Kos: September Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||11 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||75 %|
|Rainfall days||3 days|
|Chance of Rain||6 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||2 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||38 %|
Averages for Kos in September
September is the last month of the warm season as the temperature falls as the month progresses. To go along with the drop in temperature rainfall and cloud coverage rise steeply throughout the month making September a neutral month between warm and cold. The average temperature in September is 23 C (73 F) which is a small drop from the previous months. The warm season officially ends on around the 14th so the first half of the month is still a part of peak season.
The highs and lows at the beginning of September are 28.8 C (84 F) and 21.6 C (71 F) as the temperature continues its steady fall from August and commences a steep decline in September. Rainfall begins at 5 % probability coming off its gradual increase in August and beginning its steep climb in September. As the rain rises so does the cloud coverage which begins the month at 32 %( mostly clear) and starts on a steep climb upwards into December.
By mid month on around the 14th the highs drop to 27.2 C (81 F) and by the 20th to below 26.6 C (80 F) triggering the end of the warm season. The lows follow suit hitting 20.5 C (69 F) throughout the same time. Probability of rainfall finally rises above 10 % around mid September as this is the first time since May. Cloud coverage hits the 35 % (mostly clear) coverage mark during mid month and continues its pattern of rising.
As we reach the end of September highs on average are around 25.5 C (78 F) while lows have fallen to 18.8 C (66 F) making this the coolest part of the month and a great time to visit if you are looking for a nice balance between hot and cold. Probability of rainfall climbs daily from mid to end month coming in at around 14 % to usher in October. Along with the increase in rainfall, skies become cloudier with cloud coverage at around 38 % (mostly clear) to end the month.
The average amount of rainfall in the month of September is 17 mm divided into 3 days. This is a significant rise from the warm season but barely enough rainfall to be a factor in affecting your holiday negatively. If it does manage to rain types of rain during this month include light, moderate, and thunderstorms with more chances of light or moderate rain. As long as the rainfall is minimal the beaches are great attractions in Kos and more so in September with an average sea temperature of 25 C (77 F).
As the cloud coverage climbs steeply in September the average hours of sunshine fall to 11 hours which is a 2 hour drop from the previous month. This is the last month with double digit hours of sun so be sure to take advantage of Kos around this time as from here on out it just gets colder, cloudier, and wetter.
Where to Stay
There are many places to stay at in Kos during your holiday and since September still has warm weather conditions most will be open during this month. That being said it is a good idea to book in advance to be able to find open accommodations at the place of your preference. If you decide to book at the last minute, you may have to settle for somewhere located a bit further out – and away from the eastern coast, which is where most of the hustle and bustle is found.
Mythos Apartments located in the Tigaki village are very well-maintained and perfect for families looking for a home from home while on holiday. There’s a fantastic little local bakery nearby selling fresh croissants, plus don’t miss the legendary pizza from the Mythos restaurant. Handily, the apartments are also close to many local taverns and bars, as well as the beach.
A great family friendly option is Blue Lagoon Village located in the village of Kefalos. For a bit of a treat, the executive suites come with private pools and the rooms are luxurious, spacious and extremely comfortable. The service is also excellent, as are the onsite pools, restaurant and bar. It’s a bit expensive but you will not regret your stay one bit, especially when you’re enjoying your complimentary bottle of champagne overlooking the sea from your room.
Costa Angela located on beautiful Lambi Beach is an excellent beach side hotel run by a friendly family and staff. This hotel includes a restaurant, bar/lounge, comfy rooms, live music, and a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. It’s also handily located – the bus is nearby and runs daily for a convenient ride to Kos Town, which is only about 5 km away.
This first-class hotel located on Tigaki Beach definitely deserves all of its five stars. The Astir Odysseus Resort includes a fitness centre, free breakfast, free parking, a spa, restaurant, swimming pool, and activities for the whole family. You can also rent bicycles to cycle around the island and enjoy yoga or Zumba sessions by the pool.
Things to do
Although weather conditions begin to become less desirable in September it is still great weather for water activities in Kos. Things you can do during this month include sailing, diving, water sporting, snorkeling, and much more. The great thing about September is that the drop in temperature throughout the month actually brings a bit of balance to the constant heat of July and August, so do not rule September out as a great time to visit the island.
Give Zeus Superior Boat Tours a whirl. One of Kardamena’s top attractions, this fun-packed boat tour will whizz you along the Aegean Sea with stop-offs at three different bays (the route depends which tour you book on). Enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ on board the boat, as well as onboard sun loungers and a shaded deck area. There’s snorkeling gear you can use, too.
Add a bit of adventure into the mix and check out Salt Lake Horse Racing. You’ll get to soak up Kos’s gorgeous scenery while getting to grips with friendly horses – and you may even catch a sunset while riding along the beach. Salt Lake’s guides are both experienced and welcoming, and are on hand to ensure you enjoy a pleasurable, safe ride – whether you’re a novice or keen rider.
Turquoise water and flat waves are perfect for water sports in Kos.
Hit the beach
The beaches in September are still in pristine condition as the weather has not yet fallen too far astray from its summer conditions. With rainfall being minimal and only a minor nuisance the beaches are still great locations to soak in some sun during your holiday. The balance of temperature that September brings is very beneficial for those who don’t like the extreme heat of the warm season.
One of the most popular Greek beaches, Camel Beach, offers plenty of activities including snorkeling, swimming and walking. This beach is named after a rock formation just behind it, which from a distance resembles a camel. Hungry? Head to Camel Fish restaurant, overlooking Camel Beach, for tasty burgers, spaghetti and succulent prawns in garlic.
If you want to visit arguably the most beautiful beach in Kos, visit Paradise Beach, which is located in the village of Kefalos. This is the most popular beach on the island, hence it’s usually pretty crowded. However, there are plenty of eateries and bars to cater for everyone, plus keep an eye out for bubbles coming up to the surface of the ocean, which are due to Kos’s unique volcanic phenomenon.
Kos beach recreation area
Where to eat and drink
The most popular destinations for eating and drinking on Kos are Kos Town, Lambi, Psalidi, and the Old Town. These are the main tourist destinations all located on Kos’s eastern coast, but they are not the only villages offering top cuisine. The other villages around the island also have top-notch authentic Greek and international meals. Some benefit from quiet countryside settings while others offer stunning hilltop sunsets and secluded coastal locations.
A good option for all the family is the Riverside Cafe – an excellent restaurant offering traditional British food. Enjoy a decent cup of builders while having a chat with the friendly staff, who even if busy, always try to chat with the customers. Don’t miss the café’s lively entertainment on Saturday nights courtesy of Micky Malabu, or their mouth-watering bacon cheeseburgers.
Barbouni has recently received awards for its excellent service and outstanding Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Feast on freshly caught shellfish and fish while sitting outside on the wooden deck, which boasts a view over the West coast of Turkey in the distance. Highlight dishes include fresh red snapper, king prawns, calamari friti and Istakozlu spaghetti.