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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)
PRICE IN €
( FROM or TO )
PRICE IN €
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
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.
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.
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.
temperatures throughout the year.
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.
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.
any serious problems arise, the following consulates will be willing to
assist their nationals:
Great Britain.....: 23, 25th March St., tel.
Germany..........: 43 Kennedy St., tel.
Austria............: 17, 25th March St.,
tel. 22410-20 831
France............: 31, Agiou Nikolaou
St., tel. 22410-22 318
I. Kazouli St., tel. 22410-21388
Italy................: Ippoton St.,
tel. 22410-27 042
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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:
22410-20236 or RODA
22410-27462 or better yet, see your travel
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.
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.
& 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.
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.
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,
NOTE:100 Celsius or 212 Fahrenheit is
the water boiling point and 0 Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit is freezing