Where is hot in September
The school holidays are coming to an end and the summer is winding down in the UK, but September is one of the best months of the year to experience island life. The temperatures are still high in the Med, but like the crowds on the beaches, these too have passed the scorching peaks of July. You can fly to the Greek islands of Crete and Rhodes for a relaxed late summer break where the sea is the perfect temperature for swimming.
Menorca and Majorca are great for families looking to get away before the schools go back or for anyone looking to catch the last of the summer parties.
Scroll down to see more information about our list of hot places in September.
A late summer trip to a hot place in September is just the thing to prepare you for the colder months at home. At this time of the year Majorca is still hot enough for a beach holiday and the seasonal change means that you can explore much more of the island in comfort. In autumn the fruit, olives and grape harvesting starts and carries on until Christmas, so if you manage to catch one of these during your trip try to find a farm, olive mill or winery to take part.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Crete Rhodes Menorca Corfu Italy
The waters surrounding Crete’s beautiful coastline have been warming up all summer, so it becomes the best time for swimming in the sea. It’s the largest island in Greece which means that there’s everything from busy resorts and shopping centres to hidden coves and mountain hiking trails to keep you occupied. Crete is also known for its clarity of light and air, so if you’re looking for the hottest place in September to rest and rejuvenate while soaking up the sun then this one is for you.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca Rhodes Menorca Corfu Italy
With a balmy sea temperature of around 24°C and just one day of rain predicted for the whole month, September is one of the best times of the year to visit the Greek island of Rhodes. You’ll also be able to explore more of the island out of the scorching heat of June and July, enjoying the al fresco cafes of the UNESCO-listed Old Town and the picturesque white washed village of Lindos further south.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca Crete Menorca Corfu Italy
Menorca has a quieter reputation as a holiday destination compared to its Balearic Island siblings. But, with more beaches than Ibiza and Mallorca combined and a gorgeous coastline that has managed to avoid over-development, we think that this island has it all for a sunny end-of-season break. The weather will have cooled slightly by mid-September, so try exploring the island by bike along the mainly flat trails before stopping for Spanish feast lunch in the harbour. What a great choice for a holiday in September!book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca Crete Rhodes Corfu Italy
Corfu's long hot summers make it a perfect place to holiday in September. Average highs reach around 27° and the sea is still bath water warm at 24°C, however, September on Corfu is a little less predictable and you may experience the odd shower and even a thunderstorm or two! Don't let this put you off though, as Corfu sees mostly blue skies and 9 hours of sunshine throughout September.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca Crete Rhodes Menorca Italy
Italy's balmy Mediterranean weather extends well into September, and depending on your location, you could stay on the beach all month. Down in southern Italy, you'll still get highs of 27°C and with the locals back to work and school, you'll have the beach to yourself. Up north, the temperatures drop a few degrees, particularly around the mountains, and the evenings may get a little chilly.book now Find out more Try these alternative destinations Majorca Crete Rhodes Menorca Corfu