kedrodasos beach in crete

Best Time to visit Crete

Wondering when is the best time to visit Crete? Crete belongs to one of the most unique and incredible travel destinations in Greece. It offers an abundance of archaeological sites, as well as some of the best beaches in the world. Apart from that, it is a blessed island with many villages, gorges, rugged landscapes and a delicious cuisine that everyone love.

wild goat in Crete

Is summer the best time to visit Crete?

Summer in Crete is just perfection. The island has several direct flights as also many daily flights all year round. As a predominantly summer destination, Crete receives most of its tourism during summer. The weather in Crete during summer is quite hot; that’s why the beaches will be your favorite spot! If you plan on going that time of the year, it is suggested to take your vacation in May or June. In case you need tranquility, the rest of the months usher in lots of crowds, so it is better to avoid it.

The famous lagoon of Balos
 Ignacio Correia

Winter in Crete could be truly unforgettable!

However, winter in Crete is so much interesting and unique. This island has lots more to offer than its beaches and the archaeological sites. There are hundreds of traditional villages, gorges as well as ski events that take place at Psiloritis Mountain. Winter in the island offers an authentic experience that will make your stay truly unforgettable.

The massive crowd of people are gone and with the lovely weather, you will enjoy the island at its most. More specifically, from October when the heat is gone, Crete is still beautiful to visit and escape to the magnificent landscape. Popular places, such as Knossos or Balos Beach that are overrun in summer, can be pleasantly visited.  On sunny days, you will be able to sunbathe and even go for a short swim.

Orthodox Church at sunset
Leonard von Bibra

In conclusion, the best time to visit Crete is all year round! It just depends on the kind of holidays you wish to have.

Villa Marevista is available for booking thorough the year and located close to the beautiful village of Plaka. Its extraordinary location will give you a front row view of the White Mountains and the Cretan Sea.