The best times to visit Rethymnon for ideal weather are

March 19th to June 10th

or

September 17th to December 9th

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

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Weather in Rethymnon

Temperature

Average temperatures in Rethymnon vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 55th 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 Rethymnon, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73°F (22.8°C) at night.

Rethymnon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Rethymnon Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Rethymnon Perceived Temperature (F)

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Rethymnon Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Rethymnon 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 58.8 52.7 46.9
Feb 58.9 52.6 46.5
Mar 63.4 56.2 49.3
Apr 69.1 61.2 53.7
May 76.9 68.3 60.2
Jun 84.6 76 67.5
Jul 89.1 80.4 71.8
Aug 88.8 80.2 72.2
Sep 83.1 74.9 67.8
Oct 74.8 67.5 61.2
Nov 68 61.3 55.5
Dec 61.4 55.4 49.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.9 11.5 8.3
Feb 14.9 11.4 8.1
Mar 17.4 13.4 9.6
Apr 20.6 16.2 12.1
May 24.9 20.2 15.7
Jun 29.2 24.4 19.7
Jul 31.7 26.9 22.1
Aug 31.6 26.8 22.3
Sep 28.4 23.8 19.9
Oct 23.8 19.7 16.2
Nov 20 16.3 13.1
Dec 16.3 13 9.9


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Rethymnon are July, June, 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 early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 12th.

When can you find snow in Rethymnon? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Rethymnon is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 30% 0 5.4
Feb 34% 0 4.4
Mar 15% 0.4 2
Apr 10% 0 1.1
May 4% 0 1
Jun 0% 0 0.1
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 5% 0 0.6
Oct 14% 2 2.5
Nov 16% 0 2.8
Dec 27% 3.5 5.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 30 0 13.7
Feb 34 0 11.2
Mar 15 1 5.1
Apr 10 0 2.8
May 4 0 2.5
Jun 0 0 0.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 5 0 1.5
Oct 14 5.1 6.4
Nov 16 0 7.1
Dec 27 8.9 13.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Rethymnon has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (45.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69%).

Wind in Rethymnon is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.4 MPH or 15.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January where average top sustained speeds reach 17.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

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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 7.2 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Mar 8 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Apr 7.7 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
May 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jun 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6.1 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Nov 5.5 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.7%
Feb 65.8%
Mar 60.9%
Apr 55.3%
May 53.5%
Jun 47.8%
Jul 45.4%
Aug 49.6%
Sep 57.4%
Oct 63.6%
Nov 67.1%
Dec 69%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Rethymnon?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Rethymnon, Greece is June, followed by February and July. 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 Rethymnon in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 50.9 in November means 50.9% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Rethymnon Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.1°F (26.7°C) and 60.9°F (16.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Rethymnon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.7°F (29.8°C) and 66.5°F (19.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 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 too cold this time of year in Rethymnon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.7°F (17.6°C) and 57.7°F (14.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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