Rhodes International Airport
or Diagoras International Airport is located on the west side of the island of Rhodes in Greece. It is about 14kms from the city of Rodos which is the capital of the island. It is a busy airport by Greek standards, the 4th busiest in Greece and it mainly facilitates tourists coming to the island for a little bit of paradise and a lot of sun! Flights connect the airport with other major Greek cities and with all major European capitals. The airport also sees a lot of charter flights during the peak tourist season, with package holiday-goers arriving in their thousands. The airport is easily reached by road via the dual carriageway coastal road which runs all around the island.
More About Rhodes Airport
Airport Car Rental
Car rental is a big business in Rhodes airport with tourists looking to make the most of their holiday by seeing all the island has on offer. There are a number of very well-known car rental providers as well as some Greek car rental agencies operating from Rhodes airport. Car Booker works with these car rental providers and compares the prices and deal that they have on offer to ensure you can pick the best deal for you. Car Booker works with Alamo, Auto Union, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Holiday Autos, Olympic Car Rentals and Sixt. You can find the rental desks in the arrivals hall, but it is better to book your rental car before you get there as it can get pretty busy, especially in summer.
Getting there & Away
Unless you are on a charter flight with transfers included, you will need to organise to get your destination. We recommend car rental as the best way to see Rhodes, however, if you want to get public transport then you can take the bus. There is a bus stop outside the terminal and another local bus stop 300 meters from the airport, departures are frequent to the Rhodes and to some other small towns. Less buses run at the weekends. Taxi can be hired from the Taxi Station, but like car rental, if you are travelling in peak months, it is recommended to book in advance to avoid queues. Taxis are dark blue with white roofs with the word TAXI written on top.
In Rhodes city, the star attraction is the old town; go here to walk the moat in the Old Town, visit the Lindos Acropolis for history amazing views of almost 40kms of coastline. There is a Marine Aquarium located in the basement of the Hydro Biological Station in Rhodes Town. Outside the city, why not day trip in your rental car and head for the Seven Springs, 30kms away, this is a real oasis even in the height of summer, luscious with greenery. For some beautiful examples of old painted churches head south of Rhodes, and if you are interested in windsurfing, continue as far as Pressonisi on the Southern cape where the sand spit separates the Mediterranean and the Aegean.