Mediterranean beaches are some of the world’s most beautiful and spectacular coastlines to visit. September is one of the best months to visit the Mediterranean, since it’s the start to low season. This means less crowded beaches and end-of-summer hotel rates. So what are you waiting for?
Stalis and Malia Beach, Crete, Greece
People visit Crete for the beaches—it’s is the hottest Greek island and has the warmest water. Stalis and Malia beach are next to each other and flooded with tourists during July and August, but September offers quieter beaches at a still-affordable rate. You can find apartment-style rooms for under $35.00 per night.
Nice is home to dozens of beaches along the six kilometer stony shoreline. The rocks and ocean water stay nice and warm, even during “low season” sun. In September, room rates decrease and the massive crowds head back to work and school. Also, it’s easier for visitors to find beach chair rentals or a street-side café table in September.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca attracts high volumes of British and German tourists—in fact, there is often a towel fight on the beaches between the two cultures. Germans wake up early in the morning and reserve their prime beach spot by laying their towel and then enjoy a long morning breakfast. After the British cure their morning hangover, they flock to the beaches and rearrange the Germans’ methodical towel arrangement. With that said, September is a calmer month with less tourists and not as many traffic jams in the city.
Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy
Italy doesn’t have many long patches of sand, but instead more rocky shorelines. Costa Smeralda is Sardinia’s most popular upmarket beach, and is the place to be during the summer months. Enjoy a more relaxing trip in September when the weather is perfect and water remains crystal clear. Popular beaches in this region include Cala Liscia Rula, Spiaggia Capriccioli, and Spiaggia del Principe.
Ibiza is a Balearic Island that is popular for its iconic rave scene. Due to this, everyone wants to visit Ibiza to see the world’s best DJs and experience some of the most epic parties, which means prices are high. Summer rates are out of this world expensive, but, luckily, September offers quieter beaches and more affordable rates. Plus, the college kids head back to school and September welcomes a more mature crowd.
St. Tropez, France
St. Tropez is perhaps the snobbiest beach in France, with many high-class businessmen and celebrities flocking to St. Tropez during the summer months. This results in New York City-style traffic jams that last up to two hours each way. Since everybody wants to visit St. Tropez, visiting in mid to lateSeptember offers quieter beaches and cafés, and less traffic jams.