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Introduction

Halki - Island off Rhodos

Halki - Island off Rhodos

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Rhodes is an island in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea in Greece. It's the largest island of the Dodecanes group of islands and is less than 20 kilometres away from Turkey. Approximately 125,000 people live on the island, but in summer the temporary population is much higher, because this is a popular tourist island with party, beaches and culture all combined on one island.

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Sights and Activities

  • The medieval old town of Rhodes city is a Unesco World Heritage Site, including the Palace of the Prince Grand Master, Street of Knights and Fortifications.
  • Filerimos Hill: medieval remains, a monastery and chapel, including incredible views.
  • Kamiros - Ancient ruins.
  • Castle with acropolis over Lindos.
  • Tsambika Peak.
  • Valley of the Butterflies.
  • Epta Piges. (Seven springs)
  • Castle of Kastellos.
  • Castle of Monolithos.
  • Cape Prasonisi.
  • Beachs and nightlife.
  • Climb Mt Attavyros

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Weather

Rhodes has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm, dry and sunny weather during summer and mild but wetter conditions during winter. Summers last from June to September when it's mostly between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius during the day and between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius at night. Winters last from December to February with around 14-16 degrees Celsius during the day and 10 degrees at night. This is also the time when most of the rain falls, especially December and January when there is rain on every other day and a total of over 160mm a month!

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Getting There

By Plane

Rhodes International Airport (RHO) offers a wide range of flights. Note that a lot of flights are only seasonal (April-October). Easyjet flies to/from London and Milan, while Air Berlin flies to/from Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg, Rostock and Zürich. TuiFly has more flights to Germany, while Thomas Cook and Thomson have many UK connections. Some other airlines serve mainly destinations throughout northern and western Europe, including Brussels, Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm, Paris, Lissabon, Belgrade, Budapest, Vienna and Luxembourg. Olympic Airlines and several other offer flights to Athens, Thessaloniki and several islands, including Crete.

By Boat

Domestic
Rhodes is the main port of the Dodecanese and their are scheduled domestic ferries from Rhodes to other islands in the Dodecanese and Piraeus in high season. Check the Greek Travel Pages for an impression about companies, schedules and prices, as the choice is very wide. Or check the Greek Ferries website or another one about Ferries between islands in Greece.

International
There is a weekly passenger and car ferry service between Rhodes and Marmaris in Turkey (1¼ hours) on Thursday at 1pm.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Alea Hotel Studios.25 Ierou Lochou Street Ialyssos 85101Hotel-
Amaryllis HotelMandilara 44Hotel79
Angela Hotel Suites7, 28th Octovriou str. (Acadimia sq), RhodesHotel86
Cactus Hotel14, Kos StreetHotel-
Caravel Hotel AptsIraklidon 101 IxiaHotel-
Despotakis Traditional HouseRhodes Island -Malona VillageGuesthouse-
Esmeralda Hotel-StudiosEletherias 30 AvenueHotel85
Europa Hotel28th October StHotel86
Golden Days HotelTerma Pernou AfandouHotel-
Haraki MareHaraki - Rhodes Chimaras 67Apartment92
Hotel Castello di Rodi6th km Rhodes-Kalithea Avenue 85100 RhodesHotel89
Johnmary StudiosAgisandroy FalirakiApartment85
Mango RoomsSq.Dorieos 3 (old town) Rhodes IslandHotel84
Nephele-ApartmentsFaliraki MessovounoApartment88
Pylea Beach HotelEpiskopi Beach IalyssosHotel86
Silvia HotelKolokotroni 114, RhodesHotel84
Summer Memories Apartments5, Olympou Karpathou Street PefkosApartment-
White PalaceAt faliraki , Rhodes inland, Agisandrou strHotel88
Lydia Hotel25th March Street 31Hotel93
Paleos Hotel ApartmentsTrianta (Ialysos)Hotel91
Hotel Parthenon CityAnthoula Zervou 4 ,RhodesHotel79
Rhodian SunButterflies RdHotel87
Hotel Panorama GenadiGenadiHotel-
Bella Vista Stegna StudiosStegna ArchangelosApartment83
Hotel Lydia MarisKolymbia-AfandouHotel-
Lymberia HotelFaliraki, RhodesHotel-
Garden Hotel - PastidaMain Street, PastidaHOTEL-
Panorama Stegna B&BStegna beachGuesthouse-
Phaedra Hotel7 Arkadiou Str. PsaropoulaHotel-
Sofia-Pension27 Aristofanous St. Old townGuesthouse-
Agla Hotel35, Apodimon Amerikis str.HOTEL84
City Center Hotel2 Iroon Politechneiou StrHotel-
ANASTASIA STUDIOSSTEGNA BEACH ARHAGGELOSApartment-
Alexia Hotel and Studios54 Orfanidou Street 85100 - RhodesHotel-
Argo HotelFalirakiHotel-
Guestrooms NymbhSalakosApartment-
Small ParadiseArgonafton 5AAPARTMENT-
KaravosArchangelos 85102Apartment87
Mediterranean Hotel35-37, Kos StreetHOTEL-
Haraki MareMain Street, 85102 On the seaGUESTHOUSE92
Vasilios Studios20th kilometer Rhodes Kamiros Theologos resortApartment-
Argo Hostel RhodesKallithea Avenue FalirakiHOSTEL90
Zoes Hotel StudiosFaliraki LadikoAPARTMENT-
Santa Helena FilerimosFilerimos, Ialysos RhodesHOTEL-
Happy Days HotelTholosHOTEL-
Faliraki VistaPanetiou, FalirakiHOTEL-
Fantasy Hotel - KolymbiaKolymbia 4, Kolymvari, AfandouHOTEL-
Gondola Hotel - FelirakiFelirakiHOTEL-
Lindos ImperialKiotariHOTEL-
Sivila Hotel - AfantouAfandou BeachHOTEL-
Chrysanthi Hotel - ApartmentsPefkosAPARTMENT-
Vivian StudiosAkropoleos st. 10APARTMENT84
Ladiko HotelFaliraki, P.O. Box 236HOTEL-
Gennadi Garden ApartmentsRhodes island Larnakas 5 DodecaneseHostel-
Niki Hotel ApartmentsPyras Str Nr 7 IalyssosAPARTMENT-
Telhinis HotelFalirakiHOTEL85
Roseberry StudiosFalirakiApartment-
Hillside Studios & ApartmentsFalirakiHOTEL-
Athena Hotel27, G.Leontos StrHOTEL-
Kipriotis HotelValaoritou 2HOTEL-
Venus HotelN. Mandilara 50HOTEL-
Rodos StarAfandouHOTEL-
Sivila HotelAfandou Beach AfandouHOTEL-
Solemar HotelSotiros 99 IxiaHOTEL-
Alpha Stegna SunKostas KonstantourasGuesthouse-
Garden Hotel-PastidaDodecaneseHotel-
Elioula hotelLardosHotel-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 36.443235
  • Longitude: 28.227007

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