What's the Weather Like in Heraklion in October
October marks the end of summer and the approach of autumn and winter in Heraklion, Crete. The average temperature drops from September down to 20°C with the highest daytime temperatures also less at 23°C. This is still higher than November's weather conditions. Temperatures will dip in the evening to a mild 17°C so you might just about want to pack a light jacket.
While the temperatures have started to dip slightly, the average monthly rainfall has increased considerably to 50mm falling over an average of 6 days which is higher than in September when it was just 10mm falling over an average of 2 days.
However, this is not too much and you will still get an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day. Even with the low amount of daylight hours, you should still be able to enjoy some days out but check the weather forecast before planning anything.
If you're a beach person then you'll be happy to know that you can still sunbathe and swim in October as the average sea temperature is a warm 23°C which is 2°C lower than in September, but still lovely and warm.
The chance of there being a cloudy day in October is 37% which is higher than the month before when it was just 29% but slightly lower than the month after when it is 39%. This popular holiday destination boasts warm weather and warm sea temperatures, it also has warmer evenings than other destination such as Chania where the average evening temperature is a cooler 15°C during the same month.
Hotels in Heraklion in October
If you're looking for a cheap getaway then we recommend staying at the Hotel Mirabello which is a 2 star hotel located in the centre of Heraklion town. It has 25 rooms available including double rooms with shared bathroom, double rooms with private bathroom, single rooms with shared bathroom and single rooms with private bathroom all of which have air conditioning, soundproofing, free Wi-Fi and a TV. Facilities at the hotel include bicycle rental, parking, outdoor terrace and safety deposit boxes.
If you love a life of luxury and want a luxurious hotel to stay in the try the Hotel Irini which is a 2 star hotel conveniently located in the town centre. It has 59 rooms available with a mix of double rooms, triple rooms, quadruple rooms and family rooms which all have a flat screen TV, air conditioning, soundproofing and free Wi-Fi available. Amenities at the hotel include free parking, a bar area, shared lounge and safety deposit boxes. It is a very popular hotel for couples and the staff will always go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay.
One of the most popular places to stay in Heraklion is the Kastro Hotel which is a 3 star hotel within 100 yards of the town centre. It has just 41 rooms available in a range of double rooms and single rooms which all have air conditioning, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and in-room safe. Amenities at the hotel include a library, parking, an outdoor terrace and a restaurant. It has received a Certificate of Excellence and is a very popular place to stay for couples. It comes highly recommended for its great location, value for money and good cleanliness and is a nice central place to stay.
Hit the Beach in Heraklion in October
You can still visit the beach in October in Heraklion with the warm sea temperature it is a great time to catch the last of summer's sun and warmth! A great beach to go to is the Ligaria Beach which is a very quiet beach great for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of more main beaches. There are also plenty of places to eat nearby for when you're hungry after all that relaxing and swimming.
Bars and Restaurants
Reef Sound Bar
If you're after some nightlife then head to the Reef Sound Bar which is a great bar with excellent service and quality drinks. They offer a range of delicious cocktails from the classic Margarita to the very yummy White Russian.
Arismari & Varsamo
If you love to try to the local cuisine when on holiday then eat at Arismari & Varsamo which is Greek and Mediterranean restaurant. It is definitely a must visit and is one of the best restaurants in Heraklion, holiday makers have said. Everything from the food to the service and from the location to the prices is excellent.
Things to Do in Heraklion in October
Agios Titos Church
With the weather being nice and warm, it is a great time to go and visit the Agios Titos Church which is a lovely church located right in the town centre. It has stunning stained glass windows and sculptures and you can venture inside to see the beautiful altar too.
The Natural History Museum of Crete
To get out of the midday sun, a great place to visit is The Natural History Museum of Crete which is a very interesting and modern museum. It is located next to the waterfront and has great things to do such as watching to dinosaur video and experiencing the simulation of an earthquake.