Getting to Rhodes

Getting to Rhodes

By plane (Diagoras International Airport)
The are many daily scheduled flights from Athens and all major European cities to Rhodes. The flight time from Athens to Rhodes is around 50 minutes and the airport is located 16 km away from Rhodes Town.

By boat (Rhodes international port and ferry)
Rhodes is connected to Piraeus (Athens port) and other ports of the Aegean. The conventional ships make the route “”Piraeus – Rhodes”” in about 12 hours while the high-speed ones in about 7. There are also some ferry routes that link Rhodes with Heraklion and Karpathos and there is daily connection from Marmaris (Turkey) to Rhodes.

Getting to Athens

The fastest, cheapest, most logical and the most popular way to travel to Athens is by plane, to the International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos.

Passports & Visas
In order to visit Greece you need to have the following travel documents:
• ID card in the case that your country of origin is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement, you may use your national ID to enter the country and you may stay for a three-month period. In these cases a passport is not necessary, although you will need it in a variety of other transactions, including currency exchange, shopping etc.
• Visa If your country is not a member of the Schengen Agreement, make sure you obtain further information from the Greek Embassy or Consulate in your country before your trip, or from your travel agency. In case you travel with Visa, make sure you also have suitable insurance coverage for emergency medical or other needs.
• Passport If your country of origin is one of the following non-EU countries, your passport allows you to visit Greece and remain in the country for up to three months (90 days) within a six-month period: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Vatican, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela. Find out more on the official webpage of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For Greece there are two associated plug types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Greece operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

The currency in Greece is the euro. As the official legal tender in Greece, the euro is officially recognized by the Greek government, meaning you can use it to settle all financial obligations in the country.
Besides the euro, no other currency is officially accepted in Greece

• Credit cards: Cards from VISA and Mastercard are accepted in Greece, especially in touristic establishments.
• Debit cards: Debit cards linked to your bank account let you make purchases at point-of-sale terminals and withdraw cash.
• Cash: Having some euro banknotes could help for small purchases, tipping, and emergencies. You can typically exchange currency at a bank or exchange bureau before or upon arrival.
• Mobile payments: Mobile payment services like Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Alipay are an increasingly popular way to pay, but you’ll need to check beforehand how available these methods are in Greece.
• Prepaid travel cards: A reloadable debit card with a euro balance can give you good value, security, and convenience