Rhodes, or the “Island of the Knights”, is the largest island of the Dodecanese and the fourth-largest of the Greek islands. It is an ideal destination as you can visit beautiful beaches, impressive sites and traditional settlements, as well as you can hop to other islands or the Turkish coastline. On Ferryhopper, you can find all the available information about the island of Rhodes, activities to do there and ferry trip suggestions to other destinations.
How to get to Rhodes?
Many Greek ferry companies operate ferries to and from the port of Rhodes almost daily throughout the year. Rhodes is also an ideal starting point for island hopping in the Dodecanese and the Cyclades or to visit the nearby Turkish coasts.
Which port of mainland Greece is connected with Rhodes?
Rhodes is connected to Athens with frequent ferry routes through the port of Piraeus. The duration of the ferry journey ranges between 15 and 30 hours and for that reason, we would recommend booking a bed cabin or a numbered seat for a more comfortable trip.
Island Hopping from Rhodes
Due to its location, Rhodes has a very good direct ferry connection with other nearby Dodecanese islands such as Kalymnos, Kos, Karpathos, Symi, Chalki and Kastellorizo. From Rhodes, you can also travel by ferry to other ports of the northern Dodecanese such as Patmos, Kasos, Nisyros and Astypalea! Ferries to the Dodecanese are operated either by high speed and catamaran or by conventional ferries, depending on the season and the tourist season.
Furthermore, Rhodes, especially in the summer months, has several ferry routes to the ports of the Cyclades, such as Naxos and Paros. Once you get there, you are now in the center of the Cyclades, so you have many alternatives to continue your journey to the Greek islands or to return to Athens. Finally, Rhodes is also connected with Crete, mainly during the summer months, by a conventional ferry that usually passes through the ports of Heraklion and Sitia.
If you don't know what is the next destination for your island hopping from Rhodes, check the Ferryhopper map of ferries and find all its available ferry connections.
Which are the ferry connections from Rhodes to the Turkish coast?
Rhodes has a frequent ferry connection with Turkey, and the one-day excursion to the neighboring coasts is a popular choice for travelers. Ferries depart from the port of Rhodes to the ports of Bodrum, Marmaris and Fethiye.
- Rhodes to Marmaris: The Rhodes - Marmaris ferry is the most frequent ferry route if you want to '' hop '' from Rhodes to Turkey. Ferry routes to Marmaris are operated at least once a day, last 1 hr and the ticket prices start from 40€.
- Rhodes to Fethiye: The Rhodes - Fethiye line is operated by at least 1 daily ferry. Ticket prices start from 50€ and the journey takes about 1.5 hours.
- Rhodes to Bodrum: The ferry connection of Rhodes to Bodrum is about 4 times a week, ferry ticket prices start from 42€ and the duration of the ferry trip is 2.5 hours.
What to do in Rhodes?
Rhodes is a cosmopolitan destination that is among the top tourist choices for the summer holidays. The island is full of beautiful landscapes, magnificent beaches, cultural attractions, as well as vibrant nightlife in Chora, Faliraki and Lindos.
Beaches in Rhodes
The beaches of Rhodes are considered some of the best in Greece. From the most secluded to the well organized, the beaches of the island are known for their amazing blue waters. Most beaches are in the eastern part of the island and at Ferryhopper we recommend our favorites:
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Settlements of Rhodes
Rhodes has 42 settlements and villages and make sure to visit as many as you can, in order to get a taste of the island 's history and tradition. Some of the most picturesque villages of the island are:
Activities and sightseeing in Rhodes
Rhodes is a destination with a rich history with a dominant characteristic of medieval aesthetics as there are numerous medieval monuments. If you fancy strolls and exploration, the island offers a number of routes and trails that give you the chance to discover the hidden beauties of Rhodes. Some of the most impressive and popular sights are:
- The Old Town of Rhodes
- The Palace of the Grand Master
- The Colossus of Rhodes
- The archaeological museum
- The ancient Acropolis of Lindos
In Rhodes, you will be fascinated by its beautiful natural landscapes. Don't miss the Valley of the Butterflies, a place with lush vegetation and thousands of colorful butterflies that create a spectacular setting. Another good idea is to visit the Waterpark where you can find a wide variety of water slides and activities.
Useful information about Rhodes
The port of Rhodes is the most popular of the Dodecanese and the island is a favorite tourist destination for Greek and foreign visitors. The entire east side of the island has all kinds of services such as hospitals, ATMs, gas stations and has a good road network. Some useful telephone numbers for your vacation in Rhodes:
- Rhodes General Hospital: 2241360000
- Rhodes Port Authority: 2241028666-2241028888
- Rhodes Police: 2241023849
- Rhodes Citizens' Service Center: 2241043707
Where to book ferry tickets to Rhodes?
You can now go online to the Ferryhopper search engine, find all ferry routes to and from Rhodes with their respective timetables, compare ferry ticket prices and book your ferry trip to the Island of the Knights!