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Do we need a car in Rhodes

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Do we need a car in Rhodes

spending 4 days in Rhodes. Is a car necessary to move around in Rhodes and surroundings ?

1. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

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2. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Hey and welcome Jin29:-) The isle is indeed large! With only 4 days, would go for it.. giving you the freedom and flexibility to move around without depending on bus schedules ..which regardless are pretty good:-) You've got some distances here.. if basing in Rhodes .. to get to Lindos.. Prasonissos where the Aegean and Med Seas meet.. you're looking at a good 1.5 each way for the latter if I remember correctly and well worth it IMO;-) FWIW, last time I was there with 3 others.. we spent 4 days and couldn't imagine doing/seeing all we did without a rental;-) You may want to rent it for 2 or 3 of those 4 days since the Old and New Town areas alone can easily occupy an entire day;-) Happy planning.. and enJOY!

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3. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Rhodes is not large @ 80km long & 38 km wide.The coast line is 220km & could be driven around in a day

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4. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Hey Trevor M:-) Not saying you can't drive around it.. even in a day although that would certainly be pushig it IMO.. but who would want to?;-) Nonetheless, although the main road/highway is good, wouldn't rec to take it all on in a day without taking the time to stop at the various beaches, villages.. hike up Lindos.. swim at Prasonissos and take the time to actually see/experience the places without a simple drive-by.. and enJOy them!

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5. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Thanks Litsa for your advice. Will take it !

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6. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Litsa. I was just making the point that despite what has been said ,Rhodes is not that large

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7. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Everything is relative, especially sizes. Malta which is a country of its own, consists of the main island which is 27 by 14 km + Gozo island 14 by 7 km. To me Rhodes is large.

Buses on the popular trip between Rhodes town and Lindos is usually packed with people. Leaving only standing room and an unbearable heat.

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8. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Hi Jin29 Would definately hire a car if you've never visited Rhodes before. There are some lovely places to see. Rhodes Town and Lindos are a must see. (Don't know where you're based). Lardos is a nice village not far from Pefkos. Asklipio is worth a visit. Prassonissi on the southern tip. Sianna is another little village with a lovely church, a few shops and tavernas. We also visited Faliraki which has a lovely beach. This year we plan to hire a car again and see some different places. Hope this helps. Just realised you're stopping in Rhodes Town.

Denise :0)

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9. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Denise, or anyone else.

Drive to Lahania & take drink/ meal break at Chrissy's Taverna which is run by the local priest & his wife

Then carry on to Messanagros.Go left At the church along a short stretch of dirt road & continue on the tarmac to the west coast near Appolikia

Are you up for an adventure ?

This is a bit of a challenge

Take the Old National Road near Massari & take the long,long dirt road to Gadouras dam near Laerma

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10. Re: Do we need a car in Rhodes

Rhodes is what, the 4th or 5th largest island in Greece? It might not be "large" compared to Sicily or Sardinia but it is still a sizeable island and a car will always be the best way to explore it.

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