Heraklion Weather August Averages, Greece
What's the Weather Like in Heraklion in August
August is perhaps the peak tourist month in Heraklion as it is the height of summer, with hot temperatures, lots of sunshine and warm sea water. The average temperature is 25°C but the peaks are 28°C, so ensure you wear sun-screen. Evening lows are mild and only dip as far as 22°C, the same as July, so you might want to check your accommodation has air-conditioning.
During the month, you will get an average of 11 hours of sunshine which is the second highest in the year, showing a slight dip as autumn approaches.
If you're a beach person and enjoy swimming in the sea then you will be very happy to hear that the average sea temperature during August is a warm 26°C which is the highest in the year. You'll be able to enjoy hours in the sea at this warm temperature, even if you usually feel the cold easily. As well as boasting overall glorious weather, Heraklion boasts higher sea temperatures than other holiday destinations in Crete such as Chania which has an average sea temperature of 25°C in the same month.
Alongside very warm temperatures, the average monthly rainfall in August is just 10mm falling over an average of 0 days which is the driest in the year along with the previous two months and September. Because of the very warm temperatures and lack of rainfall, it is a great month to visit this popular holiday destination, but beware of the crowds and higher prices.
Hotels in Heraklion in August
If you're looking for a budget hotel then try the Sofia Hotel which is a 3 star hotel mostly popular with couples. It comes highly recommended for its cleanliness and it is a very efficiently run hotel. It has 69 rooms available in a range of double rooms, twin rooms, family rooms and single rooms all of which have air conditioning, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and an in-room safe. Facilities at the hotel include a library, free parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar.
Agapai Beach Hotel
If you want to treat yourself this year to a luxury hotel then try the Agapi Beach Hotel which is a 4 star hotel located on the beachfront. It has received a Certificate of Excellence and is mostly popular with families. It comes highly recommend for its excellent service and cleanliness and is a great all-inclusive resort. It offers a variety of rooms such as the double rooms, bungalows, superior bungalows and exclusive bungalows which all have free Wi-Fi and cable channels. Amenities at the hotel include a poolside bar, sauna, café and children's pool plus many more.
Aquila Atlantis Hotel
One of the most popular hotels to stay in is the Aquila Atlantis Hotel which is a 5 star hotel located next to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It has received a Certificate of Excellence and is a popular choice for couples. It comes highly recommended for its great location, beautiful rooms, excellent service and value for money. You will not regret staying at this awesome hotel. It has 164 rooms available with a mix of comfort rooms, business rooms, executive rooms and superior rooms which all have a flat screen TV, air conditioning, soundproofing and free Wi-Fi. You will find activities at the hotel including a fitness centre, indoor pool, bicycle rental and outdoor pool.
Hit the Beach
With the very warm air temperatures and matching warm sea temperatures, August is a great time to hit the beach and one of the best beaches to visit in the region is the Stalis Beach which is a very nice sandy beach. It is big so you'll be able to find a place to lay down your towel or rent a sunbed even during this busy month.
Bars and Restaurants
Trying the local cuisine is a must and one of the best places to go is Amalias Kitchen which is a Greek and American restaurant. Absolutely everything is perfect with this restaurant from the food to the service and from the drinks to the price. It is a very friendly place with delicious food and plenty on the menu to choose from.
If you're after a bit of nightlife then there is no better than the Jailhouse which is a great bar to visit for a night out. Everything from the music, the very friendly staff and yummy cocktails is what makes this place so great.
Things to Do in Heraklion in August
If you want to get out of the midday sun then head to the Escape House which is a game where you get locked in a room and must find your way out by solving puzzles. It is great fun to do with the family or friends and will be one of your top holiday highlights. There are two different rooms available with different quizzes if you want to go back again.
The Palace of Knosssos
If you love finding out the history and culture of holiday destinations then a great place for you to visit is The Palace of Knosssos which is an ancient ruins site a very popular place for tourists to visit and photograph. You can spend hours roaming around the ruins discovering new things and learning interesting facts and myths.