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Air

Diagoras Airport is near Paradisi on the west coast, 16km southwest of Rhodes Town.

Aegean Airlines flies to Astypalea, Athens, Heraklion, Kalymnos, Kastellorizo and Karpathos, as well as Leros and Thessaloniki.

Olympic Air has connections with Athens and destinations throughout Greece, including several Dodecanese islands. Flights to the nearby islands of Kassos, Karpathos and Kastellorizo are more frequent than the corresponding ferries and, with fares starting at less than €65, only slightly more expensive.

Sky Express flies up to six days a week to Heraklion on Crete (€80, one hour) and once weekly to Samos (€72, 45 minutes).

Transport Options

Taxis charge a set fare of around €25 to Rhodes Town, while buses connect the airport with Rhodes Town’s Eastern Bus Terminal (25 minutes, €2.40) between 6.30am and 11.15pm daily.

Boat

Rhodes is the main port in the Dodecanese. Two inter-island ferry companies operate from immediately outside the walls of Rhodes Old Town. Dodekanisos Seaways runs daily high-speed catamarans north up the chain, while Blue Star Ferries provides slower and less frequent services to several of the same islands, continuing west to Astypalea and Piraeus. It also heads southwest to Karpathos, Kasos and Crete. Tickets are available at the dock and from travel agents in Rhodes Town.

The tiny port at Skala Kamirou, 45km southwest of Rhodes Town, has a daily ferry service to the island of Halki, operated by Nissos Halki and Nikos Express. There’s an hour-long connecting bus service with Rhodes Old Town.

In addition, daily excursion boats head to Symi from Mandraki Harbour in summer (day trips only, €25) while catamarans to Turkey leave from Kolona Harbour. Check out the boats at the harbour before you decide which to take.

International

Catamarans connect Rhodes’ Commercial Harbour with Marmaris, Turkey (50 minutes), with two daily services in summer and two weekly in winter. Tickets cost €36 each way. Same-day returns cost €39, and longer-stay returns €70. For schedules and bookings, visit www.rhodes.marmarisinfo.com.

Boat Services From Rhodes

Agathonisi*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

5hr

Fare (€)

49

Frequency

1 weekly

Astypalea

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

9hr

Fare (€)

24

Frequency

1 weekly

Halki

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

2hr

Fare (€)

8

Frequency

2 weekly

Halki*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

1¼hr

Fare (€)

17

Frequency

2 weekly

Kalymnos

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

6hr

Fare (€)

20

Frequency

3 weekly

Kalymnos*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

3hr

Fare (€)

39

Frequency

1 daily

Karpathos

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

5hr 40min

Fare (€)

21

Frequency

3 weekly

Kasos

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

8hr

Fare (€)

25

Frequency

3 weekly

Kastellorizo

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

4hr 40min

Fare (€)

19.50

Frequency

2 weekly

Kastellorizo*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

2hr 20min

Fare (€)

37

Frequency

1 weekly

Kos

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

5hr

Fare (€)

24.50

Frequency

4 weekly

Kos*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

2½hr

Fare (€)

32

Frequency

1 daily

Leros

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

8hr

Fare (€)

32.50

Frequency

3 weekly

Leros*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

3½hr

Fare (€)

42

Frequency

6 weekly

Lipsi

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

9hr

Fare (€)

24.50

Frequency

1 weekly

Lipsi*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

5½hr

Fare (€)

47

Frequency

6 weekly

Nisyros

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

4hr

Fare (€)

13.50

Frequency

2 weekly

Nisyros*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

2¾hr

Fare (€)

27

Frequency

2 weekly

Patmos

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

10hr

Fare (€)

37.50

Frequency

3 weekly

Patmos*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

5hr

Fare (€)

49

Frequency

5 weekly

Piraeus

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

18hr

Fare (€)

63.60

Frequency

1 daily

Samos

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

6hr 40min

Fare (€)

39

Frequency

3 weekly

Sitia

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

11hr

Fare (€)

28

Frequency

1 weekly

Symi

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

1hr 40min

Fare (€)

14

Frequency

2 weekly

Symi*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

50min

Fare (€)

18

Frequency

1-4 daily

Tilos

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

2½hr

Fare (€)

13.50

Frequency

2 weekly

Tilos*

Port

Commercial Harbour

Duration

2hr

Fare (€)

26

Frequency

2 weekly

* high-speed services