Rhodes: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||5 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||52 %|
|Rainfall days||5 days|
|Chance of Rain||15 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||10 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||18 %|
Averages for Rhodes in October
October signals a cooling down period weather-wise in Rhodes, autumn has settled in and brought with it lower temperatures and shorter days.
The average high temperature for October generally peaks at 24°C, where as the minimum temperature tend to be around 17°C on an average. The average daily temperature is a comfortable 21°C.
The long summer days are over now; October enjoys – a still not too shoddy - 8 hours of sunshine per day.
The average temperature of the sea has dipped slightly to 22°C, however, that’s still an inviting enough temperature, so hitting the beach is still a perfectly viable option.
The chance of experiencing some wet weather has increased significantly in comparison to the preceding summer months. October brings an average rainfall of 64.3 mm over 7 days expected throughout the month. With wet weather being more prevalent, the humidity level rises - to 70%.
Things to do
History buffs won’t be able to pass up the chance to visit Ancient Rhodes. During the daytime, the area is full of visitors from all over the world who have travelled to explore the numerous ruins, castle and squares, as well as the shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. With so much to see, you’ll need to set aside at least half a day to take in everything and make sure you pack your camera with you.
Art lovers won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes during their holiday. One of the most significant and representative collections of 20th century Greek art, the museum hosts 690 exhibits, 90 of which are open to the public. The paintings are regularly rotated, so there is always something new to see every time you visit. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 8am until 2pm, the Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes is a wonderful place to escape the heat of summer or rain during winter.
Ancient roman columns in Lindos, Rhodes.
Hit the beach
Lindos Beach on the eastern coast of the island is made up of two smaller beaches, each of which provides sun beds, shades, taverns and a lively family-friendly atmosphere. The water here is very shallow and waves are almost unheard of, making it a popular location for children to swim safely.
Lindos Beach, Rhodes.
Where to eat & drink
Families and couples who want to try the local cuisine should head to Artemida. This eatery is known for serving quality food in generous portions for affordable prices, making it a top choice for large groups. Some of the most popular dishes include the kapama lamb, Greek salad, chicken gyro and dolmadakia, all of which work wonderfully with the local wines available.
A must-visit for families during their holiday in Rhodes, Blue Lagoon is always a hit. Much more than your ordinary bar, this venue follows a pirate theme with a lagoon-style swimming pool, pirate ship, hidden coves, palm trees, waterfalls and parrots. Open from 8am until 4am every day, this pub also runs regular treasure hunts for the kids to enjoy whilst the adults sit back and enjoy a well-deserved drink.
Blue Lagoon Restaurant, Rhodes. Photo courtesy of Sirkku.
Where to stay
A popular choice when it comes to affordable accommodation in Rhodes, Afandou Sky Hotel is found within Afandou and offers a number of twin rooms to choose from. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers swimming pool, free WiFi access, gardens, bar, restaurant and car hire. Only 200m away from the centre of the resort, this hotel is just a short walk away from numerous shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Couples and families searching for the perfect boutique hotel in Rhodes need look no further than Avalon Boutique Hotel. Found in the centre of Rhodes Town, this complex encourages guests to take advantage of the numerous amenities which include cafes, bars, restaurants, reception, room service, housekeeping, free internet access and massage services, with a selection of shops, bars and restaurants available nearby. There are six suites to choose from, each of which comes with a separate living room area, air conditioning, flat screen TV and hydro-massage bath tub.
Avalon Boutique Hotel, Rhodes.
October events in Rhodes
Sound and Light Performances
1st October 2015 to 31st October 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.