Travel to Rhodes and discover the most beautiful beaches with a rental car. Rhodes is the fourth largest island of Greece and can be optimally explored with a rental car from Rhodes Airport. On Rhodes there live about 117,000 people and most of them in the eponymous capital Rhodes Town. The island is 38 km wide and 78 km long, so it is not too big to visit all the beautiful places with a rental car. Its highest elevation is the 1,215 meter high mountain Attavyros. With well over 300 hours of sunshine per year, Rhodes is one of the sunniest regions in all of Europe. Take a rental car at Rhodes Diagoras Airport and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
Runway in Rhodes
If you travel to Rhodes in autumn, you probably feel like you're in the wrong season. Thanks to the rains, suddenly the whole island blooms in bright colors again. So spend the autumn days either on the beach or take a long hike through the breathtaking nature in Rhodes. In autumn you can look forward to peace and relaxation on Rhodes, because not too many tourists travel to the Greek island anymore. Treat yourself to a few glasses of Greek wine and taste your way through the delicacies of Greek cuisine. Autumn in Rhodes is guaranteed to please you. Here you can really soak up the sun before the colder months.
Car rental at the airport
If you want to rent a car cheaply, Rhodes Airport is the right place for you, as many international rental car companies have settled here. The car rental offers are very varied and particularly cheap due to the variety of car rental stations. The pick-up station can be booked directly at the airport or in another holiday destination of your choice. It is also possible to pick up the rental car at a pick-up station, but to drop it off at a completely different pick-up station. For this you have to pay a surcharge, that the car has to be returned to the actual car rental.
Refuel your rental car
In Greece, and thus also on the island of Rhodes, there is right-hand traffic. The roads on Rhodes are not only well signposted but also very well signposted, there are several petrol stations along the roadside. Above all, the large brand of "EKO petrol stations" is represented by a widespread network of petrol stations, including directly at Rhodes airport.
As a rule, they take over the rental car with full tanks and can refuel it at the airport at the end of the trip. The major petrol station operators accept cash, EC and credit cards. The petrol station attendant usually fills Rhodes himself, so he knows exactly what kind of fuel to fill. He will certainly be very happy about rounding up the refuelled amount as a small tip for the petrol pump attendant.
In the sparsely populated south of the island, the density of petrol stations is not quite so high anymore and the road conditions are also somewhat worse. But even there you don't necessarily need an SUV or jeep to drive everywhere. With a fully refuelled car you can get around the island about twice, so it's no problem if you don't see the next gas station in sight. And the fuel is quite cheap in Greece anyway.
Rent a cheap rental car and explore the beautiful island in the Southern Aegean Sea.
Old Town Rhodes
The historic old town of Rhodes is like a huge open-air museum. It is considered one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Grand Master's Palace, the fortifications, the city walls and paved streets such as Ritterstraße are worth seeing. There are numerous Turkish mosques to visit.
Most of the hotels are located in the modern and architecturally completely different designed new city. A great contrast for the eye to explore. The Old and New Town are only a 10 to 15 minute walk away from each other. The pulsating nightlife also takes place in the new town and you can visit the marina, the cruise ship terminal as well as the popular and typical Greek Mandraki harbour.
If you want to visit the most picturesque place in Greece, you should visit Lindos. This place with its white houses nestles against a mountain slope and as a crowning glory the second largest acropolis of Greece is enthroned on the hilltop. You can either walk to this temple complex from antiquity or take a donkey taxi. From the top you can enjoy fantastic views. A "must-have" in Lindos is also the famous valley of butterflies, where it flutters colourful, wild and rarely from these delicate creatures!
Faliraki is the most popular holiday resort in Rhodes, which also has the longest beach with a length of five kilometres. It is located on the east coast and with its perfect infrastructure, it promises the finest bathing and beach pleasure as well as a luscious nightlife.
Surfing on Rhodes
Ialyssos and Ixia are not only Eldorados for surfers but also popular holiday resorts on the northwest coast of Rhodes, just a few kilometres from the capital.
If you would like to visit the beautiful Aegean island of Rhodes in Greece, you should rent a rental car, preferably directly from the pick-up point at the airport, where you can return it comfortably at the end of your holiday. This makes you independent and allows you to explore even the most remote and secret places of the island's paradise.