Rhodes International Airport Car Rental
Rhodes International Airport is about 15 km from the centre of the homonym Greek city and is also known as Rhodes – Diagoras Airport, from the name of the champion of the Olympic Games. It is the main airport of the island of Rhodes, in the Southern Aegeus.
The international airport is served especially by low-cost airlines, among which Easyjet, Ryanair, Volotea, Vueling and Blue Panorama.
Once landed, get to the offices of the car rental service at Rhodes Airport and pick your rental car up, previously booked on RentalUp. The shortest way to reach Rhodes city centre from the international airport is the Epar-Odos Ialisu-Katavias, that winds along the Northern coast of the island.
The procedures concerning the car rental at Rhodes Airport are completed in short time: considering that the car ride takes about 15 minutes, the total time it takes to get to Rhodes after the plane is landed is about 40-45 minutes.
Rhodes: points of interest
Once picked your rental car up at Rhodes Airport, one of the very first thing you must see is the area of the old town, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Within it, you can admire a mix of styles which retrace eras highly differing from each other: from the recalls to the classic era, to the medieval and ottoman periods.
The second soul of Rhodes is represented by the new town and by its numerous attractions. Firstly, the Street of the Knights, where you can visit the most important museum in the city – the Archaeological Museum – and the Palace of the Grand Master, built in the XIV century on the remains of a Late-Roman fortress. Still in Rhodes New Town we must mention the presence of the Mosque of Soliman the Magnificent, easily recognizable thanks to its pink walls, that will not go unnoticed by the foreign visitors.
A few steps from here, there is the Acropolis of Rhodes, where the ruins of an old theatre and of a II-century stadium are still visible.
One of the most suggested trips is that to the town of Lindos, which boasts a millennial history. Its foundation, indeed, dates back to more than 4000 years ago, as the archaeological findings of recent years witness. The main attraction in Lindos is the Acropolis. Lindos is also the perfect place where to taste the typical local cuisine, thanks to the presence of many typical inns.
Lastly, Rhodes is famous for its beaches. The most frequented one by tourists is the bay of Anthony Quinn, the actor who played the role of the protagonist in the famous movie “The guns of Navarone”, shot on the most beautiful beach in the island.
The right combination between dreamy beach and unbridled nightlife is along the stretch of golden sand of the beach of Faliraki. Windsurf lovers will find their paradise reaching the location of Prassonissi, where there is the so-called beach of the two seas (Aegeus and Mediterranean Sea).
Rhodes: art and culture
The artistic and cultural offer of the city of Rhodes is of high quality, starting from the museums. Among these, the most important one is the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, situated within the building of the Hospital of the Knights, official seat of the museum since the early XX century. Within it the Archaic, Roman and Hellenistic Rhodes revives. Columns, tombstones and sculptures of the just mentioned periods are the most interesting things of the treasure exhibited in the main museum of the island.
We must also mention the beauty of the Hospital of the Knights, built in the late XV century, today considered as one of the best examples of medieval architecture.
Besides the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, the second most important museum is the Decorative Arts Museum of Rhodes. Despite the appearances could be deceiving (in this case, the size of the building could lead to snub it), the museum includes the most interesting collection of ceramics throughout the island. The building is in the medieval centre of the city of Rhodes, in Argyrokastrou square.
Besides the Archaeological Museum and the Decorative Arts Museum, another historical-cultural attraction in Rhodes is the Acropolis of Lindos, a little more than 100 meters above sea level. The ruins of the temple dedicated to Athena and the ruins of a 20-columns porch are noteworthy, too. Obviously, there is no comparison with the famous Acropolis of Athens, but during a stay on the island of Rhodes and, in particular, in the city centre, the Acropolis of Lindos is really relevant in the list of the things to see and to do in Rhodes.