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Crete

With a combination of mythological history and modern conveniences, the stunning island of Crete contains the perfect blend for an unforgettable Greek island holiday. Stretching out across 260km, Crete is blessed with breathtaking scenery, gorgeous azure waters and dozens of undiscovered villages to explore. Chania’s Venetian harbour is packed with cosy eateries from which to enjoy locally caught seafood, whilst the eastern city of Heraklion houses a world famous Archaelogical Museum containing remains from the Minoan era. The ancient settlement of Knossos and the spectacular Samaria Gorge are also essential stops on any Cretan itinerary. By night, Crete shows a different side to its personality with nightclubs in Hersonissos and chic bars in Rethymnon providing the perfect opportunity to unwind after a day of absorbing Crete’s natural charms.

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  • Holidays to Crete, Greece

  • Holidays to Crete, Greece

  • Holidays to Crete, Greece

  • Holidays to Crete, Greece

  • Holidays to Crete, Greece

  • Holidays to Crete, Greece

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 16℃
  • 16℃
  • 17℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 28℃
  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 27℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 17℃
  • 14
  • 11
  • 8
  • 6
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 6
  • 8
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

RAINFALL

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

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WHERE TO BOOK


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CV Villas has scoured the most attractive locations worldwide to curate a fleet of carefully handpicked properties, all with one thing in common – the wow factor. Whether a stunning view, luxurious infinity pool, or a building with an unexpected history – or perhaps all three – they ha...

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For over 30 years Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the globe, creating positive change through the joy of travel. That’s over 30 years of adventures, of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.

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For over 30 years Pure Crete has been offering traditional Cretan villas and houses with breath-taking rural and coastal views. They also organise a range of walking holidays with professional guides so you can discover the real Crete.

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SPL Villas has curated a collection of beautiful villas within the most sought-after destinations across the Mediterranean. Family run, SPL Villas aim to truly look after their customers, by offering a full Covid-19 refund policy, independent financial protection, low deposits, and an unriva...

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When it comes to booking a holiday, we know everyone likes something different – so TUI have designed their getaways with you in mind. TUI SENSATORI resorts are all about luxury, while TUI BLUE FOR ALL hotels cater for everyone, and TUI BLUE FOR TWO collection is just for adults.

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