Averages for Hersonissos in March
As winter comes to an end and spring begins, the climate in Hersonissos begins to improve. The average day time temperature and hours of sunshine start increasing, while the amount of rainfall starts to decrease. If choosing to visit at this time of year, there is a better chance that the weather will stay pleasant for your holiday than if travelling here in winter. The average temperatures are still not as warm as the summe...
As winter comes to an end and spring begins, the climate in Hersonissos begins to improve. The average day time temperature and hours of sunshine start increasing, while the amount of rainfall starts to decrease. If choosing to visit at this time of year, there is a better chance that the weather will stay pleasant for your holiday than if travelling here in winter. The average temperatures are still not as warm as the summer months of July or August, but reach around 13°C, with highs of 16°C and lows overnight of around 9°C. Similar temperatures are experienced in Marseilles in France at this time of year.
Summer may be a better time to visit if planning on swimming, as the sea temperatures are still a very chilly 16°C and haven't warmed up much since the winter. The hottest temperature that has been recorded recently in March at this resort was 28°C, while the lowest was a very cold °°C. Temperatures are steadily rising as the month progresses, and the days are getting longer, increasing by approximately an hour each day from the first of the month to the last day. Sunrise at the beginning of the month is at 7.15am and the sunset is at around 6.15pm. Daylight savings begins in March, and the clocks go forward one hour.
Thunderstorms or moderately heavy rain are common at this time of year, and the average amount of rain that falls is 95mm over 7 days during the month. There is a 3°% chance it will rain on any given day in March, but this likelihood decreases later in the month as the climate becomes drier. Cloud cover is usually around 5°% to 65% so it is more often overcast than sunny, but if the sun does come out, this will help push the day time temperatures up.
There are normally light breezes at this time of year, from ° m/s to 8 m/s, but sometimes the wind can pick up and reach a strong 14 m/s. Humidity decreases over the course of the month, going from around 8°% in early March to around 5°% later in the month. When choosing when to travel to this area, check the forecast before going to make the most of your trip.
Where to Stay
Located centrally in Hersonissos, the 3* Kassavetis studios are a good choice for those on a budget when travelling to this area. Situated in the town and close to the beach, the property offers self-catering accommodation with a snack bar on-site. Studios and apartments have a private balcony, wifi and a kitchenette. There is a supermarket nearby, with other amenities, restaurants and bars within easy reach. All guests receive a complimentary 15-minute massage at a nearby spa.
For good quality self-catering accommodation, Anatoli Apartments offer a pool, sun terrace and gardens for warmer March days. Located 2°m from the sandy beach in town, the rooms have balconies or patios and are traditionally decorated with a kitchenette and fridge, dining area and lounge. Continental breakfasts are served daily by the pool in the snack bar where light meals are also available during the day. The on-site restaurant offers meals including Cretan dishes on the wood-fired oven.
The Stella Paradise hotel is situated five minutes' walk from the town centre and 1°°m from the beach and is a good choice for those visiting in the cooler spring months and wanting to explore the local area. This great value self-catering option has an on-site mini market, free wifi and balconies in all rooms. Spacious and modern, the rooms have a kitchenette, fridge, TV and marble bathrooms. The friendly and helpful staff can assist with any enquiries about activities to fill the days when the weather is cooler.
Things to do
When the weather is not too wet and cold in March, take a trip to nearby Heraklion town, the capital of Crete. This is the region's largest urban area and is a great place to spend the day exploring the old town, or the modern shops. Enjoy walking around the port area, visiting the fortress or city walls. Lion square is at the centre of this city, and is a lovely place to stop, admire the fountain, watch the locals and spend time relaxing in one of the many restaurants and cafes.
If the days are not too cold or wet in March, head to the Crete Golf Course for a round of golf in beautiful surroundings. This is the only 18-hole course on the island and has uniquely challenging and fun holes on a mountain style layout. The course hosts international events during the year and is well maintained. Whether you are a golfer or a novice, this is a fun way to spend a day out.
Restaurants and Nightlife
For a traditional meal with family or friends, take a trip to nearby Koutouloufari village and dine at the Alchemist restaurant. This friendly village Taverna has a casual ambience and serves a range of appetizers, mains and deserts. Specialising in local Cretan cuisine, try the grilled meat, fish or seafood, and wash it down with a choice of cold beer or Cretan wine. This popular restaurant also has wifi and is child-friendly.
The family run Mythos Taverna in the town offers friendly service, great food and relaxed atmosphere. With typical Greek cuisine, the portions are generous and the food is delicious. On offer is seafood, meats, deserts and cocktails as well as cold beers and local wines. This is a lovely place to spend a cool March evening with friends or family.
The relaxed ambience at Vinnie's Garden bar in Koutouloufari, makes this a great choice for a few drinks before or after dinner in the evening. The rustic décor, cosy, warm atmosphere and delicious cocktails make it perfect for visiting with friends or a romantic drink with that special someone. There is a wide selection of wines and a roof terrace for days that are warmer in March, while the downstairs indoor bar is friendly and welcoming.