The Cretan climate is typical to what is defined as Mediterranean climate, meaning dry summers and mild, wet winters.

This type of climate is greatly appreciated by visitors who wish to enjoy warm sunny weather during their vacation. The main cause of Mediterranean, or dry summer climate, is the subtropical ridge which extends northwards during the summer and migrates south during the winter due to increasing north–south temperature differences.

The weather in Chania is mild (neither freezing in the winter, nor burning hot in the summer) and sunny most of the times. Good weather conditions are the main reason why the ‘summer’ season in Chania is long, starting from April till mid- October. Tourist rates are higher during the summer months of June-July-August, however May and September are just as much pleasant and comparatively have cheaper accommodation rates.

Around 3397.33 hours of sunshine are counted in Chania throughout the year. On average, there are 283 hours of sunshine per month. The water temperature in Chania (Cretan sea) is on an annual average at about 19.30°C | 66.74°F and the average temperature in Chania is 17.2 °C.