Crete Weather February Averages, Greece
What's The Weather Like in Crete in February?
February's a quiet time to visit Crete, so you'll get to experience the island like a local. The weather is changeable with rain, wind and some chilly nights. But you'll still see some sunny days as the island starts to warm up after winter.
Is Crete Warm In February?
The average daytime temperature climbs to 12ºC, with daytime high peaks of 16ºC and lows rarely going below 8ºC. The sea is constantly warmer than the air outside, staying at a comfortable 16ºC.
How Much Sunshine Does Crete Get In February?
The sun shines for three hours each day, with some cloud cover getting in the way. These clouds still allow a fair share of light to pass through, as they are quite thin.
Does It Rain In February In Crete?
You can expect 64mm of rain over an average of 11 days in February. Since Crete is a sizeable island, it is possible to escape the rain by travelling across its span.
Is Crete Windy In February?
February is a particularly windy month and the wind serves to rapidly drop the temperature, especially in coastlines close to mountain peaks that may still have some snow.
Crete Hotels in February
Located on an idyllic prairie, Hotel Palladion is a good choice. The Palladion offers budget accommodation with free WiFi and a hearty breakfast buffet ideal for fuelling your adventures in Crete.
Hotel Alexis is a boutique that pays close attention to detail. The hotel overlooks the beautiful city of Chania on one side and the island's famous mountains on the other. As Alexis is close to many mountain paths, this is the perfect choice of accommodation for hikers and trekkers wishing to explore Crete's mountains.
Istron Bay is a budget Hotel offers packages and budget deals which will appeal to the budget-savvy tourist. Istron Bay offers bed and breakfast packages as well as half-board and all-inclusive deals too. The prices are low but the service is excellent in this hotel, which is known to serve special treats including fruit or wine.
Creta Solaris Hotel Apartments
Creta Solaris Hotel Apartments offer affordable accommodation with lots of added benefits. The hotel itself is pretty and unpretentious, with comfy indoor areas and a picturesque garden. This is a great option for for families and older tourists.
Blue Sea Beach Resort
The Blue Sea Beach Resort is a modern and accessible all-inclusive hotel that is just meters away from the famous blue sea beach. The resort features a spa and a number of recreational facilities including kids' areas and playgrounds. Welcoming staff and well prices, too.
Crete Beach for February
The beaches of Nea Chora are fairly quiet and perfect for families. They boast fine sand, clean waters and shallow waters. There are lots of facilities including showers, toilets and restaurants, making this beach very child-friendly. Several water sports are also practiced here, too, including parasailing.
Aghios Nicolaos beach
Aghios Nicolaos beach is a beautiful bay east of Heraklion, the island's capital. The bay includes Europe's deepest sea level and lots of other curiosities including old ships and a unique bridge spanning across the bay. This is a lively beach with lots of clubs, bars and discos at walking distance.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are looking for a good, low-key place to eat in Gouves then head to Skorpios. Located at walking distance from the beach, this restaurant serves great international and local food at bargain prices. The portions are large and the atmosphere is merry.
The traditional taverna Dounias in Chania follows the ideals of the slow food movement. Run by an accomplished and award-winning chef, Dounias serves reinvented Greek classics with a nouveau cuisine touch.
Although situated on top of a hill, the walk has been said to be well worth it! The food at Spyros Taverna in Gouves is outstanding, combined with a beautiful outdoor dining area. The owners Spyro and Debby make sure that each guest is well looked after and entertained! Fresh fish dishes and homemade Greek classics made with love.
Things to do in Crete in February
Footscapes of Crete
Footscapes of Crete take adventurous tourists to various locations impossible to visit in a car. The footscapes tours walk you across narrow alleys and into beautiful old buildings, exploring the city of Rethymnon in a unique way. The tour ends with a visit to the city's best shopping centres and high-end boutiques.
Each year towards the end of February tourists visiting Crete have the opportunity to witness and participate in the island's Carnival celebration known as 'apokries'. During the apokries (literally meaning 'stopping the meat') there are numerous music, parades and fiestas across the island's settlements. In this traditional carnival people dress up in weird costumes and parade down the streets.
Along with the traditional carnival, more exotic, Latin-style parties also take place. These carnival parties have a foreign air that merges perfectly with the local customs. During these carnival events, colourfully dressed dancers and wild parades are unleashed on the streets.
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