What’s the weather like in Rhodes in May?
Located off the southwest coast of Turkey, Rhodes is the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands and has a fairly typical Mediterranean climate. You can expect lots of sun and not much rain if you’re going in May, with summer fast approaching.
Rhodes has lots of coastline due to its size, while the interior’s quite hilly; highest peak Attavyros is over 1,200m high. Inland areas have cooler temperatures and more rain at altitude, while the hills give the south shelter from winds, meaning it’s a bit warmer than the north. Winds do come from the north, which will help keep you cool, although they’re dry so they don’t bring rain.
The average high temperature in Rhodes during May is 24ºC, which cools to 15ºC at night. The expected sea temperature’s 19ºC, while humidity’s low and rainfall’s typically just 9mm over three rainy days. You can look forward to 11 long hours of sunshine from 14 hours of daylight each day, while UV levels will be very high so bring some sun cream with you. Sunset’s around 8pm for much of May.
Things to Do
The weather’s great for hitting beaches like Kalithea and Kolymbia, although it’s also cool enough to explore Rhodes’ interesting attractions. Wander around the capital’s old town, which was once dominated by the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You’ll also find plenty of Ottoman and Venetian history around the old town, while the acropolis of Rhodes, the Palace of the Grand Masters and the acropolis of Lindos are among the other great sites. If you’re going to Rhodes to party then head to Faliraki for a lively night out.