September in Crete is a great time of year. It is less busy and hectic than July and August, children have returned to school after their holidays and the September weather in Crete is still hot enough to enjoy the quieter beaches.
The sea temperatures are fantastic too around Crete in September and you can feel as though you are swimming in a massive warm bath. There are still plenty of flights to Crete in September so getting here should not be a problem.
September weather in Crete can see some very hot days and occasionally a shower or two. Rainfall is not normally a feature of the September weather in Crete. There can be rainfall on Crete in September but this is normally light showers that pass quickly.
Temperatures can vary from a low 17°C to a high 27°C with average temperatures falling around the 24°C mark. The sea temperature averages around 24°C too which makes swimming a pleasure.
We’ve found that in September the weather in Crete can see some rainfall but it usually doesn’t last long. The night temperatures are pleasant enough not to need air conditioning.
In the evenings in September there shouldn’t be a need to wear a thin jacket, cardigan or sweater as it is still very warm if you are dining outside.
Flights to Crete in September are frequent making it very easy to fly direct to Crete. International flights to Crete bring visitors to Chania Airport and the busier Heraklion Airport. You can sometimes pick up cheap flights to Crete in September if you are lucky as the school holidays are over and there is less demand.
Visitors to Crete in September can find some very good deals. September is not as popular as the summer months of June, July and August because the school children are back in school.
All the hotels remain open and want to draw in visitors. Because of this you can find very cheap hotels and apartments in Crete at this time. Some of the luxury hotels have fantastic deals offering all inclusive accommodation at half of the price they charge in the height of the summer.
If you are visiting Crete in September there is plenty to do and it isn’t too hot or too busy to really enjoy many of the attractions and things to do in Crete.
September in Crete is a great time to visit some of the archaeological sites like Knossos near Heraklion, Aptera close to Chania or the Minoan Palace at Malia as there aren’t as many visitors as in the hot summer months.
The beach resorts are still busy and have all the water sports to offer visitors. There are opportunities to have fun in the water including wind surfing, water skiing, jet skis, banana rings, parasailing and pedalos. Some resorts also have scuba diving centres.
September in Crete is a great time to walk the Samaria Gorge. Here you can join the many visitors who hike along this very popular Crete attraction.
The grapes grown on Crete are harvested by September. If you dine at most of the restaurants or traditional Greek Tavernas on Crete in September you’ll most likely be treated to a big bunch of the most delicious small and sweet seedless grapes you’ll ever taste. The grapes taste at their very best in September in Crete.
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