WELCOME TO RHODES - RHODOS - RODOS - RODI - ΡΟΔΟΣ ISLAND / GREECE
Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek), lies between Crete and the near East in the Aegean ocean. Rhodes is famous as the island of sun, sea and sand, the ideal place for vacations. It is the third largest Greek island, the biggest of the Dodecanese islands, and officially, the sunniest place in the Europe. The City is among the finest, not only in Greece but in the whole of the Mediterranean.... (read more)
Below you can find some additional information about Rhodes (Rodos) island, the capital of Dodecanese islands.
* Some of the information have borrowed from the Municipality of Rhodes website.
It is forbidden to export antiquities and works of art found in Greece, with the exception of a very few categories for which a special license from the Ministry of Culture is required. If a traveller is found in possession of antiques or works of art without an export license, the object will be confiscated and the offender will be prosecuted. For more information, please contact the Rhodes Archaeological Service in the Medieval Town, Tel: (+30) 22410 25500
The Catholic church of Santa Maria, located at Neochori (on the corner of Kathopouli and Dragoumi Sts) holds services from April to October at 7am on weekdays and at 8am, 11am and 7pm on Sundays.
St. Francisco church, located close to the Stadium of Rhodes, on Dimokratias St, celebrates mass from April to October at 8:30am on weekdays and 10am on Sundays. During the winter both churches hold Mass only on Sundays.
Rhodes has many doctors of all specialities. Some see patients only 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 Papandreou" in Ag. Apostoli and in various Health Centers across the island. The General Hospital's Accident & Emergency unit is open 24hrs a day. There is also a good number of pharmacies in Rhodes town and in the villages of the island.
Rhodos General Hospital Tel: (+30) 22410 80000
Euromedica Private Hospital Tel: (+30) 22410 45000
Archagelos Tel: (+30) 22440 22400 / 22255
Embona Tel: (+30) 22460 41321 / 41367
Gennadi Tel: (+30) 22440 43233
Ialysos Tel: (+30) 22410 91444
Kallithies Tel: (+30) 22410 85209
Faliraki First Aid Tel: (+30) 22410 85555
Krito Private Clinic Tel: (+30) 22410 30020
All the main Greek banks i.e National Bank of Greece, Emboriki Bank, Alpha Bank, Eurobank, Nova Bank, Piraeus Bank, Cooperative Bank of the Dodecanese etc. have branches and ATM machines on the island. Banks are open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 2pm. Some Branches at the centre of the City are also open in the afternoon Monday to Friday. Visitors going to the Bank to exchange money into Euros or to cash travellers cheques must remember to have their international passport with them. Since January 1st 2000, Greece has adopted the Euro as its national currency.
If any serious problem arises, the following consulates will be willing to assist their nationals:
AUSTRIA (+30) 22410 20831
IRELAND (+30) 22410 22461
BELGIUM (+30) 22410 24661
ITALY (+30) 22410 27342
DENMARK (+30) 22410 89340-89300
NORWAY (+30) 22410 27313-24061
FRANCE (+30) 22410 77488
SWEDEN (+30) 22410 31822-63663
GERMANY (+30) 22410 63730
TURKEY (+30) 22410 23362
HOLLAND (+30) 22410 31571
UNITED KINGDOM (+30) 22410 27306-27247
HUNGARY (+30) 22410 22460
FINLAND (+30) 22410 24890
Postal Services on the island are operated by the Hellenic Post (ELTA). There are post offices in Rhodes Town and all the main villages of the island. The central post office in Rhodes Town is in the Mandraki opposite the Church of the Annunciation (Evangelismos). The post office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 8:00pm and Saturday from 7:30am to 1:30pm. The reception desks of most hotels and super markets sell postage stamps. Rhodes Town Post Office Tel:(+30) 22410 35560
The main provider of fixed telephone services on the island is the Greek Telecommunications Organisation (OTE). Through out the island there are Public Pay Phones that operate with pre paid phone cards. Cards can by purchased from OTE branches, kiosks and news agents. There are also three Mobile Phone Providers: Vodafone, 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
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 area at Mandraki.
RODA (+30) 22410 26300 / 36370
KTEL (+30) 22410 27706 / 75134
Central Station (Mandraki) (+30) 22410 27666
Radio Taxi (+30) 22410 64712 / 64734 / 62179
For the disabled (+30) 22410 77079
Below there is a list of useful numbers to have when visiting the island of Rhodes.
Port Police 108
Fire Brigade 199
Ambulance Services 166
Forestry Fire Service 191
*Dial from any Public Phone without charge
Hellenic Tourism Organisation (EOT) (+30) 22410 44335 / 44336
Lindos Tourist Information (+30) 22440 31900 / 31227
Tourist Police (+30) 22410 27423 / 23329
Traffic Police (+30) 22410 22346 / 26480
Diagoras Airport (+30) 22410 88700
Port Office (+30) 22410 27695 / 28666