Rhodes

Rhodes is the capital city of the Rhodes island, one of Greece’s largest and most famous island. It hosts beautiful white sand beaches, historical medieval sites and great food. It is only a few miles away from the coast of Turkey.

Although the city is very safe even for women travelling alone, as it is a touristic center some areas pickpockets and thieves who take advantage of the crowds. SafeAround will allow you to see on a map the city’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods and areas, details on scams and other risks, as well as some useful travel advice.

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Rhodes Old Town

The 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

Mid Priority-96 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.

Mid Priority-96 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.

Mid Priority-96 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.

Mid Priority-96 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.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM

There might be some risk of fake taxis or taxis making you pay more than you ought to in Rhodes.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

There can be some rare natural hazards (earthquakes) in Greece.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM

Rhodes is a very safe city in respect to terrorist threats.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Rhodes is generally very safe for women travelers. Women should avoid the outskirts of Kremasti village.

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Useful Information

Visas are not usually required for stays under 90 days, and EU nationals (Schengen) can stay in the country as long as they want. Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to the country you’re visiting. www.doyouneedvisa.com is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The currency in Greeceand most of Europe is the Euro. There are some withdrawal restrictions on the amount of euros you can withdraw per day (around €600). It is a cheap country compared to other European peers, with a per day budget averaging 60-80€.
The weather in Greece is mild during Autumn and Spring, cold in Winter and Sunny in Summer. The best time to visit is around summer (May-September), with July and August being extremely crowded; although major cities can be visited year-long.
The main international airports are in Athens, Korfu, Heraklion and Rhodes If you’re looking fore cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page