Rhodes ferries connect Dodecanese Islands with Cyclades Islands, Athens, Crete, Samos & Turkey with crossings available to Syros, Thira, Katapola, Anafi & Milos (in Cyclades Islands), Tilos, Karpathos, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Symi, Lipsi, Astypalea, Chalki, Kasos, Diafani, Agathonisi & Panormitis (in Dodecanese Islands), Piraeus (in Athens), Heraklion & Sitia (in Crete), Pythagorio (in Samos) & Fethiye & Marmaris (in Turkey). Sailings from Rhodes are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 43 ferry crossings daily from Rhodes with sailing durations starting from 50 minutes. Our Rhodes ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Rhodes is the largest in the Dodecanese islands, a Greek island group laying to the southwest of the Turkish mainland. The port is used as the gateway to neighbouring islands belonging to Greece and coastal towns in Turkey, ranging from 1 hour to 25 hours.
Rhodes’ appeal lies in its dexterity; whether you’re looking for a relaxing week lounging on the beach, dancing and drinking until the early hours or admiring the ancient history – Rhodes has it all. It’s location next to Greece and Turkey, fine weather and spectacular landscape has propelled it into the most prominent Greek island, and after visiting you’ll understand the fuss. Even if you’re not particularly into historical architecture, it is almost compulsory to wander around the towering walls of the Old Town and bask in the charming atmosphere. The walls are perhaps the highlight of a host of breathtaking ancient sites; The Knight’s Castles, painted churches and mesmerising buildings are also well worth a visit.
As mesmerising and engaging as the ancient sites are, there is much more to Rhodes than its famous past; many young people swarm the island each summer to rejoice in the glorious sunshine before indulging in Rhodes’ notoriously decadent nightlife. Agios Pavlos Beach is the most renowned and popular beach, affording alluring walking trails that decorate the coastline, as well as the mandatory golden sands and endless tourists. Many of those tourists will head to the clubs that host world famous DJ’s, copious bottles of alcohol and a vibrant energy that flows throughout the island.
Two bus companies are in operation around Rhodes, travelling to the most prominent areas of the island. Most choose to cover the island’s beautiful landscape by car, witnessing the breathtaking scenery in a convenient manner.