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
Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese therefore, a popular port of call for an increasingly large volume of tourists and individuals arriving by cruise ships / ferry boats, hydrofoils and catamarans.
FERRY BOATS The larger ferry boats operate between the ports of Piraeus and Rhodes on a daily basis. These ferry boats usually stop at the neighbouring islands of Patmos (5,5 hrs), Leros (4,5 hrs), Kos (1,5 hrs) and Nissiros (5, hrs). The trip from Rhodes to Piraeus takes 15-16 hours. The harbour Police Station can provide arrival/departure times for all ferry boats.
HYDROFOIL ITINERARIES - DODECANESE ISLANDS The quickest way to travel to the neighbouring island surrounding Rhodes is by Hydrofoil. The Hydrofoils depart regularly from the Colona - Old town of Rhodes frequently during the week connecting the following islands;
1. RHODES - KOS - KALYMNOS - LEROS - PATMOS [Including compulsory stops at the following islands: Ikaria, Chalki, Astipalea]
2. RHODES - SYMI - KOS - KALYMNOS [Including compulsory stops at the following islands: Tilos, Nissiros, Astipalea]
CATAMARAN Operating on a daily basis during the summer season April-October a Rhodian and Turkish Catamaran service, work on a rotation of daily excursions from Rhodes to Marmaris (Turkey) which return on the same day.
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LOCAL EXCURSION BOATS A small fleet of excursion boats sail around the island on a daily basis, in this way it is possible to enjoy a thrilling day out, sailing leisurely around the East coast of the island with a breathtaking view of the beaches; Kalithea Spa, Anthony Quinn Bay, Afandou, Tsampica, Stegna and the legendary Lindos. A good selection of sea excursions are available.