Climate and monthly weather forecast
Heraklion, Greece

The Venetian walls and the Castle of Koule in the shipyards at Heraklion, Greece
The Venetian walls and the Castle of Koule in the shipyards at Heraklion, Greece

The best time to visit Heraklion

The best months for a swim in Heraklion, Greece, are July through September, with a perfect temperature - varying between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), and scarce rainfall.

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Heraklion, Greece, is another mild winter month, with an average temperature varying between 15.2°C (59.4°F) and 10°C (50°F). With an average high-temperature of 15.2°C (59.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 10°C (50°F), January is the coldest month. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February, the last month of the winter in Heraklion, is also a moderate month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 15.5°C (59.9°F) and an average low of 10°C (50°F). In Heraklion, the average high-temperature in February is almost the same as in January - a still moderate 15.5°C (59.9°F). Weather in February »

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a comfortable month in Heraklion, Greece, with an average temperature fluctuating between 10.8°C (51.4°F) and 16.8°C (62.2°F). In March, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - an enjoyable 16.8°C (62.2°F). Weather in March »

Weather in April

April in Heraklion, Greece, is an agreeable spring month, with an average temperature ranging between max 20.2°C (68.4°F) and min 13°C (55.4°F). In April, the average high-temperature marginally rises from a comfortable 16.8°C (62.2°F) in March to a pleasant 20.2°C (68.4°F). Weather in April »

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Heraklion, is a warm month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 23.5°C (74.3°F) and an average low of 15.9°C (60.6°F). In May, the average high-temperature slightly increases from an agreeable 20.2°C (68.4°F) in April to a warm 23.5°C (74.3°F). Weather in May »

Weather in June

June, the first month of the summer in Heraklion, is still a warm month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 20°C (68°F) and 27.3°C (81.1°F). In Heraklion, the average high-temperature in June slightly increases from a moderately hot 23.5°C (74.3°F) in May to a still warm 27.3°C (81.1°F). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July, the same as June, is another warm summer month in Heraklion, Greece, with an average temperature ranging between max 28.6°C (83.5°F) and min 22.7°C (72.9°F). The ideal sea water temperature of 25.4°C (77.7°F) and only 0.1 rainfall days, with 1mm (0.04") of accumulated rainfall, makes July the best time for swimming and other water activities. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August, the last month of the summer in Heraklion, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 28.4°C (83.1°F) and 22.7°C (72.9°F). An excellent water temperature of 26.1°C (79°F) and only 0.1 rainfall days, with 1mm (0.04") of accumulated rainfall, makes August a prime for swimming and other water activities. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September, the first month of the autumn in Heraklion, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature varying between 26.4°C (79.5°F) and 20.3°C (68.5°F). An excellent water temperature of 25.4°C (77.7°F) and only 1.3 rainfall days, with 20mm (0.79") of accumulated rainfall, makes September a prime for swimming and other water activities. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October, like September, in Heraklion, Greece, is another warm autumn month, with an average temperature ranging between max 23.1°C (73.6°F) and min 17.5°C (63.5°F). In October, the average high-temperature marginally drops from a moderately hot 26.4°C (79.5°F) in September to a still warm 23.1°C (73.6°F). Weather in October »

Weather in November

November, the last month of the autumn in Heraklion, is also an agreeable month, with an average temperature varying between 20.1°C (68.2°F) and 14.7°C (58.5°F). In Heraklion, the average high-temperature in November marginally drops from a warm 23.1°C (73.6°F) in October to an agreeable 20.1°C (68.2°F). Weather in November »

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a comfortable month in Heraklion, Greece, with temperature in the range of an average low of 12°C (53.6°F) and an average high of 17°C (62.6°F). In Heraklion, Greece, the average high-temperature in December marginally drops from an agreeable 20.1°C (68.2°F) in November to a comfortable 17°C (62.6°F). Weather in December »
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Heraklion?

The coldest month in Heraklion, Greece, is January, with an average high-temperature of 15.2°C (59.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 10°C (50°F).

What is the rainiest month in Heraklion?

January is the month with the most rainfall in Heraklion, Greece. Rain falls for 10.1 days and accumulates 92mm (3.62") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Heraklion?

In Heraklion, Greece, during the entire year, the rain falls for 53.2 days and collects up to 501mm (19.72") of precipitation.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Heraklion?

January has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 3.8h of sunshine.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Heraklion?

The month with the coldest seawater in Heraklion, Greece, is February, with an average sea temperature of 16.4°C (61.5°F).

When is Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Heraklion?

On Sunday, 27. March 2022, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EET to EEST. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, 30. October 2022, at 04:00, and the time zone reverts from EEST to EET.

When are the longest days in Heraklion?

June has the longest days of the year, with an average of 14h and 30min of daylight.

What is the warmest month in Heraklion?

July is the warmest month in Heraklion, with an average high-temperature of 28.6°C (83.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.7°C (72.9°F).

What month has the most sunshine in Heraklion?

With an average of 12h of sunshine, July has the most sunshine of the year in Heraklion, Greece.

When is the highest UV index in Heraklion?

July is the month with the highest UV index in Heraklion, Greece, with an average maximum UV index of 11.

What is the driest month in Heraklion?

August is the month with the least rainfall in Heraklion, Greece. Rain falls for 0.1 days and accumulates 1mm (0.04") of precipitation.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Heraklion?

The month with the warmest seawater in Heraklion, Greece, is August, with an average sea temperature of 26.1°C (79°F).

What is the month with the shortest days in Heraklion?

With an average of 9h and 49min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Heraklion?

With an average maximum UV index of 2, December is the month with the lowest UV index in Heraklion.

Average temperature
Heraklion, Greece

Average temperature - Heraklion, Greece

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (15.2°C).

The months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (22.7°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (10°C).

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Average rainfall
Heraklion, Greece

Average rainfall - Heraklion, Greece

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (91.5mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0.7mm).

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Average rainfall days
Heraklion, Greece

Average rainfall days - Heraklion, Greece

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (10.1 days).
The months with the least rainy days are July and August (0.1 days).

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Average sea temperature
Heraklion, Greece

Average sea temperature - Heraklion, Greece

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (16.4°C).

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Average daylight / Average sunshine
Heraklion, Greece

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Heraklion, Greece

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 49min).

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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