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36°11′01″N 27°57′50″E

COORDINATES

1400,684 km²

AREA

253 kms.

COAST LENGTH

115.490

POPULATION

(+) 22410

TELEPHONE CODE

85106

POSTAL CODE

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AIRPORT / INT.

HELIPORT

GMT +2:00

TIME ZONE

Rhodes Town

CAPITAL

RHODES

PORT

HOSPITAL

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Rhodes

The island of Rhodes is one of the most popular of all the Greek islands. It is also known as the Knights’ Island thanks to its fascinating historical past and the fantastic ancient buildings that dot the island. But not everything on Rhodes is about the knights. Rhodes is a truly blessed place with some of the best beaches in the Dodecanese, deep history that will impress even the most seasoned traveler, pretty villages and amazing local food. Its star attraction is the beautiful medieval Old Town that lies at the heart of its capital, Rhodes Town. Beyond that, travelers will be surprised by the variety of local countryside, hosting the valley of the butterflies, Kallithea springs, the seven springs, unexpected castles, gorgeous beaches and one of the best windsurfing spots in Europe, at Prassonisi.

Blessed with one of the best climates in the Mediterranean, Rhodes Island is a year-round destination. The tourist season starts before April and ends sometime in November, but avoid June to August if you dislike crowds. Being the largest island in the Dodecanese, Rhodes offers plenty of things to keep you occupied over a holiday lasting a week or two. So, whether you are the adventurous type, yearning to see history or just looking to relax at a resort or a beach, you can get all that and more when visiting the beautiful island of Rhodes in Greece. Rhodes is situated in the southeast Aegean, facing the shores of Asia Minor. It has become an international favorite destination and is deservedly among the most visited of all Greek islands. Rhodes is one of the places to visit in Greece that you do not want to miss.

 

Rhodes is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and the fourth largest island in Greece after Crete, Evia and Lesvos.

The island has been known as “Rodos” in Greek throughout its long history. In antiquity it was used to describe the pomegranate, whilst in modern Greek the same word is also used to describe roses.

The Dama-Dama deer is a unique species that lives only in Rhodes. They are medium-sized deer and have especially beautiful coloring. They can be spotted in the forests in mainland Rhodes and close to water springs. According to estimations, there are about 100 to 150 deer at present in Rhodes.

Historically, Rhodes was famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one o the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Things to Do

Wondering what to do and what to see? The team of ALLOVERGREECE put together a list of must-see destinations and top-rated tourist attractions to help you make the most of your travel itinerary, so be sure to refer often to our list of the top tourist attractions.

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Rhodes Marina

MARINA

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CAMPING

Yes

BUSLINE

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Getting Around

HOW TO GET AROUND RHODES | Car Rental, Bus. Taxi, Scooter / ATV

Public Transportation: The island has a well-organized bus network that connects the major towns and attractions on the island. The public buses on Rhodes are inexpensive and operate on a regular schedule, making them a convenient option for low-cost transportation. There are two bus companies, each serving different parts of the island. The first company is called RODA and the central bus station in located on Averoff Street. Apart from Rhodes Town urban area, RODA buses serve the north / west coast of the island including popular resorts like Ixia and Ialysos. They also provide a service to Faliraki and connect Rhodes Town to the airport. Tickets must be purchased before boarding at the designated sales points and validate them on the bus. The other company is called KTEL and the bus station is also located on Averoff Street across the street from the RODA bus station. These buses connect Rhodes Town with the towns and villages on the east coast, like Faliraki, Afandou, Lindos and Genadi, and go all the way to Prasonisi on the south. Bus routes and timetables are placed in Rhodes Harbor and at each bus stop in Greek and English. The main downside with buses is that they can get very crowded and that it can take a long time to travel between places. Moreover, not all places are connected on direct bus routers. Ticket prices depend on the route.

Taxis: Taxis are widely available in Rhodes, and they can be a good option if you need to get somewhere quickly. Taxi rides (not to/from the airport) can be quite expensive depending on your destination. Taxis from the airport to other parts of Rhodes are all flat fees. Rental Car or Motorbike: If you plan to visit many attractions or to explore the island in depth, renting a car or motorbike is the best option. There are rental agencies at the airport and in the main towns on the island. Renting a car requires an International Driving Permit if you are not an EU citizen. Before returning your car or motorbike, do not forget to fill the gas tank to the same level as when you received it. Otherwise, you will end up being overcharged for fuel. By Bicycle: You can rent a bicycle to explore destinations outside the Old Town, however we wouldn’t recommend it during the summer because it is burning hot. Moreover, roads are very busy and not built to accommodate cyclists. On the other hand, if you want to cruise around the Old Town, renting a bicycle is definitely a good option.

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