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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
4x a week there are markets at the following locations:
Every Wednesday: Saint Demetrius (Agios Dimitrios - Public Cemetery (Nekrotafio)
Every Thursday: Vyronos Street ("Diagoras" Municipal Stadium)
Every Friday: Konstantinou Ydraiou Street (Analipsis)
Every Saturday: Saint Demetrius (Agios Dimitrios - Public
Cemetery (Nekrotafio) area)
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
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.
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: