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

Weather in Crete

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

14.3

Crete weather in

January
14.8

Crete weather in

February
16.0

Crete weather in

March
17.9

Crete weather in

April
21.4

Crete weather in

May
24.6

Crete weather in

June
26.9

Crete weather in

July
27.2

Crete weather in

August
25.6

Crete weather in

September
22.5

Crete weather in

October
19.2

Crete weather in

November
16.1

Crete weather in

December