Weather Averages for Rhodes in July
Averages for Rhodes in July
July is a peak month in Rhodes, both in terms of the weather and tourism. People from all over the world start flocking to Rhodes for guaranteed sunshine and beautiful beaches.
The average day time temperature is around 27°C, reaching highs of around 31°C, with the average minimum temperature dropping to around 20°C.
As well as hotter temperatures, July brings long days with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day to enjoy – that’s an excellent amount of sunbathing time!
The average temperature of the sea during this month is a very pleasant 23°C.
The chance of rain in July is practically non-existent with an average rainfall of 0.1 mm over 1 day expected throughout the month.
Humidity at this time of year is 64%, so as with June; the heat will be hot and dry.
Things to do
Animal lovers won’t want to miss the chance to go horse riding with Fivos Horse Riding. Found between Faliraki and Afandou, this horse riding club offers a number of different excursions, ensuring something for everyone. You can choose from a trip to the beach or the lake, as well as pony rides for children. If you’ve never been horse riding before but would like to learn how, why not sign up for their riding lessons? Fivos Horse Riding is open every day from 9am until 9pm and offers affordable prices, ensuring everyone can enjoy the experience.
A must-visit for families on holiday in Rhodes, The Water Park is a fantastic place to spend the day when you need to cool off from the hot Greek sunshine. Open from 9.30am until 6pm in May, September and October and from 9.30am until 7pm during June, July and August, the Water Park offers something for everyone to enjoy. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of adrenaline-pumping slides, children’s mini water parks and chill out areas, ensuring a pleasant day out for everyone. There are plenty of kiosks, cafes and restaurants serving food and drink throughout the park, so you’ll never be stuck when it comes to lunch.
Hit the beach
One of the finest beaches in Rhodes, Agathi is found on the eastern coast of the island, just south of Archangelos. This sheltered, cosy beach is quite difficult to reach, although the journey is more than worth it. Here you’ll find sun loungers and umbrellas available to hire, toilets, showers and several canteens which serve food and drinks. Camping is allowed at this beach, making it a fantastic place to visit if you fancy a night under the starts.
Where to eat & drink
One of the most popular restaurants in Rhodes, Tamam serves authentic Greek cuisine which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Diners are presented with a varied menu full of Mediterranean delicacies such as tzatiki, chicken suvlaki and moussaka. If you’re not familiar with Greek cuisine, opt for the mezze platter which is laden with a number of different dishes for you to try.
Alabama Bar & Diner is one of the few restaurants in Rhodes which serves good old pub grub. Open from March 1st until November 1st, this eatery serves a number of homemade favourites, such as roast dinners, belly buster breakfasts, battered fish, pies and pastries. If you’ve left room for dessert, you can choose from a top selection of ice creams, cakes and puddings.
When it comes to fresh fish and seafood, it’s tough to beat Stegna Kozas. Boasting an oceanfront location, this restaurant offers an unbeatable selection of dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, such as John Dory, seabream and local lobster, as well as sea calms, urchins and octopus. There is a fantastic choice of drinks available, with everything from international beers and wines to spirits, cocktails and ouzo.
If you’re looking for the best cocktails in Rhodes, look no further than Cavo Pefkos Cocktail Bar in Pefkos. This popular bar offers a comprehensive cocktail list, in addition to a wide variety of non-alcoholic cocktails perfect for the little ones to enjoy. The owners are incredibly friendly and go out of their way to make sure to have a memorable visit.
Where to stay
Hotel Maran is ideal for families and couples searching for low-cost accommodation in Rhodes. This three-star family-run complex overlooks Faliraki and is just a short distance away from the beach and the centre of the resort. Here guests can choose from a selection of studios, complete with twin beds, sofa bed, bathroom, kitchenette and balcony or terrace. There is a handful of facilities available, including swimming pool, children’s pool, restaurant and bar.
With such a wide choice of family-friendly accommodation, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your holiday in Rhodes. Vallian Village Hotel is one of the most popular and boasts a vast array of services and facilities, such as bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, swimming pool, children’s pool, gardens, games room and pool tables. Accommodation comes in the form of standard rooms, family rooms and family interconnecting rooms, all of which come with air conditioning, balcony and extra beds upon request.
July events in Rhodes
Sound and Light Performances
1st July 2015 to 31st July 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.
Festival of Agia Marina
17th July 2015
The Festival of Agia Marina is an annual event which takes place at the beach of Agia Marina each July. This popular festival is made up of special church services and street parties with live entertainment, music concerts, dancing, traditional feasts, food stalls and a small funfair for children to enjoy.
Festival of Agios Panteleimonas
26th July 2015
Katavia hosts the Festival of Agios Panteleimonas each July. This festival attracts visitors and locals alike who travel to the village to enjoy the music concerts, dancing and feasting which make up the festival.
Agios Soulas Festival
29th July 2015 to 30th July 2015
The Agios Soulas Festival is one of the most famous summer festivals which takes place in Rhodes each year. Held on the ground in front of the Agios Soulas church in the village of Soroni, this festival is known throughout the island for its donkey racing. In addition to the action-packed races, the festival also features music concerts, traditional dancing, sports events and local food.
18th July 2015
Every July, the Apolakkia Dam hosts the Watermelon Festival. This foodie fair features competitions with prizes awarded for the biggest and heaviest watermelons, as well as a fascinating exhibition on watermelon sculptures. There will also be plenty of opportunities to sample fresh watermelon, as well as dishes and drinks made from the fruit.