Best Time to Visit Rhodes

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Rhodes. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Rhodes. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Rhodes for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 9 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 16 °C to 25 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 05.83 in (0 – 11 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Rhodes is the fourth largest Greek island with about 870 square miles. It is located in the Aegean Sea only about 6 miles from the Turkish coast and is home to around 125,000 inhabitants. More than half of the population lives in the capital Rhodes City, which is also the economic and tourist centre of the island.

Official language is Greek, national currency is the Euro. Rhodes is about 270 miles away from the Greek capital Athens. Rhodes has its own international airport in the northwest of the island (Paradeissi), which makes the journey very comfortable.

Mount Attavyros is the highest peak on Rhodes at 1215 metres, and the landscape in the interior of the island is very mountainous. The high plains in the coastal area usually drop steeply, in the north and south of Rhodes the nature is clearly flatter. Besides Crete, the largest island of Greece, Rhodes is one of the most important tourist regions of the country.

Climate on Rhodes

Lindos auf Rhodos (motorradcbr)  lizensiertes Stockfoto The weather on Rhodes is an essential aspect for the touristic success of the island, which is one of the sunniest places in Europe with over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. The temperatures on Rhodes range between 9 °C and 31 °C, although temperatures of up to 38 °C are possible, especially in high summer from the beginning of July to the end of August. As a rule there is no rain at all at this time of year, from April to September Rhodes is extremely dry.

The winter months of November to February are characterized by slightly more rainfall of up to 5.83 in, especially January and February usually bring some rain. Temperatures now oscillate between 8 °C to 11 °C at night, during the day it is also pleasantly mild in winter with 15 °C to 18 °C. With the transition to early summer, the thermometer also climbs upwards, and from April onwards more than 9 hours of sunshine per day testify to an excellent climate.

From the middle of June the 30 °C mark will be broken for the first time, the west coast always stays a little cooler than the east coast (up to 7 °C difference) due to the breeze from the sea. Even in high summer, the low humidity ensures that even high temperatures are bearable. The water temperature is above 20 °C from June to November and reaches its peak in August with up to 26 °C.

Best Time to Visit Rhodes: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 15 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 16 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 16 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
MayMay
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 24 °C
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NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C

When to go to Rhodes?


The season on Rhodes in Greece starts when the bathing temperatures reach the end of May and lasts until November. The best time to visit Rhodes is the summer months from June to September, with up to 13 hours of sunshine and air temperatures of up to 23 °C at night. Ideal conditions for an unforgettable beach holiday and great days under the Greek sun!

But autumn also has its charms from the beginning of October to mid-November, especially as it is still possible to bathe in the sea during this time. At this time of the year it is much quieter on the island and many hotels offer attractive low season offers.

Climate Chart Rhodes

Climate Chart Rhodes
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Rhodes

In the following, you will find the climate table for Rhodes, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°15°17°20°24°28°31°31°28°24°20°17°
Night Temperature10°13°16°20°22°23°21°17°13°10°
Water Temperature17°16°16°18°19°21°23°25°24°23°20°18°
Precipitation (inch)5.834.652.950.940.550.12000.282.523.465.71
Rainy days11973210014710
Hours of Sunshine45791012131210865
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 18.8 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (26.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (11.8 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 25 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except February, and March

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 27.01 inch on 55 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.4 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


Rhodes offers not only fabulous beaches, but also a multitude of cultural sights and testimonies of long gone days. As an unconditional recommendation, we recommend the magnificent Grand Master’s Palace and the well-preserved city walls of Rhodes City. A very special highlight is the Acropolis of Lindos, also the white houses in the picturesque village Lindos are very worth seeing.

Windsurfers as well as kitesurfers can use the wind for their sport perfectly in Ialysos, on the beach of the Prasonissi peninsula. Another highlight is the motocross track in Faliraki. The neighbouring island Symi is ideal for a day trip, here you can admire the clearest water of the Mediterranean Sea. Our favourite bays and most beautiful beaches on Rhodes are St Pauls Bay, Agathi Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay.

Popular Activities

More attractions

From Rhodes Town: Day Trip to Lindos | East Coast of Rhodes Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Activity | From Rhodes: Full-Day Boat Trip to Symi Island | Rhodes: 3-Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise | From Rhodes: Half-Day Trip to Lindos | From Rhodes: Boat Trip to Symi Island with Hotel Transfer | Rhodes: Butterfly Valley, Kallithea and Filerimos Bus Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Rhodes (Station Rodos)
broken clouds     broken clouds, 15.2 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 4 mph S
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 93 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 04:50 am
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Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Greece: Regions

Rhodes is part of the holiday destination Greece. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Rhodes: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 18 reviews for Rhodes holiday already. Average rating is 4.9 of 5 stars.
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    Zero, 40 years old was there in October

    Travel time was Mite October. On arrival in the evening rain and storm. The next day still a little cloudy. Beach weather at noon. So it went on – always around 28°, very pleasant due to a constant light breeze. Again and again!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Manuela, 53 years old was there in September

    The sunny island with excellent sunshine and very pleasant by the wind.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Claudia, 55 years old was there in September

    Was there in September. During the day 28-30degrees; at night 18; had switched off the air conditioning . Wonderful bathing and recreational weather . It happened again and again a light wind . Wonderful pleasant .

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sandra, 34 years old was there in October

    Great weather, 25-26 degrees for a week. Water 24 degrees. Even in the late evening no jacket or sweater necessary. The perfect time for us to travel.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Kathrin , 37 years old was there in September

    Dreamlike, cloudless sunshine at 26-30 degrees, pleasantly warm at night – no cardigan was necessary for the summer dress. Wonderful!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Christine, 50 years old was there in May

    The weather was very pleasant, but not oppressive in summer. Super sunshine!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Astrid , 52 years old was there in August

    On the coast, the thermometer climbed up to 32 C during the day. It was a little lower at night. Usually a pleasant wind blows. On my 3 days round trip by car inland it became unbearably hot, up to 42 C without wind.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ina, 58 years old was there in September

    Cloudless sky, a light breeze from time to time,
    from the end of September a little cloudy. A beautiful month of travel for Rhodes!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Kornelia, 54 years old was there in January

    Kornelia.54years was there in june
    Cloudless, very warm.
    Weather Rating – School Grade 1-AWARDED

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Kurt, 64 years old was there in June

    At the beginning of the 14 days it was 32 degrees and towards the end the thermometer climbed to 40 degrees but it was really good and pleasant really cool and good and it was fun

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Margret, 66 years old was there in September

    The weather was mostly sunny but on one day
    was storm, rain and thunderstorm

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Werner, 64 years old was there in June

    only sunshine at 32 – 34 degrees during the day and 28 degrees during the night; due to the wind during the day the 32 – 34 degrees were very pleasant.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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