Weather Averages for Rhodes in January
Averages for Rhodes in January
Rhodes is a small island located off the south eastern coast of Greece. The ideal holiday destination for families and couples alike, this island offers everything you could ever want, including superb weather, a fantastic selection of activities, plus an unparalleled selection of coastlines complete with beautiful beaches. From secluded pebble bays and lively water sport locations to the best snorkelling beaches in Greece and incredible surfing opportunities, Rhodes is a beach bum's paradise. Rhodes also has a complex and colourful history, which dates back thousands of years, so there are plenty of ancient and religious sites to explore, as well as many other popular attractions, such as natural parks, museums and excursions, ensuring something for everyone.
January is the wettest month of the year in Rhodes, with an average of 14 days of rain throughout the month. Average monthly amount of precipitation is around 135 mm, which is about 5 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 11 days of the month.
On sunny days in January the temperature may rise as high as to 18°C, but the average daily temperature usually sits around 15°C. Rhodes experiences on average 5 hours of sunshine per day this month, while the humidity level is 69%.
The sea temperature is still relatively warm at 16°C, so dive in!
Dates for the diary
On the 6th of January, Epiphany day is celebrated in Rhodes. The celebration is marked by a special service and mass organised by the Church of Evangelismos. This colourful festival, which is attended by thousands of people also features a ceremony blessing the sea water at Mandraki harbour – quite a special sight; don’t forget your camera.
Things to do
One of the most popular attractions on the island, Medieval City of Rhodes is a must-visit during your holiday. Surrounded by ancient walls, this old section of the town has a great historical significance and is a fantastic place to explore. Don’t forget to bring your camera because you’ll come face to face with Greek ruins, a castle, churches and cobbled streets at every turn at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After you’ve toured the ruins, you can enjoy some retail therapy or re-energise at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants.
Hit the beach
Those who prefer their beaches to be made of pebbles and rocks should spend the day at Anthony Quinn. Located in Faliraki, this beach is comprised of natural stone surfaces, pine trees and clear waters ideal for swimming or snorkelling. Due to the various sharp rocks, this beach is unsuitable for families with young children although it’s very popular with the locals during July and August.
Where to eat & drink
Red Dragon is a top choice if you’re in the mood for Chinese food. Found in the centre of Pefkos, this air-conditioned restaurant can seat a large number of people at a time and features a children’s play area to keep the little ones amused. Here you’ll find all your usual favourite Chinese dishes available, such as crispy chilli beef, sweet and sour pork, Singapore noodles and chicken satay. If you’re not in the mood to eat in, take advantage of their quick take away service.
One of the most popular bars in Ixia, Sebastian’s Sport Bar & Grill House is the ideal bar for sports fans who want to keep up with their team whilst on holiday. Here you’ll find many flat screen TVs throughout the establishment which are able to show a number of games and matches at any one time. As well as the sports, this bar also offers visitors free WiFi access, an extensive range of drinks and a comprehensive meal and snack menu.
Where to stay
Kalithea Sun & Sky is ideal for couples and families searching for all-inclusive accommodation in Rhodes. This complex features apartments and bungalows to choose from, both of which come with air conditioning, satellite TV and kitchenette. There is a handful of facilities available for guests to enjoy, such as bar, restaurant, swimming pool, 24-hour reception and sports activities.
Families and couples looking for top end accommodation should consider staying at Lindos Blu. Here guests can choose from double rooms, junior suites, sharing pool units, double deluxe rooms, villas and maisonettes, ensuring something for all budgets and group sizes. There is a world of facilities and services available for guests to enjoy, including bars, restaurants, 24-hour room service, gym, spa, health club, shops, car hire, water sports, WiFi access and swimming pools.