Rethymnon Weather November Averages, Greece
What's the Weather like in Rethymnon in November
While Rethymnon experiences a significant cooling in average temperature in November, the weather conditions are still far more favourable than many other parts of Europe.
On a daily basis, average high temperatures are likely to achieve 18°C in this part of Crete. However record temperatures of 32°C have been recorded in November in Rethymnon, ensuring there is always the possibility that the climate could be significantly warmer.
Rain does become more of a possibility in November as the month usually records the second highest level of rainfall throughout the year, only surpassed by December; with only 53mm of rain expected to fall over 11 days of the month.
An average of 8 hours of daily sunshine provide a much greater chance of bright, sunny days than is possible in more northern parts of Europe during this time. And with average temperatures across Rethymnon expected to reach 15°C, this is a very popular time of the year for walking enthusiasts to visit the mountainous ranges that frame the town.
Night time temperatures also drop in November in Rethymnon, with most nights experiencing temperature lows of approximately 12°C. However this is very welcome to the majority of visitors at this time of the year, who are keen to avoid the hot sticky nights that the peak summer months can bring. Even the lowest recorded temperature in Rethymnon measured in October 2000 was only 0°C, providing a very mild introduction to the winter season.
Curiously, the warm summer sun ensures average sea temperatures in Rethymnon during November are usually approximately 21°C. This means that on most days the sea water is likely to be warmer than the air that surrounds it. It's therefore better to take a dip and never come out again!
Hotels in Rethymnon in November
Theartemis Palace Hotel
The Theartemis Palace Hotel is not a traditional holiday hotel, which is why it is so popular with many of the walkers that visit the area in November. The swimming pools provide the ideal relief after a long day on the mountains. And though the entertainment is not as regular as it is in the peak summer season, there is usually something to look forward to. But the main reason that guests choose to keep coming back to Theartemis Palace Hotel is the quality of the service. From the high level cuisine to the cleanliness of the spacious rooms, everything is done to make guests feel truly welcome.
Aloe Apartments & Studios
Even on the cooler November days, you can't deny the beauty of the views from Aloe Apartments & Studios. The complex is just a few steps away from Rethymnon beach, ensuring instant access to all types of amenities. The higher up the apartment your room is, the more of that glorious view you can enjoy. Clean, spacious rooms provide the perfect base. While balconies in some of the rooms offer the ideal setting to enjoy the sunset. With warm hosts and a welcoming atmosphere, you will never want to stay anywhere else again.
Sentido Aegean Pearl
Even if the weather outside isn't going to treat you well, the luxurious setting of the Sentido Aegean Pearl definitely will. The stylish and modern interior provides the ideal platform for the excellent service delivered within the hotel. And though the rooms are exceptionally well decorated, they are still very comfortable. The Wellness centre provides a welcome distraction when the weather is poor. It even includes an indoor swimming pool. When the weather is warmer, take a walk through the well-labelled herb garden and learn how to flavour your food. Plenty of the plants you see will be used in the delicious meals crafted at the Sentido Aegean Pearl.
Bars and Restaurants
The Alana Restaurant bases the meals of the day on the freshest produce they can find in the local markets. This means every day offers a different variety of dishes, but all our equally delectable. The atmosphere is intimate and romantic, the perfect way to enjoy a November evening with a loved one. The moveable roof even protects you in case it does decide to rain. Every detail has been considered to make sure your trip is a memorable one.
For breakfast, lunch or dinner the Avli restaurant has something for everyone. Situated within the Avli hotel, the food is innovative and creative, and unlike anything you will taste in the restaurants nearby. In fact, the dishes on offer at this restaurant are so unique that they even offer cookery lessons so that you can learn how to do it yourself. Unlike many other eateries in the area, bread does not come without charge in the Avli. However, when you taste the quality of this cuisine, a few extra euros for the bread really isn't going to change your mind.
For traditional fare in an eatery that welcomes you with open arms, book a table at Kapilio. Good, honest traditional dishes are freshly cooked for every guest. Just make sure you call and confirm that they are open, in November opening times can be sporadic. Lamb in Yoghurt and Greek Stifado are two of the specialities at Kapilio. Or try the Sopska salad, one of the dishes the chef served when he appeared on Greece's own version of Masterchef.
Things to Do in Rethymnon in November
When browsing around the old town of Rethymnon, make sure you don't miss the Rimondi Fountain. This a beautiful piece of architecture that offers a really authentic photo opportunity. Though the original fountain was destroyed, this reconstruction was crafted back in 1626, showing the style of the era. See the elegant lion head spouts that delivered fresh water to the residents of Rethymnon. Below are the troughs that were used to hydrate local animals. Sit in a local bar and admire the view, knowing that you are looking at an authentic piece of Greek history.
Enigma the Game
As the weather cools, it's time to get active in Rethymnon with a trip to Enigma the Game. Whether you go on your own or with a large group, these escape rooms provide hours of entertainment for everyone. Work together to solve the puzzles in the room, it's the only way to secure your freedom. The two rooms available display very different scenarios ensuring you need to have your wits about you. Get yourself locked in the Enigma and see how much fun it can be.