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About Rhodes Island


The island of Rhodes is situated at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the Middle East, as well as Cyprus and Egypt. The meeting point of three continents, it has known many civilizations.

Throughout its long history the different people who settled on Rhodes left their mark in all aspects of the island's culture: art, language, architecture. Its strategic position brought to the island great wealth and made the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of the ancient Greek world.

Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. Its capital city, located at its northern tip, is the capital of the Prefecture with the Medieval Town in its centre. In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John.

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Post Offices
Rhodes Town T +30 22410 35560

Public Transport
The bus network covers the island efficiently and the vehicles are in good condition. Within the town there are bus routes that cover all the areas of the city of Rhodes operated by RODA, which serves the West coast and part of the East coast up to Faliraki.
The other operator is KTEL. It serves the East coast of the island up to Kattavia Village. The buses of both operators leave from the New Market the Mandraki.
Local Buses: RODA T +30 22410 26300 / 36370 ΚΤΕL T +30 22410 27706 / 75134

Transport Air Connections

Rhodes is connected directly with the main European Cities via tour operators who operate frequent charter flights to the island, mainly from May to October. At the peak of the tourist period more than 120 charters may arrive on the same day.
Via Athens
There is a daily direct connection with scheduled flights from Elefterios Venizelos Airport in Athens to Diagoras Airport in Rhodes by Olympic Airways and Aegean Airlines.
Direct connections
There are also flights to Kos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Mykonos, Santorini, Heraklion Crete and Thessaloniki.
Useful contacts
Olympic Airways (Rhodes office) Τ +30 22410 24571 www.olympicairlines.com
Aegean Airlines (Rhodes Airport office) Τ +30 22410 22400 www.aegeanair.com
Diagoras International Airport of Rhodes Τ +30 22410 88700

Sea Connections
Large ferry boats operate between the ports of Piraeus and Rhodes every day. The boats usually stop at the islands of Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos, and Kos. The trip takes approximately 12 hours.
Details of arrival and departure times should be checked locally from the Harbour Police Station. There are also ferry services from Rhodes to other Dodecanese islands and Crete.
Useful contacts
Blue Star Ferries ( Rhodes Office) Τ +30 22410 22461 www.bluestarferries.com
GA Ferries ( Rhodes Office) Τ +30 22410 30406 www.gaferries.com
ANES Sea Lines ( Rhodes Office) Τ +30 22410 77760 www.anes.gr
Dodekanisos (Naftiliaki) T +30 22410 70590 www.12ne.gr
Port of Rhodes T +30 22410 27695 / 27690

Catholic Service

The Catholic Church of Santa Maria, located at Neochori (on the corner of Kathpouli and Dragoumi Street) holds services from April to October at 7am on weekdays and at 8am, 11am and 7pm on Sundays.
St. Fransico Church, located close to the stadium of Rhodes, on Dimokratias Street, celebrates Mass from April until October at 8.30am on Weekdays and 10am on Sundays. During the winter both churches hold Mass only on Sundays.

Consulates
If any serious problem occurs, the following consulates will be willing to assist their nationals:
Austria T +30 22410 20831
Belguim T +30 22410 24661
Denmark T +30 22410 89340-89300
France T +30 22410 77488
Germany T +30 22410 63730
Holland T +30 22410 31571
Hungary T +30 22410 22460
Ireland T +30 22410 22461
Italy T +30 22410 27342
Norway T +30 22410 27313-24061
Sweden T +30 22410 31822-63663
Turkey T +30 22410 23362
United Kingdom T +30 22410 27306-27247

Useful Numbers

Below is a list of useful numbers to have when visiting the island of Rhodes
Emergency numbers
Police 100
Fire Brigade 199
Ambulance Services 166
Forestry Fire Service 191
*Dial from any public phone box without charge.
Other Numbers
Hellenic Tourism Organisation (EOT) T 30 22410 44335 / 44336
Lindos Tourist Information T +30 22440 31900-31227
Tourist Police T +30 22410 27423 / 23329
Traffic Police T +30 22410 22346 / 26480
Diagoras Airport T +30 22410 88700
Port T +30 22410 27695 / 27690

Telephone Services
The main provider of fixed telephone services on the island is the Greek Telecommunications Organisation (OTE). Throughout the island there are public payphones that operate with pre-paid phone cards. Cards can be purchased from OTE branches, kiosks and newsagents.
There are also three Mobile Phone providers: Vodaphone, Wind and Cosmote.
The dialling code for Greece is (+30).
The area code for Rhodes is 22410.
Directory Enquiries 11888 (Service is provided by OTE)

Τaxis
Central Station (Mandraki) T +30 22410 27666
Radio Taxi T +30 22410 64712 / 64734 / 62179
For the Disabled T +30 22410 77079

Health Care
Rhodes has many specialist doctors Some will only see patients at their private surgeries, where payment will be expected. There are also many doctors that work for the Greek National Health
Service (ESI) at The General Hospital, ‘Andreas Papandreu’, in Ag. Apostoli and in various Health Centres across the island. The General Hospitals Accident and Emergency unit is open 24hrs a day.
There are many pharmacies in Rhodes town and in the villages on the island.
Hospitals
Rhodes General Hospital T +30 22410 80100
Euromedica Private Hospital T +30 22410 45000
Krito Private Clinic T +30 22410 30020 www.krito.gr
Health Centers:
Archagelos T +30 22440 22400-22255
Embona T +30 22460 41321-41367
Genadi T +30 22440 43233
Ialyssos T +30 22410 91444
Kalithies T +30 22410 85209
Faliraki First Aid T +30 22410 85555

 
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