Averages for Rethymnon in April

The weather warms up, the chance of rain falls and the even the sea temperature starts to climb in Rethymnon in April. Though it’s not yet summer in this Greek resort, you can tell the heat is definitely on its way.

Though sea temperatures increasing by an average of just 1°C on the previous month aren’t going to have everyone flocking to the sea, it certainly has a dramatic effect on t...

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  • Temperature Temperature 15°C 59°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 11°C 52°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 14 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 7 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 17°C 63°F

Averages for Rethymnon in April

The weather warms up, the chance of rain falls and the even the sea temperature starts to climb in Rethymnon in April. Though it’s not yet summer in this Greek resort, you can tell the heat is definitely on its way.

Though sea temperatures increasing by an average of just 1°C on the previous month aren’t going to have everyone flocking to the sea, it certainly has a dramatic effect on the wildlife. Average sea temperatures of 17°C are enough to signify that spring is in the air and entice the wealth of new species that attract divers and snorkelers from all around. And while it may not be keen swimming weather for the average holiday maker, when the weather is warm that clear blue sea starts to look a lot more inviting.

In 2008 the temperature in Rethymnon broke all previous recorded temperatures, exceeding 37°C. But though average highs of 18°C are far more likely for this time of the year, the opportunity to feel some warm sun never fades.

As it is only the start of the warm season in Rethymnon, there is the possibility of some chillier days. Average lows of 11°C mean a cardigan or jumper are required when the air is not at its hottest. But even record lows of 5°C in Rethymnon are still higher than many other areas situated close by.

While the temperature continues to soar, the chance of rain falls dramatically in April. This may be the wettest month for many parts of Europe, but in Rethymnon only seven days in the entire month are expected to see rainfall. And with only 14mm of rain expected throughout the entire month, even if the clouds do start to form, there is never really any significant downpour.

An average of 11 daily sunshine hours keeps the climate bright and fresh and offers the ideal opportunity to visit Rethymnon before the heat of the summer really begins.

Old venetian harbor in Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Old venetian harbor in Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Where to Stay

If you want to visit Rethymnon on a budget, then consider staying at the Hotel Axos. Rooms are spacious and thoroughly cleaned, and offer plenty of space for a larger group or small party. This family run hotel is only a 15 minute bus ride into the central town. The pick-up for any arranged tours is directly outside the door. There are plenty of amenities and restaurants in Axos itself open in April. And with a Lidl supermarket located just around the corner, everything is available for your convenience.

The recently renovated Veneto Suites offer opulent luxury for all their visitors.  With blown glass, wooden and stone dressings, this boutique hotel offers a touch of pure beauty to any visitor. A top quality restaurant is situated inside the hotel, to ensure this accommodation will suit even the most discerning tastes. The individually decorated suites are simply stunning, with an old town charm exuding from every pore.

Children are very welcome at the Grecotel Creta Palace Hotel and find a very friendly atmosphere when they arrive. This luxury five star hotel is perfect for families with children of any ages, ensuring everyone can get the most out of a trip to Rethymnon. Whether your kids want to be models for the day or learn to be a farmer, the host of organised activities, sports academies and child-friendly staff ensure this will be a holiday they never forget. And while the kids are entertained, the parents can enjoy the private beach, spa facilities and incredible cuisine. This really is the ultimate family hotel for everyone.

The sandy beach at Rethymnon, Crete

The sandy beach at Rethymnon, Crete

Things to Do

As the new animals start to emerge, April is a wonderful time to visit the Biotopoi Nature Park.  See the wonders of the wildlife and plants that are native to Crete. And now, thanks to the park, some are being introduced back into their original habitats. Watch native Chameleons being hand reared by the keepers before they can be released into the wild. Or experience the glory of the biospheres filled with all types of plants and fauna. With highly knowledgeable volunteer tour guides on hand to provide all types of information, the Biotopoi Nature Park can open your eyes to a whole new side of the island.

The people of Rethymnon are very proud of their military history, ensuring that the Rethymno Military Museum is full of wonderful exhibits. The museum is open all year round, but times can vary, so it is always wise to call ahead before a visit. Book an organised tour or browse the wealth of artefacts that cover the Greek’s fight for independence alone. There is information on their role in both world wars and the German invasion of Crete too. On a warm April day, wander round the military vehicles on display outside and take in the fabulous views from the top of the hill. It gives you an idea of just what the Greeks have been protecting.

The beautiful coastline of Crete

The beautiful coastline near Rethymnon, Crete

Restaurants and Nightlife

As the weather warms up, so does the nightlife, especially at the Lux Café. Good music, great views and complimentary tapas with your drinks ensures Lux Café is always busy. Whether you are in for coffee or the speciality mojito, everyone is made to feel welcome. On cooler April nights, enjoy the cosy seating just inside the door, or take a table for a more formal setting. When the air gets warmer the verandas and courtyard make the ideal place to take friends and maybe meet some new ones along the way.

As the name suggests, you’re not going to find traditional Greek food at The Italian Job. It’s pizza, pasta and great tasting coffee, with a few surprises thrown in. Open from early morning until the early hours of the next day, when you want your Italian fix, the Italian Job always seems to be open. And for anyone that’s really hungry, the 40cm giant pizza should be more than any single person can eat.

When romance is on your mind 1+1 is the place to go. Delicious traditional Greek food and mezze that is full of flavour means 1+1 is ideal for a quick drink, a light lunch or a full blown romantic meal. Take a table on the veranda in the warm April sun or enjoy the rustic interior and outstanding views with your loved one. The couple that run this restaurant are always so welcoming, everything is cooked fresh to order to ensure no meal at 1+1 is ever forgotten.

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