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

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

When to go to Rethymno, Greece

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

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

January

January in Rethymno can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

February

February in Rethymno can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

March

In March, Rethymno is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Rethymno, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks

April

Traveling to Rethymno in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

May is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Rethymno in July, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Rethymno during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Rethymno in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Rethymno is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Rethymno in November, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

December

December in Rethymno can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Rethymno, 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 Rethymno
  • Appropriate museum wear

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