How would you feel if you visited an island in April this year? We’re positive that you are as excited as we are! This is why we wrote this spring article on the 6 best Greek islands to visit in April. This time we decided to stick to the Cyclades, so you can experience the beauty of them crowd-free yet blooming.
The ideal time for the islands may be summer, but spring also has beautiful moments and unforgettable weekends on one of the many nearby islands. Hop on the first ferry or flight and let the month of April take you on a spring journey of a lifetime! Let’s get to it!
Away from the crowds of the 15th of August, Tinos is a wonderful Cycladic island, with so many beauties that you do not manage to squeeze in a weekend. It has fantastic beaches with water so clear it’s like glass. Furthermore, it has a fascinating hinterland with amazing little villages. Where to go first? To Kardiani between plane trees and running water? To Volax with the background of the lunar landscape of the spooky rocks that embrace it, and the valleys with the doves that stretch around it? To Kalloni under stone arches and between flowered courtyards? To Pyrgos? If it were not a village, it could very well be an open-air museum of traditional architecture and sculpture?
In the greenest of the Cyclades, spring could only fit a glove. The paths of Andros, which meander between idyllic gorges and running waters, are at their best at this time of year. Its Chora – which is one of the most beautiful of the Cyclades – is perfect to take walks and get lost in the labyrinth-like streets. Visit the doll-like villages such as Menites, with their orchards and plane trees, Korthio and Stenies, compete with the beautiful mansions. Andros has many hidden cards up its sleeve to charm you. It will do so either with its beaches of unique beauty, with the most famous being “The old woman’s leap”. Or with its historic center, or even with the magnificent Squares. Nevertheless, the charm of the island of Andros cannot leave anyone unmoved.
You may hear Greeks say that the beaches of Syros cannot compete against the other Cycladic islands but that is only half true. The other half is that Syros is all you need for spring walks between the colorful mansions of Ermoupolis, drinking ouzo by the sea with seafood meze, going on spectacular routes with impressive vistas, going sightseeing in museums like the one that tells the life of Markos Vamvakaris, and wine and dine at places that showcase its amazing Cycladic cuisine.
Probably the best cuisines of the Cyclades. One of the liveliest islands. A super romantic old capital called Kastro overlooks one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Aegean. And among all this, long sandy beaches, pebble coves, shallow waters for families to have peace of mind, but also secret beaches for couples.
Paths that connect beautiful Cycladic villages, mysterious ancient cities, and beaches with waters that shimmer in the light of the spring sun. This is the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Tzia. The beautiful Chora, Ioulis, or the cosmopolitan Vourkari, will captivate you once you step into the wild scenery. Walk under the light of the skin-friendly spring sun. Give it a chance to prove to you that it is much more than the “island of yachts”.
It is one of the most beautiful islands, and in fact within a short distance of Athens. Naxos in recent years has been getting the love it has always deserved in terms of tourism. Unique beautiful beaches, excellent routes, and delicious dishes create a puzzle that enchants the senses. In April, swimming in the sea may be for the more adventurous. However, the colors and images of this island will be the best companion for its visitors.
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If you want to be ahead of our island suggestions, make sure to read our article with the Best Greek Islands to Visit in May.