Holiday in Rhodes – Your guide to Rhodes, Greece

 

Regional Information

Population: 60,000
Language: Greek
Currency: Euro
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2

Weather

With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s easy to see what makes Rhodes such a popular tourist destination in Greece. Weather in Rhodes is very hot in summer, with daytime temperatures regularly reaching above 31°C during July and August. Cooling winds usually bring relief along the coast on hot summer days, with night-time temperatures averaging 20 - 23°C. While winters are mild and sunny, it can also be quite wet with up to 60% of Rhodes’ rainfall occurring between December and February. Winter temperatures on average are 8 - 11°C at night and 15 - 17°C during the day.

Fascinating Facts

  1. The ancient Greeks called Rhodes ‘The Island of the Sun’ and it was dedicated to the sun god Helios.
  2. The Apostle Paul visited Rhodes in 51AD at the end of his third missionary journey.
  3. Rhodes’ Golden Age is said to have been between 408 and 164BC during which time the Colossus was built and sea trade and shipbuilding were very prosperous.
  4. The city’s newly formed rugby team is called Colossoi of Rhodes.
  5. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, a group of over 150 islands of varying size off the coast of Turkey.
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