What's the weather like in Zante in September
The Mediterranean climate of Zante in the the Ionian Sea, continues to be almost perfect in September. The atmospheric conditions remain warm, with temperatures only slightly decreasing from the previous month. The crowds begin to leave as families with children return home along with university students who leave for campus.
September weather in Zante, Greece remains steady. The thermometer show temperatures averaging 24C (75ºF) and an average high of 28ºC (82ºF) and average low of 14ºC 66ºF), a significant improvement from the winter months. Evenings, however, can be slightly chilly. The highest recorded September 1st temperature was 34ºC (93ºF) in 2003 and the low, 16.6ºC (62ºF) in 2014.
There is only four days of rainfall, accounting to about one inch of accumulation.
There are approximately 10 daily sunshine hours and visible daylight jumps to an average of 14 hours. Some days September be slightly to partially cloudy.
The wind is minimal, averaging only about 4 mph but with an occasionally can gust to 20 mph. The winds increasingly come from north.
September days remain comfortable as the dew point, a better measure of comfort per person, increases from the previous month, so the air, on average, feels like 16.6ºC (62F) with a high of 25ºC (77ºF) and a low of 5ºC (41º) so there is no discomfort from heat and humidity. The average relative humidity is 67%.
The September average sea temperatures improve to 25º C (77ºF), perfect for swimming.
With thinning crowds yet with the tourist seasons accommodations of hotels, restaurants, tavernas and shops still open, and temperatures, both on land and in the water pleasant, September may be the ideal month for a visit to this iconic Greek island of Zante.
Zante Hotels in September
The Canadian Hotel, on the beach in Laganas, is built in a typical Mediterranean style around a large outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, just yards from the six mile sandy shore. It has recently been renovated and is suitable for couples and families with older children. Every room has a balcony overlooking either the beach or the fountain and rooms are equipped with kitchenettes with refrigerators, kettles, plates, cups and cutlery. The hotel is a short 15 minute walk to the strip with restaurants, tavernas and bars.
Dali Luxury Rooms in Zakynthos town is located at the top of the harbour with a nice view of the town and seaport. It is tastefully decorated and just yards from the beach and the nearby nightlife. Rooms are large and well kept but overlook the main road so there may be a little noise, which is expected in such a central location. Each room has a balcony, kettle and refrigerator, a seating area, satellite television and free WiFi.
The Lesante Luxury Hotel and Spa, is a five star resort on the main street of Tsilivi, quite close to the beach. It boasts three pools, two hot tubs and a childrens pool. Each room has a spacious balcony, a flat screen satellite television and DVD player. Some units have a private hot tub. There are two restaurants: the Ambrosia and The Neptune. The lounge piano bar hosts jazz nights. Take a massage in one of the four massage rooms in the spa.
Zante Beach for September
The lovely beach of Ksigia, located 12 ½ miles north of Zakynthos town, is one of the most popular locations on the island. It is surrounded by a rocky landscape but situated in a lush green landscape. The beach is both sandy and pebbled and is a location of several caves. It is easily accessible and has a nearby taverna serving fresh, local seafood.
Porto Zorro beach, in Vasilios, is the location for the Azurro Beach Club that provides all the amenities of a luxurious beach stay, including a restaurant, bar, spa (famous for its mud bath) and hosts special events on its grassy area. The beach itself is family friendly, has umbrellas and sunbeds available and is nearby a few tavernas and rooms for rent.
Bars and Restaurants
The Summertime Snack Bar is located in the Planos district of Tsilivi, next to the Tsilivi Beach Hotel. There is outdoor seating and the bar has a pool table and dart board. It is open for breakfast, lunch and late nights, you can also make reservations. Try the Greek salad and tuna pizza.
The Olive Tree Taverna, also in Tsilivi, has been serving delicious food for over 30 years based on Mamas Mary's original recipes. It is ideal for families with children, a romantic dinner, business lunches and special occasions. Try Lakis's signature specials such as garlic marinated beef souvlaki, chili with ginger, Valentino's barbecue served with a potato frittata and vegetables and a mushroom, cheese, and tomato tart.
The Green Frog located in Argassi, is a funky bar with pleasant outside dining in both the front and back garden. The atmosphere is modern with a young vibe and tasteful music. Dishes include a slow cooked beef casserole with garlic, wine and tomatoes called Kokinisto; the Green Frog chicken wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese and mushroom sauce; omelets, salads, pizza, sandwiches and wraps and Greek specialties. Local wines and delicious cocktails made from seasonal Mediterranean fruits like watermelon, peaches, and grapes are popular.
Things to do in Zante in September
Visit the Xenopoulos Museum in Zakynthos, dedicated to the Greek playwright Gregorios Xenopoulos. It's housed in his two-story ancestral residence, on Gaita street, near the church of Agios Dionsios. He is considered the father of Greek prose and was a leader of Greek childrens literature. Besides reforming the Greek theatre, Xenopoulos was an educator, poet, novelist and contributor to newspapers and magazines. He published the magazines Diaplasis ton Paidon and Nea Estia. The museum displays some of his manuscripts, novels, brochures and magazine articles plus family heirlooms.
Since the September weather is still warm and clear, FZ Go Kart, in Kalamaki, is a good family destination. The karts are 200 and 300cc so they are fast and the course is exciting, but driving lessons are offered. Slower karts are available for children. Competitions are staged between various resorts. For non drivers viewing the action, there is a spacious snack bar serving coffee, warm and cold light meals, juices, ice cream and other desserts. Group bookings are available.
The Water Village in Sarakinado is a fun place for younger children and teenagers. There are various water slides for all ages and a boat ride is available for a lazy trip on the river that surrounds the park. The Water Village also has a go kart track.
Explore the Anafonitria Monastery located near Voilmes, 25 km from Zakynthos Town. The Monastery was founded in the 15th century and dedicated to Virgin Mary. It's one of the eight monasteries on the island that amazingly survived the earthquake in 1953. A magically, historical place to visit with family, friends or for a romantic trip.