Weather Averages for Rhodes in April
Averages for Rhodes in April
April marks the beginning of summer and the peak tourist season in Rhodes. Temperatures are starting to climb and the days are getting longer and sunnier.
The chances of rain in April are still high; however, you can expect plenty of warm and sunny days as well. The average monthly amount of precipitation is around 24 mm; which will fall over the course of 3 days out of the month.
In April, daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 21°C. Come nightfall the average minimum temperature drops down to around 13°C.
April also experiences an increased amount of sunshine with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. The average sea temperature is 16°C, so head in and cool off with a refreshing dip.
Humidity at this time of year drops to 70%.
Things to do
Valley of the Butterflies is perfect for families travelling with young children. Found south east of Tholos, this attraction is one of the most attractive destinations in Rhodes and is always a hit. From June onwards, thousands of butterflies visit the valley with the aim of reproducing. In the months before June, the butterflies are somewhat present – they’re in the form of caterpillars or cocoons, so the valley is not nearly as impressive. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture the unique experience forever.
Valley of the Butterflies, thousands of butterflies visit the valley to reproduce. Photo courtesy of Anne Roberts.
If you’re looking for an excursion with a difference, sign up for the Lindos by Night tour. This evening trip takes 4.5 hours to complete and includes an escorted visit to the village of Lindos, where you can explore the quaint cobbled streets by moonlight. Offering a completely different atmosphere at night than during the day, Lindos is full of taverns, bars and restaurants which come alive after sunset. Pick a good spot to people watch and relax with a drink as you sit back and observe the world go by.
View of Lindos at night. Lindos by Night Tours, Rhodes.
Hit the beach
The only official nudist beach in Rhodes, the bay found toward the south of Faliraki is the place to go if you want an all-over tan. This Blue Flag beach offers a number of facilities, such as sun bed and shade hire, showers, toilets and a restaurant which serves food and drinks throughout the day. Although the sea is very calm, there are some rocks on the seabed, making protective footwear necessary.
Faliraki nudist beach.
Where to eat & drink
Families and couples searching for quality seafood in Rhodes should stop by Stefanos. Known by many as the best restaurant in Kiotari, this eatery serves sea specialities such as grilled octopus, prawns, calamari and white fish. Not just a place for seafood lovers, Stefanos also offers a selection of Greek vegetarian and meat-based dishes, including moussaka, hummus, lamb chops and chicken souvlaki, served alongside pita bread and Greek salad.
When it comes to modern European dining during your holiday in Rhodes, Byzantino is one of the best choices. Located within the resort of Lindos, this restaurant offers an eclectic menu with dishes from all over the Mediterranean, in addition to a handful of Greek specialities, for those who want something local. After your meal, indulge in one of the many cocktails on offer, such as the bubblegum cocktail – it’s one of the restaurant’s most popular. If the weather is warm, try and get a table on the rooftop where you can enjoy fantastic views of the acropolis.
A great choice for live bands, Sticky Fingers boasts several live acts throughout the week, playing the very best rock ‘n’ roll music. A famous hotspot for rockers in Rhodes, this bar offers a friendly atmosphere and plenty of rock memorabilia, as well as a vast array of drinks available behind the bar.
Lindos castle overlooking the sea, Rhodes.
Where to stay
When it comes to boutique hotels in Rhodes, K Boutique Hotel is one of the finest. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of superior suites, executive suites with Jacuzzi and executive suites with pool, all of which come with WiFi access, satellite TV and air conditioning. Guests are invited to take advantage of the numerous amenities which cover fitness centre, spa, gym, swimming pool, restaurant, bar and room service, with a handful of shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs nearby.
Located within the resort of Faliraki, Apollo Beach Hotel is just a short drive away from the Afandou Golf Course, making it a top location for golfers to stay during their holiday in Rhodes. Here you’ll find accommodation in the form of single and double rooms which come complete with air conditioning, WiFi access and sea views. There are plenty of facilities available for guests to enjoy, including gardens, swimming pool, spa and wellness centre, buffet restaurant, beauty salon and water sports.
K Boutique Hotel, Rhodes.
April events in Rhodes
Sound and Light Performances
1st April 2015 to 30th April 2015
The Sound and Light Performances take place every evening between the beginning of April until the end of October each year at the Municipal Garden which surrounds the walls of Rhodes Town. The performances combine entertainment and education through lighting, projected images and stereophonic effects - almost like a play without any actors. The story details the unequal struggles between the people of Rhodes and the Knights of Saint John who battled together against the Turkish Army until Suleiman the Great took over.
Greek Orthodox Easter
10th April 2015 to 12th April 2015
Easter is an important religious holiday celebrated in Rhodes every year in March or April. Each town and village throughout the island, including Lindos, Rhodes Town and Ixia, celebrates the event in its own way, but most of the celebrations usually start off with a parade of Epitaphios on the evening of Good Friday, with locals following the statue carrying lit candles. This is followed by a long church service held on Saturday evening and indulgent feasting on Sunday.
St George's Day
23rd April 2015
St George's Day is celebrated throughout Rhodes each April. Some of the biggest and best festivities take place in Rhodes Town, Kritinia, Kalithies and Afandou where you'll usually find music concerts, dancing, feasting and special church services with livestock auctions.