Beach Weather In May
Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:05 PM
We'll be going to Crete for the first two weeks of May. I'm wondering what kind of average temperatures we can expect? I have been to Greece before in May, but at the end of May and not Crete (Island of Paros), we had great beach weather. When I searched temperatures in May for Crete, I'm seeing low 70s (21 celsius), which nice and pleasant but not quite warm enough for the beach. Does anybody have experience with traveling in Crete in early May?
Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:57 PM
Posted 07 January 2008 - 08:00 PM
Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:21 AM
The weather can be a little bit mixed & can be cool of an evening even if you've had glorious sunshine during the day. I've often had to have a blanket on the bed & jumpers/jackets are essential of an evening.
A couple of years ago during my 1st week it was blankets on the bed, jumpers & jackets of an evening & even the tavernas had their heaters on!!! Now the 2nd week, no blankets required, and only a light jumper or jacket needed to walk around outside on occassions.
Having said that don't forget all your summer gear!!!
Have a great time.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 01:13 PM
In May the vegitation is at it's most beautiful - before things get scorched.
I am feeling rather jealous- although I will probably be in Crete in mid/late April but tied up elsewhere.
Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:42 PM
Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:07 PM
Have been looking for some info about you in your profile or in the "introduce yourself topic". I understand that you are a "Texan"?, and a bit spoiled by the high temperatures of Texas but at the other hand experienced with ice water in Switzerland? Than you should not have too much difficulties with the sea temperature in May. Remember the nice feeling of warming up again?
Well these are the temperatures of Crete:
The above blue text is a link you can click, in case you don't know why it is blue.
Have been swimming in the south of Crete in all seasons; mostly snorkelling because I find swimming a bit boring. In December the water is still 16 degrees which is great for the plasticity of your skin loved it.
But of course you know that Crete is more than just a beach, so if you find it too cold to swim its warm enough to explore.