I always find where to go for a sunny holiday at October half term tricky. Unless you fly long haul you aren’t usually guaranteed Winter Sun. We did however have a fab trip to Rhodes at October Half Term in 2020 and here are some of the reasons why.
You can also check out our Instagram Stories from our week in Rhodes to see some of the things we got up to.
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Weather in Rhodes in October
It’s pretty mild at this time of year, but it’s a good idea to bring along a jumper or light jacket for the evenings. The average daily maximum is 25 C and the average daily minimum is 19 C.
When we travelled in October 2020 we had days where we could sunbathe on the beach in a swim suit and other days where it was nicer to wear shorts and t-shirts. We also had a full day of storms and rain.
It’s said that the average temperature for the weather in Rhodes in October is 22 C.
We loved lots of different beaches in Rhodes but some of our favourites were
Anthony Quinn Bay
20 km from Rhodes Town is the beautiful Anthony Quinn beach, named after the actor who used to go swimming there
St Paul’s Bay
St Paul’s Bay is on the southeast coast of Rhodes in Lindos village and there are two beaches to choose from; the largest one has golden sand and the one at the northern end is sand and gravel. There is a bit of trek down to the beach, but, once there, the bay is truly picturesque with clear blue water perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Incredible Historic Monuments
In Rhodes you have too many historic monuments to mention, but you really do have to go and see the Acropolis of Lindos.
We love visiting sights like this but with kids in the middle of August it can be pretty challenging. What’s amazing about visiting Rhodes in October is that you can visit historic places without it being far too hot, and without them being far too busy. Granted we visited when Rhodes was quiet due to the Covid situation but it was fantastic to play mock Olympic games at the Acropolis of Rhodes and see the Acropolis of Lindos without huge queues.
A reader commented on my Facebook page with some very valuable advice she said
In our experience not everything was open and there was perhaps less choice and clearly areas that had closed for the winter by then. Not a negative but just a consideration as if staying in a hotel/complex not all restaurant options or pools and bars are open/staffed as it is literally the last week they’re open for the year. It has lots of benefits though, always getting a seat quickly, the pick of poolside bathing spots.Nicki, Facebook Follower
You can get pretty much everyone’s favourite food in Rhodes. The island offers a great variety of restaurants for superb dining, with a large choice of local delicacies, international food or even gourmet cuisine.
We stayed near Rhodes Town when we travelled and we loved popping into the Town for dinner and wandering the streets until something took our fancy.
Two restaurants we particularly enjoyed in Rhodes Town were:
Flight Time to Rhodes
Depending on where you are travelling from in the UK, the flight time will be between 4 hours and 4 hours 30 minutes
Manchester to Rhodes – 4 hours and 30 minutes
London to Rhodes – 3 hours and 58 minutes
Edinburgh to Rhodes – 4 hours and 40 minutes