spending 4 days in Rhodes. Is a car necessary to move around in Rhodes and surroundings ?
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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!
Rhodes is not large @ 80km long & 38 km wide.The coast line is 220km & could be driven around in a day
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!
Thanks Litsa for your advice. Will take it !
Litsa. I was just making the point that despite what has been said ,Rhodes is not that large
Buses on the popular trip between Rhodes town and Lindos is usually packed with people. Leaving only standing room and an unbearable heat.
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)Edited: 11:31 am, April 28, 2013
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