What’s the weather like in Heraklion in April?
Heraklion is on the north coast of Crete, and the vibrant Greek island has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, damp winters. Temperatures are getting warmer in April and the amount of rain’s falling after the cooler, wetter start to the year. You can expect lots of sunshine if you visit this month, which is perfect if you want to avoid the peak summer heat and busy crowds.
The average temperature in Heraklion is 16ºC in April, reaching highs of 20ºC in the hottest part of the afternoon. Although the days are warm enough for the beach, you’ll need some warmer clothes for evenings out, as the temperature drops to an average low of 12ºC at night. There’s 40mm of rain forecast over the course of six days, so any showers are likely to be short-lived. If you love to go swimming, the Mediterranean waters are a refreshing 17ºC in April.