Crete in winter
"Out of season" and "off-season" is the right time to feel and enjoy Crete's peaceful nature. The perfect time to pursue interests, studies, hobbies and hikes. By winter, we mean November until late March.
Winter months offer the chance to explore the uncrowded vision of Crete. In some years there is significant snowfall in the mountains (the highest peaks always receive some winter snowfall).
The winter of 2004 and 2017 saw record-breaking snowfall during the month of February and January.
Vistas open up in the winter and you can meet local people, experience hospitality that is offered so genuinely when you pause on your journey around the island. Don't expect to bask in sunshine every day, but on those lucky sunny days you get a bonus of bright island light.
Crete is an island of drama, something the weather often reflects. Come prepared for driving winds and rain, then enjoy the bright spells. Visit villages, museums, shops - walk/hike, play tennis - see the natural beauty of Crete, the snow-capped mountains, uncrowded roads and be here when travel seems as civilized as it did decades ago!