What’s the weather like in Crete in March?
In March, Crete experiences the transition from winter to spring, with temperatures starting to rise and the island emerging from the cooler months. While there may still be some rainy days, March generally offers pleasant weather and a good amount of sunshine. It’s a popular time for visitors who prefer quieter beaches and cheaper accommodation compared to the busier summer months.
Average daily temperatures
During March, the average daily temperatures in Crete range from around 15°C (59°F) to 19°C (66°F). The temperatures gradually increase throughout the month, making it generally milder towards the end of March. However, it’s worth noting that evenings and nights can still be cooler, so it’s advisable to bring some light layers for those times.
Sunshine and rainfall
March sees an increase in sunshine hours compared to the winter months, providing visitors with around 8 hours of sunshine per day. This allows for plenty of outdoor activities and exploration of Crete’s stunning landscapes. However, it’s important to be prepared for occasional rain showers, as March still receives an average of 4-5 rainy days during the month.