Spring starts in April across the Mediterranean and the following article shares the five essential experiences to enjoy on your vacation to Greece and its islands during this time of year.
April tours of Greece let you uncover the country’s ancient history at archaic landmarks and archeological sites, tuck into the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine at glamorous restaurants along the coasts, immerse yourself in Greek mythology, and more, all while enjoying the comfortable weather conditions.
In this guide, we shed light on the essential experiences for Greece tours in April to inspire your itinerary and help you plan a picture-perfect Grecian vacation.
Ancient heritage and contemporary culture combine in the capital of Greece, Athens, and allow visitors to experience the country’s historic journey from ancient powerhouse to modern Mediterranean getaway. Each destination that you will visit from Athens boasts unforgettable experiences that will let you explore the centuries-old wonders.
The Acropolis is a magnificent complex that looms over the capital’s vibrant neighborhoods, the ancient ruins of Delphi are an exquisite reminder of the old world just beyond Athens’ borders, and the Minoan Palace of Knossos is a Bronze Age archeological site that reflects Crete’s ancient Grecian art and culture.
Culinary tours of Greece and the Aegean islands will allow you to discover the nuances of regional and island cuisine, from the glamorous restaurants in Athens to the bustling bars of Mykonos, modest family-run eateries of Crete, and breathtaking Santorini wine estates.
You will indulge in Greek mezze, an assortment of regional snacks, at each destination and relish the regional cocktails with spectacular views of the cities or seascapes. Cooking classes will teach you how to cook Mediterranean cuisine and wine-making tours will spotlight the culinary diversity that exists across Greece and the Greek islands.
Greek mythology underpins many of the world’s modern cinematic stories. The ancient Greeks were sensational storytellers whose folklore remains a pivotal part of our contemporary lives.
During your Greece tour in April, you may travel through Greek mythology on tours of the magnificent Mount Olympus, home of the Greek Gods, set sail to Delos Island, the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, and hike the trails on Mount Ida, home to the cave from where Zeus was raised.
There is a myth or fable to uncover across every inch of Greece and the Greek Islands.
Greece has a long wine-making history that is most interesting on the Aegean’s Cycladic crown jewel, Santorini. Unique vineyards grow from the volcanic landscape and geothermal soils of Santorini, and distinct varietals of grapes are harvested to produce aromatic and flavorful wines.
You may settle in at elite wine estates overlooking the gorgeous green vineyards and the sprawling Aegean Sea while sommeliers share the incredible vintages and iconic varietals of Santorini. Your exquisite sips of Santorini wines will be paired with an assortment of locally produced Cycladic delicacies for a comprehensive culinary experience on the island.
Whether you set sail from the port city of Thessaloniki or cruise around the sparkling Mykonos coastline, the Aegean’s azure waters will invite you to glide from the shoreline to the hideaway beaches, charming local villages, and stunning snorkeling spots that lay beyond the bustling towns of Greece’s famous hotspots.
You may sail during sunrise or sunset for stunning views of the islands or escape the busy beaches at midday for some alone time on castaway sands. The Aegean will be an immaculate gateway to the breathtaking Greek islands and beyond during your Greece tour in April.
Discovering the differences of regional Greek cuisine, exploring the immersive history of Ancient Greece, and sipping Cycladic wines grown in the geothermal soils of Santorini are a few essential experiences that you can enjoy on our sample itineraries from our Greece Tours in April.
The Mediterranean country is a marvelous getaway destination, with plenty to see and do, and our Greece Travel Guide shares everything that you need to know. If you would like to chat with a Greece travel specialist, simply complete a Trip Request or call us on 1-888-265-9707.