What's the Weather Like in Heraklion in February
It is the middle of winter in Heraklion, which is located on the north coast of Crete, and this month has an average temperature of 12°C which is one of the lowest in the year. This is fairly cool so you may need a jacket when visiting at this time of year but you can still make the most of indoor attractions or go on private tours. During this winter month, you may experience high temperatures of up to 15°C which is the lowest in the year alongside January and evening temperatures will dip to a chilly 9°C.
While the average temperature is at its lowest, the average monthly rainfall is at a high 80mm falling over an average of 12 days which is the second highest in the year so you might want to pack an umbrella.
During the month, you will get an average of 4 hours of sunshine per day which is the lowest in the year, but March will see a couple more hours of sun.
The average sea temperature is at its annual low, being a cool 16°C and for most people, this temperature will feel bracing and will only allow for a quick dip, if you're brave!
The chance of there being a windy day in February is 45% which is the same as in January when it is also 45% but higher than in March when it drops to 39% a spring approaches. The weather is very similar to the other locations nearby, such as Chania, although this has slightly chillier evenings and more rain this month.
Hotels in Heraklion in February
If you're on a tight budget but still looking for a good place to stay then try the Pasiphae Hotel which is a 3 star hotel located in the heart of the town centre. It has just 19 rooms available with a choice of either double rooms or single rooms which all have a balcony, free Wi-Fi, TV and minibar. Amenities at the hotel include free parking, breakfasts, an outdoor terrace and laundry service. It is mostly popular with couples and is a very convenient location.
If you're after a bit of luxury this year then we recommend staying at the Hotel Tryfon which is a popular choice of hotel for families holidaying in Heraklion. It is highly recommended for its great location, beautiful rooms, value for money and good cleanliness. It is a small family run hotel but the service and rooms are of quality. Each room has its own kitchen which is fully equipped and modern.
Hotel Pension Rea
One of the most popular places to stay when visiting Heraklion is the Hotel Pension Rea which is a 1 star hotel that is very popular among couples. It comes highly recommended for its great location and good cleanliness and is a very helpful hotel. The manager of the hotel will make sure you have an enjoyable stay and is always on hand to help with anything. The staff can also recommend the best places to eat around the hotel.
Bars and Restaurants
If you love Italian food then we certainly recommend visiting Pepe Nero which is an Italian restaurant with some even going as far as to say it is the best Italian restaurant in Heraklion. You can either eat in at the restaurant to enjoy the ambience or you can take out. All the pasta is homemade from scratch which is why this restaurant is so very popular and the pasta dishes taste so great.
If you love seafood then try the Minos Restaurant which is a seafood and Greek restaurant where you can have a very yummy lunch or dinner. It is situated above the street and has a great traditional Greek décor and feel about it. The Chesses Saganaki and Aubergines is a highly recommended starter and the Chicken and Pork Souvlaki is highly recommended for a main course.
Things to Do in Heraklion in February
Secrets of Crete Private Tours
If you're looking for a good tour to go on then we recommend the Secrets of Crete Private Tours which is a truly wonderful experience. As well as visiting some of the better known and popular places, your tour guide will take you to some great hidden gems too. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about Cretan history and has many interesting facts and stories and he is also very warm and friendly and easy to be with. They will accommodate any special requests you have too which is amazing.
An absolute must see is the Morosini Fountain which is also known as Lion's Fountain. It isn't a very easy place to find but locals will be able to help if you get stuck. It is a very romantic looking fountain and surrounded by lovely restaurants and very cosy coffee shops. The fountain, which is hundreds of years old, has been very well preserved and is truly a mesmerising work of art with beautiful Venetian stone. It is a great place to just sit and watch the world go by.