Has anybody any suggestions of neighbouring islands to Rhodes that are good to visit and possibly stay at for a couple of days? We will be staying near Lindos for two weeks in July and would like to break up the holiday with a short excursion!!
looking forward to any ideas!!
The main harbour is Mandraki in Rhodes town and this is a good distance from Lindos. To organise such excursions independently you'll have to make a journey to Mandraki to book at least a day before or get there early and buy on the day. An agent in resort will be able to book a trip to Symi or Kos and though more expensive will normally include transport (saving you an expensive taxi journey if you have an early morning departure). Rhodes town offers links to nearby Symi or hydrofoil connections to Kos Town and Marmaris, Turkey. The nearby island of Halki is also a short journey from Rhodes but the ferry leaves from Kamiros on the west coast and not Mandraki.
Wherever you arrive you'll normally find a few people offering accommodation in the harbour though you often get better value/standard of room if you chat to locals/other tourists in a bar. As it's peak season some (greedy) owners won't do stays of less than 5 days though there is a way around this if you're struggling - take 5 days but agree to pay nightly and 'unfortunately' cut your stay short.Naughty but a tip i've been given by many an island hopper!
Whatever you decide enjoy
I will let you know how we get on!!
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