What’s the weather like in Zante in September?
Zante’s location in the Ionian Sea, just off the west coast of southern Greece, means the island has a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers. You’ll get lots of high temperatures in September, which mostly holds off the rain before the wetter autumn begins.
Influences and variations
You’ll be kept cool on the coast by the sea and north westerly winds, which are usually at their strongest in the afternoon, leaving things nice and calm in the evenings. You’ll get more rain in the north west because of the mountains, while beaches in the south east have the best shelter from winds and rains. Central Greece’s mountains protect Zante from cold northern winds that start to arrive as the year goes on.
The average high in Zante during September’s 28ºC, so it’s great for late summer sun. The sea’s ideal for swimming at 25ºC, while humidity’s moderate. You’ll be nice and comfortable in the evenings, with temperature’s only cooling to 18ºC. There’s 25mm of rain over four days, and you can expect 12 hours of daylight with ten long hours of sunshine at a high UV level so pack plenty of sun cream. Sunset’s just after 8pm at the start of the month and gradually gets earlier.
Things to Do
The weather’s perfect for relaxing on Zante’s gorgeous beaches; think hidden coves, turquoise waters and rugged cliffs. Smuggler’s Cove’s a nice little bay, while at Laganas Beach you can spot loggerhead sea turtles. The winds are great for water sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing, while the Blue Grotto cave and the island’s buzzing nightlife are among the other attractions.