- Flight duration:
- 4 hours 15 minutes from Gatwick
- GMT +2
WHEN TO GO
Summers in Crete start early and last long into the year. Already in April the mercury is on the rise and, by the time May rolls around, temperatures are averaging 24°C. In July and August the thermometer regularly reaches 3o°C, although it never seems terribly hot, thanks to the seasonal summer breezes. You can still head to the beach in September and October, as the temperatures continue to hover between the low and high 20s. As far as rain is concerned, it usually confines itself to the winter months of November to March, with only an occasional shower during the rest of the year.
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Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the Ireland. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Greek nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/greece/
Passports and Visas
Irish citizens don’t need a visa to enter Greece but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/greece/
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/