Those of you lucky enough to come to Crete this month will find that there is still a lot of snow left on the mountains.
This photo from the mole of Chania harbour was taken today but looks more like what you normally expect to see in the middle of winter.
Having snowy mountains as a backdrop when the temperatures are high enough to go to the beach (we had a high of 24 °C today – not exactly hot but pleasant enough) is a very special pleasure. Even after living 20 years on the island I still feel very privileged to have it.
On the down side, if you are coming to Crete this spring with any intent to walk in the higher mountain you might need more than walking shoes. The quantities of snow up there are still tremendous and likely to remain so for the near future.