Rhodes can be reached both by air or sea. Diagoras Airport, one of the biggest in Greece, is the main entrance/exit point for both locals and tourists. It is located 14 km (9 min) south west of Rhodes City. The island is well connected with major European capitals and cities via charter flights. All the airlines that fly to Diagoras airport along with all domestic and international destinations can be found at http://www.rhodes-airport.org/airlines/.
The island of Rhodes can be also reached by ferry boat from Athens (Piraeus), Thessaloniki and other ports.
The air tickets to and from the island of Rhodes should be booked long in advance in order to get better prices and ensure availability. Please keep in mind that the first weeks of September are considered as high tourist season. The boat tickets should be booked in advance and in case you plan to travel with a car, you are advising to ensure the return ferry ticket.
Road network of the island is mostly modern and paved. There are four major arteries:
- Rhodes-Kamiros Province Avenue: Two lane, runs through the west coast north to south and connects Rhodes City with Diagoras Airport and Kamiros.
- Rhodes-Lindos National Avenue: Four and two lane, runs mainly inland north to south and connects Rhodes City with Lindos.
- Rhodes-Kallithea Province Avenue: Two lane, runs through the east coast north to south and connects Rhodes City with Faliraki Resort.
- Tsairi-Airport National Avenue: Four and two lane, runs inland east to west and connects the east coast with the west and the airport.
Bus services are handled by two operators:
Municipal Transportation "RODA"
D.E.S "RODA" has the advantage of the Urban area (city of Rhodes), the suburban areas (Koskinou- Faliraki- Ixia- Filerimos Ialissos- Kremasti- Pastida- Maritsa- Paradisi) and the interurban regions of the Western Side of the island of Rhodes (Damatria- Theologos- Soroni- Dimilia- Eleousa- Archipoli- Platania- Apollona- Fanes- Kalavarda- Ancient Kamiros-Mantriko- Kritinia- Salakos- Embona - Agios Isidoros- Sianna- Monolithos).
Tel: (+30) 22410 26300- 22410 24129
KTEL has the advantage of the long-distance transportation of the East Side Area (Faliraki- Kalithies- Psinthos- Afandou-Kolymbia- Archagelos- Haraki- Malona- Massari- Lalathos- Pilona- Lindos- Pefkoi- Lardos- Laerma- Kiotari- Asklipio-Gennadi- Vati- Profilia- Istrios- Apollakia- Arnitha- Lachania- Mesanagros- Kattavia- Prasonisi).
Tel: (+30) 22410 27706 - 22410 75134
Taxi services are available at reasonable rates. Information about the tarrifs and contact, can be found here.