The tourist season on Crete (from April to October) is also the dry season and most summer visitors do not realize that Crete, especially the West of Crete, has more rainfall per year than most areas of northern Europe: it may rain only 50 or 60 days a year but it really pours! This means snow at higher altitude and there can be up to 4 or 5 meters of snow in the higher areas at the end of the winter. High up the snow will last well into late spring and even summer in some areas.
When we tell this to summer visitors they find it hard to believe. Here is the proof! The pictures in the following pages were taken between December and March.
This first page contains photos taken in the southern and central White Mountains which is the highest part.
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