Rhodes Town travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: Between June and September, 28°C is average.

Best time to visit: If you want slightly cooler temperatures, spring is a great time to visit.

Rhodes Town enjoys a long, dry summer, with average temperatures in the high 20s (°C). The hottest months of the year are July and August, which frequently hit 30°C. It’s the best time of year for Rhodes Town holidays if you want to top up your tan on the beach. Summer nights are also very mild; they rarely drop below 20°C, so you can enjoy dinner al fresco or a moonlit walk along the beach. 

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Rhodes Town is best for…

Couples: From chic restaurants to the stunning beach, holidays to Rhodes Town make a dreamy romantic escape.

Sightseers: The UNESCO-protected old town is one of the world’s finest medieval towns. Beautifully preserved architecture and landmarks make this a haven for history buffs.

Night owls: When the sun goes down, you’ll find an atmospheric nightlife scene, including a 600-metre stretch of old inns and contemporary bars.  

Fast facts

Language: Greek, although English is widely spoken in the main tourist centres, hotels and bars. Pick up a phrasebook or download our handy language app if you want to give a few Greek basics like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ a go.

Currency: Euro (€).

Local time: 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Rhodes International Airport (RHO).

Flight time from UK: Around 4 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Rhodes Town tourist information can be found at www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/dodecanese/rhodes.

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for visa and health recommendations. 

Holiday destinations related to Rhodes Town:

  • Lindos
  • Pefkos
  • Getting around

    By bus: Regular services run between Rhodes Town, Lindos and Faliraki; they go half an hour or so in peak season.

    By taxi: They’re perfect for short journeys back to your hotel in the evening. You can find taxi ranks by the old town and harbour, or give them a call in advance.

    By boat: If want to head over to Lindos (which is well worth a visit), you can catch a boat from the harbour. 

    Events

    Rhodes Rock: Every June, Lindos hosts the island’s favourite rock festival. The biggest rock tribute and cover bands take over the ancient amphitheatre for three nights, playing famous tracks from Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin.

    Medieval Rhodes Festival: Held in late May or early June, this is one of the biggest events in the island’s calendar. In the medieval old town, you’ll find locals participating with costumes, performances, and re-enactments (think jugglers, jesters and fire eaters).

    Flower Festival: Visitors and locals flock from all over the island to experience this colour festival in every May. You can expect stunning parades and decorated floats, plus plenty of traditional food and wine.