Quick Guide to Rhodes Town
Looking for a mix of sun and sand and history and culture? A holiday in Rhodes Town shouldn't disappoint. There's so much to see and do in the city you'll want to pack a comfy pair of shoes as well as your swimmers! Amble around the stunning Old Town and marvel at the Medieval buildings, mosques and chruches, take in the delights of Mandraki harbour and the Palace of the Grand Masters and be sure to explore the Turkish and Jewish Quarters. After all that you'll want to relax and the shingle swathe of Psaropoula beach is perfect.
There are plenty of flights to Rhodes from the UK from a good range of airports. Low-cost carriers Ryanair and easyJet depart from locations including Liverpool, East Midlands, London Gatwick and Bournemouth, while airlines including Thomson Flights, Thomas Cook and Jet2 jet out from an equally varied array of departure points across the UK. The average journey time is around four hours.
You'll land at Rhodes International Airport which is located on the west coast, around 14 kilometres from Rhodes Town. For a swift and seamless start to your holiday you can take a taxi from the airport, expect to pay around €15. It's worth noting that during high season, you may have to queue for a cab, so it's often worth pre-booking ahead of your trip. A cheaper option is to take the local bus which stops outside the arrivals hall or you could decide to hire a car in Rhodes and make your own way from the airport to the resort.
Once you arrive, you'll find getting around during a holiday in Rhodes Town easy as most things are within walking distance. In fact one of the many pleasures of a holiday here is ambling around the ancients streets of the Old Town and soaking up the atmosphere. If you plan to see more of the island during your trip, renting a motor will come in handy and really give you the freedom to explore at your leisure. It can be hard to rent a car during the high season so it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment – this can also help you secure a bargain! Also check if you have parking in Rhodes Town as it is limited.
There are no end of hotels in Rhodes Town, so whatever your budget is you'll find something to suit. On the cheaper end of the scale you'll find hostels and small guesthouses, and if you want to push the boat out a little bit and go for a hotel resort complete with pool you won't have to splash too much cash as there are numerous mid-range options. Have a good look around online to compare the various deals and packages, and be sure to book in advance especially if you plan to visit during the peak summer period.
When it comes to eating out during a holiday in Rhodes Town, head to Socratous Street which is home to a number of cheap, yet tasty Greek tavernas dishing up authentic local food at reasonable prices.