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Cheap Flights to Rhodes

The Rhodes International Airport (RHO), also named the Diagoras International Airport, is the only commercial airport on the island of Rhodes. A compact facility, this airport is located 14km from Rhodes City, and offers passengers convenient access into town via public buses and taxis. Taking a taxi will cost between 15 and 20EUR ($22-29) all up.

In terms of amenities you’ll find in the terminal building there are ATMs, a currency exchange, a restaurant, café and bar, a small newsagency, and a duty free shop. There are luggage lockers, telephones, a pharmacy, and an information desk.

There are several airlines that offer routes to Rhodes from Australia, some of these include Thai Airways, Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, and KLM.

Why visit Rhodes?

Rhodes is the isle on which all eyes turn in the Dodecanese archipelago. This island typifies all that is best in Greece, with golden beaches fringing every side of the island, and resort towns hosting traditional Greek restaurants, and happening bars and clubs, your entertainment is covered on Rhodes. Then for culture, you will get the chance to walk through the remains of ancient temples and palaces, allowing you to glimpse into the remarkable civilisation that built these monuments.

Things to do in Rhodes

Rhodes is a treasure trove for anyone that loves ancient history, and the best place to start is the Archaeological Museum, which can give you an idea of the people and the civilisations that made their mark on Rhodes.

One of the most popular sites is the Palace of the Grand Masters. Built by the Knights of St. John, this fortress sits atop the highest point in town where this Catholic militia ruled the island from the 14th to the 16th century. From the fort you can easily walk to, and along, the town walls, and served as the primary defense of Rhodes.

Then head to the old Harbour, where the Colossus of Rhodes, an ancient statue of the Greek Titan Helios stood for over 50 years until it was destroyed in 226 BCE by an earthquake. Today you can see medieval windmills along the waterfront, and you can hop aboard tours to other sun-kissed islands nearby.

Then spend your evening in the Square of Dorieos, a lovely part of town with several delightful tavernas you can grab a bite in while the sun goes down.

Best time to visit Rhodes

·         Because Rhodes is one of the most southerly Greek Islands, its summer season stays dry and warm for much longer than the north. Between April and November, you can enjoy 20 to 35°C days, with the hottest and busiest months lying between June and August.

Arriving in Rhodes by plane

·         It is typical when flying to Rhodes that you will encounter two stops along your route, often the first is in Doha (DOH), and Dubai (DXB), with a secondary stop in Athens (ATH).

Currency

·         Euro (EUR).

Visa requirements

·         The country of Greece allows Australian nationals to enter and stay in the country for 3 months without a visa. Please visit the Smart Traveller website page on Greece, for travel advice, and updated security information.

 

Please note that information is correct as of December 2016

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