The climate of Hersonissos on the island of Crete (Greece)
The seaside resort of Hersonissos is located on the north coast of
the Greek island Crete. What is advertised in travel guides as Hersonissos is officially called Liménas Chersonisou. Literally this
means: ’Port of Hersonissos’. During the summer many tourists from
Holland, Scandinavia, England, Ireland and Germany visit Hersonissos.
Although several families visit Hersonissos it is mainly known for
its nightlife. Many youngsters travel here to go out in the center or
on Starbeach. Hersonissos has a warm Mediterranean climate with warm
and dry summers. Hersonissos is a holiday destination with guaranteed
sunshine and temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. Especially during
July and August stable high pressure areas are responsible for the
supply of warm air. This causes temperatures to rise to or even above
40 degrees Celsius. Fortunately the sea and swimming pools offer some
cooling. When the high season is over the climate gets less stable.
Temperatures are still pleasant. However, chances of rain increase.
Summer ends in October/November, temperatures drop to or even below 20
degrees Celsius then. However, November usually gets a few summer
days. Winters are mild and reasonably wet. During the winter
Hersonissos is rather dull, because the tourists have left. Just like
other places in Greece the seaside resort of Hersonissos is not
really suitable as a winter sun destination.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Hersonissos.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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