Why You Should Visit Rhodes
The island of Rhodes offers a huge range of things to do for people of all ages whether it’s exploring its incredibly rich heritage, basking in the sunshine on a beautiful beach or partying the night away. Be sure to head into the city of Rhodes itself which is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Europe known for his excellently preserved heritage sites and beautiful coastline. Outside of exploring the island’s culture, there are many opportunities to indulge your adventurous side with water sports such as surfing and scuba diving available, or you may fancy the daunting challenge of hiking up Mount Attavyros. Alternatively, there are an endless range of beaches all around the island where you can simply relax and get away from it all.
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Arriving In Rhodes
Rhodes International Airport is located less than 15 km from the capital of Rodos in Rhodes and ranks as the fourth busiest airport in Greece. The airport itself is comprised of a single passenger terminal and offers a few basic amenities including a café and restaurant as well as duty-free shopping. When you have landed at the airport you can use public transport to reach the city with buses available, while taxis are also available just outside the terminal building.
Almost all of the flights handled at Rhodes International Airport are on a seasonal basis, with the majority of flights from European destinations. Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Rhodes will not be able to make the journey directly, but you will be able to travel with just one stopover as the airport has regular flights to and from Athens International Airport. If you're considering spending some time in the Greek capital, check out our guide to the Top 15 attractions and things to do in Athens.
Rhodes Travel Information
Greece is a part of the Schengen Area, meaning UAE nationals will be able to travel to the country on a visa free basis for a period of up to 90 days. In Rhodes you can expect hot weather during the peak summer months with average highs of around 30 degrees, while it still remains relatively warm even over the winter. The island is served by a comprehensive network of public buses which makes it straightforward to get around without a car, although car rental companies at Rhodes airport if you would prefer your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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