It’s true, the weather in Crete is glorious. In fact, it’s known to have almost 300 days of sun each year, which is why many choose holidays in Crete. However, depending on various factors including the time of year, rain is sometimes inevitable. And as you may already know, the weather always likes to pack a surprise. We show you how you can enjoy your holidays in Crete with rainy-day adventures that are just so good, you’ll want to do them when the sun is shining.
See Another Side of Nature
With some beautiful wines and olives crafted on the island, a rainy day is a perfect excuse to visit a winery or olive oil farm. The Lyrarakis Winery in Alagni is a firm favourite for travellers, and it’s within a short distance of a selection of others. If you’re with the kids or fancy something a little different, CretAquarium is a brilliant day out that will keep everyone entertained. You’ll find a huge range of animals there, and fun activities will teach you plenty about Crete’s sea.
Soak Up the Culture
The north coast of Crete has plenty of small, bustling towns and villages that are perfect to explore when it’s bad weather. You can recharge your batteries with a little retail therapy, discover new flavours in the local cafes, and pop into local museums and art galleries to learn more about Cretan culture. Crete also has many beautiful monasteries, many of which are next to the towns. With some of them closing in the afternoon, they make a brilliant pit-stop in the morning before you hit the towns. Chania Town in Chania Crete is perhaps the most stunning of them all and is well worth a visit, no matter the weather.
Have an Adventurous Day Out
Caving is a perfect way to enjoy some outdoor adventure, even when the weather is bad. With thousands of caves and caverns on the island, there are plenty of choices that will suit all ages and levels of fitness. Sfentoni Cave in Zoniana and the Cave of Zeus in Anogia are two of the most popular caving attractions.
Use it as an Excuse for Indulgence
Take a bout of bad weather as an excuse to relax and recharge your batteries. If you’re staying in a villa, then you can make the most of your surroundings. Indulge in some fine wines and foods from your local shop, and get out your favourite book or game. And if you’ve opted for a villa with a pool, you can take a dip once the sun comes out. Or, perhaps you’ll discover a new passion for swimming in the rain.