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The Weather in the East of Crete
The east of Crete has some great weather and temperatures, its slightly cooler than the west side of the island, but not so you would notice the difference.
The main city for the west of the island is Heraklion, and its the capital city of Crete. You will fly into this airport to get to resorts like Matala, Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Sitia, Stalis, Malia and Hersonissos to name a few.
You will notice the difference in the weather reports for the 4 main resorts here
vary very little, that’s because overall Crete is a small island and the weather
throughout the summer is generally clear and sunny.
The island does get what's known as the Meltemi winds or Etesians which is a northerly wind, the winds are at their strongest in late July and August and are created by low pressure troughs in Turkey. These winds channel over the island through the cooling mountains and over the sea’s.