expected between October and April. Crete's mountains sometimes receive snowfall during winter. Otherwise, snow is rare on the island.

Crete can be uncomfortably humid during summer. For this reason, spring and autumn may be the best times to visit, when travellers can expect milder weather and smaller crowds.