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About Crete

Largest of all the Greek islands, Crete is surrounded by swathes of beach-blanketed coastline as it peers out across the Mediterranean. With the Aegean and the smaller Greek Islands to the north, Cyprus to the east and less than 300km from the coast of Northern Africa, the island is at a junction between Europe, Africa and Asia. 

When to visit

If you're planning a holiday in Crete, our top picks for the best time to travel would be andugust

August

Largest of the Greek Islands, Crete boats a blend of Mediterranean cultures that can be seen in it's food, architecture and people. A favourite holiday destination for its long summer season

Things to do in Crete

Crete Blog posts

From Ireland's most popular travel bloggers

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16th January 2023 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel

The Perfect Crete Itinerary: 7 Days in Crete, Greece

Without a doubt, Greece is one of my favourite countries. I adore the islands, the cuisine, the quaint towns with the hospitable locals and, of course, the beaches. Furthermore, I feel secure travelling alone in Greece as a woman. Therefore, when friends of mine proposed a holiday in Crete, I instantly said “YES!” and......

Weather in Crete

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Crete

14.3

Crete weather in

January
14.9

Crete weather in

February
15.9

Crete weather in

March
18.6

Crete weather in

April
22.2

Crete weather in

May
25.6

Crete weather in

June
27.8

Crete weather in

July
28.3

Crete weather in

August
26.5

Crete weather in

September
22.9

Crete weather in

October
19.6

Crete weather in

November
16.2

Crete weather in

December