Crete in May
Weather in Crete in May
Crete in May is a sight to behold. With tropical coloured flowers lining the roads and recently harvested oranges to buy by the bag, it’s one of our favourite times here. The 24°C average temperatures will get you down to the beach where the sea will be warm enough for swimming,
scuba diving and sailing, but it’s the fascinating culture that really blooms in May.
Having been to Crete a few times in my youth it’s safe to say my more recent travels there were completely the opposite to the party area of Malia that I’d previously visited. Chanía is a beautiful old port town on the North West Coast and is home to the worlds oldest Lighthouse dating back to 1595. Centred around the old Venetian Port the old town is full of colourful buildings, built along narrow streets and with an essence of dilapidation that’s actually very charming and makes you want to get lost amongst it all.
I love the charm of the old port.
Being a port, the fresh fish and seafood is in abundance, grab a table with a view harbour side and watch the world go by whilst tucking in. When you’re looking to escape the heat of the day, venture to the maritime museum to walk off all the delicious food! I think Crete can often be overlooked for some of the more popular Greek Isles but should definitely be on your list to visit if you’re looking for a little more character with your trip!Lucy, Travel and Lifestyle Blogger: lucyearnshaw.co.uk