Winter holidays on Crete Greece overview: A winter holiday to Crete is probably not the first thing coming into your mind, but Crete has also in the winter period a lot to offer. You can visit all archaeological sites, museums are open, the nature is at its prettiest and the climate is very mild. Especially in the winter you can discover the real Crete. The locals are hard at work on the land, olives are being harvested, wine and Raki are produced and other activities you do not see in the summer. Since 1999 we have started a winter program, which now is very extensive. Besides our complete Christmas and Easter Holidays program, we offer all year round excursions and accommodation. The apartments and holiday homes are heated and well insulated. Below are links with different possibilities to do on Crete in the winter.
Winter holidays on Crete Greece overview – Accommodation
Car and accommodation on Crete in winter: During the winter period we have special offers for an apartment combined with a car for one price. You can collect your car at the airport of Heraklion or Chania. We also have a lot of interesting car routes (free of charge) to explore Crete by car or motorbike.
The whole winter holidays on Crete: You can also stay the whole winter period in our apartments. There are many nice and interesting things to do during winter in this area. There is a reason for it we are open all year round! We also offer the possibility for a longer stay on Crete, spending your winter period on Crete is a lot cheaper than you might think. We have several winter programs for a winter vacation on Crete, Greece from October till May! You can always refer to us with your personal requests.
Group holidays on Crete during winter: We have winter accommodation on Crete that is suitable for groups: a complete holiday house for 6-10 persons. During the winter period we can accommodate up to 60 persons. Mail us for more information about group accommodation in winter on Crete.
Winter holidays on Crete Greece overview – Weather in winter on Crete
Winter weather on Crete: On Crete we actually only speak of summer and winter. The summer lasts a long time; in general April and May have beautiful summer weather with now and then a bad day in between. From April till June the most beautiful flowers grow on Crete. From June till mid-October we have real summertime. From the second half of October until December we have most days lovely late summer weather. From the end of December till the end of March we have winter, which means winter with many sunny days. Here in the East of Crete, at the coast, the temperature does not drop below 12 degrees Celsius, but up in the mountains it is different of course. Often there are even days with temperatures of above 20 degrees Celsius in winter.
Average weather forecast for Crete: January: 11 degrees, February: 12 degrees, March: 15 degrees, April: 18 degrees, May: 23 degrees, June: 25 degrees, July: 27 degrees, August: 28 degrees, September: 25 degrees, October: 22 degrees, November: 17 degrees, December: 14 degrees. Note: these are average temperatures in Celsius on Crete during winter. Beach holidays: April till October. Active outdoor holiday: all year round. Flower and plants in nature (for example orchids) on Crete: March till June. Cycling holidays: June till September. Hiking: all year round, only in winter some mountain gorges are closed down.
Hiking in winter on Crete: From November most of the summer tourists have gone home, but the weather can still be really great. The winter period is perfect to go out and explore.
Winter holidays on Crete Greece overview – What there is to do on Crete in winter
Winter vacation at Zorbas Island apartments Crete, Greece: You can rent also an apartment at Zorbas Island in the winter period. The weather can be good, but sometimes it can rain too. Crete is beautiful and green in the winter. There are hardly any tourists around and there is a lot of tranquillity. Wintertime is very suitable for travelling around the island. The most famous tourist places (overcrowded in summer) are nice and quiet. You can really see what Cretan life is all about. November, December, January and February are the months to see activity in the mountains. Everybody is occupied with harvesting the olives. In many mountain villages people are then distilling the Raki. Raki is made from the leftovers of the grapes. Really nice to see!
Heraklion is also worth a visit in winter. The archaeological museum is nice and quiet, but you can also visit Knossos in peace this time of the year. From Zorbas Island winter apartments we organise various excursions, but you can also undertake tours yourself by rental car or local bus. With pleasure we advise you. The prices of the rental cars are significantly lower in the winter period compared to the summer season. It could be even half price sometimes!
Even the months of January and February are good for a winter vacation. Zorbas apartments are centrally situated on Crete and from here it is an ideal starting point for day trips by bus or car. March and April show a beautiful spring. From mid-March Crete is like a bed of flowers! It seems as if the mountain villages awaken from hibernation. This is the perfect time to travel around. Don’t forget that Greek Easter is always in this period. Easter celebration in Greece is one of the most intense celebrations: Easter in Greece.
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Winter holidays on Crete Greece overview