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.
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.
information is available for the following places:
Rhodes-City and Trianda
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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