Mykonos in April : What To Expect

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Written By: Pavlos Inglesis

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Mykonos in April is a great destination to visit, but things are a bit different on the island, as it’s not high season yet. Here is everything you need to know if you are looking to visit Mykonos in April.

If you are planning to visit Mykonos island in Greece in April, you should know that this is considered the “shoulder” or mid-season and it is usually the month when the Greek Easter occurs (the greek easter date depends on the moon phase, so it changes every year but it’s usually in April or early May). The weather in April can usually be anything between 10-25 degrees Celsius, and it can also be cold, rainy and windy. April is usually the month when the businesses in Mykonos are slowly getting prepared to open for the high season but they are not yet all open.

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April in Mykonos is definitely a better month weather-wise compared to March, but it’s definitely not a hot month. Unfortunately, you are not going to get summer weather and you are not going to enjoy the awesome beaches in Mykonos, as it would probably be too cold for most people.

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A picture of the rocks behind the Little Vennice in Mykonos, I took back in April; the sea can be a bit rough in April

The island won’t feel crowded at all in April, and you may only see a few crowds during the Greek Easter long weekend. All beachside areas, though, will be closed in April, as May is actually the month that they are properly opening for business and for high season. Most of the life on the island would be in Mykonos Town, but it is going to feel deserted compared to July or August.

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I will put it this way: if August is 120% busy for Mykonos, then April is about 20% busy.

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This is how Mykonos feels every month; this is not official statistics but more like my personal view statistics after having lived on the island for more than 20 years and experiencing firsthand the crowds and the… tranquillity

VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW FOR MYKONOS IN APRIL

  • NOT all businesses, restaurants, hotels, bars and shops will be open in April in Mykonos, so check which hotels are actually offering rooms in April on Booking.com

  • April is considered mid-season for Mykonos; some people also call it “shoulder season” along the month of May and October, because these are the months just before and after the high season of june, July, August and September.

  • The weather in April in Mykonos can be cold, windy and wet but it can also be sunny and hot (but not very hot though). You would definitely need a jacket even during the day and nights can feel quite cold, especially if it gets windy. Do not pack swimsuits if you are planning to visit Mykonos in April!

  • The sea water will be cold (at least for most people), and swimming in the sea might be challenging. Of course, you can still swim, but it won’t feel nice, and also, you will probably be alone on the beach. In general, nobody swims in the sea in Greece, in April (us greeks prefer for the weather to be super hot to get into the water)

  • Because it’s not high season yet and most businesses will not be open, I strongly suggest you stay in Mykonos Town as it’s the capital of the island with the most open shops and restaurants throughout the year.
  • Most of the restaurants in Mykonos will be closed in April but Mykonos will still have many restaurants to feed you. Ano Mera may also have some restaurants in the central square.

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How is the weather in Mykonos in April ?

April in Mykonos is not very warm and dry. The temperature can be anything between 11-18 degrees Celsius (or 50-70 Fahrenheit) but it can feel cold, especially during the night because of the winds.

The things is that April weather in Mykonos is not predictable and you may definitely get rain some days but you will also get lovely sunny days.

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The average temperature in Mykonos in April is about 15 degrees Celsius or about 60 Fahrenheit, and it will mostly be sunny but also windy and chilly during the night (chart from here)

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There is a chance of rain in April in Mykonos but it will mostly be sunny; rain is definitely more possible than it is in August! (chart from here)

During the day, you will definitely need a jacket (especially if it’s cloudy) so no t-shirts or shorts, unfortunately…

If it’s sunny though (and mostly towards the end of April) it may even get warmer and sunnier ☀️.

April in Greece is considered spring and not summer but the weather is still better than in the major European capitals (Paris, London etc). it’s still the Meditteranean after all!

Where to stay in Mykonos in April ?

April is not high season and since most of the businesses will be closed your options will be limited in lodging.

If you are visiting Mykonos in April, I highly recommend you stay in Mykonos Town, which is the liveliest town of the island any time of the year.

Bear also in mind that the island will feel much busier and livelier during the long weekend of the Greek Easter, as most Greeks celebrate Orthodox Easter and they gather to their birth places and village from the big cities in mainland Greece (mostly Athens).

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Unfortunately, staying close to. a beach (such as Ornos or Paradise) is not a recommended option in April as most beaches will feel deserted without any businesses or beach clubs open; the seawater would probably be too cold for most people to enjoy, too.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to enjoy any of the famous Mykonos beaches in April as the sea water is usually too cold and there is literally no life around. All the beach clubs and most of the hotels and restaurants will be closed during April. That doesn’t mean though that you cannot visit the beaches at all, as they are fantastic anyways.

See also: The Best Restaurants of Mykonos

What do I need to pack for a trip to Mykonos in April ?

Forget about swimsuits, bikinis, monokinis, Borat-kinis, speedos, Hawaiian flowery shirts, normal t-shirts, shorts, etc. You need to pack light winter or spring clothes. You need your jackets, your sweaters and your trousers. You need your sweatpants for those hiking tours and your comfy jeans. No summer clothes at all…

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You won’t need any summer clothes in Mykonos in April.

Is early April a good time to visit Mykonos ?

April is a great time to visit Mykonos (as it’s every month in my opinion) but it’s not the best month if you are looking for summer weather and beach life. It is a great month to experience the lovely greek easter celebrations in smaller villages and all over the island but it won’t feel like summer.

The seawater is cold in April because of the previous winter months, and all beach clubs in Mykonos are closed in April.

The beaches of Ornos, Psarrou and Kalo Livadi will feel empty and deserted that month.

Can You Swim in Mykonos in April ?

Unfortunately, not. You won’t be able to swim in the seawater in April in Mykonos and most beach businesses, shops, bars, restaurants, tavernas, beach clubs and hotels at the famous seaside towns will be closed. They usually open in early May and close at the end of October.

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Most businesses, restaurants and beach clubs in April are closed

What are the flights to Mykonos in April?

For April here are the companies with direct flights to Mykonos usually (these change every year so please double-check before booking anything):

Aegean Airlines

Olympic Air

Volotea

Sky Express

Condor

Astra Airlines

Vueling

Iberia

Niki

Lufthansa

EasyJet

Ryanair

Transavia

Eurowings

Thomas Cook

Norwegian Airlines

(unfortunately, there are usually no direct flights from outside Europe to Mykonos in April…you have to get off at Athens and then take another plane or ferry to Mykonos)

April is usually the month when the flight operators start flights to Mykonos (only from major European cities)

What are the ferries to Mykonos in April?

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Ferries to the greek islands are less frequent in the winter but there are always plenty of options for Mykonos

Read my super-detailed guide for all the ferries in Mykonos here:

–> How To Get From Athens to Mykonos

For the latest schedules and ferry timetables you should always check the best website for booking ferries in Greece: Ferryhopper

CONCLUSION

April in Mykonos is a great time to visit the island because it is much less crowded but you won’t be able to swim in the sea or enjoy the famous beach life of the island. The amazing sunset views will still be there and available for you to enjoy but the island will feel definitely much more quiet and relaxed. There are still things you can do in April such as hiking or even visiting the amazing Museums of the island or even visit the holly island of Delos. But most importantly you might be able to catch the amazing Greek Easter celebrations if you are on the island at that time. In regards to accommodation, you should definitely stay in Mykonos Town as it is the liveliest town on the island at any time of the year. All other areas will feel more deserted and empty.

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Pavlos Inglesis
Greek, born and raised in Athens. I have been to almost every greek island and pretty much in every region of mainland Greece. I have also been eating souvlaki and gyros since the 80s. I love being a dad to my 2 beautiful daughters and also taking great photos of the places I visit. This is my blog to help you out explore the places I have visited with my inside tips as a Greek, knowing the ins and outs of my country and culture. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section under the post you are interested in and I wIll try my best to respond asap.

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