By Air

There are several daily flights from Athens and three flights a week from Santorini (in season). Most people fly to Rhodes rather than lose a day (a night actually) on the ferry.

In addition to its all year-round service to Rhodes from Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as from the islands of Lesbos, Kos and Crete, there is summer service between Rhodes and the following Greek locales: Iraklion (Crete), Karpathos, Santorini, Paros and Mykonos. The flight time from Athens to Rhodes is about 50 minutes.

The Diagora International Airport is located 11 miles from the Rhodes town center, near the village of Paradissi. It is approximately 30 minutes into Rhodes Town.
There is plenty of public transportation from/to the airport with about 30 buses daily into the city of Rhodes at a price of approximately 5 Euros.

By Boat

Rhodes is a major port for ferry services and boat trips with sea links to the other islands, to the Greek mainland, as well as to Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Italy and Turkey. Scheduled ferries run regular daily services to and from Piraeus (Athens) but one should note that the ferry journey from Piraeus to Rhodes can take about 16 hours.
In late spring and throughout the summer there are daily sailings, some with high-speed hydrofoils or catamarans, between Rhodes and many other islands in the Dodecanese chain and other islands in the eastern Aegean: Kos, Kalymnos, Kastellorizo, Leros, Nissiros, Patmos, Samos, Simi, and Tilos.

The town of Marmaris, Turkey is about an hour`s journey from Rhodes and there are daily boats. A hydrofoil runs between Fethiye and Rhodes in July and August daily, except Saturday. The trip takes 1.5 hours. Another hydrofoil leaves Mondays and Fridays from Bodrum to Rhodes from June to September and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.

There are ferries and excursions boats that go to the nearby islands of Simi, Kastelorizo, Kos, Kalymnos, Patmos, Tilos and Leros and these are usually high-speed. You can do daytrips to the closer islands or overnight trips or even bounce your way back to Pireaus if the schedules work in your favor. These boats leave from Mandraki harbor and you can go there and get schedules or arrange trips through one of the local travel agents. There are also cruises to Lindos (highspeed or slow boat, take your pick) and other places around the island.

Rhodes Port
The port of Rhodes offers efficient arrival/ departure clearance without idle time of berth, sufficient length and draft for large cruise vessels, shipside access to shore excursion coaches and vehicles. The new cruise passenger terminal offers a 580m2 facility fully equipped to meet the demands of modern cruise vessels and their guests. The port implements a port facility security plan and fully complies with the ISPS Code- Level 1 requirements. Furthermore, it is committed to security and observes any new regulation implemented at international, European and national level. The port`s close proximity to the town, allows easy access to a number of supplies and services.

Mandraki Harbor
Was the main harbor of Rhodes for almost 2,500 years. On the left side you can see the entrance to the harbor and the two deer, (it is believed that the Colossus of Rhodes was standing there) a Rhodian symbol of strength and wealth. Mandraki Harbor still remains very active, with lots of sailboats, private yachts and small cruise boats that offer trips around Rhodes and other nearby islands.