Chania Weather November Averages, Greece
What's the weather like in November in Chania
November marks the onset of a full and rainy autumn.
The previous descent of average temperatures settles at 16°C (61°F), with nights getting as chilly as 12°C. The first two weeks of the month will still record average high temperatures of up to 20°C, with sun and clouds arguing throughout the day.
Average Sunshine Hours
Sunshine is reduced to about 5 hours, and chances of sunny days drop to 23%.
Humidity jumps to a well-felt 75%, making chances of rain go up to 34% - not much, you might say, but the volume of rainfall is quite heavy at 73mm, spread over about 11 days throughout November. The third and fourth weeks are wetter, as the humid winter creeps around the corner, preparing for December.
Clouds attempt to settle over Chania during this time of the year, with 21% chances of gloomy days. The atmospheric pressure drops to 766 mmHg, which gives way to consistent winds of up to 2 m/s, especially in the second half of the month.
Chances of windy days rise to 17% on average, so we recommend packing a wind breaker and an umbrella, so as not to be taken by surprise. When rain starts to pour in November, it goes on for at least a day before the skies clear again.
Average Sea Temperature
Bathing time is over, as the sea temperature drops to an average of 20°C (67°F), chilled by cold currents and dropping air temperatures. The winds towards the end of the month also favor more waves, so while it's no longer a good time for beach fun, you can still go down and admire the splendid coastal view, with a vibrant blue Aegean Sea and foamy shores.
Chania Hotels in November
You'd be surprised how many hotels are already fully booked or have barely one or two rooms available. Chania is always busy, but fortunately it has many hotels to satisfy the constant torrents of tourists and backpackers. Hotel Christina offers studios for £57, complete with a kitchenette so you can cook your own meals.
Nefeli Hotel has good deals going for its double and twin suites, from just £45 per night.
Alternatively, the sumptuous Palazzo Duca has classy doubles for just £43 per night.
If you're on a budget, Chania has several great hostel options, such as Seashell Apartments, with privates from £6.32 per night. Kydonia Rooms and El Greco Hotel - two of the city's favorites, offer privates from £7.97 and ££16.94 per night, respectively. There is Wi-Fi available at all of them, and they're all within easy reach of Chania's main tourist attractions, museums and bars.
Beaches in Chania for November
Obviously, this is no longer swimsuit and beach fun appropriate weather, but that shouldn't stop you from hiking trips to Chania's surrounding beaches. In fact, Krios Beach is one of the most beautiful places this year, filled with wild beauty and guarded by the splendid Aegean Sea.
Only 12 km east of the city, you'll find Loutraki Beach, a sandy strip of heaven perfect for picnics on the sunnier November days.
Between Chania and Kissamos, 20 km west of the city, lies Tavronitis, a marvelous pebbled beach with rocky coastal lines and clear waters.
Kolimbari is a secluded little beauty, all pebbles and natural shade, situated just 24 km from Chania Town.
Bars and Restaurants
To Stachi is a treat for vegetarians, but not exclusively, as even non-vegetarians will love the fabulous no-meat dishes that this restaurant has to offer. The service is exceptional and friendly, and the chefs will often send over free samples of other menu specialties which you haven't ordered, all part of a most delicious and hospitable experience.
Another restaurant that serves truly remarkable food is Salis, best known for seafood dishes including octopus carpaccio, steamed mussels and seabass, for some very affordable prices.
If you fancy an authentic chowder or soup, along with some Mediterranean and Greeks food, do stop by the popular To Maridaki.
Nightlife in Chania doesn't really slow down in November. The volume just increases in central bars and clubs, since most of the beach venues do take a break until the summer season returns in March.
All Day Cafe Cocktail Bar
And so, you can always go to All Day Cafe Cocktail Bar, a multifunctional wonder that is open all day and late into the night, serving coffees, plenty of drinks and exotic cocktails, and also boast an impressive beer menu; you can also play pool or watch big sporting events here.
Avalon Metal Cafe
If you like rock music in particular and love to party hard, then the well-known Avalon Metal Cafe is perfect for you, with its great atmosphere and heavy metal vibe.
El Mondo Bar
El Mondo Bar remains a top favorite for locals and tourists alike, as it is central and has a chilled, welcoming atmosphere, complete with regular live music gigs.
Things to do in Chania in November
November is not a month of festivals, but it celebrates many saints' names. In fact, women named after the Holy Virgin Mary are celebrated throughout, and often showered with gifts and flowers.
The Greeks commemorate Arkadiou this month as well, the anniversary of Cretans revolutionaries who sacrificed themselves for freedom, choosing death over capture and occupation by Ottoman imperial armies, a few centuries ago. It is a time that celebrates the spirit of freedom and Greek identity.
Explore Ruins and Museums
While the beach season may be over, Chania still has plenty to offer, even in November. For example, you can still take the tour of surrounding ancient ruins, as well as the Old Harbour and its beautiful lighthouse, or you can visit the Cretan War Museum, an impressive collection of battle history and western Crete warfare over the centuries.
The Archaeology Museum is a must-see in any month of the year, its huge collection of ancient Greek artifacts shedding light on the wondrous artistic, cultural and social phenomena that was Greece before Roman occupation.
You can also visit the Typography Museum, and get a glimpse of one of the world's oldest and most impressive crafts, from its tedious beginnings all the way up to modern times.
Hassan Pascha Mosque
Another beautiful place to visit is the Hassan Pascha Mosque, also called Yiali Tzami, the first mosque built after the conquest of Crete in 1649 by the Ottomans.