Weather Averages for Rhodes in August
Averages for Rhodes in August
The weather in the month of August in Rhodes is much the same as July – wonderful. Hot, sunny and pretty much consistently rain free, July is unsurprisingly a very popular month to hit the beaches of Rhodes – with locals and tourists alike.
The average temperature in Rhodes throughout the month of August is 27°C, while the average high temperature is generally around 29°C, although it can regularly hit the early 30s. The minimum temperature tends to be around 24°C on an average.
August brings long summer days, with an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day. Said sun is quite strong at this time of year, with high UV, so seek shade and when in the sun, do as the Aussies do and slip, slap, slop.
The average temperature of the sea has reached its peak and is a balmy 25°C at this time of year.
Rain is unlikely; the average rainfall of a mere 0.1 mm over 1 day is expected throughout the month of August. Humidity at this time of year rises slightly to 67%.
Dates for the diary
The Panagia Festival and fun fair at Kremasti is celebrated from 14th of August to 23rd of August.
Various cultural events organised by the municipality and the cultural society of Rhodes during the summer (from July to September) comprise various concerts (classical/modern music by famous Greek and international artists) and regular theatrical performances. There are also several art exhibitions taking place throughout the summer, so keep you eyes peeled and get involved.
Things to do
For something more fast-paced, a Jeep Safari is a wonderful way to explore the island. This nine-hour tour is perfect for nature and adventure lovers and takes in many parts of the island which most tourists don’t even know about. The Jeep safari is led by a qualified guide who will tell you all about the areas as you drive through them in a hefty 4x4 Jeep. A fantastic opportunity to discover traditional villages, forests, mountains, streams, vineyards, olive groves and monasteries, the excursion also includes time for a picnic in the hills, two stops for drinks and one pause for a swim.
Not just a wonderful day out for families with children, a trip to the Ostrich Farm and Zoo is also ideal for animal lovers on holiday in Rhodes. This family-run tourist attraction is a short distance away from the Valley of the Butterflies and covers a number of acres. There are several enclosures throughout the farm which are home to more than 120 ostriches of all ages. In addition to the huge birds, Ostrich Farm and Zoo is also where you’ll find other animals, such as foxes, kangaroos, monkeys, llamas, goats, antelopes, rabbits, ponies, skunks, ferrets, swans, deer, pheasants, ducks, partridges and parrots, providing you with hours of entertainment. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop before you leave where you can purchase food, drinks, ostrich feathers and decorated ostrich eggs.
Hit the beach
Found in the very south of the island, Prasonisi is the ideal place for surfers to spend the day during July and August when the waves are at their highest. One of the most appealing beaches on the island, Prasonisi is made up of two sandy coves where you’ll find wet suits and surf board available to hire. Even if you don’t want to try surfing yourself, this beach is a great place to admire the skill and talent of those who do. As well as the water sports, there is a handful of facilities available, such as sun beds, parasols and parking.
Where to eat & drink
Kerasma is a top choice when it comes to local cuisine in Rhodes. Popular with locals and visitors alike, this restaurant takes a modern view of Greek food, keeping up-to-date with modern cooking techniques and flavours to ensure a fantastic dining experience for everyone. The menu is full of homemade breads, starters, salads, mains and desserts, all of which are made using fresh ingredients. The fillet mavrodaphne is one of the most popular dishes, as are the sea bass with coulis, liasto pork fillet and honey salmon.
By far one of the best Indian restaurants in Rhodes, Saffron is always a hit. This popular restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, during which it serves a selection of curries, including madras, vindaloo, tandoori and korma. The chef originates from India and creates every dish with passion and care, ensuring a fantastic meal each and every time.
Offering a fusion of Chinese, Indian and Thai cuisine, Taj Mahal & Shanghai Restaurant is a must-visit for any Asian food lover. Situated in Pefkos, this eatery is open throughout the summer months and allows diners at one table to enjoy delicacies from all over Asia at the same time. The rooftop terrace setting means you can enjoy beautiful views whilst savouring your meal.
Found on the seafront of Haraki Bay in Rhodes, Kapetanios is a must-visit for avid fish and seafood fans. This modern restaurant offers a menu full of authentic Greek dishes comprising of fresh ingredients sourced locally. The most popular sea dishes include the fisherman’s platter, swordfish fillet, cuttlefish with ink and grilled octopus. In order to cater for all tastes, Keptanios also serves a selection of pasta, vegetarian and meat dishes, as well as a children’s menu which features chicken nuggets, fish fingers, pasta and pizza.
Sand in Old Town is known throughout Rhodes for being one of the best places on the island to sip a cocktail whilst enjoying the fantastic sea views. A combination for sushi bar and cocktail lounge, Sand is a small establishment which serves an unparalleled list of cocktails, with something for even the most discerning cocktail drinker.
Where to stay
Bayside Hotel Katsaras is ideal for holidaymakers who are looking for all-inclusive accommodation in Kremasti, Rhodes. Just 20m away from the beach, this complex offers a number of facilities and services, including 24-hour reception, car and bicycle rental, laundrette, excursion booking, swimming pool, water sports, WiFi access, karaoke and several bars. Here you’ll find a number of twin and triple rooms to choose from, each of which comes with air conditioning, LCD TV, fridge and wake-up service.
When it comes to beachside accommodation, Summer Memories is perfect for families and couples whilst on holiday in Rhodes. Only a five minute walk away from the coast and the centre of Pefkos, this hotel offers accommodation in the form of studios, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, all of which come with kitchenette, balcony and housekeeping. There are a few amenities available, including swimming pool, children’s pool, bar and free parking, with many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants in the local area.