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How To Reach Rhodes

Planning A Trip To Rhodes? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Rhodes

Nicknamed as the Island of the Knights, this beautiful island is part of the Dodecanese group of Islands of Greece. It is located towards the south-east of Athens, closer to the Anatolian coast of Turkey. Rhodes was famous for its Colossus of Rhodes, which was part of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although sadly there is not much of it left today. It is still a popular tourist destination because of its cultural and monumental past. The only way to reach Rhodes is by Sea or Air - both of these options have been outlined below.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Rhodes
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Since Rhodes is situated a little away from the Cyclades, it is best to travel by flight so that you do not lose much time in travel. While travelling from India, one can take a flight to Athens and then a domestic flight to Rhodes. There are daily flights from the metro-cities of India. Similarly, there are also daily and frequent flights to Rhodes from Athens. Since this is a preferred option for most tourists, during the summer there are chances of the domestic flights getting sold out, so you may need to book in advance.

 

If you are already travelling within Greece, you can fly to Rhodes directly from Thessaloniki, Crete, Corfu or Santorini Islands.

By Sea

By Sea:  How To Reach Rhodes
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Rhodes is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to its east and Aegean sea in the west, making it very accessible by sea from Greece and other Mediterranean countries. High-Speed boats, ferries and cruise lines from Athens's Pireaus Port, may be an exciting way to travel into Rhodes but the journey takes about 13 to 20 hours depending on the operator and the fare might be more or less similar to a flight. So unless you have a lot of time in your hands, travelling by sea is not the best option.

 

An alternative is to travel to Rhodes while holidaying in Turkey, as it is closer. There are ferries from Marmaris, Turkey, which is just a one-hour journey.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Rhodes
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While travelling within Rhodes it is usually divided into 2 segments - the eastern side of the island and the western side. Buses are a convenient way to travel around the island's small villages, beaches and historic sites. They are affordable and frequent. You can also rent cars/bikes to travel at your own convenience. Prices start from 30 euros a day for cars and 15 euros a day for a bike. Taxis are available, but they can get quite expensive, so use them only when absolutely necessary.

 

Hop-on-hop-off buses are also an easy and great way to visit all the main tourist spots on the island.

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