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May Climate Guide: Weather in Rhodes for Your Holiday

With average temperatures between 17 to 23 degrees Celsius, Rhodes weather in May is just perfect for your holiday and even for a short bath in the Mediterranean Sea!

May is considered to be shoulder season in Rhodes!

Shoulder season is my favourite time to visit a place because the prices are still low, the number of tourists is more than reasonable and the weather is great!

In May the weather is warm enough to spend long hours at the beach, perfect for sightseeing and exploring the island!

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Rhodes Weather in may
Rhodes Weather in may

During most of the days, there is a cool breeze flying over the beaches but it is nothing to bother you.

On the contrary, it is exactly what you need to cool off and stay more hours on the beach!

Very early in the morning and late in the evening you might need a sweater but I don’t consider this to be an inconvenience!

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Rhodes weather May is still great for your holiday!

The average temperatures are around 20 degrees celsius but sometimes it can go up to 25 or even 27 degrees Celsius.

The lowest temperatures might drop to 16 or 18 degrees Celsius during the night but as I said, a sweater solves the problem!

Rhodes weather may – How Hot is Greece in May

High Temperature
Low Temperature
Day Temperature
Night Temperature
Sunshine Hours
10 Hours 
9 mm 
Rainfall Days
3 Days 
Sea Temperature

The days have about 10 hours of light, enough to explore the island and enjoy your holiday!

The main downside of this period is the Sea temperature Rhodes May!

If you are expecting to find a warm sea, well I must tell you that the water temperature is somewhere around 19 or 20 degrees Celsius.

Still, this is not an excuse not to take a bath!

You might not spend hours in the sea, but a short bath in the Mediterranean Sea you could do!

As regarding the raindrops, there are estimated a maximum of 4 days of rain during this time of the year!

Rhodes weather in May is perfect for your holiday!

No rain, a cool breeze, warm and sunny days… What else could you wish for your holiday?!

Weather in different parts of the island

Weather in Kolymbia Rhodes in May

May is one of the best months to travel to Rhodes, especially in Kolymbia area because the weather is great and the number of tourists is still low!

The average temperatures range between 17 to 23 degrees Celsius, perfect for sightseeing and perfecting your tan.

Weather in Kiotari Rhodes in May

Weather in Kiotari Rhodes in May is pretty mild but mornings and evenings might be a little cold so you’d better bring with you a sweater if you plan to stay out for long.

The average daily temperature is around 22 degrees Celsius while in the evening the temperature drops to 18 degrees Celsius.

Weather in Kalithea Rhodes in May

The average temperature in Kalithea in May is around 20 degrees Celsius and there are 11 hours of sunshine each day.

May is a dry month with an average of 14 mm rain, so you should not expect to more than 3 or 4 days of rain during the whole month.

During the evenings and early mornings, the weather is colder so we recommend you to wear jeans and a warm jacket.

Our experience in Rhodes in May

We visited Rhodes for 7 wonderful days in May and the weather was perfect! All the days were sunny with no rain!

Maybe a little bit chilly in the evening when we came from dinner but we still could stay on our patio and listen to the sound of the sea.

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We like this month of the year because the summer season is not considered to be open yet and the tourists are still far away at their homes, the prices are still reasonable and it is a good time to explore the area.

We choose to spend our holiday at Sentido Port, an adults-only hotel located 25 kilometres away from Rhodes town and 25 kilometres away from Lindos.

The services, the food, everything about this hotel and our stay here was just great!

It is a very classy 5-star hotel with decent prices located right on the beach!

A very good choice if you are looking for a quiet hotel where to relax and enjoy your holiday!

Rhodes weather in May
Rhodes weather May

Spread across the island there are many ancient sites and interesting places to explore!

The ruins of the ancient cities near Lindos or Rhodes, as well as the Butterfly Valley or the picturesque city of Lindos, are just some of the places which are worth visiting when visit Rhodes.

You can reach these sites by car or by taxi! But I personally advise you to rent a car if you plan to explore the island and not just lay in the sun!

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Taxis might be a little bit pricey and with the money, you give on 2 or 3 taxi rides you can rent a car and explore the island on your own!

Don’t worry to drive by yourself in Rhodes because it is not a dangerous island at all!

People are very friendly and welcoming, so as long as you act decent and with respect, nothing wrong could happen.

So, taking all these into consideration, I consider that Rhodes weather in May is ideal for your summer holiday as long as you don’t want to spend a lot of money but still enjoy the sun and the beauty of the island!

Logistical tips and tricks for your trip

Book your accommodation
We always use as they have the best price-quality ratio and they offer a wide range of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, and villas to choose from.

You will find here all types of accommodations, from the cheapest ones to the most luxurious.

Don't forget travel insurance
We never leave home without HeyMondo Insurance or Safety Wings Insurance as they offer the best services and a good value for money.

When we go for longer trips around the world we get Globelink Insurance as it offers a good cover for an affordable price.

Travel insurance will always protect you against unexpected costs caused by medical events like illness, injury, theft, or travel cancellation.

We never go on any trip without travel insurance and there were many cases when we had to use it.

Renting a car
We like to explore a country on our own and a car gives us the mobility and freedom to do that.

We always rent our car from Discovercars as they have free cancellation 48 hours prior to starting date and a wide range of car rental companies and options to choose from all over the world.

Tours and attractions
When we are looking for some adventure or we simply want to break up the monotony and discover new places, we always use GetYourGuide.

We love it because we always find the most amazing experiences, with free cancellation and a large variety of activities and tours to choose from.

Airplane tickets and holiday packages
Expedia is our ally when searching for the best price for airplane tickets as it works as an aggregator for a huge number of airlines and we always find the best price for our flights.

Travel tip: use Expedia when you are searching for holiday packages as they have many last-minute offers and great discounts for hotels, flights, and even the whole holiday packages.