Rethymnon Weather February Averages, Greece
What's the Weather like in Rethymnon in February
While the highest temperature ever recorded in Rethymnon in February was a very balmy 25°C, the climate is more likely to average 10°C at this time of year. However, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout February in this Northern part of Crete, so it is always worth being prepared for some warmer days as well as some cooler ones.
February is the first month of the year where there is a hint of the warm, dry summer that is expected in this Aegean Island.
Expected precipitation falls to only 41mm for the entire month of February, which equates to approximately 13 days of the month experiencing any type of rainfall at all. On occasional days the rain will be heavy. But it is much more likely that visitors to the area will experience a short quick shower, not enough to spoil any trip to the area.
Though there are still only an average of 7 hours of daily sunshine throughout the shortest month of the year, the entire area seems to start gearing up for the start of spring in March. And with a new freshness in the air, the region starts to come alive.
Thanks to the cold weather and higher rainfall in January, sea temperatures do take a little dip in February. This means average temperatures will drop to 16°C in Rethymnon. And on cooler days it can feel a lot lower.
But even though Rethymnon is still experiencing the effects of winter in February, there is still a lot of sunshine around. Averages highs of 13°C are far higher than those experienced in Northern Europe during this time. With minimum average temperatures of a very mild 7°C, Rethymnon in February is still warmer than nearby island Santorini and offers substantially better weather than Mykanos, more in line with the temperatures forecast for Rhodes.
Hotels in Rethymnon in February
For a family trip to Rethymnon, the Rimondi Grand Resort & Spa is always highly recommended. For those warmer February days, the large outdoor pool and children's pool ensure everyone can have a fantastic time. The Turkish baths and spa facilities are the perfect way to unwind when the temperature drops. Even if the sea is too cold for a dip, the private beach is a wonderful place to take a walk or enjoy some time with the children. The high quality restaurant and luxury lounge areas then provide the perfect sanctuary for some late night indulgence.
Three individual houses surrounding the private pool at the Vederi Estate offers peace and tranquillity for anyone that wants to be a little off the beaten track. This family run, very welcoming complex isn't based in the centre of Rethymnon but is only a five minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the main town. With everything from a well-stocked fridge to very obliging hosts, there is everything on site to ensure you never want to leave. It is the ideal place to holiday with a large family who can take advantage of the separate accommodations. And in the February climate, the dramatic Greek landscape provides the perfect treat.
Casa Moazzo Suites & Apartments are set in the old part of Rethymnon, with views over the seafront and wonderful traditional harbour. High quality rooms, excellent levels of service and exceptional cleanliness ensures visitors will usually come back again and again. Choose from fully catered hotel facilities or the self-catering apartments next door. With ample facilities within the complex and in the nearby town, everything is available for a memorable trip to Rethymnon.
Bars and Restaurants
For no frills, wholesome food that isn't going to break the bank, Stella's Kitchen is definitely worth a visit. Situated in the heart of the Old Town, Stella herself heads up the team that offers freshly cooked meals to all of its patrons. If it hasn't run out, try the slow cooked lamb for an incredible treat for your taste buds. Visitors feel more like welcome friends that paying guests. With good portions of traditional Greek food available with a very big smile, Stella's is the kind of place where everyone feels at home.
Remezzo Seafood Restaurant
Thanks to the harbour side location of the Remezzo Seafood Restaurant, what you get on your plates has invariably come straight out of the sea. The staff are welcoming and very helpful, so you are always tempted to try something new. And with every dish cooked to order, any taste can be catered for. Opt for house specialities including lobster or jumbo prawns. Or choose the delectable fish platter which includes everything that is good the day you visit in February, July or any month of the year.
Loggia Taverna Restaurant
The quality of food available at Loggia Taverna Restaurant ensures this traditional eatery is busy no matter what month of the year you visit. In February you may want to book a table in the beautifully decorated interior. Or on a warmer day take a seat outside in the elegant courtyard. Let the world go by while you enjoy your meal. From starts and salads to delicious deserts, hunt this little gem out in the old part of Rethymnon and you be very glad you did.
Things to Do in Rethymnon in February
February is the perfect time to get on your bike in Rethymnon and explore the entire region. Though Crete is too large to cycle all around, bike tours in Rethymnon take in some of the most popular historical sites close by. For those that want to go off on their own, simply hire a bike and take advantage of one of the excellently mapped cycle routes. For the most adventurous, mountain bikes across the summits always proves a challenge. While those that want to take it easy can hire an electric bike to give them a helping hand.
Historical and Folk Art Museum
For an inside activity in February, the Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon is the ideal choice. The collections within this small museum illustrate the history of Crete and its unique way of life. From lace work and weaving to Second World War memorabilia and hand carved artefacts, this museum has enough exhibits to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Look out for free days when admission fees are waved. But even if you have to pay a few Euros to get into the site, the trip will definitely be worth it.