It is obviously getting more changeable and showers are possible, and days are a lot shorter. But there will be hot sunny days with temperatures in the mid-20s and cooler nights.
My parents used to go to Rhodes in mid Oct but over the years the weather got less reliable. They started to make the trip earlier and earlier to combat the changing weather and they now go early September instead. I know that’s not what you want to hear but at least you can be prepared from a packing perspective.
Went once half term in October and the best part was the water park without any queues and not burning your feet on the hot tarmac! Beaches I visited the sun beds had been removed.
Lindos was almost dead with just a couple of restaurants open, and every day another closed and the majority of shops closed for winter.
That was 10 years ago and it may have changed.
Total respect for the honest reply Karl_Davidson,we have never been that late in the season so interesting to hear that.
When is your half term? I have booked a week from 5-12th October and am hoping for a majority of sunny days and to be able to swim in the sea.
5-12 October should be fine and the sea is at its warmest in October and early November. I'm afraid there's a tendency to assume all schools in the UK have half-term at the same time. They certainly don't and it would be more sensible if posters gave the actual dates as you have done.
I think the largest numbers of schools take the last full week in October, but things are very different in different parts of the UK, and sometimes within the same town.
Thank you Andy for your quick and reassuring response. I have changed our usual family holiday to Turkey this year as really want something different, would not be popular if the weather was against us.
It is fundamentally the same weather as on the Turkish coast - not surprising as you can see Turkey from Rhodes. Local variations of course, there are variations even within Rhodes where resorts on the east side are sunnier and warmer than those on the west side. Most weather forecasts, whatever they claim, are actually those for Rhodes Airport, which is on the west coast.
Lindos was almost dead with just a couple of restaurants open? Certainly not the case now, if it was 10 years ago. The odd place will close but the majority of bars and restaurants stay open until the last tourist flight leaves. It's quieter but far from dead. Some resorts do close earlier so choose wisely but Lindos and Rhodes Town are both safe bets. The weather, as others have said is less predictable and if unlucky, you could see some rain but usually, plenty of warm beach days. Nights can feel a bit chilly, especially in Rhodes Town, being on the Northern tip.
Marcus C. It was like that 10 years ago in Lindos. I recall one waiter in a restaurant telling me that they would close for winter at the end of the week. The next evening when we went back they too had closed for the season.
A great advantage at that time of year is that the roads are very quiet and so getting around by car is very easy and quick.
The rhe weather, I have photos of my children climbing rocks on the beach during the daytime whilst wearing fleeces.
Having said that... about 6 years ago when we were about to leave at the end of August the wind was very sting on the east coast it blew pool balls across a pool table) and the next day the usually calm sea had destroyed a jetty and the sun beds had been pulled away from the encroaching sea and the owner of apartment said “winter has come early this year”.