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Nice port visit from cruise ship

Written by Rodney T W
When I went up on deck of the Costa Concordia early in the morning to get a look at Rhodes, I was surprised to see the walls, turrets and castle around the city. It had a Disneyland-look I didn't expect. For a cruise
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Tips for Motorcyclists , Cyclists & Pedestrians


Motorcyclists
- It is common to see young tourists on motorbikes or mopeds dressed in shorts and tees or even their swimsuits without a helmet on. Add a few beers to this and you get a lethal combination.

- The unpredictable condition of the road surface (pot holes, rock fall debris, etc) needs extra attention. Always expect the unexpected!

- If you plan to cover long distances on highways make sure you rent a motorbike with an engine more than 150cc in order to avoid cars overtaking you all the way long.

Cyclists
- Bicycles are rare in Rhodes. The reasons are the warm climate and the mountainous landscape with the steep inclines and descents. Drivers are not used to finding their roads used by bicycles.
- Pedestrians can be more dangerous than cars to the cyclist. They don't feel threatened by bicycles and tend to step off the sidewalk into the street suddenly and stand right in front of you.

Pedestrians

- Visitors must beware of motorbike drivers when crossing streets as they often weave in and out of traffic lanes and crowd intersections at traffic lights.
- If there is no sidewalk you will have to walk in the street. Be very careful when you do so.
- If you need to cross the road be very careful especially in areas with a lot of traffic like Faliraki Avenue.
- It is not common place in Greece for drivers to give priority to the pedestrians, not even on the  pedestrians' crossings. In Rhodes Island due to tourism culture, many drivers respect priority to the pedestrians but still this is not a standard you can rely on.



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