BIKE & ROAD ARENA CRETE
Crete, Europe's southernmost island, forms the boundary between the Aegean and Libyan seas, between Europe and Africa.
Its climate is considered the healthiest in Europe. Thanks to the high mountains and the steady, light north-westerly winds, pleasant temperatures prevail, even in high summer.
The island has a pronounced mountainous character with wild, deep gorges, evergreens and romantic plateau amidst the stunning mountain scenery, with more than 300 caves (highest mountain – Psiloritis - 2456 m).
Sometimes the landscape is barren, bizarre and wild, sometimes wooded, green and lovely. Fertile plains with wine and olive groves, fragrant orange and almond orchards, huge melons and vegetable fields, surrounded by blossoming herbs and spices offer a beautiful contrast to the un-spoilt cliffs, with remote coves that invite you for a swimming stop. Particularly impressive are the many ancient mountain villages where time seems to have stopped. If Georgos and Katerina invite us to have some raki, wine, grapes and goats’ cheese, it is an unforgettable experience. The hospitality of the Cretans is boundless.
WEATHER - CLIMATE
Thanks to the high mountains and the steady light north-westerly wind, pleasant temperatures in mid-summer.
|Daytime temperature C°||20||24||27||29||29||27||24||23|
|Night temperature C°||12||15||19||22||22||19||17||15|
|Hours of Sun/Day||8||10||12||13||12||10||8||7|
|Days of Rainfall||6||4||1||0||0||2||4||5|
|Water Temperature C°||17||19||22||24||25||24||23||22|