Rhodes in May

May is a good time to visit Rhodes

Rhodes in May 2024 – is it worth going? The weather, average temperature, is it warm or hot, how windy is on the Greek island, what to wear, can you swim? Prices in hotels and on excursions, how busy, what to do in Rhodes in early May and closer to summer – in the review of good Time for Trip.

The island of Rhodes is considered expensive and therefore quite an exclusive beach destination in Greece. That doesn’t prevent it from completely overflowing in the season: beautiful beaches and clear sea are a jewel for which it is not a pity to overpay.

However, with all the external attractiveness of such a holiday, summer Rhodes also has an unpleasant feature – it can be too hot on it.

And when the atmosphere heats up to +35 °C and above, who dares to leave the air-conditioned room – it becomes no longer up to beaches and sightseeing!

Naturally, few people will like to limit themselves on vacation, and even so severely. That is why Rhodes in May, not such a hot month, is popular among knowledgeable tourists. Again, it is much less busy than its summer colleagues. And this is a nice bonus!

Of course, not only Rhodes alone – at the end of spring in Greece there are some places where you can swim and sunbathe. As well visiting the famous attractions of Hellas usually gives a storm of emotions, regardless of the time of year. Of course, exclusively positive ones.

However, let’s get back to our topic!

Weather in Rhodes in May

It is characterized by commendable stability and even some positive thoroughness. Rains happen – summer has not yet arrived – but they behave very tactfully and, having begun, quickly stop. That is, they doesn’t intend to spoil the mood of the holiday-makers.

In early May, the average day temperature in Rhodes prefers to live in the range of +19-22 °C. In the evenings, tourists taste metaxa and moussaka, walking along the coast, throwing blouses and jackets over their shoulders.

At least, it’s a reasonable – the air cools down to +15-16 °C

Closer to the middle of May, Rhodes is getting warmer and even the average daily temperatures are rising. First of all, due to the fact that the atmosphere stops cooling significantly at night – and after sunset, thermometers show about +20-22 °C.

At the end of the month, sometimes temperatures up to +30-32 °C are recorded at noon

You can swim in Rhodes in May

Could Rhodes have even hotter weather at the end of May? Almost impossible!

The unspoken, but clearly existing gentleman’s agreement between the island climate and (for the most part) respectable vacationers doesn’t imply a significant deterioration in weather conditions.

The probability of rain is low. According to long-term statistics, for the whole of May, only 2-3 days in Rhodes are rainy or even cloudy. The average monthly precipitation is up to 35 mm

It is worth considering that May in Rhodes is not a very windy time. The wind speed rarely exceeds 4-5 meters per second, while the average value is only 3.6 m/s. So, don’t be afraid of hypothermia – if you are going to dip in the sea, for example.

Is It Possible to Swim?

The reviews rightly note: if you want, you can swim in Rhodes in May. Moreover, in most cases they point the finger at the Mediterranean Sea.

As it is usually less stormy and warmer here than at the Aegean. Which, by the way, should be taken into account when choosing a suitable beach. Especially if you’re going to spend vacation with small kids!

The temperature of the sea in Rhodes in early May does not exceed +19-20 degrees Celsius. But it warms up quickly enough to an acceptable +21-23 °C – by the third decade of the month, for sure!

Swimming in the spring Rhodes in the morning, however, is not worth to some people. Many vacationers, accustomed to the sea in Thailand and Dubai, will limit themselves to the pools of the best Rhodes hotels altogether.

And the bar counter, of course. But this is a completely different story…

What to Wear

Given the fact that the weather in Rhodes is not very stable during May, and it can be both warm and quite cold, we recommend taking with you on the trip not only light clothes. If everything goes according to expectations, only in the first half of the month you will need jackets or sweaters – during roaming the streets or a cruise along the coast.

Towards the end of May in Rhodes you usually need to dress warmer only in the evenings. If, for example, you went out for a long outdoor walk or intend to definitely meet the sunset on the seashore. On some days, windbreakers can also be useful in the case of hiking trips away from cities.

When going on vacation to Rhodes in May, there is no reason to take umbrellas and rubber boots with you. It would be much more correct to put spare swimsuits in the suitcase.

Prices 2024

Like the weather, they will frankly delight travelers. First of all, those of them who have been to Greece in the summer, and know how hotels on the coast are expensive during this period.

You can save especially significantly if choose a house at a certain distance from the capital of the island. For example, renting Stegna Dream apartments in the village of the same name in early May will cost € 57-82 per day.

Which is quite a bit, considering that this guest house is located next to the sea. In addition, it looks like a very convenient base for sightseeing in Rhodes!

The Ammos stegna apartments are somewhat more expensive and also receive exceptionally positive reviews. Where you can even book a Deluxe Suite for € 700 € per week. However, if the trip is canceled, the payment for this option is not refunded…

In Lindos, we recommend paying attention to Anastasia Studios (€ 550-620/week). From the windows of which there are wonderful views of the city. This hotel is located exceptionally well. It is not surprising that in some reviews the guests promise to return.

Renting a car is not a luxury here, but a basic necessity – in Rhodes at the end of May it will cost € 35 – 40 per day

Excursions don’t cost that much money either. In particular, for a tour around the island lasting about 5 hours, you will have to pay € 60-65. Exploring the medieval city of Rhodes on an electric scooter will cost € 50 per person.

What to Do in Rhodes in May

Most tourists on vacation are generally not inclined to deny themselves a pleasant pastime. Moreover, May is a good time to explore the sights of Rhodes. Maybe even the best?!

In May you can do a lot of things in Rhodes

There are not many of them here, but to see everything worthwhile on Rhodes, you will have to sweat. Since living near the Palace of the Grand Masters will not only lead to significant financial costs, but also create disadvantages in terms of beach holidays.

There is an opinion that it is more reasonable to rent a car right at the airport. Since public transport in Rhodes is not too pedantic, and not everyone will understand the intricate sites in Greek.

The schedule of the main bus routes with prices, however, can be studied here – ktelrodou.gr/en/…/apheteria-rodos.html

Remember that the rental car has its disadvantages. One of the main ones is that in order to justify spending (from € 35 per day), you will have to travel a lot. This means: spending money on gasoline (about € 2/liter) and parking.

In any case, about € 250 will run up in a week. The cost of a large-scale individual car tour of the island in the company of a live guide and sometimes much less…

Main Attractions of Rhodes

There are actually only two of them!

The first is the old town of Rhodes along with the Palace of the Grand Masters. A powerful knight’s castle of hospitallers who arrived here seemingly straight from the Holy Land is a sample to how to build for the ages.

A complex ticket for adult visitors costs €10, a discounted ticket costs only 5: odysseus.culture.gr/…5028. Opening hours: 8-20 from April to the end of October. On Mondays, the residence of masters is closed for re-registration and rest from tourists.

The second iconic island attraction is the ancient Greek polis Lindos. Where something of the Acropolis, second only in size to the Athenian one, has been preserved. Admission costs € 12 (6). On May 18 (World Museum Day), you can visit the Acropolis for free.

Another popular tourist destination is located outside of Rhodes. Although not far from it is the lovely island Symi. Whose inhabitants have taken the fashion to paint houses in optimistic tones in the manner of a Venetian Burano, it receives tens of thousands of foreigners per season.

Although, in general, there is not much to do on Symi, except to eat something from seafood. The round ferry trip from Rhodes costs from € 21.5

We also warmly recommend you to take a cruise on the sea on a sailing yacht. The pleasure costs from € 85-90 per person, and in May you will not have to complain about the overcrowding of the ship. By the way, the cost of such walks usually includes drinks (even wine and beer) plus lunch!

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