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Climate in Greece and weather forecast - best seasons for visit

By the middle of July, the water temperature is already reaching a 23-25C. The average air temperature is 29C. The nights are still pretty cool, about 18C. The air temperature in July and August very often exceeds 30C, even in the morning. During the day, it reaches 41-42C. That’s time for a siesta until the evening. At the beginning of September, the air temperature becomes more comfortable; on average, it does not exceed 33C. Cyclones start from the Azores archipelago. In October, the sky becomes gloomy and cloudy; the sea water cools down to 19C. The day temperature is 24C. Night are already much colder, about 14 degrees Celsius. In November, it rains almost every day; the temperature drops to 12C. … Open

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Cuisine and top restaurants

Going on a trip to one of local wineries with children, don’t be surprised when they would be offered to taste specialty wines too. And if you warn the guide in advance and ask him not to offer children any wine, he'll wonder why they are punished so severely. Speaking of national dishes, first of all it is worth to mention their naturalness. All products used for meals undergo very gentle heat treatment; … Open

Traditions and mentality of Crete

Life on Crete is very steady and easy. From the very first days tourists will be impressed with calm and harmonious feel. There is no usual urban rush here, but it may take some effort to adapt. It takes a while to get an ordered meal at the restaurant. Punctuality isn’t Cretan strong suit; citizens used to be late for meeting. On the other hand, locals are very considerate and reliable. If they promise … Open

Best beaches

Among numerous beaches of the east coast Vai bay is the most sought-after. The incredibly beautiful palm forest comes close to this beach, so the coast is equally popular among fans of water activities and walkers. Another important feature of Vai bay is its white sand. Modern equipment would be an advantage for those staying on the beach. Travelers resting in the western part of the island should definitely pay … Open

Advices for travellers

5. Those, who hope to bring local wine from a trip, have to go directly to the winery. Next to each of them there would be a great wine shop, where visitors are offered to taste wine and buy their favorite variety. 6. The cost of a particular brand of wine depends on the duration of its ageing. Don’t be surprised with low cost of certain brands of drinks, as they would probably be young wines, … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Every city on Crete offers a variety of entertainment, beautiful beaches and vivid markets. Located at the city of Hersonissos, Aquaworld Aquarium represents a great variety of sea creatures. Tourists have a chance to watch colorful fish, witness shark feeding, and take a picture with reptiles and snakes. Aquaworld will be an unforgettable experience. For those, who prefer swimming and sunbathing, visit to Elafonisi … Open

Top hotels with reviews

The building housing the famous hotel Alcanea in Chania also has great historical value. Located on the picturesque waterfront and in vicinity of the historic district, it offers numerous additional services besides its chic rooms. The hotel has a lovely patio decorated with flowers and a magnificent wine cellar with a rich collection of drinks. A truly unique hotel is Veneto located in the historic district of … Open

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