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The climate on Crete

The Greek island of Crete is located in the Mediterranean climate zone. It is characterised by an enormous amount of sunshine and is considered the sunniest island in the Mediterranean alongside Cyprus.

In July, the sun shines for an average of thirteen hours a day. Most of the precipitation falls in winter, even in the form of snow in the mountains. Spring and summer, on the other hand, are generally very dry. In May, the average temperature climbs above 20 degrees for the first time.

In the south of the island, however, it can also get significantly hotter in midsummer (up to 45 degrees), before temperatures slowly fall again from September.

However, the climate on Crete means that it remains spring-like even in winter.

On the right you can see a climate diagram with average values.