Chania, Greece: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Chania, Greece? If you're planning to go to Chania, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Chania, Greece

Based on the climate and weather in Chania, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Chania, Greece by month

January

January in Chania is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

February

If you visit Chania during February, you are likely to find that it is chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

March

If you vacation in Chania during March, you are likely to find that it is cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

April

If you visit Chania during April, you are likely to find that it is mild.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

If you are traveling to Chania in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

June

If you visit Chania during June, you are likely to find that it is hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

July

Traveling to Chania in July, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

August

August is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts

September

If you go to Chania in September, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

October in Chania is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

November

If you are traveling to Chania in November, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

December

Traveling to Chania in December, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chania, Greece

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chania, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Chania
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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