Rhodes Port is the main sea entrance to the island and the gateway to many of its attractions. With waterfront restaurants, medieval buildings and its close proximity to the old town, the transit hub is also worthy of exploration.
Rhodes Port is actually made up of several individual harbors. Ferries arriving from mainland Greece, Turkey and some of the other Dodecanese Islands dock at the Tourist Harbour. For most visitors, this is their first view of Rhodes Island and the historic old town.
Rhodes Port Infos
Address: Akti Sachtouri, Rhodes 85100
GPS Coordinates: 36.445348,28.233082
On the island of Rhodes are five ports, including three in the city of Rhodes:
The Central Port of Rhodes, where ferries depart for national and international connections.
The Central Port (Mandraki), has been the main island for over 2500 years. It is recognizable by two bronze deer, the symbol of Rhodes, built at the point where, according to legend, soared the Colossus of Rhodes.
The Port of Kolona, opposite the Central Port, designed to link with the islands of the Dodecanese and the yachts.
The Port of Akandia, when used in the days of traffic for cruise ships. Ships dock at the pier, near the walled Old City. The main services and points of interest in the town are almost all on foot.
The port of Rhodes is:
– About 28 km from the International Airport of Rhodes “Diagoras”
– About 50 km from Lindos
– About 26 km from Kolymbia
– About 77 km from Monolithos
– About 38 km from Kameiros
To reach by car the Central Port of Rhodes, the main road is the national road E95 Rhodes Lindos to 4 lanes.
To reach by bus the Central Port of Rhodes, are in service two bus stations, one block away in front of Mandraki, which connect the island of Rhodes, serving, respectively, the locations of the eastern and the towns of west of the island. On weekends the service is less frequent.
The International Airport of Rhodes “Diagoras” is located in Petaloudes, about 28 km from the Central Port of Rhodes.
Tips for Ferry Tickets
Do you want to get from Athens to Rhodes by ferry? Here are some tips you should consider.
Buy the ferry ticket online, in advance. It's easy, fast and safe. And you do not run the risk of discovering that the boat is crowded on the day of departure for another island (important in the high season, July and August). A great place to buy them online is Let's Ferry
On all ferry sites the prices are the same, but in this, there is no extra surprise when you complete the purchase.
Be careful though: According to the law the tickets have to be printed out only by certified travel agencies or the ferry companies themselves so even if you book it online you have to visit a travel agent to take the print outs anyways (this can even happen in the Piraeus port though just outside of the ferry before boarding – there are kiosks in port that do that if you give them your booking number or printout)!
The best website to book your ferry from Athens to Rhodes is : Let's Ferry