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PLEASE NOTE: The area codes have now changed. Before the number you should use 22410 instead of 241 or 0241. Therefore, if you are anywhere in Europe, you dial: 0030-22410

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 RHODES TAXI PRICE LIST FOR 2007 SEASON
From the Airport or Harbor to various destinations
Prices are ONE WAY & in Euro
Taxi's booked by phone add 1,50 Euro
(Maximum of 4 persons in one car)

AIRPORT DESTINATION HARBOR
PRICE IN ( FROM or TO ) PRICE IN
30 AFANDOU 28
44 CHARAKI (HARAKI) 44
25 FALIRAKI 20
48 GENNADI 45
21 IALYSSOS 18
21 IXIA 18
44 KALATHOS 44
25 KALITHEA 20
48 KIOTARI 45
15 KREMASTI 20
33 KOLYMBIA 30
25 KOSKINOY 20
48 LARDOS 45
44 LINDOS 44
48 PEFKOS 45
75 PRASSONISI 75
44 PYLONA 44
22 RHODES TOWN 18
19 THOLOS 28
44 VLYCHA 44


The airport: The International Airport of Rhodes, is among the best in Greece. It is located 15 km away from the city of Rhodes, on the west coast near the town of Paradisi. The usual services that can be found on any International Airport, can also be found here, including but not limited to banks, car-hire firms, shops, Snack Bars, and a duty-free shopping you are traveling abroad. Olympic Airways runs buses from their town offices in Rhodes town and cover all their flights. Travelers are advised to check on the departure times of these buses in advance. Passengers traveling with groups, should check with their Travel Agent or Tour Operator for local transfer arrangements. They are usually set up so they will take you all the way to your hotel or apartment.

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Antiques, antiquities and other art objects: Exporting antiquities and other works of art from Greece, is strictly prohibited, with the exception of certain items for which a license may be issued by the Ministry of Culture and Sciences. If anyone, Greek or foreigner is caught having possession of antiquities or other works of art without an export license, not only the object will the object will be confiscated, but he/she will be subject to severe criminal punishment. For more information, please contact the Archaeological Service, located on Argyrokastrou Square, Tel. 22410-27674

Banks and money. There are many Greek and International banks that are licensed to do business in Rhodes. All of them offer exchange services within the town of Rhodes as well as in other popular resort areas. Banks are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the period from April to October, some of them are open in the evenings as well (5 p.m., to 7.30 p.m.) and on Saturday mornings, but only for the exchange purposes. In order to exchange cash or traveler's checks, you need to have your passport with you. In addition, almost all hotels have exchange offices on their front desks. Visa, Master Card and other well known credit cards are also accepted by the majority of shops, rent-a-car companies, Travel Agencies and hotels. You may also use your credit card to draw cash from the many ATM's located throughout the island of Rhodes.

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Beaches. The big attraction of Rhodes are the beautiful beaches that surround the entire island. Entrance to all the beaches is free, but you will have to pay only if you rent a sun bed. The beaches on the east coast are ideal for swimming since the sea is extremely calm, while on the west coast is generally windy and it is best offered for windsurfing and other water sports. This does not in any way means that you can not swim on the west coast. As a matter of fact, many people prefer the big waves of the west coast than the calm and smooth sea of the east coast.

Average temperatures throughout the year.

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Bicycles and Motorbikes. Bicycles and motorbikes are used extensively all over the island.
There are many rental companies spread around the island and they will rent you a bicycle or motorbike either on a daily or weekly rate. Many hotels and/or apartments can arrange for you to rent one, so you don't have to run around trying to find a reputable company. However, bear in mind that mopeds and motorbikes are dangerous if you are not an experienced driver.


Camping. At present there is no organized camping site available in Rhodes. The only one that existed was Faliraki Camping which is now closed since 2003. (Out of Business). 

Car hire. There are plenty of rent-a-car companies in Rhodes. Many Internationally known companies, including but not limited to Hertz, Budget, Avis, Eurocar etc. Some of the larger hotels have their own cars for hire. While the large and recognized rental companies have set prices for any given car, the smaller ones can and will bargain with you and sometimes you might get a very good deal through them. Prices normally include full insurance and free mileage. Of course, like every place else, you will have to pay for the fuel/petrol you use.

Catholic Church. The Catholic church of Santa Maria, located at the corner of Kathopouli and Dragoumi Streets, holds Mass services from April to October at 7 a.m. on weekdays and at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays. The St. Francisco church located on Dimokratias Street, celebrates Mass from April to October at 8.30 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays. During the winter months, both churches hold Masses only on Sundays. 

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Consulates. If any serious problems arise, the following consulates will be willing to assist their nationals: 
Great Britain.....: 23, 25th March St., tel. 22410-24 963 
Germany..........: 43 Kennedy St., tel. 22410-29 730 
Austria............: 17, 25th March St., tel. 22410-20 831 
France............:  31, Agiou Nikolaou St., tel. 22410-22 318 
Sweden...........:  Amerikis & I. Kazouli St., tel. 22410-21388 
Italy................:  Ippoton St., tel. 22410-27 042 
Finland............:  93, Amerikis St., tel. 22410-24 890 
Belgium and the Netherlands: 15, Hr. Polytechniou St., tel. 22410-24180 


Health. Rhodes has plenty of doctors of all practices. The State Hospital, located on Erithrou Stavrou street, is open 24 hours a day for emergency cases. There are also plenty of pharmacies and chemists and by law, one of them must stay open all night long.

Holidays and Feasts. The following is a list of official holidays, during which all departments of  public services are closed. 

January 1- New Year's Day 
January 6 - Epiphany. 
First day of Lent (movable) - in Greek is known as 'Clean Monday' 
March 7 - anniversary of the reunion of the Dodecanese Islands with the rest of Greece 
March 25 - anniversary of the revolution for freedom against the Turkish invaders.
Good Friday (movable)
Easter Sunday, Easter Monday (movable)
April 23 - St. George's day
May 1- May Day
Of the Holy Spirit (movable)
August 15 - Dormition of Virgin Mary
October 28 - anniversary of Greece's refusal to submit to the Italians in 1940
December 25 - Christmas Day

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Tourist Information. Information is easily obtained from the local people since most of them speak English or some other foreign language. Official information of course can always be obtained from the 'National Tourist Organization' EOT as it is called in Greek. Their offices are located on corner of Papagou & Makariou streets. Tel. 22410-23 655) 

Emergencies. Use the following telephone numbers in case of emergencies: Hospital: either 166 or  22410-22222, Fire Department:199, Police:100, Tourist Police: 22410-27423. We hope and wish that you may never have to use it, but just in case, the Greek word for "Help" is "Voeethia". 

Police. All the main resorts areas have Tourist Police Stations, whose duties include the inspection of hotels, restaurants, bars and other facilities to make sure that services offered to tourists are of acceptable standards. Any serious complains should be addressed to them directly. Tourist Police officers who speak several languages, bear the flag of the country's language they speak on their uniforms. The Tourist Police headquarters are on the corner of Papagou and Makariou St.. (tel. 22410-27423). 

Post Office. The main Post Office is located at Mandraki, opposite the church of the Annunciation. It is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 8. p.m. as well as Saturdays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stamps can also be bought at several shops where you buy the post cards and at most hotels sell postage stamps.

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Public transport. The bus network covers the entire island, and the vehicles are generally in good condition. The main terminal is located on Eleftherias Square, in front of the New Market by  Mandraki harbor and covers the entire island. For the schedule or any other information, please contact the KTEYL: 22410-27706, 22410-20236 or RODA 22410-27462 or better yet, see your travel agent. 

Guides. Tour guides are fully trained and certified by the NTOG professionals. They are all members of the Guide's Union and requests for guides in any of the European languages may be submitted to their Union offices Tel. 22410-27525 or the NTOG offices. Furthermore, many of the local Travel Agencies organize guided tours to the main sights of the island. 

Maps. There are a number of maps of the island on the market and most of them are provided free of charge by Hotels, Travel Agents and Rent-a-car companies.

Newspapers and magazines. Most western European newspapers and magazines arrive in Rhodes on a daily basis and they are available everywhere. The last few years you can also find News papers from the Former USSR countries. 

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Telephones & Telegrams. Rhodes is equipped with a very advanced telecommunications system. You can dial directly anywhere in the world without the involvement of the telephone operator. The head offices of the Greek Telecommunications Organization (OTE), on the corner of Amerikis and 25th March Streets, has public telephones which are available 7 days a week. The blue telephone boxes found all over the island can be used either for local or for long distance calls. They all use phone cards, which can be purchased at just about every tourist shop. Telegrams may be sent from OTE main offices and/or the Post Office. Telephone rates are reduced by 30% between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. for long distance calls.  

Passports, Customs and other formalities. No visas are required for visitors from European and most other countries for stays of up to three months. If an extension of one's stay is required, you should then file an application with the Immigration Police at least twenty days prior to the expiration of the initial three month period. Personal belongings such as cameras; radios, cassette players, musical instruments and so on, may be brought freely into Greece, but only one of each kind per traveler. Duty-free goods such as cigarettes and alcohol may be imported, but allowed quantities vary from time to time and your best bet is to check with your travel agent in your home country.


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Weights and measures. Greece uses the metric system. Some useful conversions and equivalents are: 1 meter=39.4 inches, 1 kilometer=0.620 mile ( 1 mile=1.6 km ), 1 kilo = 2.2046 lb. Temperature is measured in degrees Centigrade (Celsius). To convert Centigrade into Fahrenheit, multiply by 9/5 and add 32. To convert Fahrenheit into Centigrade, subtract 32 and multiply by 5 and then divide by 9. 
e.g. 100 C: 100X9=900, 900/5=180, 180+32=212 
       212 F: 212-32=180, 180X5=900, 900/9=100
NOTE:100 Celsius or 212 Fahrenheit is the water boiling point and 0 Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit is freezing point!

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