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Why Crete is ideal for a fall shoulder season getaway

Even though the summer season has officially ended, in Crete summer is prolonged by way of beautiful weather and ambient climate, making it an ideal destination for a sensational fall getaway. During the months of September and October, the city of Heraklion is looking forward to welcoming the most cognizant travellers, who see the opportunity in visiting our city and making the most out of a post-summer holiday.

Perfect climate for enjoying the outdoors.

Crete enjoys the best weather in Greece. The long daylight between September and October, maintains average temperatures between 20 and 26 degrees celsius, keeping the sea warm and making it glisten under its glorious rays. Visit Crete between September and October and you can forget about packing thick coats and scarves. You can sit outside and enjoy the outdoors pleasantly, while you can stroll around at your own pace without having to rush to beat the cold temperatures. If you are in the mood for some exploring, and you’ll be able to drive with your windows down and feel the crisp breeze awaken your senses.

Activities in Crete

All season beauty

Crete is stunning from tip to toe, offering breathtaking visuals and scenics that you can fully enjoy even at noon, a time of day that is otherwise exhausting in the peak of summer. From stunning beaches, to wild terrains, mountainous villages, fishing towns and modern cities, Crete is a paragon of diversity and uncompromising beauty everywhere you turn. Contact our concierge team for inside information about the best places to go, and prepare a bespoke itinerary together!


Less crowds means more quality time

As summer begins to turn into fall, it takes with it the many crowds that until recently gathered in great numbers to experience Crete in the peak of season. However, the post peak season may actually be even more pleasant as it makes experiencing the true colours of Crete, so much more convenient! For must-see site seeing in Heraklion, Knossos Palace, the Archaeological, as well as the Historical Museums will have significantly less queuing; this means you can plan your day without having to anticipate for any delays. You can saunter around the historical city centre, discovering your favourite place among the Venetian walls, while exploring the Venetian Loggia at your leisure.

Architecture of Heraklion city

Architecture of Heraklion city

Combine it all, at the Galaxy!

The Galaxy is an ideal hotel for all seasons, as it combines a multitude of features that make it the most well-rounded accommodation choice, with a personal touch to professionalism every step of the way.

– Ideal location: primely situated just outside the centre of Heraklion, and with great access to and from the airport and ports, it offers the best of both worlds, enjoying a central location without the hustle and bustle of a typical city hotel.

– Superior facilities: boasting the largest swimming pool in the city, at the Galaxy you can enjoy the ambience of our elegant exteriors that convene around our azure pool, comfortably and in style.

– Diverse accommodation: we pride ourselves in being able to satisfy even the most meticulous of travellers. For this reason, we have varying room types to cover the needs of different types of travellers, whether it is business or pleasure, whether it’s a romantic getaway you are after, or a family taking advantage of the October school break!