Averages for Ayia Napa in September
Don't think that summer is over yet in Ayia Napa! The average low temperature for the month of September is 19°C and the average high temperature is still a very comfortable 30°C. Both averages decrease in the course of the month. September 1 is the warmest day of the month and experiences an average low of 22°C and an average high of 32°C. September 30 is the coldest day with 19°C as the daily low temperature and 29°C as the daily high. The overall average daily temperature in S...
Don't think that summer is over yet in Ayia Napa! The average low temperature for the month of September is 19°C and the average high temperature is still a very comfortable 30°C. Both averages decrease in the course of the month. September 1 is the warmest day of the month and experiences an average low of 22°C and an average high of 32°C. September 30 is the coldest day with 19°C as the daily low temperature and 29°C as the daily high. The overall average daily temperature in September is 25°C, which is two degrees colder than the annual high of 27°C in July and August. At 28°C, the Mediterranean Sea is warmer than the air in September. This is as warm as the water in Ayia Napa ever gets—a temperature that's also observed in August.
Just like the previous two months, the length of the days keeps on decreasing gradually in the course of September. With 12.53 hours of daylight, September 1 is the longest day of the month. September 30 is the shortest with 11.51 daylight hours. This shortening of the days results in a little bit less sunshine in September. Now, there are 12 sunshine hours per day, which is still not too bad. The average September day offers virtually constant sunshine.
Although cloud cover increases from 8% to 14% throughout the month, the September sky is still beautifully clear. On September 15, for instance, the sky is clear or mostly clear 80% of the time, partly cloudy 6%, and overcast merely 2% of the time. September is still a gorgeous time of year to sunbathe and swim.
September, as the last true summer month, receives practically no rainfall whatsoever. There is only one day of observable precipitation in the whole month and the total amount of rainfall is not more than 1mm. The probability that rainfall occurs, however, does increase in the course of the month. Rainfall is least likely to occur on September 1 (3%) and most likely to occur on September 30 (12%). If precipitation does happen, there is a 57% chance that it's going to be a thunderstorm. Moderate rain happens 26% of the time and light rain 15% of the time.
Where to stay
The Kalypso Hotel is one of many centrally located hotels, just minutes from the beach in one direction and the city's nightlife in the other. It's also close to Ayia Napa's themed water park, WaterWorld, which is a favourite with people of all ages.
The three-star Okeanos Beach Hotel is one very popular hotel in Ayia Napa. As well as offering rooms at low prices, making it a great choice for tourists wary of their budget, there are often special discount offers available on rooms. Free parking is a huge convenience to those who have rented cars. The hotel's entertainment includes video games, table tennis and pool. Outside, plenty of water sports are available at the beach or by the pool. Guests can make use of the convenient pool bar or go inside for a more formal drink at the main bar. Guests at the Okeanos Beach Hotel will be close to many great sightseeing opportunities such as the Thalassa Municipal Museum of the Sea. From this hotel, it is also easy to gain access to the wild nightlife that can be found in the main square of Ayia Napa. Many great bars and restaurants are situated close together, while the dance clubs are also nearby for whatever kind of night guests are seeking.
Hit the beach
The nearest beach to the town centre of Ayia Napa lies next to the harbour and is known as Grecian Bay, Harbour Beach, Limanaki Beach or Town Beach. This beautiful busy beach is made up of three separate sections, Loukkas Tou Manti, Pantachou and Glyki Nero. It's a truly gorgeous area—one long stretch of golden sand and blue water, backed by four- or five-star resorts that often have their own section of the beach. Although not as hip and bustling as Nissi Beach with its beach foam parties, Grecian Bay still gets extremely crowded due to its proximity to the town centre. There are plenty of restaurants and bars, as well as services that rent out water sports equipment.
Eating and drinking out
Although many restaurants advertise their Italian cuisine, few of them actually serve authentic Italian food. De Medici Restaurant is the exception to this rule. It serves traditional Italian food in a wonderful atmosphere. The restaurant is proud of its homemade pizzas, wine cellar, traditional oven dishes and authentic Italian specialties.
Starsky's Dance Club, formerly known as Starsky & Hutch, is the place to be until the wee hours of the morning. The most popular music fills the air as dancers party the night away. In 2011, the club added a VIP area as well. It's a great suggestion if you're in the mood for a night-long party.
Another popular place for a night out is Eden Bar. This one features the greatest house music and the latest hits in electronic music, and is located in the heart of Ayia Napa across the street from Bazaar Bar, which is another suggested nightclub.
Things to do
September is when one of the resort's largest festivals takes place, an event that, if possible, should definitely be attended. The Ayia Napa International Festival is one of the most famous happenings on Cyprus and takes place during the last week of September, always coinciding with World Tourism Day. The festival is organised in the area around the town's historic monastery and features everything from historical exhibits of photos and paintings of earlier life on the island to workshops that demonstrate local traditional crafts, such as basket making, woodcarving and pottery. Agricultural occupations, such as cheese making, bread baking and meat curing, are showcased as well. It's a magnificent festival, offering a cultural and educational alternative to the party life the resort is most famous for.
Common daytime activities in September are swimming, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and a host of other water sports. There seriously are more water sports available that you could possibly do in the timeframe of an average beach vacation. The list includes jet skiing, water skiing, pedal boating, banana boating, windsurfing, sea kayaking and more extreme water sports as well. Take a look at the Nissi Watersports website for a full overview.