Limassol Weather September Averages, Cyprus
What's the Weather like in Limassol in September
September is one of the best times to visit Limassol. The weather is pleasant but not always as hot as the peak of summer in July and August and there are plenty of activities and events to keep holidaymakers entertained throughout the month. In Limassol, September is still one of the hottest months and has an average temperature of 24°C, around 75°F, with average high temperature of 28°C (82°F) and average low temperatures of 20°C (68°F) so sun-cream is still a good idea.
The sun shines an average of about 10 hours per day. As you can see the weather is extremely hot especially during the day, but the cool sea breeze at night will offer some relief from the heat.
The month barely receives any rainfall as it averages only 3mm of precipitation and only has one day of rainfall. Therefore, people will enjoy their holiday without worrying about being rained on.
Hotels in Limassol in September
Crowne Plaza Limassol
The Crowne Plaza Limassol (Promachon Eleftherias 2 Agios Athanasios) is an expansive hotel located on the new Olympian seafront promenade of Limassol. It's within walking distance to clubs, bars, taverns, shops and bistros. Rooms are available with city or sea views, overlooking the Mediterranean waters. There are two main restaurants, La Brezza and Haven, and three different bars. Onsite facilities include a children's playground, 24-hour gym, tennis courts, table tennis, overflow pool and indoor pool.
Greenfield Country Club
Greenfield Country Club (2 Isavellas Street, Germasogeia, Germasogeia) is a modest, boutique accommodation, a hospitable oasis just outside of Limassol proper. The hotel offers a selection of apartments just 5-10 minutes' drive from the beach, and features its own pool, cozy courtyard, and welcoming owners.
Hit the Beach
It's important to stay cool during your visit to Cyprus, and what better way to beat the heat than to hit the waves? Just South of Limassol lies Button Beach, a local hidden secret. The beach is home to the Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas of the Cats, established in 327 A.D. Legend has it that cats were first brought to rid the area of snakes theory that must have worked, for now the snakes have vanished (along with most monks and nuns) but the cats are still plentiful. Holidaymakers can enjoy themselves in the sea, which is warm with an average temperature of 27°C.
Bars and Restaurants
Cyprus cuisine enjoys the best and most creative dishes from both Turkish and Greek traditions. Of local delicacies, there is halloumi, a goat or ewe cheese soaked in brine, which is best served grilled. There is also lountza, pork fillet, loukanika smoked sausage, and tiropites, which are cheeses wrapped in phyllo dough.
Be sure to try the delicious desserts available at many Cypriot restaurants. Loukoumades are fried balls in syrup, loukoumi (otherwise known as Turkish Delight) and quince preserves.
Risto La Piazza
The island's top sommeliers can be found at Risto La Piazza (Alkminis 11-12) in Paphos, an Italian restaurant that serves gnocchi with fresh cream and wild mushrooms, baked scallops, pork medallions with crispy bacon, and other mouth-watering delights.
Alati by the Sea
For something a bit more local, try the Cypriot Alati by the Sea (Pernera) in Protaras, or, in the same town, the seafood restaurants of Paliovarka or Kalamies.
Things to Do in Limassol in September
Limassol Wine Festival
One of the largest events in Cyprus' calendar is September's Limassol Wine Festival. The incredible festival is held at the Municipal gardens. It was first celebrated in 1961. Cyprus is well known for its wine and the wine industry is centered in Limassol. Therefore, it only makes sense that the festival is held in the coastal city. The festival drew its inspiration from traditional festivals that were made to honour Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. Unlike the beer festival that is held a few months earlier, there is a small entrance fee charged. However, once one pays the entrance fee, they do not pay for the wine and a person can drink as much wine as they like. Apart from drinking wine, holidaymakers will be treated to traditional dances and theatrical plays that have been part of the festival since its inception. A number of international artists are also invited to perform during the festival.
Visitors shouldn't leave Limassol without checking out the plentiful historical sites. There are two main castles, the Limassol castle and the Kolossi castle. The two have vastly different histories. The Limassol castle was built around the 1200s, but it was mainly used as a prison throughout its history especially from 1790 to 1940. The location is known for its sweet wine and sugar production, as well as being the spot of King Richard the Lionheart's wedding to Berengaria of Navarre. The castle now serves as a medieval museum, with an extensive collection of armor, weapons, and tombstones.
The Kolossi castle, however, has a more 'profitable' history. Most of the produce that was exported from Cyprus was grown around it, for instance the sugarcane just outside the fortress' main building. The small castle was occupied by the Knights Templar in the 14th century.