You can read the pamphlet «Explore Rhodes» here.

The island of Rhodes is situated in the South Aegean Sea. It is the largest island in the Dodecanese and the fourth in Greece after Crete, Evia and Lesvos (Lesbos). It has a long history, a rich natural environment, beautiful beaches and modern tourist facilities, elements that have for decades made it a one of the most popular tourist destinations both nationally and worldwide.

The island of Rhodes is oblong and has the shape of a spear edge. Located about 460 kilometers southeast of Athens, 380 km west of Cyprus and 18 km southwest of Turkey. Its length is 77 km, width 37 km and total area of 1,401 square kilometers (1,408,749 acres). It has 253 kilometers of coastline. The island can be described as mountainous with the highest mountains the Atavyros (1210 meters), the Artamyti (825 meters) and the Prophet Ilias (800 meters).

The population according to the latest census amounts to 117,007 inhabitants.

The island can be reached both by air or sea.

Rhodes has an International Airport, «Diagoras», located in Paradisi, 14 km from Rhodes town .

The port of Rhodes fulfills all the specifications to function as a cruise «home port», thus making the island of Rhodes an entry or exit point for cruises in the Mediterranean

The inhabitants of Rhodes speak except from the Greek language mostly English, and many of them know other languages like German,French , Italian, Spanish, Russian and others.

The official currency is the euro.

Standard Time: UTC / GMT +2 hours
Summer Time: UTC / GMT +3 hours

The weather on the island is clear and sunny all year round. The maximum and minimum temperatures per month are as follow:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
o C Min  10  10  12  15  18  22  27  27  26  22  18  14
o C Max  13  13  16  20  24  28  32  34  30 27  23  17

 

For more weather information please click here:
 www.meteo.gr

The public holidays for 2018 are:

  • January 1 The New Years Day
  • January 6 The Epiphany
  • February 27 The Beginning of the Lent
  • March 7 The National Day(The Integration of the Dodecanese to Greece)- Parade
  • March 25 The National Day (The Annunciation)- Parade
  • April 06 The Good Friday
  • April 08 The Easter- The Resurrection of Christ
  • May 01 The Labour Day
  • May 28 The Holy Spirit
  • August 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • October 28 The Day of No- Parade
  • November 14 The St. Constantine Hydreos- The Patron Saint of the City
  • December 25 The Christmas Day
  • December 26 The Boxing Day

 

European Emergency Call Number

Tel: 112

Ministry of Tourism-Directorate for the Dodecanese Island
Rhodes-Tourist Information Office
Tel: 22140 44335-43330
Fax: 22410 26955
Website:
email: eotrodos@otenet.gr

The City Of Rhodes Information Office
Tel: 22410 35945- 22410 35240
email: touristinfo@rhodes.gr

Medieval city Office
Tel: 22410 74313
Fax: 22410 74313
email: touristinfooldtown@rhodes.gr

Tourist Port Office
Tel: 22410 75316
Fax: 22410 70533
email: touristinfoport@rhodes.gr

Faliraki Office
Tel: 22410 85555
Fax: 22410 85555
email: touristinfofaliraki@rhodes.gr

Lindos Tourist Information Office
Tel: 22440 31900- 22410 31227

Complaints
Tel:1572
email: touristcomplaints@mintour.gr

General Secretary Of Commerce
(General complains, advices for reservation problems)
Tel:1520

Tourist Police
Tel: 22410 27423- 22410 23329- fax 2241023329

email:ttourrodou@astynomia.gr

Passport Control – Airport
Tel: 22413 60364

Passport Control – Tourist Port
Tel: 22410 24138

Police Emergency Service
Tel: 100

Emergency Fire Service
Tel: 199 or 22410 23333- 22410 27443- 22410 23807

Forestry Fire Service
Tel: 1591

Hospital of Rhodes
Tel: 22413 60000

Website: www.rhodes-hospital.gr/

email:grammateia@rhodes-hospital.gr

Emergency
Tel: 166 (you can dial it from any card phone without using any card)

Private Hospital- Euromedica
Tel: 22410 45000
Website:www.euromedica-rhodes.gr
email:int@euromedica-rhodes.gr

Medical Center Krito

Tel: 22410 30020
Website: www.krito.gr
email:krito@krito.gr

Traffic Police
Tel: 22410 44131

Animal Welfare
Τηλ: 22410 69476
email:rhodesanimalwelfare@hotmail.com

LUCKY PAWS
email:luckypawsrhodes@yahoo.gr

STRAY GANG
email:stray_gang_rhodes@hotmail.gr

Archaeological Service of Dodecanese – Rhodes
Τηλ: 22413 65200
Fax: 22410 21954
email:efadod@culture.gr

The city and island of Rhodes offer to the visitor accommodation services affordable for anyone. In modern hotels, the visitor enjoys top-level services. As exceptional as the accommodation are the conference facilities of our city and island, which often host international political, financial and academic meetings.

Find more about your accommodation in Rhodes at the official website of Rhodes Hotel Association: www.rodosisland.gr.

View also:

Municipality of Rhodes
Department of Tourism
Address: 3, Averof Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 35240- 22410 35945
Fax: 0030 22410 35315
email: tourism@rhodes.gr
Ministry of Tourism-Directorate for the Dodecanese Island
Rhodes
Address: 1, Etharhou Makariou Street and Papagou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 44330
Information: 171 (applicable inside Greece)
Website: www.gnto.grwww.andoeot.gr
Rhodes Hotel Association Address: 3, Blessa Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel:0030 22410 74556, 22410 74555, 22410 70780, 22410 70790
Fax: 0030 22410 74558
email:hotels-assoc@rodosisland.gr
Website: www.exr.gr
Hotel Managers Association
Address: Hotel Atrium- Platinum, Iliados Street, Ialyssos, 85101, Greece
Tel: 22410 44901, 6977 679001
Fax: 22410 44908
email: manager@atrium.gr
Website
Association of Tourist
Rooms-Apartments of the Dodecanese
Address: 88-90 Australia’s Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 39302
Fax: 0030 22410 21514
email: info@oeddd.com
Website: www.oeddd.com
The Union of Tourist Family
Accommodations of Rhodes
(rooms-apartments)
Address: 69, Stratigou Zisi Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel & Fax: 0030 22410 30842
email : info@rodos-apartments.com
Websitewww.rodos-apartments.com
The Union of Tourist Family
Accommodations of Rhodes, Faliraki-Rhodes 
Address: Rhodes-Faliraki Avenue, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 87407
Fax: 0030 22410 87447
email: info@faliraki.travel
Website: www.travel2rodos.com
Tourism Agencies Association Address:14, Karpathou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 75724
Fax: 0030 22410 34865
email: uniontta@otenet.gr
Municipality of Rhodes
Department of Tourism
Address: 3, Averof, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 35240- 22410 35945
Fax: 0030 22410 35315
email: tourism@rhodes.gr
website: www.rhodes.gr
Ministry of Tourism-Directorate for the Dodecanese Island
Rhodes-Tourist Information Office
Address: 1, Ethnarhou Makariou Street and Papagou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece

Phone center: 0030 22410 44330

Information: 171 (applicable inside Greece)
website: www.gnto.gr

Tourist Police Address: 1, Ethnarhou Makariou Street and Papagou Street, 85100 Rhodes Greece
Officer in charge: 0030 22410 27423
Complaints: 171 (applicable inside Greece)

Rhodes Hotel Association

Address: 3, Blessa Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 74556, 22410 74555, 22410 70780,  22410 70790
Fax: 0030 22410 74558
email: hotels-assoc@rodosisland.gr
website: www.exr.gr

Hotel Managers Association

Address: Hotel Atrium- Platinum, Iliados Street, Ialyssos, 85101, Greece
Telephone number: 22410 44901, 6977 679001
Fax: 22410 44908
email: manager@atrium.gr

Association of Tourist
Rooms-Apartments of the Dodecanese

Address: 88-90 Australia’s Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 39302
Fax: 0030 22410 21514
E-mail: info@oeddd.com
Website: www.oeddd.com

The Union of Tourist Family
Accommodations of Rhodes
(rooms-apartments)
Address: 69, Stratigou Zisi Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel & Fax: 0030 22410 30842
E-mail: info@rodos-apartments.com
Website: www.rodos-apartments.com

The Union of Tourist Family
Accommodations of Rhodes, Faliraki-Rhodes
Address: Rhodes-Faliraki Avenue, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 87407
Fax: 0030 22410 87447
E-mail: info@faliraki.travel
Website: www.small-family-hotels.com

Tourism Agencies Association

Address: 14, Karpathou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 34865
Fax: 0030 22410 75724
E-mail: uniontta@otenet.gr

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Rhodes was awarded in 2018 with 35 “Blue Flag”, an international program coordinated by the Greek Society for the Protection of Nature (GSPN).

The “Blue Flag” is an international symbol recognized worldwide environmental quality, which since 1987 is awarded to beaches and marinas that meet the stringent requirements.

Among the total of 32 criteria including bathing water quality, cleanliness, organization, information, safety of bathers and visitors and protect the coastal environment and coastal areas.

The criteria of the international project are summarized in the following categories:

  1. Purity and sea coast (quality of bathing waters, non-rejection in industrial and municipal wastewater, sufficient waste bins, continuous periodic cleaning of the beach).
  2. Organization of the Coast (continuous public information on bathing water quality, action plans to address any marine pollution incident, prohibition of movement of vehicles and motorbikes on the coast, prohibition of camping and adequate sanitary facilities with controlled sewerage systems).
  3. Safety of visitors (trained lifeguards on duty, offering services for people with disabilities).
  4. Protection of nature and environmental awareness (information and instructions printed on the coast of behavior and areas with sensitive natural environment, referring to organizing activities by the manager of the coast).

Most beaches on the island according to the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (Special Secretariat for Water) have excellent water quality.

In May 2018, the single municipality of Rhodes was awarded a total of 35  “Blue Flag”. More specifically, the beaches of Rhodes that are awarded the “Blue Flag” for the year 2018 are:

Ammoudes Faaliraki/Alila Resort
Ammoudes Faaliraki / Elycium Reosrt
Ammoudes Faaliraki /Rodos Palladium
Aquarioum –east side
Afantou-2 /Irene Palace & Port Royal
Vagies /Ladiko
Vlixa/Lindos Mare & Lindos Blue

Galouni kokkinogia / Mitsis RodosVillage
Galouni kokkinogia /Princess Adriana Resort
Kavourakia/Aldemar Amilia Mare & Paradise Village
Kallithea
Kiotari-3/Rodos Princess Beach
Kolympia A- Limanaki /Atlantica Imperial
Kolympia /Mythos Beach
Kolympia /Mikri Poli

Lardos 1/Lindos Princess Beach
Lardos 3/Lindian Village

Lahania /Atrium Prestige
Li/My Pefkos
Mantomata
Megalos Gialos

Reni 1/Sunwing Kallithea Beach
Reni Kalathos/Atrium Palace

Traounou
Trianta  Β/Sun Beach Resort
Trianta /Electra Palace Resort

Faliraki 1/Esperides
Faliraki 2/Amada Colossos
Falirakiι 3/Esperos Palace
Faliraki 4/Καλυψώ
Faliraki 5/Blue Sea
Faliraki 5/Epsilon
Faliraki Α
Faliraki- Kathara
Faliraki- Kastraki/Grecotel Rhodos Royal

 

The City of Rhodes has programmed projects that will change many of the beaches to be accessible for persons with disabilities. The equipment for each beach will include a deck for the movement of the wheel chairs and access for people with disabilities, two amphibious trolleys and specially designed changing room and toilet.

The City of Rhodes will participate as a pilot “operator” on Tsambika beach, Lindos (main beach), Faliraki (main beach), Elli (main beach), Ialyssos main beach and Sunwing beach. The City of Rhodes will be required to place, maintain during use and store winter equipment and will arrange to provide a Lifeguard Supervisor.

Noteworthy are the assistance agencies such as umbrella associations, hotels, various associations, schools and volunteers who assist greatly in this direction.

See the list of the most magnificent beaches

1. Salakos – Monastery of Prophet Elias

2. The Valley of the Butterflies (Museum of Natural History – Holy Monastery Kalopetra)

3. Holy Monastery of Panagia Tsambika

4. Coastal path Rhodes – Kritika (Kato Petres)

5. Ascent to Attaviros

6. Archaeological site of the medieval moat

7. Walk of the walls

8. Ancient Acropolis of Rhodes

9. Hill Filerimos in Ialyssos

10. Kallithea Springs

11. Seven Springs

12. Apolakkia bay

See detailed information for all the above walking routes

Religious tours on the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes

Many of you might have heard the phrase “Rhodes, the crossroad of civilizations”. One can truly experience this if one decides to visit the sacred monuments all over the island, such as churches, mosques and synagogues that have managed to co-exist through out the course of time.

See a list of monuments of religious interest

For the leaflet «The Religious Monuments of Rhodes» press here.

Civil Weddings
The beautiful Rhodes Island offers a variety of romantic settings for civil ceremony weddings, anniversaries, renew vows and a fabulous honeymoon.

 

The Municipality of Rhodes supports the demand of approximately 1000/per summer season civil wedding ceremonies, with the existence of exclusively civil weddings offices in the Town Hall and the Municipal Regions of the main setting venues in Rhodes City, Kallithea, Ialyssos and Lindos, authorized to issue the wedding Act as required.
Depending on where you want your dream ceremony to take place, click here for information

The fairs of Rhodes are mostly focused on the religious element and tied with religious celebrations. Since the ancient times the Greeks liked to spice up their lives with fairs and festivals.

The fairs in the villages and towns are divided on three parts:

  • First the religious, with the church service and procession of the icon.
  • Second the entertainment, music and dancing.
  • Third the commercial, outdoor bazaars. As in the past at the fairs, people have the opportunity to meet each other, friends and relatives and purchase many items from the bazaars.
Before the fairs were the best chance for the unmarried girls to meet their future husbands. A lot of matchmaking was taking place. A big festival in the village was the highlight of the year, much expected and appreciated by everyone. Still is …

The New Market

 

In the center of Rhodes, the visitor enjoys shopping in a small but very substantial market that could well be compared to a high quality mall, spread out in one level, by the sea.
With extremely pleasant walk in our market, where the flavors of the sea are mixed magically with jasmine and night flower, one discovers prestigious international brand products (hand made jewellery – silver and gold, luxury clothing, footwear, cosmetics, household items).
It is noteworthy that our market has 40 years tradition in luxury items with strong brand names, while fashionable coffee-shops provide relaxation during the day and night. We should also refer to the products of pottery, one of the oldest art forms of the origin of Aegean islands, are found in souvenirs shops as also the handmade leather sandals made by the artisans on the island.

Commercial Stores

Winter Store Hours
Monday- Tuesday- Thursday- Friday: 09.30-13.30 and 17:00-21:00
Wednesday- Saturday: 09.30-17.30
Winter Sales Period
Monday 16/01 until 28/02
Spring Store Hours
 
From 01/04
Monday- Tuesday- Thursday- Friday: Free Opening Hours
Wednesday- Saturday: 09.30-20:00
Summer Sales Period
 
Monday 15/07 until Tuesday 31/08

FOOD AND DRINΚS

Most traditional recipes of Rhodes have their roots in Dorian Rhodes, the days when the cereal had a special place in the diet of the Rhodians. The Athenian in his “deipnosofistai” says the Rhodians at the beginning of the dinner brought bread among them the “Escharity” (a cake with olive oil, something like today’s “pancake with honey”), and another bread was called «atavyritis»

In ancient Rhodes, fish soup was particularly favored. The fact that marine products had a very little place in the traditional diet indicates that the recipes were formed during the late medieval and modern times when the shipping in Rhodes declined due to historical circumstances, and turned the island’s inhabitants towards agriculture and animal farming.

One encounters in some of the eating habits of the Rhodians in many Mediterranean regions such as Asia Minor and southern Italy, reflecting the ancient family ties and contacts Rhodes had with them. The cuisine was not only used for the satisfaction of biological needs but to strengthen socio-cultural relations with different people and groups.

Some food has initiatory or religious character, such as recipes for meat, fish and sweets that surround engagements,weddings, baptism and religious holidays such as Easter, Christmas and the Assumption (15th of August).

Given that Rhodes has always been a crossroad of culture so the taste and the nutrition information derives from Asia, Europe and Africa. The basis of Rhodian cuisine was always wheat and olives, while most food items came from island’s farming and fishing.

Today Rhodian culinary delights are based on the delicacies of the sea, salads created by new products such as avocado, arugula and tarragon grown on the island and cooked meats with new modern recipes.

 

Food, Sweets and Beverages – What to Try

Informations of Approaching Marina Mandraki of Rhodes

Informations of Approaching Marina  of Rhodes

 

 

Other Bays Worth Visiting:

  • Antony Quinn Bay- Ladiko
  • Kallithea
  • Tsambika
  • Haraki
  • Lindos

 

For information offices click here

The Cooperative Social Business «ASKLIPIADES» in cooperation with “Rhodes Association of Disabled Persons of Rhodes”, offers services to vulnerable social groups in order to improve their quality of life, to gain their integration and fight their social exclusion, as well as provides support and counseling to families. These services are offered both to residents and foreigners.

“Asklipiades”’ Services:
• Equipment Rental
• Transfer services
• Accessible areas.

Contact info:
“Asklipiades”- Rhodes Association of Disabled persons
Errikou Sliman 1, Rhodes, P.C. : 85100
Tel: 22410 63660 22410 72571
Fax: 22410 33278
Web site:www.pwdservices.gr/
E-mail: info@pwdservices.gr
www.facebook.com/pwdservices.gr

Consulate of Austria
Address:
Tel.: (0030) 2107257270
Consulate of Belgium
Address: 35, Kos Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 97000
Consulate of Denmark
Address: 54, Hotel Alexia, Orfanidou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 28816,
Fax: (0030) 22410 28947
E-mail: athamb@um.dk
Consulate of Finland
Address: 25, G. Leontos Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel : (0030) 22410 35780
Fax:(0030) 22410 78084
website: www.finland.gr
Consulate of France
Address: Ippoton Street, Medieval City, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 22318
Fax: (0030) 22410 33362
             peaceforum@pnai.gov.gr
Consulate of Germany
Address: 55, Amerikis Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 37125
Fax: (0030) 22410 36432
Consulate of Italy
Address: Amarantou 12, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 6949829050
website: www.ambatene.esteri.it
Consulate of The Netherlands
Address: Iraklidon Av,Ixia- Rhodes 85101
Tel: (0030) 22410 26281
Fax: (0030) 22410 34663
website: www.dutchembassy.gr
email: consul@nl-consulate-rhodes.com
Consulate of Spain
Address: 11, Amohostou, Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 26120, 22410 36189
Fax: (0030) 22410 77680
Consulate of Sweden
Address: 54, Hotel Alexia, Orfanidou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel:  (0030) 22410 28816
Fax: (0030) 22410 28947
Consulate of Switzerland

Address: 108, Georgiou Seferi Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 84530

email: rhodos@honrep.ch

 

Consulate of Turkey
Address: 10-12, Iroon Polytehneiou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 23362
Fax: (0030) 22410 27472
Vice-Consulate of United Kingdom
Address: 29, Grigoriou Lampraki Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 22005
Fax: (0030) 22410 24473
website: www.ukingreece.fco.gov.uk
Consulate of Norway
Address: Hotel Alexia, 54, Orfanidou Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: (0030) 22410 28816
website: www.norway.gr
Consulate of Czech Republic
Address:26 Lohagou Fanouraki Str-85100 Rhodes
Tel: (0030)2241034383- (0030) 2241056268
For further infomation about the Embassies or the Consulates please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Address: 1st Vas. Sofias Av.106 71 Athens, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 368 1000

Fax: +30 210 368 1717

Websitee: www.mfa.gr

 

 

Family vacation

Rhodes is the destination that remains in the heart of every child.

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Rhodes has a long history in sports. Already from the first Olympic Games of antiquity many Rhodians excelled, famous athletes, such as Olympic champion Diagoras and many of his family members such as Leonidas of Rhodes.

Rhodes now has the facilities and the expertise to host and support major sport events but also the preparation, coaching teams and individual athletes in each category in many sports, whereas now there are: track and field 400 meters and 8 lanes, modern Olympic sailing, laser, indoor halls with wooden flooring, tennis courts with green set, archery facility with modern equipment including chronometer, football fields with natural grass or artificial turf, table tennis equipment, modern clay target shooting and other expertise for the organization of major events.

If you add the ideal weather conditions, the idyllic natural environment, history and culture of the island and the high standard of accommodation with excellent hotel amenities, it is obvious that Rhodes is the perfect place to host major sporting events, but also the preparation and the coaching sport teams and individual athletes.

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Water Sports

Strong winds and wavy water conditions makes this the perfect spot for freestylers, racers and Kite surfers. Take this opportunity to learn windsurfing in Rhodes, one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe.

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The «Repeaters» Awarding Programme
The Tourism department of the Municipality of Rhodes, under the framework programme rewarding repeater tourists of Rhodes (Repeaters), awards special, honorary distinctions to those tourists that for many years have selected the island of Rhodes as their holiday destination.

The winners are thrilled by the island’s natural beauties, culture and many attractions but also of the local’s hospitality and reinstate their intentions of re-visiting the island the coming years. According to them, Rhodes is a safe and beautiful tourist destination, a message that by their return home, is conveyed to friends, travel agencies, the mass media and even their parliament. Throughout the years, friendships have been grown and they consider the award a great honour and distinction.

It is a fact that these people are considered Goodwill Ambassadors for Greece in these times of difficulty for the country. Their insistence of visiting Rhodes, and this despite of an unfavorable image formed by foreign media for Greece, greatly contributes to the restoration of the true image of Greece. Their years of presence on the island, consolidate bridges of culture and cooperation and create priceless bonds of friendship between people.

Visitors that qualify for the «Repeaters» awarding programme please fill in this form and send it to us

Leonardo Lifelong Learning – So.To Programme

Memorial Service for Victims 22nd of July 2011 in Norway