As you can see from some of the photos, crete was extremely hot this year.
Even the locals were having trouble with the 45 degC heat.
Mainland greece was 50 degC, the hottest day for 100 years!
On the second day, the forest caught fire and burned for a couple of days.
At 9 o'clock at night, it was still 32 degs!
Thankfully, it settled down to "normal" temperatures in the second half of the holiday.
© dave hutchinson photography