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The climate of Rhodes (Greece)
Rhodes is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea and part of the Dodekanesos islands. The island is not far from the Turkish mainland. Rhodes is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece; each year many tourists come here to enjoy the sun, beaches and the beautiful blue sea. One of the seven world wonders, The Colossus of Rhodes stood high over the entrance of the port. One of the most beautiful archaeological finds, the Acropolis of Lindos can be admired in the village of Lindos. Throughout history the island has known many conquerors including the Achaeans, Goths, Persians, Arabs and the Crusaders. The Ottomans then invaded the island to expel the Knights of Rhodes. After it was conquered by Italy it became part of Greece in 1948. Rhodes has a Mediterranean climate with mild and reasonably wet winters and warm and dry summers. The eastern side of the island is slightly warmer than the western side. This is caused by the influence of the sea, sea currents and the wind. The island gets a large amount of sunshine and pleasantly warm sea water during the summer. The temperature of the sea water is among the highest in the Aegean Sea; this makes it an ideal spot for diving and snorkelling. Temperatures on the coast are 1-2 degrees lower on average than in the interior because of an ever blowing refreshing sea wind.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for the entire island of Rhodes. Local deviations may occur. The west is often warmer than the east.

Specific climate information is available for the following places:
Faliraki, Ixia, Kolymbia, Lindos, Rhodes-City and Trianda

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 14 8 5 12 17
February 15 8 6 10 16
March 17 9 7 9 16
April 21 12 9 7 17
May 24 15 11 4 19
June 29 19 13 2 23
July 31 22 14 1 25
August 32 24 13 1 26
September 29 21 11 2 25
October 24 16 8 5 23
November 20 12 6 7 20
December 16 9 5 12 19
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

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(very) hot


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