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 Attavyros (1210 meters), the Artamytis (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, 15 km from Rhodes town.

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:

The public holidays for 2023 are:

  • January 1 The New Year’s 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 14  The Good Friday
  • April 16  The Easter- The Resurrection of Christ
  • May 1  The Labour Day
  • June 5  The Holy Spirit
  • August 15  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • October 28  National Day
  • 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: 22410 44335

Municipality of Rhodes

Tel:22413 61200


The City Of Rhodes Information Office
Tel: 22410 35945- 22410 35240

Medieval city Office
Tel: 22410 74313

Tourist Port Office
Tel: 22410 75316

Lindos Tourist Information Office
Tel: 22440 31900- 2244360100


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

Tourist Police
Tel: 22410 27423- 22410 23329

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 43560-43561

Forestry Fire Service
Tel: 1591

Hospital of Rhodes
Tel: 22413 60000


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

Private Hospital- Euromedica
Tel: 22410 45000

Medical Center Krito

Tel: 22410 30020

Traffic Police
Tel: 22410 44131

Animal Welfare
Τηλ: 6987511589



Archaeological Service of Dodecanese – Rhodes
Τηλ: 22413 65200

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:

View also:

Municipality of Rhodes
Department of Tourism
Address: 3, Averof Street, Rhodes 85131, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 35240- 22410 35945
Ministry of Tourism-Directorate for the Dodecanese Island
Address: 1, Etharhou Makariou Street and Papagou Street, Rhodes 85131, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 44330-44335
Information: 171 (applicable inside Greece)
Rhodes Hotel Association Address: 3, Blessa Street, Rhodes 85131, Greece
Tel:0030 22410 74556, 22410 74555, 22410 70780, 22410 70790
Fax: 0030 22410 74558
Hotel Managers Association
Address: Hotel Atrium- Platinum, Iliados Street, Ialyssos, 85101, Greece
Tel: 22410 44901, 6977 679001
Fax: 22410 44908
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
The Union of Tourist Family
Accommodations of Rhodes
Address: 69, Stratigou Zisi Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel & Fax: 0030 22410 30842
email :
The Union of Tourist Family
Accommodations of Rhodes, Faliraki-Rhodes 
Address: Rhodes-Faliraki Avenue, Rhodes 85105, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 87407
Fax: 0030 22410 87447
Tourism Agencies Association  Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 78756
Municipality of Rhodes
Department of Tourism
Address: 3, Averof, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel: 0030 22410 35240- 22410 35945
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)

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
Hotel Managers Association Address: Hotel Atrium- Platinum, Iliados Street, Ialyssos, 85101, Greece
Tel: 22410 44901, 6977679001
Fax: 22410 44908
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
The Union of Tourist Family
Accommodations of Rhodes
Address: 69, Stratigou Zisi Street, Rhodes 85100, Greece
Tel & Fax: 0030 22410 30842
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
Tourism Agencies Association Tel: 0030 22410 78756


Dodecanese Licenced Tourist Guides Διεύθυνση: 1 Karpathou st, 85100 Rhodes
Tel: 22410 27525
Fax: 22410 39251-email:







With the “Blue Flag” waving on most beaches and organized shores of the island, Rhodes is awarded every year with the most “blue flags” from many other tourist destinations in Greece. In 2023 Rhodes has been awarded 57 blue flags. It should be noted that this year our country occupies the 2nd place in the world in this issue.
The institution “Blue Flag” is part of an international program coordinated by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF). It is an internationally recognized symbol of environmental quality, which since 1987 has been awarded to all coasts and marinas that meet its strict requirements.
A coast must have the required excellent quality of bathing water and in addition meet the 33 strict criteria relating to cleanliness, organization, information, safety of bathers and visitors, protection of the natural wealth of the coast and coastal and at the same time environmental awareness.

Rhodes- Blue Flags 2023


Ammoudes Faliraki/Mitsis Alila Resort

Ammoudes Faliraki /Elysium Resort

Ammoudes Faliraki /Rodos Palladium


Antony Queen


Afandou 2/Irene Palace Afandou

Afandou 2/ Port Royal


Vliha/Lindos Mare & Lindos Blu

Galouni Kokkinogia Boutique 5 Hotel

Galouni Kokkinogia /Mayia Exclusive Resort

Galouni Kokkinogia /Mitsis Rodos Village

Galouni Kokkinogia /Princess Adriana Resort


Αquarium -1 / Statue of Diagoras

Αquarium-2 /-Grand Hotel

Αquarium -3/ Elli

Αquarium -4/ Casino



Ixia/The Ixian Grand

Ixia /Rhodes Βay Ηotel

Kavourakia/ Ella Resorts




Kiotari-3- Rodos Princess Beach

Kiotari- Aggeliena 1
Kiotari- Aggeliena 2

Kolympia A- Limanaki/Atlantica Imperial
Kolympia/Mythos Beach
Kolympia /Mikri Poli


Lardos-1/Lindos Princess Beach
Lardos 3/Lindian Village

Lahania /Atrium Prestige

Megali Gi /Atlantica Dreams Resort
Megalos Gialos /Lindos
Mikros Gialos- Lindos


Plimmiri /Tui Magic Life Plimmiri by Atlantic

Reni 1/Sunwing Kallithea Beach
Reni Kalathos/Atrium Palace

Stegna /Porto Angeli

Trianda Β/Sun Beach Resort
Trianda /Electra Palace Resort

Tsampika- Symiaki

Faliraki 1/Esperides
Faliraki 2/Amada Colossos
Faliraki 3/Esperos Palace
Faliraki 4/Calypso
Faliraki 5/Blue Sea
Faliraki 5/Epsilon
Faliraki A
Faliraki- Limanaki
Faliraki –Kastraki /Grecotel Lux Me Dama Dama

Psaltos/Mitsis Lindos Memories Resort




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.


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


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

Information about αccessible tourism in Rhodes

Prosvasis-information about accessibility in Greece and type in Rhodes to get information about Rhodes

Accessible Rhodes:
Leaflet on accessible tourism


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

Consulate of Austria
Honorary Consul – Mrs. Mary Moschis
Address:39 Grigoriou Lampraki Street
Consulate of Belgium
Honorary Consul – Mr. Antonis Kambourakis
Address: Mediterranean Hotel 35, Kos Street,
Tel:2241024661(Mediterranean Htl)
22410 – 25222 Rodos Palace Htl
Fax :22410-23700,  
Consulate of Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Honorary Consul – Mr. George K. Tselios
Address:Sun Beach Resort Hotel, Ferenikis Street, Ialyssos
Tel: 22410 96430
Fax:22410 95689
Email:                                                           Website:
Consulate of Finland
Honorary Consul – Mr. Efthymios (Akis) Dimitriadis
Address: 39-41, 28th October Street (2nd floor)
Tel :22410-34000
Fax: 22410 78084
Consulate of France
Honorary Consul – Mrs. Aliki Moschi-Gauguet
Address: Ippoton Street,Old Town
Tel: 22410 33360
Consulate of Germany
Honorary Consul – Mr. Konstantinos Diakonis
Address: 25, Lohagou Fanouraki Street , 
Tel:  22414 04058
onsulate of Italy
Honorary Consul – Mr
Consulate of The Netherlands
Honorary Consul –
Tel: 22410 26281
Fax: 22410 34663
Consulate of Hungary      
Honorary Consul – Mr. Akis Kaillis
Address: 40 Dimitriou Theodoraki St- 1st floor
Tel: 22410-33976
Fax 22410-35582
Consulate of Ireland        
Honorary Consul – Mr. Skevos Moungros
Address: 111 Amerikis Street
Tel: 22410-22461/75655
Fax 22410-22354
Consulate of Spain
Honorary Consul – Mrs. Mary Charissi
Address: 11, Amohostou Street
Tel:  22410 26120
Fax:  22410 35582
Consulate of Switzerland
Honorary Consul – Ms Denise Karagiannis
Address: 8 G. Efstathiou  Street
Tel: 22410 36155
Consulate of Turkey
Consul General – Mr. Mehmet Atif Sekercioglou
Address: 10 Iroon Polytehneiou Street, Rhodes
tel: 22410 23362/23595
Fax:  22410 27472
Vice-Consulate of United Kingdom
Vice-Consul – Mrs. Ourania (Rania) Kossiori
Address: 29, Grigoriou Lampraki Street
Tel: 22410 22005/24472
Fax:  22410 24473
Consulate of Czech Republic
Honorary Consul – Mr. Emmanouil Markopoulos
Address:26 Lohagou Fanouraki Str-85100 Rhodes
Tel:2241034383-  2241056268

Fax 22410-56321

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:  210 368 1000
Fax:  210 368 1717

Family vacation

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


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.


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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To clarify that due to the weather conditions prevailing during the summer season, the wind-dependent marine means of recreation are favored (Windsurfing – KiteSurfing), mainly on the west side of the island but also in Prasonisi, while the rest (motorized) are almost exclusively on the South-East side.

Where “motorized” marine recreational vehicles are mentioned, they mean the ones attracted by a speedboat, i.e water parachute (Parasail), water ski (Water Ski), sea sled (Banana), sea rings (Ringos) and many more.

Water bikes and canoes for rent are available in almost all posts.

For More Information

Association of Friends of Water Sports Rhodes)

Address: Iraklidon Avenue 85101 Ialissos Rhodes
Tel 22410 24995
Mobile: 6981 872220
E- mail:


Enjoy the richness of our underwater world. As pioneers of this type of leisure in Greece, we give you the opportunity for an exceptional experience. The diving training centers provide you with all the guarantees for a pleasant dive, observing all the standards required for your safety. You will be amazed at how easy it actually is.

Our international teams are fully trained. Using the latest technology in their equipment they can really make your diving unique. Diving boats depart daily from the port of Mandraki.


Diving Centers in Rhodes


Rodos Diving Center

Address 85100 Rhodes
Tel: 0030 6944 735736, 0030 22410 20207


Scuba Diving Trident School
Address : 85100 Ρόδος
Tel: 0030 6944 368444, 0030 22410 29160

The Water Hoppers

Address : 85100 Ρόδος
tel: 0030 6932 963173, 0030 22410 38146

Sailing and windsurfing

The sports are housed in the facilities of the Rhodes Nautical Club located in the city of Rhodes, at the northernmost point of the island.

The facilities have:

    • Equipment including available Laser STD, RDL and 4,7 boats acquired in 2007 and RS: X Neil Pryde surfboards.
    • For the Laser track with calm waters at a short distance from the installation on the east side of the island.
    • Locker rooms, showers, WC, gym, storage areas, boat repair staff and ramp to enter the water.
    • Meeting rooms with telephone and internet.
    • Racing pool 25 meters, 8 routes.
    • Cafeteria

In 1989, the Rhodes Offshore Sailing Sports Association was founded with the aim of developing Sailing on the island. On its premises there is an event and seminar room for 200 people.


For Windsurfing there are many facilities with different types of boats throughout the island. The most ideal weather conditions for the sport can be found in the bay of Ixia, the beach of Ialyssos and Prasonisi at the southern tip of the island.

The most frequent winds that blow on the island are Northwest (Meltemi), with an average speed of 12 Knots from April to October. The rest of the year winds blow from West and South.

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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