Vacation in Crete
Greatest time to explore Crete
How to choose perfect time for vacationing in Crete, so that a beach holiday and visiting various local landmarks will bring maximum satisfaction with minimum discomfort?
In case you prefer the beach holiday
If the intention of your trip is lovely beaches of Crete, you should take into consideration that you may enjoy the fair weather there in May, and quite warm weather remains in October, despite it rains occasionally. The sea temperature at the waterfront catches up its maximum in August and September.
During this time, the real velvet season get started. It’s time when you can fully enjoy the gentle warm sea, swim as much as you want and have a perfect sun tan.
If you are keen on seeing attractions
If you are more attracted to the multiple landmarks of Crete, you should not travel here in the hottest summertime. In order to pay a visit to the wrecks of palaces and ancient fortresses, the renowned monasteries of Crete, get familiar with the local wine production and taste the masterpieces of Cretan cuisine, you should visit the isle:
• in spring - from late March to middle of May;
• in autumn - from September to beginning of November.
There is no sweltering heat during these times, it’s always sunny, dry and warm weather. In order to ensure total comfort, it is worth taking warmer clothes and comfortable shoes with you.
At this time, you may attend Crete's best-loved tourist spots such as: the Fortezza - Venetian fortress of in Rethymnon, the well-known The Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, make a visit to the amazing murals of old churches, and also museum displays in the town of Agios Nikolaos, and certainly, take a walk in the cosy streets of the downtown of Chania. To get an exceptionally delightful experience of your holiday, experts advise to use car rentals on Crete.
Holiday in May and October: economy and maximum comfort.
The final month of spring and mid-autumn is finest period for journey as long as you are counting on reasonable prices in a decent hotel. In the summertime, during peak tourist season, landlords will undoubtedly raise tariffs, which are considerably lower here from October to May.
According to expert opinion food and drinks prices, transportation expenses are roughly identical throughout the year. For a more relaxed ride between cities, you can use car rental Crete. It is not only comfortable, but also beneficial. Car rentals Crete is finest choice for a family vacation or a romantic voyage.
Journey in September
Throughout the first autumn month warm weather remains here - the median daily temperature is 27 ° C, which is identical the June indexes. By the way the sea is simply ideal during the time: the sea had time to warm up, it is not windy, and as a result there is no strong waves.
You won’t be able to economize on place to stay this month, and the hotel should be booked beforehand: there are still quite enough of tourists, although there are much more available places on the seashore comparing to summertime.
Vacationing in October
If you don’t have so much interest in beaches, but you adore exploring fascinating and gorgeous places - museums and monasteries, canyons, lakes and caves, travel to Crete in October. You will enjoy warm and dry enough weather even at the end of the month. The median air temperature is normally nearly + 24 ° C - almost like in May. In order to get only the sweetest memories from the trip rent car Crete. And in spite of weather suddenly changes and it rains, we are certain: you will never regret about your fascinating journey.