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What makes Afrathias so special?

If you are fond of sand dunes and salty air, you found the right place for your holidays in South Crete.

Our Natural Beach

The natural beach of Afrathias is one of the last hidden places in Crete and at the same time, it is close to famous places like Phaistos Palace, Matala, Komos Beach, the Psiloritis Mountains with their beautiful gorges and valleys. Enjoy the tranquility of Afrathias Beach, where there are only a handful of holiday rentals and a beach tavern. Perfect for everyone who wants to relax in one and enjoy nature. Once you have visited the Afrathias area and experienced the enchanting atmosphere and warm hospitality of this amazing place, you will want to return again and again.

What is the best time of the year to visit Southern Crete?

Crete Islands geographic location and mountainous terrain provide its amazingly mild climate, ranging from 40°C in the summer to 10°C in the winter, with very mild average temperatures and moderate humidity.

Some facts abut the Crete and which you can visit

We are a Portuguese island chain with four groups of islands: Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and Selvagens, and only the two larger islands (Madeira and Porto Santo) are inhabited. The other islands (Desertas and Selvagens) are natural reserves.

What is the best time of the year to visit Southern Crete?

Crete Islands geographic location and mountainous terrain provide its amazingly mild climate, ranging from 40°C in the summer to 10°C in the winter, with very mild average temperatures and moderate humidity.

The average temperatures in Crete make this the perfect island to visit

Crete is known for its warm and sunny climate that lasts throughout the year with hot summers and mild winters. For sun seekers, you can’t go wrong with holidays to Crete. The hottest months are between July to September, which is the best time to go for guaranteed sunshine and minimal rainfall. The weather in Crete is mild for the most part. April and May are very pleasant with an average temperature of 24°C and lows of 12°C. You’ll need to pack light clothes for the daytime and warmer clothing for the evening if you’re planning to visit in spring to prepare for the difference in temperatures from day to night. Summer weather in Crete is beautiful with high temperatures and low rainfall. Temperatures range from 25°C to 35°C throughout the summer with the warmest weather arriving in July and August. Temperatures remain quite warm through autumn and early winter with an average temperature of 17°C in November and 14°C in December, just in January, February and March it get's a bit colder with 8 -14 °C, rain and snow on the high mountains

Some cool tips you should know

01.

Choose the best time to visit Madeira for you and your family.

Madeira is a year-round destination with pleasant temperatures. You can enjoy its charm in any season... but, if there are things you prefer, some seasons are better than others. It depends on what you are looking for.

02.

Plan at least 10 days to visit Madeira and all its surroundings.

The island is not that big. From Funchal you can reach almost all destinations within 1h, thanks to the many tunnels. The minimum to visit Madeira is a week, but I really think that 10 days is a better timeframe.

03.

Don't plan a guided tour on your first day. It is not too dangerous, but it gets windy and the approach is special.

Once in a while, there is too much wind to land safely. In that case, planes might not take off or might have to land on another island or back to Portugal. In that case, you will have to take a later flight.

04.

Don't expect sandy dreamy beaches. This is not the destination for that.

Don't go to Madeira is order to spend your days at the beach. This is not the destination for that. Most beaches on the island are pebble beaches. There is very little sand. If you won't expect it, you won't be disappointed.

05.

Plan some flexibility. Madeira is an island in the middle of the Atlantic

If you are looking for the sun during your Madeira travels, I recommend planning some flexibility, so that you can check the weather and the webcams and pick the less cloudy area of the island for the half day.

Smile and enjoy Madeira. Choose accommodation with or without swimming pool and enjoy your stay.

the beaches in Madeira are not dreamy ones with sand. But it can get hot in the afternoon. It is nice to enjoy a swim after a day exploring the coast and mountains. It is especially enjoyable if you are hiking as it will relax your muscles.