Beach Weather in Matala Beach, Crete, Greece

BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Tan
Sea
17°
 
Sea
16°
 
Sea
16°
 
Sea
17°
 
Sea
17°
 
Sea
22°
Swim
Sea
24°
Swim
Sea
25°
Swim
Sea
24°
Swim
Sea
23°
Swim
Sea
21°
Swim
Sea
18°
 
BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Sat 2nd December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16° 15° 15° 17° 15° 22° 17° 17°
7% 88% 92% 80% 98% 0% 60% 100%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Sun 3rd December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
16° 16° 16° 16° 15° 15° 14° 10°
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 21% 0%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Mon 4th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
12° 15° 15° 11° 10°
9% 3% 5% 6% 10% 71% 78% 71%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Tue 5th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 13° 12° 10°
72% 85% 88% 7% 76% 87% 50% 75%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0.0mm
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Wed 6th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 12° 11° 10°
21% 83% 53% 66% 75% 68% 66% 26%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.2mm 0.2mm 0.0mm
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Thu 7th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
12° 12°
23% 17% 20% 8% 14% 33% 50% 35%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Fri 8th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 11° 10°
10% 34% 87% 85% 77% 53% 0% 1%
0.0mm 0.1mm 0.3mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
21°
Sat 2nd December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13
kmh
12
kmh
11
kmh
14
kmh
17
kmh
11
kmh
9
kmh
10
kmh
0.4m
0.5m
0.4m
0.4m
0.5m
0.5m
0.5m
0.7m
6.0s 5.7s 5.6s 5.5s 5.4s 6.9s 6.9s 7.0s
Sun 3rd December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
10
kmh
10
kmh
15
kmh
15
kmh
12
kmh
11
kmh
11
kmh
0.6m
0.8m
1.0m
1.1m
1.1m
1.0m
1.0m
1.0m
7.0s 6.9s 7.0s 7.0s 6.9s 6.9s 6.8s 6.8s
Mon 4th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
9
kmh
7
kmh
7
kmh
10
kmh
9
kmh
5
kmh
2
kmh
3
kmh
1.0m
1.0m
0.7m
0.8m
0.6m
0.5m
0.5m
0.4m
6.7s 6.7s 6.6s 6.4s 4.3s 4.2s 4.0s 3.9s
Tue 5th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
8
kmh
11
kmh
11
kmh
8
kmh
8
kmh
11
kmh
6
kmh
6
kmh
0.4m
0.5m
0.5m
0.5m
0.6m
0.8m
0.8m
0.9m
6.4s 6.8s 7.0s 7.0s 6.6s 5.2s 5.1s 5.4s
Wed 6th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
9
kmh
18
kmh
25
kmh
27
kmh
35
kmh
37
kmh
33
kmh
36
kmh
0.8m
0.9m
0.9m
1.0m
1.1m
1.3m
1.1m
1.0m
5.6s 5.6s 5.6s 5.5s 5.5s 5.7s 6.2s 6.3s
Thu 7th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
32
kmh
32
kmh
33
kmh
33
kmh
35
kmh
32
kmh
35
kmh
30
kmh
1.2m
1.3m
1.2m
1.0m
0.9m
1.4m
0.4m
0.3m
6.3s 6.2s 6.1s 5.8s 5.8s 5.8s 7.2s 7.2s
Fri 8th December
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
19
kmh
13
kmh
12
kmh
17
kmh
5
kmh
13
kmh
3
kmh
4
kmh
0.3m
0.3m
0.8m
1.3m
1.7m
1.4m
0.4m
0.2m
7.3s 7.4s 7.2s 6.0s 6.3s 6.8s 7.1s 7.0s
Sat 2nd December
3:52 AM 9:41 AM 4:03 PM 10:05 PM
0.10 0.30 0.10 0.20
Sun 3rd December
4:38 AM 10:33 AM 4:52 PM 11:00 PM
0.10 0.30 0.10 0.30
Mon 4th December
5:29 AM 11:42 AM 5:48 PM
0.10 0.30 0.00
Tue 5th December
12:13 AM 6:26 AM 1:10 PM 6:51 PM
0.30 0.00 0.30 0.00
Wed 6th December
1:34 AM 7:27 AM 2:23 PM 7:57 PM
0.30 0.10 0.30 0.00
Thu 7th December
2:40 AM 8:26 AM 3:17 PM 8:59 PM
0.30 0.10 0.30 0.10
Fri 8th December
3:30 AM 9:18 AM 4:01 PM 9:53 PM
0.30 0.10 0.20 0.10
Sat 2nd December
17°
0.0mm
10kmh SW
65%
Sun 3rd December
16°
0.0mm
15kmh SSW
77%
Mon 4th December
15°
0.0mm
9kmh SSW
31%
Tue 5th December
13°
0.3mm
7kmh N
67%
Wed 6th December
12°
0.4mm
12kmh WSW
57%
Thu 7th December
13°
0.0mm
8kmh WNW
25%
Fri 8th December
11°
0.5mm
15kmh N
43%
Sat 9th December
12°
0.0mm
8kmh SW
58%
Sun 10th December
12°
0.7mm
26kmh S
86%
Mon 11th December
10°
5.0mm
4kmh SW
86%
Tue 12th December
10°
3.0mm
12kmh NNW
83%
Wed 13th December
11°
1.6mm
9kmh S
53%
Thu 14th December
12°
0.2mm
7kmh NW
41%
Fri 15th December
11°
0.4mm
19kmh S
69%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 13° which is too cold for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 21° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water. There will be 9 days of very light rain with an average of 1.3mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 60%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Matala Beach don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Matala Beach, Crete, Greece

Matala Beach, located on the southern coast of Crete, Greece, is a popular holiday destination known for its stunning natural beauty and rich history. This picturesque beach is surrounded by majestic cliffs, which are famous for their ancient caves that were once inhabited by Roman and early Christian settlers. Today, Matala Beach attracts visitors from around the world who come to enjoy its crystal-clear waters, warm climate, and tranquil atmosphere.

Beach Type

Matala Beach is characterized by its golden sand and pebbles that create a unique texture underfoot. The water here is generally calm, making it ideal for swimming and sunbathing. While the beach itself doesn't have a coral reef or many rocks in the water, there are some rocky areas nearby that offer interesting snorkeling opportunities where you can explore marine life in the clear Mediterranean waters.

Beach Activities

Matala Beach offers a variety of activities to enjoy during your stay:

  1. Swimming - The calm waters at Matala Beach make it an excellent spot for swimming and wading in the sea.
  2. Sunbathing - With plenty of space along the shore and warm temperatures throughout most of the year, sunbathing is a popular activity at Matala Beach.
  3. Snorkeling - Although there isn't a coral reef directly off Matala's shoreline, there are rocky areas nearby where you can explore underwater life.
  4. Exploring ancient caves - Take a walk up to the cliffs surrounding Matala beach and visit the famous caves carved into them. These ancient dwellings provide an interesting glimpse into history.
  5. Hiking - If you're feeling adventurous, there are numerous hiking trails around Matala that offer breathtaking views of the coastline.

Accommodations

While there aren't any large resorts located directly on Matala Beach, there are several smaller hotels, guesthouses, and apartments within walking distance to the beach. Some popular options include:

Areas to Stay In

Matala village itself is a great area to stay in, as it offers easy access to the beach, local shops, and restaurants. For a quieter experience, consider staying in nearby villages such as Pitsidia or Kalamaki. Both locations are within a short drive of Matala Beach and provide a more peaceful atmosphere while still being close to the action.

Beach Amenities

Matala Beach offers several amenities to ensure your visit is comfortable and enjoyable:

  • Sunbeds and umbrellas for rent
  • Showers and restrooms
  • Beachside cafes and bars
  • Lifeguard on duty during peak season
  • Parking available near the beach

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