Rhodes Old TownThe old town and historic center is the main attraction of the city. It has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as it is one of the most well-preserved medieval city in the world. You can visit the Palace of the Grand Master Knights, the Church of the Annunciation or the Archbishop’s Palace. This area is pedestrian only, and its crowded streets attracts pickpockets in high season.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Rhodes is a very safe city. With a rating of 75% Greece, is ranked 39th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in the old streets of Rhodes, especially in summer. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Rhodes is an averagely safe city regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Be aware of dangerous zones by asking local advice. In the nearby resorts cities such as Faliraki, some young foreign travelers often cause trouble by vandalizing stores and restaurants after the clubs close. Be careful if you are in this area.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are virtually no scammers in Rhodes. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk of fake taxis or taxis making you pay more than you ought to in Rhodes.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There can be some rare natural hazards (earthquakes) in Greece.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Rhodes is a very safe city in respect to terrorist threats.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Rhodes is generally very safe for women travelers. Women should avoid the outskirts of Kremasti village.