What's the Weather Like in Heraklion in April
It is the middle of spring in April in Heraklion, Crete. Now there is an average temperature of 16°C which is 3°C higher than in March but 3°C lower than in May. With the average temperature being warm, it can be a good time to enjoy days out such as visiting the cultural museums, amazing monastery and the stunning cathedral. During the month, you may experience high temperatures of up to 20°C which is 4°C higher than the month before but 3°C lower than the month after. In the evening, the temperature will dip to an average of 12°C which is still fairly cool so you will need to take a jacket for the evenings.
While the average temperature is starting to climb from the month before, the average monthly rainfall is starting to decrease to 40mm falling over an average of 6 which is an improvement.
During the month, you will get an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day which is 2 hours more than the month before but 2 hours less than the month after. With the low rainfall and decent amount of daylight hours, it can a good time to visit this popular holiday destination before the crowds arrive.
While you can still enjoy the beach in April the average sea temperature is a relatively cool 17°C which is the second lowest in the year along with January and March. This will be too cold to swim for most people but the temperature will rise rapidly in the following months.
The chance of there being a windy day in April is 36% which is slightly lower than in March when it is 39% but higher than in May when it is just 22%. The weather is fairly similar to other nearby locations, but it does have slightly warmer nights and sea temperatures than Chania where it can see lows of a fairly cool 11°C and an average sea temperature of 16°C.
Hotels in Heraklion in April
If you're looking to book a stay at a budget hotel for your stay then try the Athinaikon Hotel which is a 2 star hotel located in the heart of Heraklion. It has a total of 40 rooms in a range of double rooms, triple rooms and single rooms which all have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, soundproof windows and balcony. You will find facilities at this hotel such as free parking, garden, a restaurant and a bar. It is very popular with couples and is filled with friendly and helpful staff.
If luxury is more your thing then book a stay at the Hotel Olympic which is a 3 star hotel situated in the heart of Heraklion. It has a total of 73 rooms available with a mix of economy double rooms, double rooms, triple rooms and family rooms which all have air conditioning, soundproofing, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Amenities at the hotel include free parking, an outdoor terrace, a restaurant and a bar. It is mostly popular among couples and is highly recommended for its great location. The hotel is filled with friendly and helpful staff as well as the rooms being lovely and clean.
Atlantics Akti Zeus
One of the most popular places to stay when holidaying in Heraklion is the Atlantics Akti Zeus which is a hotel that is a great choice for families and is highly recommended for its excellent service and good cleanliness. The hotel is absolutely lovely and has evening entertainment suitable for the whole family. It is an all-inclusive hotel with plenty of choices from the buffet style restaurant and there is a kids club to keep the little ones entertained while you relax.
Bars and Restaurants
If want to try some of the local cuisine then eat at Giakoumis Taverna which is a Greek restaurant that is truly amazing. Here you will find beautiful traditional Cretan food that is home cooked and is located on one of the back streets of Heraklion. They have daily specialties and it has a real nice atmosphere and ambience about it. The menu is simple and everything a good price and it has very friendly staff that will help in any way.
Another place you can go to east local cuisine is Ippokambos which is a Mediterranean and Greek restaurant and is a favourite with holidaymakers with many going back twice. It is in an excellent location along the beachfront and is known for its delicious food and excellent serving staff.
Things to Do in Heraklion in April
Tour Experts in Crete
If you want to book a tour then a great choice is with the Tour Experts in Crete which is possibly the best way to see Crete. They offer private tours to take you around Crete which you can build an itinerary with your dedicated tour guide. They will take you to the best points of interest, hidden gems and even recommend the best restaurants to eat at.
Castello del Molo
If you love to visit places of history then a great place to go is the Castello del Molo which is a Venetian structure that used to guard the entrance to the old Venetian port. You can talk a long walk along the 2km promenade as well as getting some great photo opportunities next to this huge Venetian structure that is definitely impressive. It is a popular place for locals to fish and to take a stroll.