Summer came early to Crete this year, with an unseasonably hot April followed by rain showers in early May. The snow on the White Mountains had gone by May. Easter in Crete was largely celebrated as usual, with many Pure Crete guests joining in the festivities in the local villages, churches and tavernas.

May also saw the 72nd annivesary of the Battle of Crete, the exact date of which is the 20th May. Events and Services were held across the Island to mark the anniversary.