Rhodes Town in detail

Getting Around


Bicycles can be rented from Margaritis in the New Town.


Excursion boats based on the quayside at Mandraki Harbour offer day trips to towns and beaches along Rhodes' east coast, including Faliraki and Lindos.


Local buses within Rhodes Town leave from the urban bus stop on Mandraki Harbour. The most useful route for visitors is bus 6, which goes to the Acropolis. Buy tickets on board.

Regular buses serve the entire island on weekdays, with fewer services on Saturday and only a few on Sunday. Two bus terminals, at either end of the same short street in the New Town, serve half the island each. Schedules are posted beside the ticket kiosks at each terminal, and also online. All tickets cost €0.20 extra when bought from the driver as you board the bus.

Eastern Bus Terminal Services to Faliraki (€2.40), Tsambika Beach (€3.90), Haraki (€4.90), Lindos (€5.50), Lahania (€7.80), Kattavia (€9) and Prasonisi (€10.40).

Western Bus Terminal Very frequent buses run down the coast to the airport (€2.40). Although fewer services continue any further, daily excursion buses head to Ancient Ialysos (not Sun; €5.20), Ancient Kamiros (€5.20) and the Valley of the Butterflies (€5) while buses timed to coincide with ferry sailings connect Rhodes Town with Skala Kamirou (€4.50). Buses to Monolithos (€5) run on Monday and Friday only. One slight anomaly is that the Western Terminal also offers regular service to Kalithea Thermi (€2.40).

Car & Motorcycle

If you're based in Rhodes Old Town, it's worth remembering that you can't drive into the Old Town, let alone park there, so it makes sense to rent a car only for the actual day(s) you're going to use it.

Drive Rent A Car Sturdier, newer scooters and cars.

Margaritis Reliable cars, scooters and bicycles in the New Town.

Orion Rent a Car A wide range of small and luxury cars.


As the narrow lanes of the Old Town are largely pedestrianised, taxis cannot drive to most destinations within the walls; expect to be dropped at the gate nearest your destination. A few upscale hotels will pick up guests in golf buggies.

Rhodes Town’s main taxi rank is on the northern edge of the Old Town, just east of Plateia Rimini; a board displays set fares for specific destinations. Meters charge slightly less for journeys in Rhodes Town than for the rest of the island. Rates double between midnight and 5am.

You can also phone for a taxi.