Is April a good time to visit Crete

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Whilst we are not allowed to travel out of the UK for a holiday right now, people are understandably thinking of the future. Whilst holidays abroad might resume on the 17th May, it’s still an uncertain time for travel in 2021. People are starting to think ahead to next year, and already starting to book their 2022 holiday.

Easter has always been a popular time of year for Brits to take off in search of some sun, and whilst Easter holidays abroad this year are not allowed, many people are thinking ahead to 2022. I personally love going away in April, but the weather can put some people off holidaying in Europe. We usually travel to Halkidiki in Greece, which is on the mainland, and over the years we have had temperatures ranging from 13 to 23 degrees. Is April a good time to visit Crete?


Crete is the largest island in Greece, and is around 100 miles from the mainland. You can expect to see temperatures between 12 and 21 degrees in April, with the nights getting cooler. From my experience of holidaying in Greece at this time of year, you will need to pack a few cardigans/light jackets to wear in the evenings. On our last visit to Halkidiki we did experience a day of rain, and luckily the hotel provided umbrellas for guests. It might be worth packing a small compact umbrella, just in case.

If you are a family who loves the pool on holiday, it might be worth looking for a hotel in Greece that offers heated pools. On our last visit to Greece in 2019, my husband and daughter were still in the pool every day, whatever the weather.

Is April a good time to visit Crete

We have taken three trips to Greece in April, and I would happily book again at this time of year. As the weather can be a little cooler, you can get some really good deals for travelling to Greece, and Travelscoop have a wide selection of hotels in Crete on their website. In answer to the question is April a good time to visit Crete, I would say definitely, and whilst we can’t travel to Crete this year, we can still start planning our April 2022 holiday.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until I can feel the sand between my toes, sipping a large cocktail with the view of the sea.

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4 thoughts on “Is April a good time to visit Crete”

  1. We were supposed to visit Greece last May for the first time but sadly it got cancelled. WE have alreday booked 2022 holiday to Turkey holiday village but I am determined to book Greece for next holiday and Crete is on my shortlist along with Blue Lagoon in Kos x

    • I have heard a lot of good things about the Blue Lagoon in Kos. Keeping everything crossed that you get to Greece one day x


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