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can anyone help please

Hi everyone, think of booking Elounnda in the middle of may, can anyone help with what the weather is like then, also will everything be open, many thanks x

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1. Re: can anyone help please

Hi there

The season officially starts the first week of May so yes everything will be open...with regards to the weather its always difficult to predict but it should be sunny and warm with temperatures around mid to late 20s

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normally the weather is Ok in May, occasionaly a short shower is possible. The sea is cool, but because Elounda is on the eastern bay of Mirabello and the sea is enclosed in that area you might go swimming in May

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Thank you

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Thank you

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Been several times in may inc last year. It peaked at 40c and was slightly windy ( not unusual for elounda ). Everywhere open. Resort wasnt as busy compared to previous trips later in the year so no problem

Getting restaurants or tables in the bars. Such a lovely resort.

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Our daughter and son-in-law went last May and it rained the whole week, confirmed by residents of Elounda when we visited later in the year.

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Which all just goes to show that predictions can't necessarily be made on the basis of previous years.

I have had glorious weather in May, and rainy weather in May. And both in September. And in April. And in October. The only period in which wall-to-wall sunshine can be assumed (but even then, not always) are mid-June to mid-September.

You would be very unlucky to be as unlucky as Eye-pye's daughter!

The best thing is to come for two weeks if you can. Then if it rains for a couple or three days, it's a smaller proportion of your holiday.

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There are many weather sites available on the internet, one of the best ones is www,wunderground.com for Elounda you would need to get the forecast for Heraklion.

Lower down on the page you can look at the historical records for the area too giving daily, mean temperatures, and rainfalls for previous years.....

You can also check the current forecasts on Greek TV channel web sites such as www.star.gr if you use Google Chrome you can enable the auto-translate function to get these sites in English if they do not have built in English version....

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My girlfriend and I went last two weeks of may, had 3 days rain (afternoons) the rest was mid to high 20"s. It is a lovely time to visit.

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By the middle of May the weather should have settled down,but be warned it can be chilly at night so pack a light weightcoat of jumper just in case.

Swimming in the sea is fine by then and restaurants and bars are all open as are the shops.

Last year the weather was extreem everywhere and fair to say May was lost to the tourists but having travelled to Elounda for eleven years in May and September you should have a lovely time here.

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