When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Rhodes?
The most popular time to travel to Rhodes is summer, June to August, when the temperatures are highest and the island is buzzing and at its most lively. April to May and September to October are good times to visit if you prefer a quieter atmosphere and slightly less humid temperatures. It’s also a good time to find last-minute flight deals and cheap flights to Rhodes.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Rhodes?
Many airlines offer Rhodes flights from the UK so you can often find a good deal on return flights if you book in advance (at least six weeks before travel, ideally around three months) and check regularly for offers and promotions. Use Netflights.com to compare prices on airlines and routes and find the cheapest direct flights or return flights. You might even grab a bargain on last-minute flights.
Flying to Rhodes International Airport RHO
Rhodes International Airport (RHO), also known as Rhodes Diagoras Airport, is one of the biggest airports in Greece. It’s 14 kilometres west of the city of Rhodes, and it offers domestic flights to other Greek cities as well as to most European capitals.
Many major airlines offer Rhodes flights. British Airways operates direct flights to Rhodes from London Gatwick Airport. You can also fly to Rhodes from London Heathrow Airport and London City Airport. Aegean Airlines, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Iberia Airlines and Swiss all operate indirect services to Rhodes. The stopovers are usually in major cities such as Athens, Zurich and Rome. Flights to Rhodes are also available from other UK airports including Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Rhodes International Airport (RHO) has a single terminal building, which serves international and domestic arrivals and departures. The airport has both civil and military functions. When you arrive at Rhodes International Airport, you’ll find baggage reclaim on the same level and a taxi rank outside the arrivals exit. Rhodes International Airport (RHO) also offers a range of useful services and facilities for passengers. These include a bureau de change, bank and cash machine and bars and cafes. There are also lost luggage lockers and a medical centre. Car rental agencies are located in the arrivals hall. There is no Wi-Fi available at the airport.
Getting to the City from Rhodes International Airport RHO
Getting to the city from Rhodes International Airport (RHO) takes around 25 minutes by car. You can find taxis at the rank outside the arrivals hall but it’s a good idea to pre-book your taxi as the airport can get very busy during peak times. Buses run approximately every half-hour from the airport to Rhodes Town, and the journey takes about 35 minutes. The bus stop is located outside the terminal building. If you’d like to hire a car to explore the island, it’s best to reserve it in advance and the car rental operators’ desks can be found in the arrivals hall.
Why Visit Rhodes?
With its intriguing antiquities, sandy beaches and clear waters, Rhodes, also known as Rodos, is a popular destination for British holidaymakers. The OId Town is a UNESCO World Heritage City with a fascinating blend of ancient architecture, from classical ruins to tangled medieval streets, and Ottoman and Italian buildings, contained within heavy walls.
Tour the former Knights Quarter, which was home to the occupying Knights of St John, and discover mosaics, statues, and other relics at the Knights Hospital, which is now Rhodes’s Archeological Museum.
Later, you can walk the medieval walls for spectacular views over the city, or picnic by the moat below, and wander the Acropolis of Rhodes. For an indulgent day out, head to the Kalithea Thermi, an art deco spa built in 1929 on the site of an ancient spring. It’s a short distance from the city, and you can bathe in the therapeutic waters and relax with a drink at the café.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. It’s a good idea to exchange euros before you fly in case you need cash when you arrive. There are also cash machines and bureau de change services available at Rhodes International Airport. Greece is currently operating capital controls, so you can take out cash using a UK bank card up to a daily limit set by the Greek banking system, or your own bank’s daily limit, whichever is the lower. Check for the latest advice before you fly.