Best time to visit Rhodes

Rhodes, the gateway to the Dodecanese islands in the southeast corner of the Aegean, claims to be the sunniest of the Greek islands and its 'summer season' extends well into October.

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When is the best time to visit Rhodes?

The best time to visit Rhodes (Rhodes Town) is May and September based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)14
    Jan
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)15
    Feb
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)17
    Mar
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)20
    Apr
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)24
    May
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)29
    Jun
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)31
    Jul
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)31
    Aug
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)28
    Sep
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)24
    Oct
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)20
    Nov
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Rhodes (Rhodes Town)16
    Dec

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The weather guide for Rhodes (Rhodes Town) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Rhodes overview

The sea around Rhodes stays warm enough to swim in until early November but winter, when it comes, is sharp, bringing a rapid rise in winds and fall in temperature.

The temple of Athena at Lindos, Rhodes
The temple of Athena at Lindos, Rhodes © Panos - Fotolia.com

Although the climate is still fairly mild in the winter, the strong winds bring a chill to the air and, even in the height of summer, their ferocity can be annoying to beach-bound holidaymakers, although they do make this one of the most popular Greek islands for sailors.

What to pack for Rhodes weather

Light clothing with a windcheater for blustery days is fine in the summer months. Take warmer clothing if you are travelling later in the year or in early spring.

Which is the hottest month in Rhodes?

The hottest time of year in Rhodes Town, Rhodes is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Rhodes?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Rhodes Town, Rhodes with 168mm on average. There are normally 14 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Rhodes?

The sunniest time of year in Rhodes Town, Rhodes is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 97% of daylight hours; that's 14 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Rhodes?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Rhodes Town, Rhodes in August when the water temperature reaches 27°C.

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