What's the Weather Like in Heraklion in November
It is the start of winter in November in Heraklion, located on the northern coast of Crete. At this time of year the average monthly rainfall increases to 80mm falling over an average of 10 days which is the second highest in the ear along with January and February, just behind December which is the wettest month of the year.
This month has an average temperature of 17°C which is 3°C lower than in October but 3°C higher than in December. During the month, you may still experience high temperatures of up to 19°C which is mild for the time of year. However, the temperature will dip in the evening to an average of 14°C which is fairly cool so a jacket may be needed.
An average of 5 hours of sunshine per day is enough to get out and about, but obviously significantly less than was seen during the summer.
With the low amount of daylight per day and the increase in rainfall, it is not the most popular time to visit this resort, but conditions are better than those in northern Europe. If you are visiting in November and love the beach, you will be happy to hear the average sea temperature is fairly warm at 21°C so a stroll along the sand and dipping your toes in is a possibility.
Hotels in Heraklion in November
El Greco Hotel
If you are on a bit of a budget but still looking for somewhere good to stay then try the El Greco Hotel which is a 2 star hotel located in the heart and soul of the town centre. It has a total of 90 rooms with a mix of economy rooms, basic rooms and standard rooms all of which have soundproofing, free Wi-Fi, TV and mini fridge. Amenities at the hotel include parking, an outdoor terrace, a bar and a snack bar. You will certainly get value for your money and have everything within walking distance due to the central location.
Marin Dream Hotel
If you're looking to stay at a luxury style hotel then we recommend the Marin Dream Hotel which is a 3 star hotel located just a short distance from the Heraklion Port. It has 43 rooms available in a range of double rooms, executive double rooms, triple rooms and family rooms which all have a balcony, air conditioning, soundproofing and TV. The hotel offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi, parking, a number of restaurants and a bar.
Smartline Neptuno Beach
One of the most popular places to stay when visiting Heraklion is the Smartline Neptuno Beach which is a 4 star hotel that has received a Certificate of Excellence. It is a very popular choice of hotel for couples and is highly recommended for its excellent service and great cleanliness. It is a great hotel with a good choice of food in the restaurant and very friendly and helpful staff. You can enjoy breakfast on the beach with sunbeds and parasols provided by the hotel and enjoy the evening entertainment.
Bars and Restaurants
Bistro La Boheme
If you love your Italian food then a great place to eat is the Bistro La Boheme which is an Italian and Mediterranean restaurant. Here you will enjoy real Italian food with the bruschetta and the different meats and cheeses coming highly recommended by holidaymakers who have eaten here. All the pasta is freshly made the way it should be and it is truly a hidden gem in Heraklion. The service is excellent with the owner and chef being Italian.
If you love seafood then a good place to eat is Vranas which is a Mediterranean and seafood restaurant. The hospitality is next to none and all the fish on the menu is freshly bought from the market every day.
Things to Do in Heraklion in November
Domaine Paterianakis Cretan Winery
If you love everything about wine the head to the Domaine Paterianakis Cretan Winery which is an absolute treasure of a find. You will enjoy a lovely wine tasting session with one of the sisters who owns the winery and actually makes the wine herself. The wine is so lovely that you will want to buy every single one that you try. As well as the delicious wine, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery this winery has to offer and enjoy its calming and relaxing atmosphere.
Agia Marina Donkey Rescue
If you love animals then head over to Agia Marina Donkey Rescue which is a beautiful haven for donkeys. Upon visiting, you will be given information about these beautiful animals and the family's story of how they came about taking care of them. There are 18 donkeys in this sanctuary in total and each one has their own name. They are extremely gentle and so you can pat them and there are also other animals around such as geese, peacocks and goats which children will love.