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traveling in April

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traveling in April

Hello all, thinking of traveling to Crete this April ( middle to end). Any hopes of getting some beach weather? TIA

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1. Re: traveling in April

Hi there

Its always very difficult to predict the weather this early in the season - we travel to Crete mid to end of April every year, and to be honest at this time of the year the sea is too cold for me to swim in, but it is often warm enough to sit on the beach, but you could get a few days of rain and also some cloud too. Also do make sure you take something warm to wear in the evenings as once the sun goes down the temperature does tend to drop - but still warm enough to sit outside.

This is a wonderful time of year to see all the spring flowers and of course the island is still very Green too...with some of the mountains still tipped in snow :-)

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It depends a little on where you are going. The weather on the south coast is almost always a bit better/warmer/sunnier than the weather on the north coast. The will indeed still be cold - it hasn't had a chance to warm up after the winter - but lots of people besides me swim in April. As long as the sun is shining, and you can warm up quickly when you get out out the water, it's all right. Energising, actually.

When the sun shines, which it almost always has in my many years' experience during April visits, it will be warm, so even if you don't want to swim you should be able to lie on the beach. Be careful: the sun is particularly strong at that time of year, and it's easy to get burned.

And yes, do be prepared for cool-to-cold evenings.

Edited: 29 January 2014, 21:57
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