Crete is a dream destination for many travelers in search of sun, idyllic beaches and a rich and fascinating culture. But if you’re considering a trip to this beautiful Greek island, you may be wondering:

  • When to go to Crete?
  • What is the best time of year to enjoy all that this island has to offer?

In this article we will explore the different times of the year and weather conditions to help you plan the perfect trip to Crete. Whether you are a beach lover, a history buff or a food lover, we have all the information you need to make the most of your trip to Crete.

When to go to Crete for a cheap flight?

Here is a summary table of the best months to get a cheap ticket to Crete:

MonthAverage price of a round trip flight🎫
Janvier269 € – 305 €😭
Février241 € – 253 €😐
Mars265 € – 281 €😐
Avril191 € – 290 €😐
Mai166 € – 228 €😃
Juin170 € – 225 €😃
Juillet176 € – 272 €😐
Août211 € – 268 €😐
Septembre180 € – 202 €😐
Octobre201 € – 203 €😐
Novembre196 € – 268 €😐
Décembre267 € – 359 €😭

Les mois de mai et juin sont considérés comme les meilleurs pour obtenir un billet pas cher, avec des prix moyens compris entre 166 € et 228 € et entre 170 € et 225 €, respectivement. Les mois de juillet, août et septembre sont considérés comme moyens en termes de prix, avec des tarifs moyens compris entre 176 € et 272 € en juillet, entre 211 € et 268 € en août et entre 180 € et 202 € en septembre. Les mois de février, mars et avril ont des prix moyens élevés, tandis que les mois de janvier, octobre et novembre ont des prix moyens considérés comme moyens. Cependant, le prix en décembre oscille entre 267 € et 359 € et est donc très élevé.

Quelle est la meilleure saison pour partir en Crète ?

La Crète est caractérisée par un climat de type méditerranéen.

En d’autres termes, il faut s’attendre à des températures un peu en hausse surtout en été.

Most beautiful creek in the world.

Quand partir en Crète ?

Voici les températures durant l’année :

Month🌡️ Température minimale🌡️ Température maximale🌡️ Température moyenne💧 Précipitations
Janvier10°C16°C13°C89 mm
Février10°C17°C13°C70 mm
Mars11°C19°C15°C60 mm
Avril13°C22°C17°C24 mm
Mai16°C26°C20°C13 mm
Juin20°C30°C25°C3 mm
Juillet23°C36°C28°C1 mm
Août23°C36°C28°C1 mm
Septembre20°C30°C25°C9 mm
Octobre16°C26°C20°C44 mm
Novembre12°C22°C17°C75 mm
Décembre10°C17°C13°C97 mm

1. Partir l’été en Crète

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However, the hottest and sunniest months are July and August, with temperatures reaching up to 36 degrees Celsius. If you are looking to enjoy the beach and the sun, these are the best months to visit Crete. Feel free to click here to go further on the subject.

2. Partir en Crète au printemps ou en automne : nos saisons préférées

Spring and autumn are also good times to visit Crete, as the temperatures are pleasant and there are fewer tourists. It is an ideal time for outdoor activities and hiking, as the landscape is green and the temperatures are pleasant.

3. Partir l’hiver en Crète

In winter, temperatures are cooler, with average temperatures around 15 degrees Celsius. This is a quiet period for Crete, with fewer tourists and lower rates in hotels and restaurants. This is a good time for those looking to avoid the crowds and enjoy more affordable rates.

Quand aller en Crète pour se baigner ?

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Here are the average sea temperatures in Crete during the different months of the year:

Month🌊 Température de la mer
Janvier❄️ 16°C
Février❄️ 16°C
Mars❄️ 16°C
Avril🌡️ 18°C
Mai🌡️ 21°C
Juin🌡️ 24°C
Juillet🔥 26°C
Août🔥 26°C
Septembre🌡️ 25°C
Octobre🌡️ 22°C
Novembre🌡️ 20°C
Décembre❄️ 17°C

🔥 : Température chaude, idéale pour la baignade.

🌡️ : Température agréable à vivifiante, bonne pour la baignade.

❄️ : Température froide, peu propice à la baignade.

The climatic characteristics of Crete

It should be noted that these are average temperatures and that there may be variations depending on the location of the island. Crete is also subject to strong winds that can cool the air during certain times of the year. In general, Crete has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Crete is exposed to the sea currents, so it will never be too hot. Similarly, the winters are milder than in the interior of Greece.

It remains to be seen which will be the best period to go to Crete. Generally speaking, we can say that Crete is accessible all year round.

But to be a little more practical, it should be noted that the best period is from April to September. The month of October is already the end of the tourism season with the end of summer and the arrival of winter in December.

But as we mentioned above, it all depends on why you decided to go to Crete.

Choose your activities according to the period

What to do in Crete in winter?

If you are planning to visit Crete between January and March, then you must be looking for ski slopes or similar activities, hiking or visiting archaeological sites. Here are some ideas for you:

What to do in Crete in spring?

The temperature is warming up, but the sea is not yet at its best. If some people are brave enough to go swimming in the spring, and they are right to do so, others will prefer to relax in a magnificent hotel with a spa, such as the world-famous Stella Island Luxury Resort and Spa, luxury hotel in Crete, perfect for lovers looking for rest and relaxation in a paradisiacal setting:

What to do in summer and autumn in Crete?

We choose to combine these two periods because the Indian summers are beautiful in Crete.

This means that you can swim perfectly in warm water or so until October-November.

So what to do between June, July, August, September, October and November?

  • Visit the beaches of Elafonissi, Balos Beach, Preveli or Matala!
  • Sailing
  • Take a road trip from east to west of the island to discover everything
  • Kitesurfing
  • Discover the Cretan villages