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

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

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.

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

January

January can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Heraklion is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Heraklion in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Heraklion is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Heraklion is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Heraklion
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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