The best times to visit Ierapetra for ideal weather are

April 16th to July 8th


September 17th to December 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Ierapetra Travel Info

Weather in Ierapetra


Average temperatures in Ierapetra vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 74th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ierapetra, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 85°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.9°F (24.4°C) at night.

Ierapetra Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Ierapetra Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Ierapetra Perceived Temperature (F)


Ierapetra Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Ierapetra Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 59 53.9 48.5
Feb 58.1 53.2 48.7
Mar 61.3 56.1 51.6
Apr 65.6 60 54.3
May 75.2 68.5 62.8
Jun 76.5 71.9 68
Jul 81.7 77 73.2
Aug 83 78.9 75.2
Sep 78.7 73.1 68.1
Oct 74.5 68.4 63.7
Nov 67.7 63.2 59.9
Dec 65.2 59.5 55.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15 12.2 9.2
Feb 14.5 11.8 9.3
Mar 16.3 13.4 10.9
Apr 18.7 15.6 12.4
May 24 20.3 17.1
Jun 24.7 22.2 20
Jul 27.6 25 22.9
Aug 28.3 26.1 24
Sep 25.9 22.8 20.1
Oct 23.6 20.2 17.6
Nov 19.8 17.3 15.5
Dec 18.4 15.3 12.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ierapetra are May, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Ierapetra? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ierapetra.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ierapetra (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 4.2
Feb 32% 0 6.6
Mar 16% 0 0.8
Apr 13% 0 1.5
May 0% 0 0
Jun 7% 0 0.5
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 4% 0 0.6
Oct 3% 0 0.2
Nov 3% 0 0.6
Dec 14% 0 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 10.7
Feb 32 0 16.8
Mar 16 0 2
Apr 13 0 3.8
May 0 0 0
Jun 7 0 1.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 4 0 1.5
Oct 3 0 0.5
Nov 3 0 1.5
Dec 14 0 6.4


Humidity and Wind

Ierapetra has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is October (47.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (64.6%).

Wind in Ierapetra is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is February, followed by January and July. February’s average wind speed of around 15.9 knots (18.3 MPH or 29.5 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early February where average top sustained speeds reach 26.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ierapetra.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 13.3 Significant breeze 20.4 Strong breeze
Feb 15.9 Significant breeze 21.9 Strong breeze
Mar 10.8 Gentle breeze 16.6 Strong breeze
Apr 12.6 Significant breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
May 10 Gentle breeze 15.1 Strong breeze
Jun 11.8 Significant breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Jul 12.9 Significant breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
Aug 12.4 Significant breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Sep 11.1 Significant breeze 15.2 Strong breeze
Oct 11.2 Significant breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Nov 12.2 Significant breeze 16 Strong breeze
Dec 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.2%
Feb 58.9%
Mar 64%
Apr 55%
May 51.4%
Jun 62.5%
Jul 58.3%
Aug 60.4%
Sep 59%
Oct 47.8%
Nov 64.6%
Dec 64.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Ierapetra?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Greece; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ierapetra, Greece is June, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ierapetra in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.5 in October means 37.5% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Ierapetra Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.6°F (27°C) and 57.8°F (14.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ierapetra, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.7°F (28.7°C) and 64.1°F (17.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Ierapetra to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69°F (20.6°C) and 51.7°F (10.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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