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The weather in Rhodes in May is typically warm and pleasant, from 20-25°C or 68-75℉. May is a good time for a visit if you want to avoid the high heat and busy crowds of the peak months of July and August, while still enjoying sunshine and warm weather.
Rhodes is a great starting point for island hopping the Dodecanese. The Dodecanese is a chain of twelve islands of Greece in the Aegean Sea, known for gorgeous beaches, hidden gems, and sunshine. From Rhodes, you can explore the other Dodecanese islands like Kos, Karpathos, Symi, Chalki, Kastellorizo, Leros, Lipsi, and Nisyros.
To access Kos from Rhodes, the best way is by a private yacht or boat charter. Prices start at $50/person for boat tours in Rhodes, and a private yacht rental is about $300-$500 per day. Rent a sailboat, powerboat, motor yacht, RIB, or you can take a ferry. The ferry takes about 2.5 hours. You can reach Kos from Rhodes faster on a private boat charter.
You can take a ferry from Rhodes to Symi or charter your own private boat for an island-hopping tour. Visiting Symi on a sailing charter or powerboat rental from Rhodes is a fantastic way to spend a day of your vacation. With your own private boat rental, you can pick your itinerary, stop for swims or a snorkel, and access private, hidden beaches around Symi.
The ferry from Santorini to Rhodes takes a very long time, over 14 hours. It’s much better to go from Santorini to Rhodes by a private boat tour or as part of an island-hopping excursion, with overnight stops at other islands.
October temperatures in Rhodes are still warm enough for swimming, boating, water sports and other activities on the sea. You can expect it to be around 65-75℉ or 20-25℃ in October in Rhodes.