What's the weather like in Pefkos in September
Pefkos is a small but thriving holiday resort located on the coast of Rhodes, the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands. Every year, tourists are attracted by the beautiful beaches, the traditional Greek culture and the Mediterranean climate that Rhodes is well known for. Summers here are hot and sunny while winters are mild.
September marks the end of summer and the transition into autumn. Temperatures are slightly cooler and the whole resort becomes more relaxed as the tourists are starting to leave and the slow paced lifestyle returns to the village.
While Pefkos is not as hot in September as it is in peak summer season, it's still more than warm enough to enjoy a pleasant holiday. The average temperature at this time of year is around 23°C while highs still reach 26°C at times. In addition, September can still be quite a humid month with a humidity level of 63%, which can make temperatures feel warmer.
Low temperatures are around 19°C, which generally occur on an evening. It's recommended to bring a light sweater because nights can be chilly and windy; the average wind speed is around 15 kph or 9 mph.
Rainfall is still very low in September and there's still only a very small chance of rainfall, so holiday makers should expect dry days throughout the majority of their stay. There's only a tiny 7mm of rainfall throughout the whole month which results in an average of 1 wet day. Any rain that does occur will be scattered showers that pass quickly.
Pefkos is known for its abundance of sunshine there's over 300 days of sun a year and September is no exception. Though sunshine levels are starting to decrease, there's still 11 glorious hours per day which tourists can enjoy on the beaches or by the pool.
For those who visit the beaches and fancy a swim, the sea retains its summer heat well into September, with peak average sea temperatures of 26°C which is more than warm enough for a dip. Find out more about how we calculate these averages.
Hotels in Pefkos in September
September is slightly quieter than the peak summer months, so tourists should have no problem finding great value accommodation to suit their needs.
Blue Dream Luxury Villas
If you're looking for a luxury stay, Blue Dream Luxury Villas is an excellent choice. This four-star hotel is located in Pefkos just 200 metres from the beach and is surrounded by a lovely Mediterranean garden with olive, almond and orange trees. The complex is made up of holiday homes and villas for a traditional Greek feel. Guests can relax by the pool or make themselves at home inside their room, which are decorated and furnished to the highest standards.
Seaside Sunrise Hotel
The Seaside Sunrise Hotel is a stylish choice that' especially suited to couples. Rooms here are chic and contemporary with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and balconies where guests can gaze out at the Aegean Sea. Designed for relaxation, the hotel also features a large swimming pool and an on-site restaurant while the beach is just a few steps away.
Pefkos Beach Studios
For a memorable stay in Rhodes, Pefkos Beach Studios is an all-round great hotel that caters to everyone from families to couples. Located in a quiet spot less than 10 minutes from the beach, it provides a perfect base for exploring the island, with buses outside that will take you to Rhodes Town, Lindos and Falaraki waterpark. Choose from a range of accommodation options including studios and two bedroom apartments.
Hit the Beach
Holiday makers visiting Pefkos in September will still be able to take advantage of the beautiful beaches, as temperatures remain into the 20°Cs and the sea stays at its warmest.
The resort has four of its own beaches, but for a unique experience head to Pallas Beach in the nearby resort of Lindos. This beach is often named as one of the best beaches in the Dodecanese islands thanks to its stunning natural beauty and charm. Set within a curved bay, the golden sandy beach is backed by the white-washed buildings and the hilltop fortress of Lindos. Sunbed and umbrella hire is available at Pallas beach and tourists can also enjoy peddle boats and canoes.
St Paul's Bay
St Pauls Bay takes 10-15 minutes to get to on bus from Pefkos, it's close to Lindos. The bay is shaped like a heart and many people get married on this romantic beach. The rocky coves here makes it a great place for snorkeling and there are taverns around to grab fresh seafood and ouzo.
Lindos Main Beach
Lindos Main Beach offers swimming and sunbathing facilities along with water sports, restaurants and beach bars. A lovely place to spend the day. It's a long sandy beach and the water is crystal clear. Views here are stunning, you can see Lindos and its Acropolis from the sandy shores. Lindos main beach very popular, therefore you can meet people from all over the world here.
Bars and Restaurants
After a day of exploring all that Rhodes has to offer, Pefkos has a range of amazing eateries where you can satisfy your hunger.
For an authentic taste of Greek dining, head to Coliseum Bar in the centre of Pefkos. This charming restaurant has a traditional feel from the minute you arrive, with a charming white-washed, flower-trimmed terrace where guests can enjoy a meal on warm September evenings. The food here is fresh and homemade with a variety of delicious meat, fish and vegetarian dishes to choose from.
Taverna Nikolas Restaurant
Taverna Nikolas Restaurant is a popular choice for holiday makers thanks to its breath-taking views; the restaurant's outdoor seating area overlooks the town of Pefkos and the crystal blue sea where diners can watch the sun set while enjoying some delicious food and drinks. The family-run restaurant comes highly rated for its quality of food and friendly service.
Artemis Garden Restaurant
Last but not least, Artemis Garden Restaurant is one of the best places to go if you're looking for real Greek food. Set within beautiful gardens, the restaurant is one of the most popular in the whole resort. The menu features a range of authentic dishes that are all beautifully presented, from Greek meze platters to moussaka and stuffed vine leaves.
Things to do in Pefkos in September
As the weather starts to cool down slightly in September, it's a great time to plan some day trips and explore the island.
City of Rhodes
The city of Rhodes is just an hour's drive from Pefkos and makes a great day out for the whole family. The old town dates back to Medieval times and is the most interesting part of the city, with winding cobbled streets that are full of charm and history. Surrounded by walls, there are 8 beautiful gates through which you can enter the city. Inside, you'll find many cultural attractions to enjoy including art galleries and museums, or alternatively, you can spend a day strolling around the shops and dining at one of the traditional Greek cafés or restaurants.
The Palace of Grand Masters
The Palace of Grand Masters was constructed in the 14th century and is located in Rhodes old town. It's a beautiful place to visit for history lovers. It has 148 rooms and 24 are open for visitors to explore.
Faliraki Water Park
Alternatively, make the most of the lasting warm temperatures and sunshine in September with a visit to Faliraki Water Park. Reachable by bus or car from Rhodes, the water park is the largest on the island and it is easy to spend a whole day here. Perfect for kids or just kids at heart, there's a huge range of attractions for all ages, from child-friendly paddle pools to extreme speed slides including the Twister, the Turbo and the Kamikaze.