Rhodes travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: Peaks in the high 30s (°C) in July and August.

Best time to visit Rhodes: May and June, when it’s warm but not too hot.

Rhodes, Greece, is blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, so warm weather is pretty much guaranteed whenever you book your Rhodes holidays for. Sea temperatures remain in the 20s (°C) in November. Even in December, you can expect sunny days and temperatures as high as 23°C. In the peak of summer, coastal areas stay comfortably cool from the scorching heat, thanks to the Meltemi wind that blows in from the north.

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Rhodes is best for…

Beach lovers: You’ll find all the main beach resorts over on the east coast, including like Lindos and Faliraki. And then there’s the peaceful Blue Flag beach at Peskos, and tranquil coves in Kalithea and Kolymbia.

History buffs: Rhodes Town’s historic old town is well worth exploring, and you won’t want to miss the fascinating acropolis that towers over Lindos town. There’s no shortage of sights to see on this island.

Clubbers: Rhodes, Greece, is where you’ll find the famous party resort of Faliraki. Find Bar Street and Club Street and you’ll know you’re in the heart of the action. And you can relax on the beach when the morning comes around.

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Fast facts

Language: Greek, although English is widely spoken across the main tourist regions. Further into the island it may be useful to have a phrasebook or our handy Greek language app to help you with the basics like ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and asking for directions.

Currency: Euro (€).

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

Fly to: Rhodes International Airport. The transfer time to Lindos and Pefkos is 1.5 hours. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Rhodes is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Find out more at https://www.greeka.com/dodecanese/rhodes/ before you travel.

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

Holiday destinations related to Rhodes:

  • Lindos
  • Rhodes Town
  • Pefkos
  • Getting around

    By hire car or scooter: With a massive 220km coastline to explore, a hire car is a great way to make the most of your Rhodes holiday. Or you can enjoy an open-air ride on a scooter.

    By bus: An inexpensive way to get around the island, and they tend to run quite late. If you’re travelling in peak season, you’ll be pleased to hear that air conditioning keeps the buses nice and cool.

    By boat: Fancy seeing Rhodes from a different angle? Head offshore by hopping aboard one of the tours departing from Mandraki harbour in the north-eastern tip of the island.

    Events

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

    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.

    World Tourism Day: Since the 1980s, towns and cities across Rhodes have joined in with this cultural celebration in September. It’s all about promoting and celebrating the tourism industry, through music, dancing, food and drink.

    Safety and Security

    For up to date advice on travelling to Rhodes, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece/safety-and-security