“Show me Crete & Heraklion!”
Some basic facts
Crete (Greek: Κρήτη Kríti; [kriti]) is the largest and most populous (620.000) of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Crete straddles two climatic zones, the Mediterranean and the North African, mainly falling within the former. As such, the climate in Crete is primarily temperate. During the Cretan summer, average temperatures reach the high 20s-low 30s Celsius (mid 80s to mid 90s Fahrenheit), with maxima touching the upper 30s-mid 40s.
International airports are HER Nikos Kazantzakis at Heraklion and CHQ Daskalogiannis airport at Chania.
The island is well served by ferries, mostly from Athens, by ferry companies such as Minoan Lines and ANEK Lines.
Average Weather in July
- 13 hours of sunshine per day, 96% chance of a sunny day
- Temperature between 22° C and 29° C (72° F and 84° F)
- Water temperature up to 24° C (75° F)
If you need a detailed forecast, have a look at the Heraklion page on wunderground.com
Helpful Resources on Crete and Heraklion
Events – what’s up in Heraklion?
Venue and Accomodation
Please find venue details here and accomodation details here.