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Crete Weather in May, Greece

CRETE AVERAGES FOR MAY

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Crete Averages May

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    24°C
    75°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    24°C
    75°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    15°C
    59°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    19°C
    66°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    18°C
    66°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    19°C
    66°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    8 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    3 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    11 mm

Crete Daily Averages May

May 2024 Forecast, Daily Averages

Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1 Avg 18º 64º
Thu
2 Avg 19º 66º
Fri
3 Avg 19º 66º
Sat
4 Avg 19º 66º
5 Avg 18º 64º
6 Avg 18º 64º
7 Avg 19º 66º
8 Avg 19º 66º
9 Avg 18º 64º
10 Avg 18º 64º
11 Avg 18º 64º
12 Avg 20º 68º
13 Avg 19º 66º
14 Avg 20º 68º
15 Avg 20º 68º
16 Avg 19º 66º
17 Avg 20º 68º
18 Avg 20º 68º
19 Avg 20º 68º
20 Avg 20º 68º
21 Avg 20º 68º
22 Avg 20º 68º
23 Avg 21º 70º
24 Avg 20º 68º
25 Avg 19º 66º
26 Avg 22º 72º
27 Avg 20º 68º
28
29
30
31
  • 21

    70

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 19

    66

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 16

    61

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • Sunset

    20:28

  • 16

    61

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Wednesday
  • 10

    50

    0:00

  • 10

    50

    1:00

  • 12

    54

    2:00

  • 13

    55

    3:00

  • 13

    55

    4:00

  • 14

    57

    5:00

  • 15

    59

    6:00

  • Sunset

    06:09

  • 17

    63

    7:00

  • 19

    66

    8:00

  • 21

    70

    9:00

  • 22

    72

    10:00

  • 23

    73

    11:00

  • 23

    73

    12:00

  • 24

    75

    13:00

  • 24

    75

    14:00

  • 24

    75

    15:00

  • 24

    75

    16:00

  • 22

    72

    17:00

    • 1800

      Clear

      21º

      70º

    • 1900

      Clear

      19º

      66º

    • 2000

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 20 28

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    • 2100

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 2200

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 2300

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 0000

      Wed

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 0100

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 0200

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 0300

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 0400

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 0500

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 0600

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 06 09

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    • 0700

      Clear

      20º

      68º

    • 0800

      Clear

      21º

      70º

    • 0900

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1000

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1100

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1200

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1300

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1400

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1500

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1600

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1700

      Clear

      22º

      72º

  • 17

    63

    Hour 6

    6:00

  • Sunset

    06:08

  • 20

    68

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • 21

    70

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 23

    73

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 23

    73

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 23

    73

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 22

    72

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • 19

    66

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 15

    59

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • Sunset

    20:28

  • 13

    55

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 11

    52

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Thursday
  • 14

    57

    0:00

  • 14

    57

    1:00

  • 14

    57

    2:00

  • 14

    57

    3:00

  • 15

    59

    4:00

  • 15

    59

    5:00

    • 0600

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 06 08

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    • 0700

      Clear

      20º

      68º

    • 0800

      Clear

      21º

      70º

    • 0900

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1000

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1100

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1200

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1300

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1400

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1500

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1600

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      22º

      72º

    • 1800

      Patchy rain possible

      19º

      66º

    • 1900

      Partly cloudy

      17º

      63º

    • 2000

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 20 28

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    • 2100

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 2200

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 2300

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0000

      Thu

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0100

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0200

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0300

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0400

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0500

      Clear

      12º

      54º

  • 15

    59

    Hour 6

    6:00

  • Sunset

    06:08

  • 18

    64

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • 20

    68

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 21

    70

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 23

    73

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 24

    75

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 23

    73

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 22

    72

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 20

    68

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • 17

    63

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 11

    52

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • Sunset

    20:29

  • 10

    50

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 10

    50

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Friday
  • 11

    52

    0:00

  • 11

    52

    1:00

  • 11

    52

    2:00

  • 12

    54

    3:00

  • 12

    54

    4:00

  • 12

    54

    5:00

    • 0600

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 06 08

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    • 0700

      Clear

      18º

      64º

    • 0800

      Clear

      20º

      68º

    • 0900

      Clear

      21º

      70º

    • 1000

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1100

      Clear

      24º

      75º

    • 1200

      Patchy rain possible

      24º

      75º

    • 1300

      Patchy rain possible

      24º

      75º

    • 1400

      Patchy light rain with thunder

      24º

      75º

    • 1500

      Patchy light rain with thunder

      23º

      73º

    • 1600

      Patchy rain possible

      22º

      72º

    • 1700

      Patchy rain possible

      20º

      68º

    • 1800

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 1900

      Patchy rain possible

      14º

      57º

    • 2000

      Patchy rain possible

      11º

      52º

    • 20 29

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    • 2100

      Clear

      10º

      50º

    • 2200

      Clear

      10º

      50º

    • 2300

      Clear

      10º

      50º

    • 0000

      Fri

      Clear

      10º

      50º

    • 0100

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0200

      Clear

      11º

      52º

    • 0300

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0400

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0500

      Clear

      15º

      59º

  • 17

    63

    Hour 6

    6:00

  • Sunset

    06:08

  • 20

    68

    Hour 7

    7:00

  • 23

    73

    Hour 8

    8:00

  • 25

    77

    Hour 9

    9:00

  • 26

    79

    Hour 10

    10:00

  • 27

    81

    Hour 11

    11:00

  • 28

    82

    Hour 12

    12:00

  • 28

    82

    Hour 13

    13:00

  • 28

    82

    Hour 14

    14:00

  • 28

    82

    Hour 15

    15:00

  • 26

    79

    Hour 16

    16:00

  • 23

    73

    Hour 17

    17:00

  • 21

    70

    Hour 18

    18:00

  • 18

    64

    Hour 19

    19:00

  • 14

    57

    Hour 20

    20:00

  • Sunset

    20:30

  • 12

    54

    Hour 21

    21:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 22

    22:00

  • 12

    54

    Hour 23

    23:00

  • Saturday
  • 10

    50

    0:00

  • 11

    52

    1:00

  • 11

    52

    2:00

  • 12

    54

    3:00

  • 13

    55

    4:00

  • 15

    59

    5:00

    • 0600

      Clear

      17º

      63º

    • 06 08

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    • 0700

      Clear

      20º

      68º

    • 0800

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 0900

      Clear

      25º

      77º

    • 1000

      Clear

      26º

      79º

    • 1100

      Clear

      27º

      81º

    • 1200

      Clear

      28º

      82º

    • 1300

      Clear

      28º

      82º

    • 1400

      Clear

      28º

      82º

    • 1500

      Clear

      28º

      82º

    • 1600

      Clear

      26º

      79º

    • 1700

      Clear

      23º

      73º

    • 1800

      Clear

      21º

      70º

    • 1900

      Clear

      18º

      64º

    • 2000

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 20 30

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    • 2100

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 2200

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 2300

      Clear

      12º

      54º

    • 0000

      Sat

      Clear

      13º

      55º

    • 0100

      Clear

      14º

      57º

    • 0200

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 0300

      Clear

      15º

      59º

    • 0400

      Clear

      16º

      61º

    • 0500

      Clear

      16º

      61º

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What's The Weather Like in Crete in May?

It's technically still spring in Crete in Greece. But May is considered a summer month by locals and tourists who come to enjoy the fine weather already in full swing.

Is Crete Warm In May?

The average daytime temperature rises up to an inviting 24ºC with highs going a bit above that figure and lows rarely dropping below 15ºC.

How Warm Is the Sea in Crete In May?

Sea temperature rises too and in May you should expect average seawater temperatures of about 19ºC  which is a comfortable temperature to go swimming.

Sunshine Hours In Crete In May

May sees the sun shine for eight full hours each day. 

Does It Rain In Crete in May?

Rain is scarce in Mayas the signature summer drought begins this month..During May, total precipitation reaches only up to 11 mm and light rain visits the island over an average of only three days of the month.

Is Crete Windy In May?

The sirocco wind that blows from the south, brings warm, dry air from Africa that raises the temperature and quickly dries the climate, an effect that is much more pronounced on the southern side of the island than anywhere else.

Crete Hotels in May

Aegean Sky Hotel & Suites

The Aegean Sky Hotel & Suites in Malia is the accommodation of choice for young tourists who wish to party hard and make the most of Malia's lively nightlife scene. The hotel is clean and boasts three separate buildings plus good rates.

Renieris

Renieris is a lovely, welcoming hotel based in the port of Chania. This newly built hotel attempts (and succeeds) to stand out from the crowd by going above and beyond in terms of offering tremendous value for money and excellent overall quality.

Giorgi's Blue Apartments

Giorgi's Blue Apartments is a small budget aparthotel sat near the sea, situated in Kalathas, 10 Km from the town centre of Chania. The hotel is simple but very decent with 19 fully furnished apartments, ideal for a money saving self-catering holiday.

SunCity Hotel Studios

SunCity Hotel Studios is an attractive apartment complex just 19 km away from Chania airport. The convenient location, the proximity to the sea and the budget prices make SunCity a favourite with money savvy holidaymakers.

Galini beach hotel

The Galini beach hotel is a beautiful beachfront hotel in Kissamos, which is famous for its stunning sunsets. The hotel focuses on quality rather than quantity; with only 25 rooms, it pays meticulous attention to every detail and the management ensures that every area is clean and well-maintained.

Crete Beach for May

Orthi Ammos Beach

Orthi Ammos beach is a nice, naturist-friendly sandy and shallow beach, next to Frangokastelo, south of Chania. The beach is located at the edge of a wide valley and is famous for its sandy dunes. Note that the eastern side of the beach is almost always occupied by naturists.

Frangokastello Beach

Moving west from Orthi Ammos, families can find Frangokastello beach, which is one of the most famous beaches in Crete. Known for its authentic Venetian castle and the legends of the Drosoulites ghosts, this beach offers stunning natural beauty and convenient tourist services.

Bars and Restaurants

The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a popular local restaurant, which serves all kinds of dishes ranging from the familiar to the exotic. What sets the Alchemist apart from most other restaurants is the unique, nouveau cuisine approach along with a nod to traditional Cretan roots.

Mythos restaurant

Mythos restaurant is famous for serving Greek, European but also local Cretan delicacies in a friendly and unpretentious environment. A fish tavern at heart, Mythos is a no-frills eatery whose cooks prepare down-to-earth honest dishes accompanied with traditional Cretan folk music.

Murphy's

Murphy's in Hersonissos boasts a wide range of beers and lagers, and is especially popular with Brits. Perfect for a pint or few.

Things to do in Crete in May

Happy Train in Elounda

For a perfect family-friendly activity, the Happy Train in Elounda offers scenic railroad routes across the natural landscapes of Crete. While not exactly a real train (The Happy Train runs on a few dozen car tyres) the train encompasses scenic routes across Crete's less areas. This activity is child-friendly and the music that accompanies the tours features local tunes.

Malia And Hersonissos

Malia and Hersonissos vie for the title of the best nightlife area on the island. Out of the two, Malia is the more casual and hedonistic location, while Hersonissos features a more upscale, classy nightlife. Both areas are famous for the fun-filled parties, which last until morning and often spill into the streets and beaches. Both areas have impressive coasts with numerous beach bars and beach parties are more common, too.

Labour Day

Greece is a country with a turbulent political past. For that reason, every year in May the 1st, people across the land celebrate Labour Day. Labour Day coincides with the Feast of Flower celebrations, and on the first day of the month everyone heads outdoors to fly kites and eat traditional picnics - tourists are often welcome to join in.

Anniversary Of The Battle Of Crete

From 20 to 24th of May, Crete celebrates the anniversary of the legendary battle of Crete that largely influenced the outcome of World War II in the Mediterranean and Africa. This is marked by outdoor parades and city wide feasts where locals don traditional Cretan uniforms and dance to local folk songs.