Somewhere in southeast Europe you find Rhodes Island, it is the fourth largest island of the Greek islands and has a surface of 1,390 square kilometers.

Rhodes has a very interesting history out of which remain many objects to be seen today.

The island is mountainous with Akramytis (823m) in the southwest, Atavyros (1,215m) in the middle and Profitis Ilias (800m) in the north.  The remaining area is not big but very green and Rhodes has many beautiful sand and stony beeches.

Rhodes has a Mediterranean climate with an average temperature around 19 degrees C. The winters are gentle and summers cool due to the constant northeast winds all summer long. The amount of sunny days lays around the 260, that’s why Rhodes is called the sun island.  Below you find a schematic of temperature change through the year.

Month 

temp.

seawater

sunhrs

rain

Month 

temp..

seawater

sunhrs

rain

 

 

 

day

days

 

 

 

day

days

Jan. 

12

15

5

16

July

27

24

13

0

February

12

15

5

11

Augustus

28

25

12

0

March

13

15

7

10

September

25

24

11

2

April  

17

17

9

7

October

23

23

8

7

May   

21

19

10

5

November

16

20

6

10

June

25

21

12

1

December

13

16

4

15

Because of the constant wind on the west side of the island, this coast is very suitable for windsurfers. On the other hand is the sea at the east side more smooth and you find more sandy beaches on this side.

To those who want to enjoy the night life I suggest Faliraki or Rhodes town. If you are looking for piece and quiet I suggest the south side of the island, there you can enjoy Rhodos and find it like it was years back with beautiful nature and without too many tourist.

Money:  Greece has introduced the Euro, money exchange is no problem and most banks have automatic service. Time difference: It is two hours later in Greece Electricity: 220 Volt. Banks open 08.00 to 14.00 and post offices open 08.00 to 20.00.  Weekends closed.

Pubic transport: Local busses leave from mandraki harbor, they have a conductor on board who will sell you a ticket.. You can also buy a ticket to the busses at the local kiosks. time schedule (pdf)

Traffic: Would you like to drive yourself and make a tour around the island be ware of the local driving habits, they are not exactly the same as what we are used to. If you are not sure about priority better wait a little and let the other go first. Maximum speed is 80km/h and 50km/h within city limits. Safety belts are compulsory and a helmet on the bike.

Activeties: Just name it and you will find it on the Island; Bungie Jump sites and Luna park (Faliraki), bike rental, fitness clubs, aerobics, bowling, football, tennis, golf (Afandou), mini golf, casino, yacht harbour, horseback, sailing, diving, kiting, water-ski, windsurf, water park and much more. Most beaches fly the "blue flag" and you know what that means.

Marketplaces: 4x a week there are markets at the following locations:

Every Wednesday: Saint Demetrius (Agios Dimitrios - Public Cemetery (Nekrotafio) area)
Every Thursday: Vyronos Street ("Diagoras" Municipal Stadium)
Every Friday: Konstantinou Ydraiou Street (Analipsis)
Every Saturday: Saint Demetrius (Agios Dimitrios - Public Cemetery (Nekrotafio) area)

Internet cafés you will find many, a complete list of those cafes you find on the nightlife page. Car rent is no problem and most of the big companies are present on the island. If you want to sail; yachts can be rented with or without a captain, I recommend that you make arrangements well beforehand. TV programs in English; CNN is available via analog antenna, BBC and others via the hot bird satellite.

What else is there; Actually anything you can think of, bungee jump and slingshot (Faliraki), bicycle rent, camping's, fitness studios, bowling, tennis, golf (Afandou) mini-golf, casino, yacht harbor, horseback riding, sailing, diving, water-ski, windsurfing, water park, Luna parks and much more. At the most beaches in Rhodes you will find the blue flag.

Phones: Calling to Rhodes you will start with 0030 for Greece then 22410 for Rhodes followed by the local number. Mobile phones work without a problem.

Important phone numbers:

British consulate 22410-22005 

Municipality of Rhodes
Phone Center: (0030) 2241046200

KRITO medical Center: (0030) 2241038008

Rhodes General Hospital
Phone Center: (0030) 2241080000
Emergency Number: 166 (applicable inside Greece)

Police
Emergency Number: 100 (applicable inside Greece)
Rhodes Department: (0030) 2241023849, 2241044140
Airport Department: (0030) 2241082882
Traffic Division: (0030) 2241044132
Security Division: (0030) 2241023294
Tourism Division: (0030) 2241027423
Pharmacy service 22410-107

Lost and found 22410-23294


Rhodes Port Authority: (0030) 2241022220, 2241028888

Malfunctions
Phone: 121 (applicable inside Greece)
Electrical Services: 1050 (applicable inside Greece) & (0030) 2241027330
Water Services: (0030) 2241064850

Greek National Tourism Organization
Phone Center: (0030) 2241044330

Prefecture of Dodekanese
Phone Center: (0030) 2241046500

Rhodes Customs Service
Secretariat: (0030) 2241027358

Fire Department
Emergency Number: 199 (applicable inside Greece)
Forrest Fire Center: 191 (applicable inside Greece)
Phone Center: (0030) 2241023333, 2241023334

  
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