Rhodes--or Rodos--is the largest island in the Dodecanese chain. The medieval center of Rhodes City has been declared a World Heritage Site. The island is The Island of the Knights, referring to the Knights of Saint John of Jeruselem who conquered the island.
Rhodes has a Mediterranean climate. It's very hot in the summer, as the charts below indicate.
You'll find the usual fine beaches and 300 days of sunshine on Rhodes. The history goes back thousands of years, and most of it is still evident as you walk the streets of the old town in Rhodes City. There are also small villages and a very popular attraction called Petaloudes, Butterfly Valley, when Jersey tiger moths and tourists blanked the area between July and September.
The Rhodes tourist season runs from early May to the end of September. Note that in late fall the rains start to pick up and by December; about half of December days you can expect rain.
Of course, your vacation in Rhodes is typical, you'll likely arrive in summer, when you can expect very high daytime temperatures, with cooling at night that makes it bearable after dark. You'll llikely want air conditioning in your hotel, or at least some good night ventilation.
The climate charts below show the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Rhodes, Greece.
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