september

Best Greek Islands to visit in September

If you haven’t organized your summer vacations yet, don’t worry. September is considered the last month of summer season in Greece, so there is still time to plan your escape to the Greek islands. To many, September is the most appealing month for their Greek escape, as the weather is still warm but not hot, destinations are more serene without the vast crowds of summer and tickets, accommodation and services prices are dramatically reduced. We picked for you the best Greek islands to visit in September and have one of a kind, memorable vacations.

Chania, Crete

As it is situated in the southernmost Greek island and very close to Northern Africa,  the weather in Chania remains warm and fair till mid October. The town of Chania, with its multicultural colours and vibes, is an excellent spot to accommodate, enjoy fine, exotic nearby beaches, luscious nature and explore the best of Crete island.  While in Chania, do not miss the most  iconic places to visit: the cosmopolitan Chania old town, Gramvousa and Balos lagoon, Elafonissi beach, the Samaria gorge, Aptera archaeological site.

Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi Beach


Kefalonia

During September in Kefalonia, the holiday season is winding down. It’s not very hot but still warm and pleasant, perfect for days at the beach which is surprisingly warm.  The weather is fine for activities like hiking and cycling among the lush nature, this is the perfect timing to combine beach and mountain holidays. Restaurants and accommodation are not crowded anymore, which can mean you get very attentive service while you can take advantage of the end of season offers and reduce your holiday budget. Of course, do not miss a visit to renowned Myrtos beach, the quaint village of Assos, cosmopolitan Fiscardo and the natural wonders of Melissani and Drogarati.

Myrtos beach

Myrtos beach


Santorini

Worldwide known for its breathtaking volcanic landscape and the mind-blowing sunsets, September in Santorini is the fourth month of summer. Beautiful and unique as always, the charming fairy of the Aegean calls you to enjoy her graces without the vast crowds of summer. Now it is the time to enjoy tranquillity in the most popular spots in Santorini, breathtaking sunsets from the Kastro walls and why not live the most memorable moments with your other half in the most romantic Greek island. Do not miss to visit the archaeological sites of Akrotiri and ancient Thera, swim in the volcanic Red Beach, explore the fascinating Santorini Caldera on a boat trip and taste the spirit of the island on a Santorini wine tour.

Oia Settlement

Oia Settlement


Mykonos

Experience the other side of Mykonos. September in Mykonos is the ideal month for quiet holidays and lower accommodation prices instead of the non stop party action of the summer. With the weather still warm and bright, it’s the best time to to enjoy more personal space on the beaches and  soak up the sun without being packed amongst the crowds. Do not miss to visit Delos archaeological site, the quaint village of Ano mera and Little Venice, the best spot to sip the sunset in Mykonos.

Sunset view from Little Venice

Sunset view from Little Venice