Obviously as Rhodes is an island you have the options of getting here either by sea or air. Ferry trips are long, but if you want a leisurely tour of the Greek Isles then they are your best option. However, if you want to make the best of your travel time on Rhodes, via air is your quickest option.
PLEASE NOTE: When travelling to Rhodes either by ferry or air, you will need a completed pre-boarding form (provided with your booking) and either proof of vaccination (14 days must have passed from 2nd shot), a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours, a negative self-test of less than 24 hours (available at pharmacies) or proof of having recovered from Covid-19 (between 2-9 months ago). Learn more about the health protocols to enter Greece on https://travel.gov.gr/#/
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Rhodes’ airport, officially known as Rhodes International Airport (RHO), it is often commonly referred to as Diagoras International Airport. The airport is located about 13km (roughly 8 miles) to the southwest of the city of Rhodes, just north of the village Paradissi.
FROM ATHENS & THESSALONIKI: Getting to Rhodes from Greece’s two largest cities is quick and easy. Several flights per day leave from Athens, and usually at least one per day leaves from Thessaloniki. The flights take 1 hour.
FROM CRETE: There are one or two direct flights per day from Heraklion, Crete’s capital city, and the duration of the flight is around an hour.
FROM ABROAD: Rhodes is connected by air with various European cities and with airports in the United Kingdom.
Note that flights sell out much earlier than ferries – if you find a flight that works for you, book it as soon as possible. When it comes to finding flights to Rhodes, your best bet is to check our flexible date calendars and ultimately find out which dates and fares work best for you. You can compare flight prices here, and book the best with no hidden fees.
Transport from the airport of Rhodes is done by taxi or rental car. Airport taxis are plentiful and easy to find considering the Rhodes airport is quite small. On exiting the airport you’ll see a big line of navy blue taxis ahead of you. Head to the front of the line and tell the driver your destination. Taxis charge a flat rate of €22 Euros from the airport to Rhodes Town. The 20-25km (12-15 mile) ride takes about 30 minutes and the first half of the journey brings you along the coastline where you’ll get a sneak peek at some of the beautiful beaches that run along the coast of Rhodes.
Also check with your hotel, as many provide transport from/to the airport.
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Rhodes is actually a major port island and also acts as a transportation hub from the mainland and other islands of the Aegean (Santorini,Kos, Patmos, Leros, Symi and more). If you arrive by ferry or ship, you will be dropped off about a five-minute walk from the Old Town.
Rhodes also has connections to & from other countries in the area including Cyprus, Turkey (from Bodrum, Fethiye, Datca and Marmaris), and Israel.
FROM ATHENS: You can get to Rhodes by taking a ferry from Piraeus port, near Athens. Be prepared for a long ride – the fastest ferries run overnight, while the slowest ones can take nearly a full weekend. On most ferries, private or shared cabins can be booked for an extra fee. This might be worthwhile considering the length of the journey. Only a few ferries run every week, so it’s a good idea to book in advance.
Apart from Athens, the most popular destinations with good ferry connections are Santorini and Crete:
FROM SANTORINI: The ferry route from Santorini to Rhodes is long (8-21 hours), and it’s a good idea to book in advance. Most ferries leave early in the morning, or late at night. If you’d prefer a shorter ferry ride, you could “island-hop” from Santorini to the island of Kos on your way to Rhodes.
FROM CRETE: Ferries leave from Heraklion the capital of Crete, and Sitia, a port town in Crete’s Lassithi region. From both Heraklion and Siteia, you’ll typically have the option of a high-speed ferry which takes ten hours, or a regular ferry which takes 14 hours. Most ferries leave in the morning or afternoon, arriving in Rhodes late at night.
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Rhodes is featured on the itinerary of many cruises originating in Greece and some from other countries as well. The ships generally arrive in the morning and leave in the evening, giving passengers an entire day to see the city or even take a trip to Lindos or the Valley of the Butterflies