Rethymnon Weather July Averages, Greece
What's the Weather like in Rethymnon in July
For anyone visiting Rethymnon in July, lack of sun is never going to be a problem. July is the hottest month of the year in this part of the Greek Island of Crete. It has the most sunshine hours of any month of the year. And it is usually the driest month of the year too.
Average temperatures of 26°C tell just half of the story when it comes to the weather forecast for Rethymnon in July. Average highs during the month reach up to 30°C almost daily. And with record highs of 43°C, it is hot, hot, hot.
Even in the depths of night, temperatures never seem to fall below an average of 21°C. And while this may be too much for some to bear, for sun worshippers it is the perfect time to visit. Even the lowest recorded temperature in Rethymnon in July 1984 was a beautiful 14°C, ensuring no visitor has anything to worry about. Just make sure your accommodation has full air conditioning!
If there is any rainfall in July in Rethymnon, it won't last for long. Only a maximum of 5mm of precipitation are expected throughout the entire month, which could mean the odd scattered shower. But nothing worth writing home about.
The dry weather ensures that, though it's hot, humidity levels are still tolerable. Usually humidity levels never rise above 57%, which are far more comfortable than other parts of Europe and the Caribbean that enjoy the same sort of temperatures.
And thanks to all that warm summer sun, the sea temperature is also close to the highest level experienced at any time of the year at 25°C. This is only beaten by the average temperature of the sea in August, which is just one degree warmer.
The gentle northerly winds can offer some relief from the heat in exposed areas. But when you want wall to wall sun in a truly beautiful environment, Rethymnon is the perfect destination in July.
Hotels in Rethymnon in July
Aquila Porto Rethymnon Hotel
The crowds flock to Rethymnon in July, which means you will always need to book your accommodation early. But if you want to discover some peace amongst all the mayhem, Aquila Porto Rethymno Hotel is the ideal spot. This luxury hotel offers standard rooms and deluxe Mithica rooms to suit every type of guest. Water sports, kids clubs and a private beach are just part of the facilities. Cool off from the hot July sun in one of the two outdoor pools or enjoy the fresh water pool inside. Full spa facilities, a daily entertainment package and a wealth of other sporting activities mean you don't even need to leave the hotel to enjoy the best Rethymnon has to offer.
Footscapes of Crete
Just outside Rethymnon in the village of Kastellos, sits the ideal place to stay for keen walkers. Footscapes of Crete is a truly unique form of accommodation and a wonderful alternative to the traditional beach holiday. Three beautiful studios are situated perfectly at the foot of the mountains to provide instant access to a full range of walking routes for both guided and independent excursions. With incredible views, exceptional hospitality, surrounded by olive groves and flocks of sheep, the Footscapes of Crete provides a completely different way to enjoy Rethymnon.
The family run Kanakis Apartments is a great choice for couples, single travellers and large groups that want to have a traditional Greek beach holiday. 13 spacious apartments are situated along the complexes own private beach which also includes a swimming pool and separate children's area. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. And thanks to its roadside location, Chania is only a short drive away. Walk to the centre of Rethymnon with ease or stay within the complex. The staff are friendly and full of local knowledge, ensuring every stay in the Kanakis Apartments can never last long enough.
Hit the Beach
Baja Beach Club
In the peak summer season, a day at Baja Beach Club is a must. Hire an exclusive gazebo to keep you and up to seven of your friends out of the midday sun. And when you fancy a drink to fill your ice bucket, simply beckon one of the waiters and they will cater to your every whim. But make sure you book in advance, in the high summer season everyone wants a go. Enjoy a full restaurant style menu, cocktails, cool lagers and a touch of tapas from your own private table. The children can play in the playground while you soak up some rays. Then you can all come together to enjoy the pools or beautiful sand and stone beach. It's like no other beach you've ever known.
Thanks to its close location to Rethymnon Town, many tourists will enjoy the sights and sounds of Perivolia Beach during their stay. Extending from Town Beach, Perivolia is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. And it's easy to see why. Long stretches of beautifully clean sand are only disturbed by the wealth of people that visit every day in July. A full range of facilities ensure no one is ever board. And thanks to the wealth of nightlife in the clubs and pubs nearby, the party never has to end. Take a walk from the centre of town or hop into a taxi. With water sports, warm sea and sunbathing aplenty, it's always a great day out.
Bars and Restaurants
Eyes Live Lounge
Live music, good English food and a fantastic atmosphere ensures everyone has a night they want to repeat at Eyes Live Lounge. Keep up with the key matches back home whilst enjoying a cool one thanks to the sky TV available at the bar. Or enjoy a game of darts whilst waiting for the karaoke to start every weekend. In the morning, it's back to Eyes Live Lounge for a full English fry up. No wonder so many of Johnny's guests just keep coming back for more.
Pagona's Place offers good food, a great atmosphere and fantastic entertainment from Pagona herself. Portions are large, prices are small and the quality of the food is simply irresistible. But make sure you book in the busy July season. With a reputation for offering every visitor a great night out, Pagona's Place is always busy. Or take a little break in the middle of the day and pop into Pagona's for a quick drink. With a few free tapas usually on offer when you sit at the bar, it won't be long before you are back for more.
Sensational cuisine and outstanding service is always on offer at Petite Fleur. The combination of traditional European and Greek dishes means there is always something to whet the appetite. Sit outside directly on the promenade and watch the world go by as you eat. Or sit inside this contemporary bistro in full view of the chefs preparing your meal. The extensive wine list and fully stocked bar is the perfect finishing touch. Just make sure you book in July as everyone wants to eat at Petite Fleur.
Things to Do in Rethymnon in July
When the beaches of Rethymnon get too busy, spend a day taking a cruise to Gramvousa Lagoon for a little slice of heaven. This unpopulated collection of beautiful sandy beaches is only accessible by boat. And there's always one available from the harbour at Rethymnon. Take a catamaran trip over to the islands and enjoy lunch aboard. If you get too hot on the way over, the captain can always stop and let you off for a quick dip. Explore the Venetian castle or stay by the beach. The choice is always yours.
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi
Take a break from the busy beach in July and visit the Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, one of the most popular historical sites in Rethymnon. Situated at one of the highest points of the town, the views from the precipice are simply outstanding. Step into the fortress and see the beauty of the architecture and feel the spirit of the history that has been experienced within the stone walls. See gunpowder rooms and the monastery cells. Explore the church and feel free to walk around the grounds. Arkadi gives you the opportunity to step back in time and understand what life used to be like in Crete.