COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may impact your travel plans and the data on our site. Stay safe, and always check official travel advice before you book.

Best time to visit Chania, Greece

Our verdict

The best time to visit Chania is May

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Chania? Look no further! May is the best time to go to Chania due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The very hottest temperatures in Chania get to around 30℃ (86℉) in the height of summer. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 9℃ (49℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Chania during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Chania usually falls during the months surrounding January each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn more about when to travel to Chania, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Let someone else do the hard work.
Map pin icon
Where to?
Chania

Chania seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Chania as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Chania is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Chania

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Chania for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Chania climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Chania for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

Jump to:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Chania in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chania in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chania in March

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Chania in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Chania in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Chania in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Chania in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Chania in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Chania in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Chania in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Chania in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Chania in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Chania in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Chania is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Chania is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Chania is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Chania, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Chania map

Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com