Crete has the best climate in the world, with almost 300 days of sunshine each year is the sunniest island in the Mediterranean. The climate of Crete is temperate and is regarded as one of the nicest, mildest and healthiest in Europe. The main factor that configures the Cretan climate is the sea that surrounds the island and reduces the suns intensity during summer. As a result it has warm, dry summers and mild winters. Crete is the ideal place for holidays, relaxation, sports, entertainment and car hire Heraklion airport all year long. Pleasant summer, sweet sunshine in spring and autumn, mild winter (without missing the snowy landscape) cold North winds and warm South are the main characteristics of the Cretan year.