What's the Weather Like in Heraklion in September
It is still summer in the month of September in Heraklion, with an average temperature of 23°C which is the second highest in the year, just dipping slightly from August. With slightly fewer crowds and cheaper prices, this is a great time to visit the resort, especially as sunbathing and swimming definitely remain possible. During this month, you will experience temperatures of up to 26°C which is lower than in August when it was 28°C but higher than in October when it will drop to 23°C. In the evening, the temperature will dip to a mild 19°C.
As well as having lovely warm temperatures, the average monthly rainfall in September is just 10mm falling over an average of 2 days which is still one of the driest in the year.
During the month, you will also get an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day which is lower than the other summer months but still plenty of time to enjoy yourself. Because of the low rainfall and high number of daylight hours, it is a good time to visit this popular holiday destination but you can always check the weather forecast before planning days out.
If you love to hit the beach when on holiday then you will pleased to hear that the average sea temperature in September is a warm 25°C which is the second highest in the year along with July. Everyone will be able to enjoy a swim in the sea at this temperature, so get splashing about!The chance of there being a windy day during September is just 29% which is lower than the month before when it is 45% and the month after when it is 37%.
Hotels in Heraklion in September
If you're looking to stay a budget hotel this year then we recommend the Vanisko Hotel which is a 3 star hotel located just 350 from the Amoudara Beach. It has 100 rooms available with a range of economy rooms, classic rooms and superior rooms which all have air conditioning, soundproofing, free Wi-Fi and a TV. Facilities at the hotel include free parking, outdoor pool, restaurant and a bar. It is mostly popular with couples and is a high standard hotel with very friendly staff.
If you want to treat yourself this year to a luxury hotel then look no further than the Atrion Hotel which is a 3 star hotel just a short walk from the Heraklion centre. It has 60 rooms available including standard rooms, junior suites and executive suites which all have a flat screen TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and an in-room safe. Facilities at the hotel include relaxing massages, sun terrace, restaurant and a bar to enjoy. It has received a Certificate of Excellence and is very popular with couple holidaying. It comes highly recommended for its great location, excellent service and extreme cleanliness and is a perfect stay for your Heraklion holiday.
One of the most popular places to stay when holidaying in Heraklion is the Candia Maris Resort & Spa Crete which is a 5 star hotel with a Certificate of Excellence. It is mostly popular with couples and comes highly recommended for its beautiful rooms, excellent service and good cleanliness. It is a perfect place to stay with great activities to do and amazing staff that will help with any requests.
Hit the Beach
Red Sand Beach
September is a great time to hit the beach with the warm sea temperature lasting throughout this month. A good beach to visit is the Red Sand Beach which is a great place to go if you want to get away from the crowds found at the some of the other beaches. There are 3 walking trails to get to this beach which is great fun in itself, with lovely views.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're after a bit of nightlife in the evenings then head to the Saloon Café-Pub which is has the best strawberry daiquiris in Heraklion. Many holidaymakers say they end coming back to this bar almost every night because of the happy owners and great cocktails. After midnight they have a disco which is a truly great way to end the night.
If you love Greek and Seafood then head over to Hagiati which is a Greek and Seafood restaurant well worth searching out. It can actually be quite hard to find but the cheese pie with honey is worth the effort.
Things to Do in Heraklion in September
Knossos Archaeological Site
If you love your culture and it being nice weather this time of month, it is a great time to visit the Knossos Archaeological Site which are ancient ruins with glorious paintings too. It is one of the best archaeological sites in Greece and the paintings are so colourful, they are truly mesmerising. You can pay for a tour guide to take you around to find out all the interesting information about this site.
You simply cannot visit Heraklion and not go to a winery. One of the best is the Douloufakis Winery which is where you can go for a wine tasting session at very good prices. It is roughly 20 miles south of Heraklion but is well worth the drive. You can arrive without a booking but for peace of mind, call ahead to book your wine tasting visit.