Rhodes in November: weather and travel tips

written by
Olga Sitnitsa

updated 26.10.2023

Wondering about the weather in Rhodes in November? Read on for a run-down of everything you need to know. Here we cover everything from average air and sea temperatures, to what to expect in terms of costs and crowds, and what to wear.

Is November a good time to visit Rhodes?

November can be a favourable time to visit Rhodes, but there are some factors to consider.

The weather in Rhodes in November is relatively mild and favourable for outdoor activities, making it a good time for activities such as hiking and sightseeing. The reduced number of tourists is a significant advantage, as it allows for more relaxed sightseeing at popular attractions.

However, there are some points to be aware of. It can rain intermittently in November, so you should bring appropriate rain gear and be prepared for wet days. Finally, evenings can be chilly, so it's worth making sure you have a suitable wardrobe for comfort.

Thinking of visiting Rhodes in November? Talk to our local Greek travel experts and save yourself the hussle of planning.

View at Lindou Bay from Lindos Rhodes island, Greece © Shutterstock

View at Lindou Bay from Lindos Rhodes island, Greece © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Rhodes in November

The weather in Rhodes in November is characterised by mild and comfortable temperatures both on land and at sea. Daytime temperatures are usually between 16-20°C (61-68°F), creating favourable conditions for outdoor activities.

However, evenings can be chilly, with temperatures dropping to 11-15°C (52-59°F), so outerwear is recommended.

Notably, the sea remains relatively warm, with temperatures averaging 20-22°C (68-72°F). This makes for comfortable conditions for swimming and water sports. Although it cannot match the warmth of the summer months, the sea temperature in November is still attractive.

Set on taking a trip to Greek islands? Browse our inspirational Greece itineraries to start planning your perfect holiday.

Average rainfall in November

The average rainfall in Rhodes in November ranges between 50-80 mm.
However, the actual amount of rainfall can vary from year to year, so it is advisable to check the weather forecast closer to your travel dates for more accurate information.

For more details on the weather in Greece around the year, read up on when to go to Greece.

Butterfly valley of Rhodes island © Shutterstock

Butterfly Valley of Rhodes island © Shutterstock

What about the crowd & cost?

Rhodes in November presents a unique combination of benefits for travellers. The number of tourists continues to decrease compared to October, which creates a quieter atmosphere, allowing you to better experience the historical sites and attractions. 

It's also a budget-friendly time to visit: accommodation and flight costs are lower compared to the bustling summer season. Local restaurants and entertainment are often more economical, allowing you to enjoy Greek cuisine and take part in various activities without going out of pocket.

Set on taking an autumn break? For further inspo, discover more of the best places to visit in November.

Unforgettable, fully customisable Rhodes itineraries

Longing for a November break that serves stacks of natural beauty, unique history, and world-class wine and dining experiences? Take inspiration from our Greece itineraries — here we highlight just a few of them.

  • Greek Island-Hopping Honeymoon (10 days): Hop between the Greek islands on this romantic trip. Drive around stunning coastlines, explore mountain villages, visit ancient sites, and luxuriate on golden beaches.
  • The Historical and Mythological Greek Islands (10 days): Visit some of the best Greek islands. With white-washed houses, narrow cobbled streets, blue domed roofs and stunning beaches, they are what Greece is all about.

All these suggestions can be customised to your exact needs, with a local Greek travel expert on hand to offer insider tips and take the hassle out of planning and booking.

Kalithea Springs constructed in the 1930s, Rhodes Island © Shutterstock

Kalithea Springs constructed in the 1930s, Rhodes Island © Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Rhodes in November

As you prepare for your November trip to Rhodes, remember a few important tips to make the most of your trip.

What to pack for Rhodes in November?

A trip to Rhodes in November requires a thoughtful selection of clothing to adapt to the transitional autumn climate. Take long-sleeved shirts and light jumpers for moderate daytime temperatures. For cooler evenings, bring layering pieces such as light jackets and scarves. 

Don't forget a waterproof jacket or rain gear to be prepared for occasional downpours. The sea temperature still allows you to enjoy water activities, so bring your swimming costumes and beach gear. 

Finally, take care of sun protection: sunglasses and sunscreen for sunnier days. By taking all these essentials with you, you will be well prepared for the changeable November weather in Rhodes, allowing you to have a comfortable and enjoyable time.

Check for seasonal closures

When visiting Rhodes in November, it is important to keep an eye out for seasonal closures. As this month is the off-season, there may be reduced opening hours or even temporary closures of some restaurants, shops and attractions, especially in remote and less frequented areas. 

To get the most out of your trip, it is best to find out and confirm the availability and opening hours of the places you intend to visit in advance, allowing you to adjust your schedule and expectations. This way, you can enjoy your trip while being prepared for possible closures.

Street of Knights in Rhodes old town, Greece © Shutterstock

Street of Knights in Rhodes Old Town, Greece © Shutterstock

What to do in Rhodes in November

The weather in Rhodes in November offers plenty of opportunities to spend time in comfort and enjoy rewarding experiences. You may also be interested in our list of the best things to do in Rhodes at any time of year.

Explore the historical treasures of Rhodes

Delve into Rhodes' historic past with a visit to the Palace of the Grand Master, a remarkable medieval fortress, and the Acropolis of Rhodes, where you can explore the ancient ruins. These historic sites are a fascinating journey through time, allowing you to appreciate the island's rich heritage, from medieval grandeur to ancient civilisations.

Enjoy hiking around the island

Hiking in November is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of Rhodes. The mild weather creates ideal conditions for outdoor walks. Go on scenic hikes such as the Butterfly Valley, where you can see these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. 

Alternatively, you can head to Tsambika Monastery, a spiritual place perched on top of a hill that offers stunning views. These hikes allow you to explore the island's landscapes, from lush valleys to panoramic views. November is the perfect time for outdoor enthusiasts to appreciate the diversity of the Greek island.

Church with a bell tower. Kato Monastery Tsambika. Rhodes Island © Shutterstock

Church with a bell tower. Kato Monastery Tsambika. Rhodes Island © Shutterstock

Visit the Rhodes Bee Museum

The Rhodes Bee Museum is a unique and educational attraction dedicated to the world of bees and honey production. Visitors can explore the fascinating world of bees, learn about their crucial role in pollination and honey production, and understand the importance of beekeeping to our ecosystem.

The museum often hosts interactive exhibits, tours and tastings of different honey varieties. Not only is it an educational experience, but also an opportunity to savour the sweet taste of locally produced honey. The Bee Museum is a great place for family holidays, nature lovers and anyone interested in the vital role of bees in our world.

Bee and Honey Museum in Pastida Village. Rhodes, Greece © Shutterstock

Bee and Honey Museum in Pastida Village. Rhodes, Greece © Shutterstock

Planning your November trip to Rhodes

For more inspiration, discover some of the best things to do in Greece, and start planning your trip with The Rough Guide to Greece

Daunted by the prospect of planning? No problem! Browse our customisable Greek itineraries, and talk to our local Greek travel experts.

Olga Sitnitsa

written by
Olga Sitnitsa

updated 26.10.2023

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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