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Weather Averages for Hersonissos in August
Averages for Hersonissos in August
In Hersonissos, August is almost similar to July. For starters, it is still summer and the booming Tourist peak season is still in full gear.
The temperature is also the same as Hersonissos receives an average temperature of 250 C with an average low temperature of 220 C and an average high temperature of 280 C.
The sea records its highest average temperature in August as it has an average temperature of 260 C during the month.
Rainfall is almost non-existent during the month as Hersonissos only receives 2 mm of precipitation throughout August. Rainfall is only seen on one or two days in August, therefore, holidaymakers shouldn't worry too much about the clothing they need to pack; beach wear will suffice.
Hersonissos is also extremely sunny in August as the resort receives an average of 13 sunshine hours in August
It is difficult to enjoy a quiet getaway in Hersonissos at this part of the year because this is the peak travel season in Greece. August mornings are considered to be the best for sightseeing because the temperature tends to rise in the afternoon.
The Festival of the Virgin Mary is the second biggest festival here after Easter. This is also known as Dormition and is celebrated on the 15th of August. Many Greeks observe a two week fast before this massive religious ceremony. Celebrations take place in every church with plenty of food, and dance.
A number of traditional Greek cultural festivities start in Hersonissos during this month. The visitors must spend some time enjoying the traditional Grape harvest festival.
Sultana Festival is another Cretan festival that is held at the end of August. Traditional dance performances take place accompanied by plenty of food and wine.
The Transfiguration of Christ is another important festivity during the month of August.