Weather in Greece in April

 

Is April a good time to visit Greece?

April is a great time to visit Greece if you want to beat the holiday rush. It is often easier to find flight specials to Greece during this month. However, many of the transport services from one island to another are either closed or infrequent during April, which makes it more difficult to get around.

 

Climate in Greece in April

The climate in Greece in April is generally hot and dry. However, April is a changeover month and the weather can be unpredictable as it moves from the wet season from October to March into the beginning of the dry season, which lasts from April to September. Temperatures in Greece during April depend largely upon which part of Greece you are in. Greek islands, such as Crete, enjoy average daytime highs of about 20°C (68°F) in April. The islands also tend to get roughly 6 hours of sunshine per day in April. On mainland Greece, average temperatures in April are between 11 and 20°C (52 to 68°F), but Athens enjoys 8 hours of sunshine per day in April. Sea temperatures around much of Greece during April tend to average at 16°C (61°F). Northern Greece as well as higher altitudes are much cooler during April.

 

What’s on in Greece in April

For anyone wanting to learn more about Greek history, or for visitors looking for a scenic night out, the Sound and Light performances at the Acropolis is an event not to be missed. International Monuments Day on April 18 is the perfect excuse to see as many Greek museums as you can fit in, as no entrance fees are charged on this day. Greek Orthodox Easter sometimes falls in April, or May. Airfares to Greece as well as domestically tend to go up at this time, but the colourful Greek Easter traditions, roast lamb and red eggs are worth it!

 

What to Pack

As April is an unpredictable month weather-wise in Greece, it is best to pack a mixture of clothes. Some warmer items will be useful, but there will also be beach days when swimwear and light clothing is best suited. A light raincoat may also come in handy in Greece in April. Visitors planning on spending some time exploring Greek attractions should pack comfortable walking shoes. Shopping in Greece is an attraction of its own; so don’t forget to pack the credit cards!