Crete, the sunniest side of Greece

At the southernmost tip of Europe lays Crete, the largest island in Greece and the 12th largest in Europe. Its position on the world map has granted it temperate climate. Winter is usually mild, with only a few exceptions. However, it gets chilly enough up in the mountains and it snows almost every year. Cool springs are followed by warm and most likely hot summers. Autumn can also be quite warm, with hardly any rain, especially in the coastal areas.

With the exception of a few weeks during winter, Crete is the sunniest and warmest area in Greece. Tourist season starts as early as April and ends towards the end of October or even later than that. The sea water is warm enough during the entire tourist season even for the faint-hearted like myself! But, be careful. The light spring sea breeze will keep you cool enough so that you will not realize the effect of the sun rays on your skin. Make sure you protect it during the entire day. Choose a good quality product or the results will be very unpleasant and will spoil your entire holiday.

For the most adventurous types who choose to rent motorbikes, please, please, please do wear long trousers. I know you have the nicest pair of legs but they will not look as nice when roasted by the hot Cretan sun.

Crete, the sunniest side of Greece


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TripAdvisor Testimonials for Villa Anastasia

  • “Another reason why we like Crete so much!”
    If you're looking for an experience of the original and famous hospitable cretan mentality, you're in best hands in Villa Anastasia. But: you mustn't worry about your body weight! Because every day you will be delighted by cretan delicacies, homemade by Anastasia herself: "tiropita" (greek cheese pies)...
    gk394, Geilenkirchen, Germany
  • “Paradise in Prines”
    Having looked endlessly at the pictures on the website for the last 8 months and re-reading the reviews there is always that little apprehension that it won't be what you expect it to be. As soon as we walked through the gate we knew instantly that it was even better than ...
    emmamadden, Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
  • “This is THE place”
    We have been spending our holidays in Crete for years and we can say this is the best accomodation ever. The villa is amazing: just beautiful, decorated with taste and love. You have anything you could ever need: a perfect pool and an idyllic garden with a lovely playground ...
    Vania D
The villa in Rethymnon, Crete
The villa
Made of stone and wood, among olive trees, this villa comes out of a fairy tale.
The outdoor space
The outdoor space
Ample space with a naturally shaded children's playground, BBQ & swimming pool.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
Cooling down and relaxing is no issue at Villa Anastasia's large swimming pool.