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Weather in Crete in May

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temperature
Temp

21° C

average

rain
Rain

5 mm

per month

sun
Sun

71 %

chance

humidity
Humidity

67 %

average

What’s the weather like in Crete in May?

May is a fantastic time to visit Crete if you are looking for warm and pleasant weather. The island experiences a typical Mediterranean climate, with May marking the beginning of the summer season.

Average daily temperatures

In May, the average daily temperature in Crete ranges between 18°C (64°F) and 24°C (75°F). This means that most days are pleasantly warm, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities and exploring the beaches. However, it is still a good idea to bring a light jacket for the evenings, as temperatures can drop slightly.

Sunshine and rainfall

With an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day, May is one of the sunniest months in Crete. This makes it perfect for sunbathing and enjoying the beautiful coastline.

In terms of rainfall, Crete experiences very little precipitation in May. The chance of rainy days is low, with only approximately 4 days of rain expected throughout the month. This means you can expect long stretches of dry weather, allowing you to fully enjoy outdoor activities and explore the island without worrying about the rain.

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