Weather in Greece in September

Is September a good time to visit Greece?

September is a great time to book cheap flights to Greece. It is also a good month to look for holiday deals and cheap accommodation. September is the end of peak holiday season for Greece and most visitors to the country tend to fly home in September, making it a great time to enjoy slightly less crowded beaches, museums and tourist attractions. The weather in Greece in September is warm but mild, which is far more comfortable than the heat during the peak summer months of July and August.


Climate in Greece in September

The weather in Greece in September is warm and mild. Greece’s Mediterranean climate means that September weather is still relatively warm. Average temperatures in Athens for September range from 19 to 29°C (66 to 84°F). The average temperature during September on many of Greece’s islands is only slightly cooler than that of Athens. Sunshine hours begin to decrease in Greece during September. Visitors to Crete can expect an average of ten hours of sunshine per day in September, but visitors to Athens will only get nine sunshine hours per day. Sea temperatures for September in Greece are the same as the previous two months: 24°C (75°F).


What’s on in Greece in September

The Hippocrateia Festival on the island of Kos is a great way to combine an island holiday in the sun with a popular cultural and sporting event in Greece. The Hippocrateia celebrates the birth of the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates. Rethymnon in Crete plays host to the Renaissance Festival throughout Greece’s summer. This festival celebrates the island’s Byzantine history. The highlight of September’s social events calendar in Greece is the Athens International Film Festival. For ten days in September the capital city fills up with fill buffs, directors and actors for this great Greek event:


What to pack for a holiday in Greece in September

The warm weather in Greece in September calls for light clothes. Holidaymakers spending time on the beaches in Greece should pack swimwear, sunglasses, suncream, a sunhat and beach shoes such as sandals of flip-flops. The more adventurous visitors should be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes for exploring Greek islands and ancient ruins. Visitors booking a flight to Greece at the end of September should pack slightly warmer clothes for the evenings as the temperature does cool down a little. A light raincoat may also be useful in Greece at the end of summer.