Rhodes Facts File
The Greek island of Rhodes sits proud in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas just 20 miles from the Turkish mainland. Rhodes is one of the largest Greek islands and offers holidaymakers a wide variety of things to see and do. Golfers are tempted to stay in either Faliraki or Kolymbia so that they are close enough to the 18-hole golf course at Afandou. Windsurfers tend to stay in either Trianda or Ixia so that they are close to the beaches on the northern coastline which gets a gentle breeze.
Vaccinations and health
No special immunizations or medications are necessary for most trips to Greece. However, we advise that you always check with your local GP regarding to vaccinations. Do not leave it to the last minute. Some vaccinations can take a length of time to start working properly. Allow at the latest 8 weeks before departing.
Rhodes enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters with a little bit of rainfall. Summer is the most popular time to visit Rhodes, when the sun shines for hours on end and temperatures are high. Between June and September, the average temperature for the season is 25.5°C.
220v, 50 HZ, usually these are two pin type but some are the three round pin type. Best to take a multi-pin adapter with you.
The currency in Rhodes is the Euro.
The dialling code for Rhodes is 00+30 +2241
The time difference is + 2 hour.
The official language is Greek but English is spoken especially around the main tourist areas.
Visa and passport
Currently British holiday makers do not require a visa but it is always worth checking as rules can change. You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity.
Getting to Rhodes
There are several airports within the UK that fly to Rhodes. If you are seeking a direct flight from a smaller UK airport, then do remember to try a few days either side of your preferred date as smaller airports usually only fly on a particular day of the week. Smaller airports may also only offer flights for 7 or 14 nights.
Rhodes Transport – getting around
Local buses are a cheap way to travel, but the bus timetables are a little difficult to find and often change without notice! Fares are government-regulated and very reasonable by European standards. Taxis can be easily hailed in the street or booked in advance. Taxi stands are located in the main towns and taxis can be ordered by phone. Taxi cost are fixed but do ask before getting in to the cab. Hiring a car is a good option for those wanting to properly explore Rhodes. You can see our low car-hire rates after running a search.