Hersonissos Weather May Averages, Greece

    • Temperature Temperature 18°C 64°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 22°C 72°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 14°C 57°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 22 mm
    • Rainfall Days Rainfall Days 4 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 19°C 66°F

    Hersonissos Weather for May 2022

    Weather Lowdown

    May is the end of spring and summer is just around the corner. This is a great month to visit Hersonissos as the crowds are still light, the days are warm but not too hot, and the rainfall has decreased since the winter. The temperatures are still not as hot as those seen in July or August, but if outdoor activities are planned, this may be a more pleasant month to travel. The weather at this time of year is comparable to Athens which is also in Greece, but the beautiful beaches make this resort more appealing.

    Average temperatures at this time of year are 18°C, but can range from a daytime high of 22°C to an overnight low of 14°C. The highest recorded temperature at the resort in May was a very hot 37°C, while the lowest was a chilly 8°C. Temperatures are gradually increasing this month and so are the length of days, increasing by around 45 minutes from the beginning of May to the last day. The sun rises at 6.3°am and sets at 8pm at the start of the month. For visitors hoping for a swim in the sea, the water temperatures are still fairly cool at 19°C, but water sports are an option with a wetsuit.

    The average amount of rain that falls this month is 22mm over 4 days throughout the month, which is much drier than earlier in the year. The chance of rain decreases during the month from around 2°% chance of rain to 1°% chance as the month ends. If it does rain, there is likely to be moderately heavy rain and maybe a chance of thunderstorms. Cloud cover varies during May but gradually decreases and skies become clearer towards the end of the month. Skies are around 35% cloudy early in May, reducing to 2°% by the end of the month.

    Average sunshine hours are starting to increase and there are around 12 hours of sun each day. The humidity levels drop during this month, from 8°% humidity to a more comfortable 45% humidity on average. Wind speeds are slightly lower now than in previous months, typically ranging from ° m/s to 7 m/s, occasionally reaching 12 m/s. A detailed weather forecast is available for planning activities this month.

    Where to Stay

    The luxurious 5* Stella Palace hotel is perfect for warm May days, with so much on offer to keep everyone occupied, while having lots of relaxing choices. Set on a private beach at Analipsi, 4km from Hersonissos town, guests can choose from two pools and two tennis courts, set in landscaped gardens. All rooms have air-conditioning and overlook the sea, pool or gardens, and there is a choice of bars and restaurants for dining and evening drinks. A wide range of sports activities are on offer as well as a spa with massage service for relaxing.

    For something a little more budget friendly but still high quality, try the Villa Sonia resort located at the beach in the town. This 3* hotel has studio rooms or apartments on offer with private balconies, some overlooking the ocean. This is a family run business and the service is personal and friendly. The staff can help arrange activities such as snorkelling or diving, and it is close to restaurants.

    Located just 5°m from the beach in the town, the Harma Boutique Hotel is a mid-range hotel ideal for the warmer May days. The rooms have air-conditioning, balconies overlooking the sea or mountains, tea and coffee making facilities, and wifi throughout. The on-site restaurant is available for dining or have a refreshing drink at the bar. Centrally located, this is a great choice for days spent at the beach or exploring the town's shops and nightlife.

    Things to do

    As the weather gets warmer, but is still not too hot, have a walk around Hersonissos town and spend some time shopping for souvenirs, local products, meeting local people and sightseeing at the port. After all the shopping and exploring, head to a tavern or café for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink.

    A visit to the Aquaworld aquarium and reptile centre is a great day out for all the family. Located at the port, here you can see local marine life and reptiles from around the world, many of which were rescued or injured and rehabilitated. Enjoy hands-on interaction with many of the animals, and hold a python around your neck of feeling brave. This is an educational and entertaining day out.

    Restaurants and Nightlife

    The Sergiani restaurant at Koutouloufari is a Greek family run establishment serving traditional cuisine in a friendly, cosy atmosphere. Using fresh local ingredients such as olive oil, meats, fish and vegetables, the food is delicious and served with Cretan hospitality. Options include fish, seafood, meats and pizzas cooked in the wood-fired oven.

    For top quality dining, try the Kymata restaurant at Hersonissos. Overlooking the sea, this is a lovely destination for that special occasion or a romantic meal with your partner. Specialising in Mediterranean and local Cretan cuisine, this restaurant serves fresh seafood, lobster, fish, sushi, cheese platters and more, with superb wines, great service and amazing views for those warmer May evenings.

    The friendly and relaxed Acropolis bar and restaurant is a great place to relax and have a few drinks with friends on a hot May day or warm evening. This establishment offers fantastic value for money, as the serving are generous and complimentary fruit and raki shots are on offer. The beer and wine is inexpensive but still great quality and the food is delicious with options such as prawns, moussaka and salads.

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