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Rhodes and the Dodecanese Travel Guide

Air Travel

There are more than eight flights per day to Rhodes from Athens on Olympic Airlines or Aegean Airlines. Extra flights are added during high season. The 45-minute flight costs about €115 one-way. Olympic and Sky Express fly to Rhodes from Heraklion (1 hour, €100) at least three times per day and Olympic flies several times a week from Thessaloniki (1¼ hours, €117). It is possible to fly directly to Rhodes from a number of European capitals, especially on charters. To Kos, Olympic Airlines runs three daily flights from Athens, and three flights a week from Rhodes. Schedules are reduced in winter. Neither Patmos nor Symi have airports.

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Airports

Rhodes Airport is about 20 minutes from Rhodes town, and it's best to take a taxi (about €15) or a public bus (€3). Though private vehicles must have permits to enter the Old Town, a taxi may enter if carrying luggage, no matter what a reluctant driver tells you.

Kos airport is located 26 km (16 mi) southwest of Kos town. There is bus and taxi service from there to Kos town; expect to pay about €20 for the taxi fare, €3 for the bus.

Airport Contacts

Kos Airport (Antimahia, Kos, 85302. 22420/56000. www.kos-airport.com.)

Rhodes Airport (Diagoras, Paradissi, Rhodes, 85106. 22410/88700. www.rhodes-airport.info.)

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