Here is a Rhodes island travel guide, for the beautiful island of Greece. It has many useful tips on the best restaurants, sights, and beaches, as well as travel tips.

Arriving at Rhodes – Tips on the airport of Rhodes (RHO)

⁃ the airport of Rhodes has been recently bought by the German company Fraport
– The code of the Rhodes Airport is (RHO)
– The official website of Rhodes Airport is: https://www.rho-airport.gr/en
⁃ It is not as small as you would expect for an island airport as it has a lot of visitors
⁃ The arrival area needs renovation. The departure hall is much better.
⁃ Outside the departure area, you will find the rent a car parking area. However, the rent-a-car desks are at the exit of the arrivals area as you would expect
⁃ The airport is around 25 minutes from Rhodes town.

The road from the airport of Rhodes to the Rhodes main town - nothing interesting to see
The road from the airport of Rhodes to the Rhodes main town – nothing interesting to see

The road from the airport to the town of Rhodes is with asphalt. The landscape is boring and disappointing compared to the beauty of Rhodes. Don’t worry, things will get better when you arrive at the old town of Rhodes.

Arriving at the airport of Rhodes with Volotea
Arriving at the airport of Rhodes with Volotea

Even though the airplane stops close to the entrance of the airport, you will have to use the shuttle and you cannot walk to the airport.

The shuttle taking you from the airplane to the airport of Rhodes
The shuttle taking you from the airplane to the airport of Rhodes
 The airport of Diagoras in Rhodes.
The airport of Diagoras in Rhodes.
Another view of the "Diagoras Airport" in Rhodes
Another view of the “Diagoras Airport” in Rhodes
The area of the arrivals needs renovation. This is the baggage claim area.
The area of the arrivals needs renovation. This is the baggage claim area.
The rent a car desks (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty etc) can be found when you exit the arrivals area
The rent a car desks (Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty etc) can be found when you exit the arrivals area
A view of the area of the rent-a-car offices
A view of the area of the rent-a-car offices;
A view outside of the airport of Rhodes
A view outside of the airport of Rhodes

How to find the parking area of the rent a car offices: when out if the arrivals area, walk to your left hand for 150 meters and you will find it on your right hand as you walk. It is outside the first door of the departures area.

The rent-a-car area is 150 meters away from the exit of the Rhodes Airport
The rent-a-car area is 150 meters away from the exit of the Rhodes Airport

If you leave early in the morning. You can leave your car on the parking and throw the key in a special box designated by your rental car company. The desks open at six in the morning.

 The departures area. Check-in area.
The departures area. Check-in area.

 The duty free area has typical products to buy plus greek gourmet delicacies.
The duty free area has typical products to buy plus greek gourmet delicacies.
 Waiting area for the buses to get you to the departures airplanes.
Waiting area for the buses to get you to the departures airplanes.

Taxi prices in Rhodes Island

Here is a catalog with an approximation of what will you pay to a taxi for a transfer to different areas of the island.

 Taxi Prices from the center of Rhodes town to Popular Sights and Beaches
Taxi Prices from the center of Rhodes town to Popular Sights and Beaches

Taxi Prices from the center of Rhodes town to Popular Sights and Beaches

  • Rhodes to Lindos taxi price: 65 euros (one way, up to 4 persons)
  • Rhodes to Tsambika beach taxi price: 40 euros
  • Rhodes to Faliraki: 20 euros
  • Rhodes to Kallithea Mare: 10 euros
  • Rhodes to Anthony Quinn bay: 24 euros

Best place to drink a morning coffee: Koukos; drop by here in the morning to drink a coffee and grab some delicacies for your breakfast.

Best Ice-cream: Stani

Stani has the best ice cream in Rhodes
Stani has the best ice cream in Rhodes
The Stani ice cream shop
The Stani ice cream shop
Selection of ice-creams at Stani
Selection of ice-creams at Stani
You can get your ice cream at Stani and enjoy it sitting outside
You can get your ice cream at Stani and enjoy it sitting outside

Best Traditional Greek food restaurants: Steno and Poloniatissa

Steno Restaurant: you need a reservation here. It has tables in a beautiful yard, very good prices and tasty food. Highly recommended. You have to park well before arriving here.

A view of the yard of Steno Restaurant
A view of the yard of Steno Restaurant
Steno Restaurant Menu
Steno Restaurant Menu

Best Seafood Restaurant: Perigiali and Gialos restaurants, both at Stegna area which worths a visit on its own to see the dramatic landscape with the rocks and the sea.

A view of the mountains at Stegna area
A view of the mountains at Stegna area
 Stegna area - a panoramic view
Stegna area – a panoramic view

Gialos Restaurant at Stegna

The menu at Gialos restaurant in Rhodes
The menu at Gialos restaurant in Rhodes
Gialos restaurant - outside view
Gialos restaurant – outside view
Gialos restaurant - inside view
Gialos restaurant – inside view

Gialos is famous for the spaghetti with shrimps or seafood (32 euros for two persons).

We liked kritharoto with Seafood for two persons (27 euros), ladopita, and potato salad. We didn’t like the salty fish. People here are young and locals. Music is greek and eventually someone might dance a zeimpekiko. At the end you get treated with ice cream and baklava.

Best Souvlaki: Bahar and then Stavlos. Both are great value for money, and excellent places to try gyros, souvlaki and grilled chicken. They are meat only.

Stavlos has always a line of people waiting to be seated as it has a few tables outside, on the pavement.

People waiting to be seated at Stavlos - it has one of the best souvlaki in Rhodes
People waiting to be seated at Stavlos – it has one of the best souvlaki in Rhodes

We liked Bahar even more. Try the Roditiki ladopita with gyros or souvlaki.

Best beaches for a family in Rhodes

Tsampika Beach: Photos and Tips

The beach at Tsampika is sandy and pretty wide
The beach at Tsampika is sandy and pretty wide
Tsampika beach - a view of the umbrellas
Tsampika beach – a view of the umbrellas

Umbrellas cost 10 euros. With a safetybox cost they 15 euros. You can leave your mobile, wallet and other valuable staff inside the safety box of your umbrella when you go into the sea. If there is no one behind to watch your staff it might be a good idea.

The safe box at the umbrellas of Tsabika will cost you another five euros
The safe box at the umbrellas of Tsabika will cost you another five euros

Iced coffees cost three euros, fresh orange juice cost three point five. Greek salad costs six euros.

Tsampika beach is two kilometers long and seventy meters wide. It is full of beach bars and umbrellas. Behind the beach, there is a beautiful landscape with green mountains. No hotels or houses are even visible at this beach.

It is pretty crowded, with over a thousand people on the beach. However, it is pretty relaxed and quiet. You will not see nudism on the beach.

It is also pretty protected by the winds.

There is no service on the umbrellas at the beach so you will have to go on your own and order food and drinks at the beach bars and canteens that are behind the umbrellas

The mountains behind Tsampika beach. There is a beautiful monastery on the top which worths a visit on its own.
The mountains behind Tsampika beach. There is a beautiful monastery on the top which worths a visit on its own.

Tsampika beach has also a water park for kids inside the sea.

The water park at Tsampika beach
The water park at Tsampika beach
The sand at Tsampika beach
The sand at Tsampika beach
Another view of Tsampika
Another view of Tsampika
The water is suitable for children as it is not deep
The water is suitable for children as it is not deep

After Tsampika beach, you can eat at Perigiali seafood restaurant at the beautiful area of Stegna.

Tsampika might not be as famous as Lindos beach or Kallithea beach but for us, it is the best overall beach experience on the island.

Glystra Beach

Another great choice for a family beach: Glystra

Glystra beach is 15 minutes’ drive time after Lindos. It is a sandy beach, around 350 meters long and twenty meters wide. It has sunbeds and umbrellas and a canteen selling drinks and food. An umbrella with two sunbeds costs 12 euros, and they also provide you with a safety box for your stuff for free. Iced coffee costs 4 euros, orange juice costs five euros and a liter of water costs two euros. Certainly an expensive place. The water is very warm and not deep for the first ten meters. The beach is very quiet and relaxing, a big difference from the crowded Beaches at Lindos or Kallithea. Access to the beach is easy with a car and you can park it on the road before reaching the canteen on the beach.

Glystra beach is suitable for families with children
Glystra beach is suitable for families with children
Glystra beach has clean waters - they are not deep and children can easily swim
Glystra beach has clean waters – they are not deep and children can easily swim
A view of Glystra beach
A view of Glystra beach
Crystal clear waters at Tsampika beach
Crystal clear waters at Tsampika beach
The canteen at Glystra beach - it is pretty expensive as you have no other alternative here to get water or some food
The canteen at Glystra beach – it is pretty expensive as you have no other alternative here to get water or some food
You can park your car outside the Glystra beach
You can park your car outside the Glystra beach
The parking area at Glystra beach
The parking area at Glystra beach

Lindos Fotos

A Panoramic view of Lindos
A Panoramic view of Lindos
Lindos - another view
Lindos – another view
A closer look at the castle and the beach of Lindos
A closer look at the castle and the beach of Lindos

Old Town of Rhodes

What you need to know:

⁃ it is one of the most important medieval towns worldwide.
⁃ It is a Unesco monument. The link to the Unesco site is: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/493/
⁃ There are 6000 people living inside the castle.
⁃ It is 420.000 square meters. Huge.
⁃ It was built on 515 ac
⁃ Its most important attraction is the Palace of the Grand Magister. When the Italians occupied Rhodes they turned it into the summer house of Benito Mousolini.
⁃ In ancient times it was home of one of the seven world wonders. The Colossos of Rodos.
⁃ Entrance fee to the palace is six euros.

Tips for visiting the Old Town of Rhodes

⁃ don’t eat here as it is expensive and touristic. Just have a drink or an ice cream.
⁃ Don’t wear high heels as the roads are made with small pebbles and you will find it dangerous to walk around.
⁃ It is a great place to do some shopping. Mainly low priced clothes and jewelry. Also spices, olive oil, honey etc. most of the shops are open until late in the evening.
⁃ Be prepared that you may meet some unpleasant creatures while you walk: flying red cockroaches. The town is old, the sea is a few meters away and there is a lot of heat. Perfect conditions for these insects.
⁃ The most photographed place is the “Socrates Spring” with the towers in yhe background. Just next to it there are some beautiful stair steps where you can seat and do some people watching or take photos.
⁃ During the high season it gets too touristic and crowded. Too many souvenir shops and guys from the restaurants that try to persuade you to sit at their restaurant, make the experience less enjoyable.

Old Town of Rhodes – Photos

Shops at the old town of Rhodes
Eating at an outdoor sitting at the Old town of Rhodes
Sitting on the chairs of this building is a popular activity at the Old Town of Rhodes
This is a classical spot for taking some photos at the Old Town
Fuego is a popular bar at the Old Town of Rhodes
Walking at the Old Town
A view of the Castle at the Old Town

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