Greece Tours in April

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Greece Tours in April

Greece Tours in April at a Glance

Greece is a captivating country that is marked by pristine beaches, idyllic islands, and ancient ruins. Visitors from around the world are drawn to this gorgeous land due to its Mediterranean climate, tantalizing cuisine, and hospitable culture. From the mythology that imbues historic sites like the island of Delos and the Temple of Zeus to the fervent nightlife of Mykonos, Greece offers an endless variety of experiences.

Regions

Mainland Greece is made up of Sterea, Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, and Thrace. Greece is home to a gamut of islands, such as Crete, the Cyclades, the Ionian, the Saronic, and many more.

Out of Greece’s more-than-2,000 islands, Crete is the largest. The islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Corfu are some of the most popular among visitors.

Climate

Greece is home to a Mediterranean climate. Greece’s summers are hot and dry. During July and August, Greece enjoys temperatures that range from 86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (30 to 35 degrees Celsius).

The winter months in Greece bring cool weather and a bit of rain. The areas in the north experiencing cold temperatures. In fact, some regions in Greece’s far north even experience the occasional snowfall. The further south you go in Greece, the more mild the winters.

Population

Greece is home to just under 10.5 million people. Roughly 75% of the country’s inhabitants reside within the larger metropolitan areas, such as Athens and Thessaloniki. The capital city of Athens has just over three million residents.

Religion

The Greeks hold religion in high regard and consider it to be a sacred institution. Most Greeks identify as Christian Orthodox.

Language

The official language of Greece is Greek. You may also hear a variety of non-official languages, such languages as English, German, French, and Italian; however, most residents speak Greek.

Currency

The Euro is Greece’s official currency. When traveling, you can expect most vendors and establishments to accept all major credit cards as forms of payment. It is advised that you carry some Euros with you at all times.

ATMs and banks are easily found throughout Greece. If you find yourself traveling to one or some of the more isolated Islands, ATMs may be more scarce. Therefore, planning ahead is advised.

Where to Visit in April

April is an ideal month to make your way to Greece. By this time of year, the spring has arrived, bringing delightful weather, sunshine, and clear skies. Many of the country’s flowers also begin to bloom in April. April is also considered to be Greece’s shoulder season, meaning that visitors in April can enjoy the warming weather without the attached price tag of the high season. April is usually absent of the crowns that descend upon Greece during the high season.

Depending on your constitution, you may even find the water and beaches in April warm enough to enjoy, especially in Crete and the more southern regions. If you are wanting to get out in nature and hike, practically every region in Greece will be an ideal choice. An array of spring blossoms and sunshine are sure to accompany you every step of the way.

April in Greece also boasts a plethora of enlightening cultural festivities, such as the Athens International Film Festival, the Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, the Feast of St. George, and Holy Week, which takes place during the week of Easter.

Essential Experiences in April

The month of April offers visitors to Greece a perfect array of spring offerings. This is a wonderful time to visit this enchanting country as the weather is warming and flowers are in full bloom, yet the crowds of tourists that descend upon Greece during the peak season have yet to arrive. As you make your way to Greece in April, the following trio of amazing experiences will help to ensure that your spring vacation is nothing short of epic:

Consult the Sacred Oracle of Delphi

Spend the day exploring the ancient ruins of Delphi, while hearing intriguing tales of the priestesses of Apollo, who were said to predict the future for sojourners making their ways to this mythical mecca.

Enjoy the Iconic Delights of Mykonos on a Highlights Tour

From relaxing on the remote and idyllic Agios Sostis beach to finding your bliss while strolling through the charming and famed streets of Little Venice, April in Mykonos is paradise.

Allow Crete’s Chania to Charm You with Its Wonders

Explore Crete’s second largest city, allowing this former Venetian-rules locale and its charming 14th-century harbor, winding alleyways, jaw-dropping architecture, botanical gardens and more to capture your heart.

Travel Considerations

Weather

In April, Greece is already experiencing spring in full-swing. During this time of year, the temperatures continue to rise, as does the amount of sunshine hours each day, and the chance of rain falls dramatically. The average temperature in Greece’s capital city of Athens in April averages around 68 degrees Fahrenheit, while areas like northern Greece experience cooler weather.

The Greek Islands, such as Crete especially, tend to present temperatures that are at least a few degrees warmer than the mainland. Visitors may still expect to experience cool evenings during the month of April, regardless of which region or island they choose as their destination. Also during April, it is still a bit early for most sunbathers and swimmers to fully enjoy the seas and beaches, but some may still find ample warmth for it, based on their constitutions, in Greece’s the southernmost islands and locales.

Transportation

Greece is a modern country for the most part, and public transportation options such as bus and tram systems abound. This is especially the case in the country’s larger cities like Athens. Ferries are also a commonly used mode of public transport, especially for travel between the islands. Depending on what season you are visiting, these public ferries regularly travel back and forth between most islands. As the month of April is in the shoulder season for tourism and weather, Greece is not yet bustling with throngs of tourists, and ferries may be operating on a still somewhat limited schedule and frequency versus in the high season of summer.

Visitors may also choose to rent a car during their visit to Greece. This option is especially popular with visitors traveling throughout the islands, where public transportation may be more limited or simply having the flexibility of traveling at your own pace and with your own itinerary are desired.

Regardless of what mode of transportation you are considering, the good news is that when you are traveling to Greece on your luxury vacation, Zicasso can eliminate all of your possible transportation hassles by handling your transportation needs for you. In this way, Zicasso gives you the peace of mind of knowing that all of your private transfers between all destinations are already taken care of.

Packing

April in Greece is an excellent time: spring is in the air, and temperatures are rising. Depending on which area of Greece you visit in April, you can expect ample sunshine and the too-cool temperatures of winter to be long gone. However, the evenings may still bring a bit of chilly temperatures, especially in the northern locales of the country. To ensure that you are covered during both the sunny days and cooler spring nights, packing a variety of shorts, short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts, and sweaters will keep you perfectly balanced during your entire spring retreat. Also, it is always wise to pack a raincoat.

Electrical Considerations

Greece’s sockets are type C and F. The country’s standard voltage is 230 V.

Pharmaceutical Considerations

Pharmacies may be easily found in most regions of Greece, especially in the mainland. However, if your travels bring you to a more remote or smaller island in Greece, access to pharmacies may be more limited. In this case, it is advised that you research your destination before your arrival in order to be fully prepared and bring with you any necessary items that may not be found upon your arrival.

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Travel Documents

Ensuring that you always are carrying the appropriate travel documents with you is vital as you are visiting Greece. As such, the following list of proper paperwork has been provided to ensure that your vacation to Greece is stress-free and devoid of any complications:

  • Personal medical information
  • Pertinent information regarding any medical condition(s) from your doctor, especially any medication that you are taking
  • Emergency contact information
  • Passport and visa (if necessary)
  • Proof of airline tickets and reservations
  • Customs forms and documents
  • Hotel or accommodation reservations
  • Travel and medical insurance

Your Zicasso travel specialist can provide requirements that are specific to your trip, although responsibility always lies with the traveler to ensure that all is in order. Travel requirements can change with little to no notice, so it is wise to stay updated as your trip approaches.

Finances & Tipping

ATMs readily accept a wide range of debit cards are easy to find throughout Greece, especially in the mainland. The official currency is the Euro, which is preferred by vendors throughout the country. As you travel throughout Greece, it is advised that you pay close attention to any fees that your bank may charge at the ATMs for each withdrawal/transaction, as these can add up if not monitored. It is also advised that you let your credit card company know of your upcoming travels abroad before your departure by setting up a travel notification on your account.

Greece is one country where vendors actually welcome haggling and even seem to find it entertaining to barter with tourists and buyers over prices. This is seen especially at open markets throughout Greece. However, for the more mainstream malls and retail stores in Greece, such price-tweaking tactics are not customary.

Tipping in Greece is slowly becoming more widespread. But although it is certainly appreciated, Greece is still not a country where tipping is considered as being expected or obligatory. Further specifics on tipping can be provided by your Zicasso travel specialist.

Safety and Accessibility of Resources

Greece is known as being a safe European country. Therefore, travelers do not need to have any special concerns or doubts regarding travels to any of its destinations. However, just as one would with any travel destination, exercising caution, especially when using public transportation in bigger cities, like the metro, or visiting crowded areas with throngs of tourists, is advised.

Crime Rate

Greece is considered as a safe country to visit by the United States Department of State, although it is good to be aware of minor instances of petty theft, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching.

Medical & First Aid

While there are ample pharmacies to be found throughout Greece, it is always advised that visitors be prepared by packing all necessary medications obtained from doctors and the like.

Water & Food Safety

With Greece being a modern European country, travelers to the country not need to worry about having to take any specific precautions regarding food and health safety. However, should your travels bring you to the smaller or more remote Greek Islands, researching the water and toilet facilities prior to your arrival is advised.

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