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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rethymno, Greece

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Rethymno...

Rethymno is a coastal city in Greece. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 29907 people. The water temperature around Rethymno changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 15°C (59°F) in February up to 24.9°C (76.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rethymno is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Rethymno?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Rethymno is ca:
24°C (75°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Rethymno. A good spot nearby is Preveli, which is just 15.5km (32.3miles) away from Rethymno. Click here for more information on Preveli and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Rethymno are Falasarna, which is 52.1km (32.3miles) away, and Almiros, located roughly 71km (44.1miles) from Rethymno.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Rethymno. The closest decent beach is Gytheio, which is 143km (88.8miles) away from Rethymno. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Bodrum, ca 199.7km (124miles) away from Rethymno.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Rethymno?

The sea temperature around Rethymno is warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Rethymno. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Rethymno?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Rethymno: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rethymno...

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