Rhodes is a Greek island located on the south-west of Marmaris. Some holidaymakers prefer to have a day trip to Rhodes during their Marmaris holiday, as the island is situated within 1 hour catamaran/ferry trip from Marmaris.
The island was one of the most important cities during the era of the Romans and Byzantium (4th to 3rd century BC). Later on the island captured by the St.Jean Knights and till 1519 the Knights lived in the island. The establishment of today’s Rhodes dating back to 1920s.
Today the Island of Rhodes is an important tourist destination in the Mediterranean.
There are a lot of shops and quality restaurants. The historic places worth seeing. The city is separated as the old and the new city. All the facilities are located in the new city.
Things to Do & See
Majority of the tourists prefer to have a quick city tour upon arrival to Rhodes. If you are making a day visit from Marmaris, than you’ll have about 6-7 hours to explore Rhodes, before you take your catamaran/ferry back to Marmaris.
Top sights and points of interest in Rhodes include:
- Temple of Aphrodite
- Archeology Museum of Rhodes
- Grand Master Palace
- Byzantium Museum
- Mountain Smit
- Suleyman Pasa, Aga & Ibrahim Pasa Mosques
The Old Town of Rhodes, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and very beautiful with historical sites, narrow streets and variety of shops with famous brands, local goods, handicrafts and souvenirs.
You’ll admire the remains of the temple of Aphrodite, that was built in 1510 BC.
We recommend you to visit the Grand Master Palace of the St. John. Knights, as the island was once the stronghold of this powerful religious brotherhood.
The landscape on the mountain Smit is excellent, if you visit.
The cuisine is excellent and we recommend you have a nice lunch or dinner in the quality restaurants, cafes and bars of Rhodes.
Nightlife in Rhodes is also very intense. If you would like to stay at Rhodes, you can easily find numerous quality hotels and hostels, on the north side of the island.
How to Get there?
You can find daily catamaran/ferry from Marmaris Marina. You may buy tickets from the travel agencies by the port. According to your nationality you may need to take visa too. You may also visit Rhodes by your own yacht.
Yesil Marmaris Tourism and Yacht Management Inc. is the company in Marmaris, organizing daily catamaran and ferry lines to the Greek Island of Rhodes.
It takes about 60 minutes to get to Rhodes from Marmaris.
You can buy tickets from the ticket window or travel agents on location or online from yesilmarmarislines.com/en/
Departure from Marmaris to Rhodes is mostly at 09:15 am. and return 16.00 pm. from Rhodes to Marmaris.