Heraklion, Greece: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Heraklion, Greece? If you're planning to go to Heraklion, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Heraklion, Greece

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

Important essentials for Heraklion, Greece

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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February

If you go to Heraklion in February, you will notice that it is crisp. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

March in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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April

If you are traveling to Heraklion in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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June

If you go to Heraklion in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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August

If you go to Heraklion in August, you will notice that it is hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

If you go to Heraklion in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you go to Heraklion in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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December

December here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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Activities for Heraklion, Greece

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Heraklion.

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