Pre-planning is always useful for a more relaxing and enjoyable trip.
The dress code in the Greek Islands is very casual, for shorts and shirts is the norm, and for women, light summer suits or similar to men. If you come to spring or fall, you should wear warmer clothes if it happens a little cold at night. Even for those who want to dress formally, smart casual is the norm, which would be a pair of pants and a shirt.
In the restaurants, the island of Rhodes can satisfy all the gourmet because it produces various products of excellent qualities and the local cuisine is a real treat for the senses. Some of the many specialties of Rhodia are some of the fresh fish and a variety of seafood, a great selection of "mezes" (Mediterranean appetizers), grilled meat, mousaka (the famous dish with potatoes, eggplant, cheese and bechamel) .
The wines of Rhodes are famous for their great taste and quality since ancient times because the wineries and distillery of the island produce delicious wines from the vines of the island that benefit from soil fertility and constant sun The most famous wine labels of Rhodes are dry wines "Ilios", "2400", "Villare" and "Grand Maitre" and the dry red wine "Chevalier de Rhodes".
Booking a taxi There are strict rules on the number of passengers by taxi. Up to 4 passengers per car are allowed, so keep in mind your reservation for a taxi. Make sure your luggage adapts to a regular sized car boot, otherwise you will need to hire a second taxi for any excess luggage. When you request a taxi, make sure that you are at the pick-up point without delay as a taxi will do it. to be there in a few minutes.
Internet cafes. There is one in the harbor, one in the old town, and others in the new town and in the villages of the island of Rhodes. In addition, there are Internet cafes open to the public in most hotels.
Maps There are several maps of the island on the market and most provide free hotels and travel agents for free.
Newspapers and magazines. Most western European newspapers and magazines arrive in Rhodes every day and are available everywhere.
Catholic church The Catholic church of Santa Maria, located on the corner of the streets Kathopouli and Dragoumi, performs massive services from April to October at 7 am on working days and at 8, 11 and 19 hours on Sundays. The church of San Francisco located on Dimokratias Street celebrates Mass from April to October at 8.30 a.m. on weekdays and at 10 on Sunday. During the winter months, both churches are only morn on Sundays.
Afandou (17 kilometers to the southeast of the city of Rhodes) offers a golf course and you can find mini golf courses in all major hotels and in all tourist resorts.
Casino Like all cosmopolitan places, Rhodes has its own casino. The dress code is strict for men, but for women the dress is enough.
The signs that denote postal offices are usually bright yellow, as well as postcards. If you want to send a letter, there are vending machines of stamps and mailboxes outside of the central offices. There is also a mailbox in the port, a few meters from the pier.
The OTE offices (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization) are the cheapest way to make local or international calls. Rhodes is equipped with a very advanced telecommunication system. You can dial directly to any part of the world without the participation of the telephone operator. Blue phone boxes that are found throughout the island can be used for both local and long distance calls. Everyone uses phone cards that can be easily found in every kiosk or store with the "Phone cards sold here". You can also access the port or the airport.
Beaches. The great attraction of Rhodes is the beautiful beaches that surround the entire island. The entrance to all the beaches is free, but you only have to pay only if you rent a sun bed (about 6 euros). The beaches on the east coast are ideal for swimming, since the sea is extremely quiet, while on the west coast it is generally windy and is better offered for windsurfing and other water sports. This does not mean in any way that you can not swim on the west coast. In fact, many people prefer the great waves on the west coast that the calm and smooth sea on the east coast …
Police. All the main areas of the stations have offices of the Tourist Police, whose functions include the inspection of hotels, restaurants, etc. And a service to ensure that tourist services are of acceptable standards. The agents of the Tourist Police who speak languages carry the flag of the country where their language is spoken with their uniforms.
Health. Rhodes has many doctors of all the practices. The State Hospital is open 24 hours a day for emergency cases. There are also many pharmacies and pharmaceuticals.
Banks and ATMs. There are many Greek and international banks licensed to do business in Rhodes. All of them offer exchange services within the city of Rhodes, as well as in other popular tourist areas. The banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the period from April to October, some of them are also open in the afternoon (from 5 to 7:30 p.m.) and Saturdays in the morning, but only in the exchange. In order to be able to change cash or travelers checks, you must have your passport with you. In addition, almost all hotels have exchange offices at the reception. Most stores and hotels also accept Visa, Master Card and other known credit cards. And you do not need the entire wallet only with cash, you may prefer to use ATM machines when you need cash. ATMs are everywhere. Sometimes, the cash gets a better price than a charging card.
Purchases Rhodes is an interesting place to shop. Rhodes has at least 2000 years of unique and skillful artisan jewelery manufacturing. Many stores sell classical and modern gold and silver jewelry, as well as ancient reproduction jewelry, in 14k and 18k with diamonds and precious stones. You can also find handmade and antique carpets made of silk carpets, furniture, paintings and porcelain. Rhodes is also famous for leather and fur, bottles, leather coats, fur coats and viscose. In many stores in the island of Rhodes you can find other products, such as souvenirs, sponges, clothes, shoes, books and much more. And the traditional art workshops for Rhodian pottery ceramics and ceramics.
Restaurants are the usual costs and, on average, they are around 15% above their turnover, in some establishments they are already added, but not in total.
Fiestas and Fiestas. Below is a list of official holidays, during which all departments of public services are closed.
January 1: Day of New Year and # 39; s
January 6 – Epiphany.
First day of Lent (mobile) – in Greek it is known as & # 39; Net Monday & # 39;
March 7: anniversary of the reunion of the Dodecanese islands with the rest of Greece
March 25: Anniversary of the Revolution for Freedom against Turkish Invaders.
Good Friday (mobile)
Easter Sunday, Easter Monday (mobile)
Holy Spirit (mobile)
August 15 – Dormition of the Virgin Mary
October 28: Anniversary of the refusal of Greece to appear in the Italians in 1940
December 25 – Christmas Day
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