Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Kephalonia

In this post, you will read about the 10 best places to go to Greece in April. Greece in April is at its best, every single field, valley, city, or mountain has blossomed with a huge variety of wildflowers and herbs.

As you can imagine, Greece in April is ideal for hiking, the snow has started melting on the highest mountains, the rivers have crystal clear fresh water and the trails hide only beautiful things to offer to hikers of any level.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April,Folegandros island spring flowers
Greek Island in April

April is also a wonderful month to visit Greece because of the unique Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations (April 16th for 2023). Easter week is celebrated all over Greece but there are two islands, Chios and Corfu that are famous for their spectacular celebrations. I have also included Lefkada, Limeni, Methoni, Meteora, Galaxidi, and Monemvasia as the best places to go to Greece in April (all favorite places of mine!).

, Kardamyli street with people sitting
Village in the Peloponnese

Visiting Greece in April offers the opportunity to experience the authenticity of the country, away from the crowds of summer, and find very affordable and good prices, both in accommodation and dining.

Meteora Monasteries hiking
Hiking Meteora

The weather in Greece in April is fantastic, making it much easier to visit the archaeological sites, such as Delphi or Mystras, as everything is cool and green.

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Evgenia owner of Travel the Greek Way Blog on Meteora
Me on Meteora Rocks

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Up next I am going to tell you about the 10 Best Places to Go to Greece in April!

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Best Places to Go to Greece in April

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Lefkada beach
Katsiki Beach in Lefkafa

1. Nydri, Lefkada Island

Lefkada is a gorgeous island that belongs to the Ionian group along with Corfu, Zakynthos, and Kephalonia on the western side of Greece. Lefkada is uniquely connected to the mainland by a floating bridge easily reached by car, so you avoid the hassle of ferries. The island is famous for some of the best beaches in Greece.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Nydri Lefkada
Nydri, Lefkada

Nydri is a stunning seaside village, in eastern Lefkada. Built along the sea, combines beautifully the largest, fertile plain of the island, Egglimeno, with the five mountains that surround it.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Nydri Lefkada with yachts
Nydri beach

Right across from Nydri, you can see the small island of Madouri with the neoclassical mansion of Aristotle Valaoritis and the Scorpio island of Onassis. The beach of Nidri is the most popular point of the settlement, as from there you can admire the stunning sunset. Nydri is ideal for relaxation in one of the most scenic seaside villages in Greece and absolutely perfect for April in Greece.

Where Best to Stay by the Nydri Beach: Villa Meliti

2. Medieval Monemvasia in the Peloponnese

Greece for mobility-impaired people, Monemvasia
Monemvasia

The impressive Monemvasia, or “Gibraltar of the East” is a small town with great natural beauty and history in the eastern Peloponnese. Monemvasia will charm you, it is a real medieval jewel in a perfect Mediterranean setting.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Monemvasia buildings
Monemvasia Old Buildings

The town is actually a large Byzantine Castle built on a rock. One of the best things to do in Monemvasia is to go up to the fortress and gaze at the breathtaking, panoramic view of the city.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Monemvasia alley
Monemvasia traditional alleys

Walk through the narrow alleys with blooming bougainvillea, the renovated mansions with traditional shops, and feel like time has stopped. Don’t miss to visit the Muslim mosque – a preserved building of the 16th century where the Archaeological Collection of the settlement is now housed-, as well as the remarkable Byzantine churches.

Best Hotel to Stay in Monemvasia: Guesthouse Kellia

3. Galaxidi Town near Delphi

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Galaxidi
Galaxidi town

Galaxidi is a beautiful seaside town on the Corinthian Gulf, right across from the Peloponnese, with great maritime history. I love Galaxidi because of its traditional color, the 18th-century mansions, and captains’ houses, and the ‘island’ feeling as you stroll its lovely coast.

Galaxidi has the charm of a non-commercialized town in Greece and with the island-like nature and cobbled alleys, this is one of the best places to go to Greece in April.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Olives in Delphi
Olive Grove between Galaxidi and Delphi – photo Shaik Salim

MustDo and See in Galaxidi.  Drink a coffee or ouzo at Palio Liotrivi, bike to the forested area of Pera Panta, drive for 20-minutes to Delphi Archaeological Site or hike Galaxidi – Delphi through the famous Olive Grove with the 1 million olive trees.

Where Best to Stay in Galaxidi: Ganimede Hotel, Galaxidi

4. Methoni Village in the Peloponnese

4-day Peloponnese Itinerary,Methoni village
Methoni village and part of the Fortifications

The small seaside town of Methoni is one of the most famous areas of southwestern Peloponnese. I have spent many summer days in my beloved Methoni and still have many friends there. Should you need a dentist, while you are in Methoni, ask for Zoe, she is the best dentist in the world, I have known her for more than 20 years and she is also a great cat person.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Methini Castle
Methoni Castle

Must see in Methoni: The ancient Castle! It has a bridge, arches, towers, and bastions, a real medieval setting! Lovely fish taverns by the sea, the nearby Finikounta village, and 11 km from Methoni the famous town of Pylos, with the island of Sfaktiria and the exotic beach of Voidokilia.

Where Best to Stay in Methoni: Ulysses Hotel

6. Limeni in Mani

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Limeni Mani
Limeni gulf

Limeni is one of the most beautiful seaside villages in Mani, with amazing emerald waters and stone mansions. Cobbled streets, stone-built houses in traditional Mani architecture, ornate bell towers, and crystal clear waters make up a fairy-tale landscape, which preserves intact Greek authenticity and beauty.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Limeni beach
Limeni Beach

Most of the beach in Limeni is rocky even in the sea, but there is a beautiful long sandy beach between Neo Oitilo and Karavostasi. Arriving in Limeni, you will admire the Petrobeis Palace with its four-story Tower and its arched openings.

Must see in Limeni: The large cave of Diros, Areopolis, Vatheia, and Gythio villages.

Where Best to Stay in Limeni: Mavromichalai Hotel

7. Andros Island

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Andros Greece chora sea and old houses
Andros Chora

Andros Island is just 2 hours far from Athens’ smaller port of Rafina, a real hidden gem. Although quite popular to Greeks and other Europeans, and as beautiful as the other Cycladic islands, Andros is not so widely known to the rest of the world

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Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Andros Greece Hiking by a stream with flowers
Andros Hiking

A distinctive characteristic of Andros island is that a large part of it is quite green, with fertile valleys, olive groves, 10 flowing rivers all year long, and even waterfalls! In April, Andros becomes lush green with beautiful wildflowers and aromatic herbs such as thyme and oregano.

Must see in Andros: Andros’ classy main town is full of museums and galleries. Many villages all around the island and a hiking paradise full of signposted trails.

Where Best to Stay in Andros Island: The Lasia Boutique Apartment

8. Meteora Monasteries

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, A woman watching the Meteora Monasteries sunset

The Meteora Monasteries is an extensive complex of gigantic sandstone rocks shadowing the local town Kalambaka 347 km north of Athens. On top of the rocks, you can visit the 6 working Monasteries that accept public visits on specific days and times.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Kalambaka town between Meteora Monasteries
Meteora and Kalambaka town

The Meteora Monasteries has been a UNESCO World Heritage Monument since 1988 and it is today the second most important monastic complex in Greece after Mount Athos Monasteries in Chalkidiki.

You can stay for at least one night in Kalambaka, the town at the feet of Meteora Rocks, and climb the monasteries in spring, one of the best times to visit the rocks. You can combine your visit to Meteora with a stop at Delphi archaeological site on a 2 to 3 day trip from Athens.

9. Chios Island for Greek Easter

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Chios
Vrontados village

Chios is a uniquely beautiful island, very close to Lesvos island in the eastern part of Greece, and one of the best places to go to Greece in April.

Chios is a great island to enjoy the most spectacular Greek Orthodox Easter Celebrations.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Chios Easter
Easter Celebrations on Chios Island

The island is famous for its most dynamic ‘rocket war’ in Vrontados village on Great Saturday. Just as the bells are ringing joyfully for the Resurrection, rockets and fireworks are fired from the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erythiani in Vrontados, aiming at each other’s parish. And when the “war” is over, the families reunite and wish each other Chronia Polla!

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Chios Mastichochoria
Mastichochoria

Chios island is also famous for its mastic production, citrus fruits, and its unique medieval villages, the Mastichochochoria. One of the most popular one is Kampos village, with its imposing mansions and high mantle walls made of thyme stone, flooded with wildflowers and wild tulips.

Where Best to Stay on Chios Island: Mouzaliko Guesthouse Mansion 

10. Corfu Island for Greek Easter

Greece for mobility-impaired people Corfu
Corfu Island

Corfu Island, just like Lefkada belongs to the Ionian group in western Greece. The Old Town of Corfu is a UNESCO-listed monument and is one of the best places to go to Greece in April to enjoy the Greek Orthodox Easter.

Best Places to Go to Greece in April, Corfu Old town
Corfu Old Town

In Corfu, you will experience a fascinating Easter with religious splendor which starts on the Saturday of Lazarus with the custom of ‘Botides’ throwing from the balconies and ends on Easter Tuesday with the “baptisms” of St. Spyridon. Botides are clay jugs with a narrow mouth and two handles on the side for carrying them.

If you find yourself in Corfu during the breaking of the Botides, be sure to take a piece with you and keep it with you all year round – the locals claim that it brings good luck!

Where Best to Stay in Corfu: Tenedos Loft Apartment

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