After so many days of low temperatures, I am sure you are looking for a sunny place to go and weather in Kolymbia Rhodes in May might be exactly what you need.
And not just the weather, but also the place is incredible, Kolymbia is considered one of the best places to stay when in Rhodes.
The beach of Kolymbia is a beautiful beach with shallow waters, very well organised, not as crowded as Faliraki, the neighbouring beach, perfect for families with kids and for couples.
There are many hotels in the area, but the resort still keeps a relaxing vibe and is pretty quiet even in summer.
The two kilometres long and straight road bordered by eucalyptus trees opens into the Afandou bay and into two narrow but extremely beautiful gravel-sand beaches.
The village of Kolymbia was founded in 1920 when Italians brought around 30.000 colonists to Rhodes island to build new settlements here.
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The two beaches from the area, one on the north side and the other on the southern part of the rocky cape Vagia are perfect for bathing.
Between these two beaches, the most scenic one is located on the left side of the harbour and it is margined by white rocks.
The other beach is not that spectacular but it is larger and longer, ideal for relaxing in the sun and bathing in the shallow waters.
Weather in Kolymbia Rhodes in May
The days are sunny and warm, with almost no rain, a lot of sun and a cool breeze just perfect to keep the ideal body temperature.
The average daily temperature in this magnificent Greek island is around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) with maximum values up to 25 degrees during the daytime.
Even if the morning and the evening the temperature is still lower ( around 16 degrees Celsius), the weather is just perfect for exploring and laying on the beach.
For those of you looking to take a swim in the sea, the 19 degrees of the water temperature might seem too less for some of you.
I personally felt cold when I entered the water, but the sun was just ideal for perfecting my tan without causing me sunburns.
Anyhow, I strongly recommend you to use a sun cream with sun protection, especially if you stay in the sun during midday because the radiations can harm your body.
As for the rain, you don’t have to worry about it as there are expected just an average of 3 days of rain during the whole of May.
So, from the weather perspective choosing May for your holiday is a great decision.
Now let’s see what you can do in Kolymbia and which is the best place to stay while in Kolymbia.
Things to do in Kolymbia Rhodes
Here are some interesting ways to spend your day in Kolymbia:
- Practise some water-based activities like windsurfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, banana boats and pedaloes
- Improve your golf skills in the 18 hole golf course near Afandou
- Rent a bike and explore the nearby area
For those of you looking to party till morning, Kolymbia is not the right place to be as in these small resorts there is just one disco and a few bars.
You need to take a taxi to Rhodes Town where you can find pubs and discos where to party hard.
Hotels in Kolymbia
As you can see, the weather in Kolymbia Rhodes in May is perfect for all the activities mentioned earlier.
Now, it is time so see which is the best place to stay, somewhere to be close to the beach and be treated like royalty.
Sentido Port Royal is the best choice for staying when in Kolymbia as it has a private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas, two huge outdoor pools and one indoor, a great spa and high-quality services.
Although it has many rooms and can host a large number of people, the common areas are so vast that you don’t feel crowded or disturbed by other tourists.
Some of the rooms at Sentido Port Royal have private or shared pools and a great view of the sea, while others are more basic, but all are clean and well maintained.
Weather in Rhodes May is just perfect for your holiday and even for a long bath in the sea if you don’t have a problem if the sea temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius.
And there is one more thing you have to think about: the prices are extremely low as it is still shoulder season.
Logistical tips and tricks for your trip
Book your accommodation
We always use Booking.com 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.
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Travel insurance will always protect you against unexpected events and cost like illness, COVID, 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.