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Rhodes is located in the Dodecanese and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, Crete, Turkey, the Aegean islands, the Cyclades and other ports in the Dodecanese.

There are 10 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Rhodes. Aegeon Pelagos, Blue Star Ferries, Dodecanese Flying Dolphins, Dodekanisos Seaways, Makri S.A., Saos Ferries, Sea Dreams, Seajets, Sebeco Lines and Sky Marine Ferries all operate ferries to and from Rhodes. In the summer season, there are a total of 188 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Symi to Rhodes with 24 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Rhodes is Panormitis (Symi) with a distance of just 35.9 kilometres - that's 22 miles or 19 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Halki at a distance of 500 kilometres - that's about 311 miles or about 270 nautical miles.

The main port of Rhodes is located in the town of Rhodes, the capital city of the island. The main harbour of Acandia is 3 km outside of the town. The port is a medium sized port and is generally moderately busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Rhodes are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Rhodes is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Rhodes with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Rhodes ferry schedules

Why visit Rhodes?

  • Stroll in the Medieval City of Rhodes, the largest and best preserved fortified city in Europe
  • Visit the Archaeological museum and pay a visit to the Süleyman mosque
  • Admire the impressive art deco buildings near Mandraki harbour
  • Make an excursion to Lindos, a miniature of Cyclades, with its Acropolis and the nice beach of Agios Pavlos
  • The butterfly valley of Rhodes, 26 km from the city, home to thousands of butterflies of various species
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the Aegean, from Mt. Philerimos overlooking the small town of Ialyssos
  • Take a photo from the top of "Roloi" clock tower, for an impressive panorama to share on Instagram

Island hopping around  Rhodes

Rhodes gives you the opportunity to do island hopping in the Cyclades, Dodecanese and even Turkey as it has many ferry connections. You can easily book quick ferries to Symi, Halki, Tilos, Milos, Santorini, Heraklion and others.

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Rhodes port address & GPS

Rhodes Port
Rhodes Town, Rhodes, 85100, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2241028888
Fax: +30 2241027365
GPS Co-ordinates
28.2326 ° N, 36.4468 ° E

Rhodes port facilities

You can find covered waiting areas and many cafes, restaurants, bars, ATMs, generally everything you need in the city of Rhodes which is within walking distance of the port.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car.

For more information about Rhodes, you can visit Wikipedia.

Getting to and from the port

car

By car

The main harbour of Acandia is 3 km outside of town. Coming from town you will first pass the cruise ships harbour and continue. It isn't well signposted but it should be clear when you reach the port area.
taxi

By Taxi

There is a taxi rank located outside the harbour. You should normally have few issues finding a taxi close to when your ferry arrives or departs.
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By Bus

For the main harbour of Acandia there is a bus stop at the front of the port. But coming from the airport, the bus will stop at Mandraki harbour and you may need to take another bus or a taxi. You can also walk there, but the distance is about 3km and it will take about 25 minutes.

Frequently asked questions for Rhodes ferries

Rhodes (Rodos in Greek) has four harbours in the port area called Kolona. Note, however, that only one harbour is actually called Kolona.
  • Acandia harbour (also spelled Akantia) Most ferries including Blue Star Ferries and ferries to and from Piraeus use this port as well as most bigger ferries including Dodekanisos Seaways' Panagia Skiadeni to and from Simi and Panormitis. It's located about 3km outside the city. Busses and taxis are available and frequent.
  • Kolona harbour The high speed catamarans Dodekanisos Express and Dodekanisos Pride use this port. It is near the city centre opposite the main entrance for the old town. It's about a twenty to thirty minute walk to Acandia.
  • Mandraki harbour This harbour is used mainly for day trip boats that travel to and from the nearest islands or take in many islands in one day.
  • Tourist harbour This harbour is used by cruise ships. It's near the city centre and the old town.
  • If in doubt Your ticket will tell you what port you travel to or from and if you remember the name of your ferry (not just the company) all the bus drivers and taxi drivers and hoteliers on the island will most likely know which port and harbour you need.
You can travel to Rhodes from Athens by using the port of Piraeus.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
  • On conventional ferries

    If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box.

    The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.

  • On fast ferries or catamarans

    Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.

Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Rhodes:

  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries that compares all prices for ferries in Greece.
  • Don't travel with a fast ferry Fast ferries are great as they can shave hours of your journey time, but they are normally more expensive.
  • Choose an inside cabin If you want travel in a cabin and don't need a view, inside cabins are always cheaper.
  • Travel off peak The weather is good in September and in May and June so why not?
Yes.If you travel with Blue Star Ferries you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
In Rhodes city, you will find many agencies where you can print your ticket and there are also agencies outside the tourist harbour (cruise ship port) which you pass on the way to Acandia harbour. If you go to a non central agency you may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros. There are also ticket booths at Acandia harbour (the main harbour of the island) for Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways. The other harbours are located close to the city centre and will have many agencies nearby.
Flights to Rhodes Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" (RHO) has flights from many cities throughout Europe, as well as domestic flights from Athens. In the summer months, however, it is sometimes cheaper to fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus. Ferries to Rhodes From destinations within Greece travelling by ferry is more popular than flying. With new fast ferries it also often quicker overall to take the ferry from domestic locations rather than to fly.
Rhodes is served by Aegeon Pelagos, Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways companies.
Route: Piraeus (Athens) to Rhodes: Average one-way cost per person travelling on foot in July: €57
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Rhodes, if you travel on large ships such as those from the company Blue Star Ferries. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Rhodes can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Rhodes is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.
Yes. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
If you don't get an e-ticket you will have to print your ticket. To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card if you can also use it for travel.

Latest prices for Rhodes ferries

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  • Booked: 10th March, 2021
  • Travel: 1st June - 5th June
  • People: Two foot passengers
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  • Booked: 10th March, 2021
  • Travel: 24th June - 28th June
  • People: Two foot passengers

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