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Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Rhodes - Dodecanese Islands.

Rhodes and the Dodecanese in general are connected
to the port of Piraeus. From Rhodes you can also visit
the nearby Dodecanese islands, the Cycladic islands
and Crete through other ports.

Your trip to Rhodes can be with a conventional ferry
boat or Highspeed depending on the day, the time
and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

If you select to visit Rhodes with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 15-17 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 11-13 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Rhodes run all year round
on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Patmos - Leros - Kasos - Kalymnos
Kos - Nisyros - Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Syros - Patmos - Leros - Kalymnos
Kasos - Nisyros - Rhodes
3. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Kalymnos - Kasos - Nisyros - Rhodes
4. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Nisyros - Rhodes
5. Rhodes - Nisyros - Kalymnos - Leros - Lipsi
Patmos - Arki - Agathonissi - Pythagorion
(Samos)
6. Rhodes - Symi - Nisyros - Kalymnos - Leros
Patmos

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Rhodes Ferries Dodecanese Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese
Travel Information for ferries to Rhodes. Island of Rhodes Dodecanese.

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Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Rhodes Island Dodecanese Greece

RHODES > MYTHOLOGY

Mythology of Rhodes Dodecanese Greek Islands Greece

The origin of Rhodes is connected with a beautiful myth which Pindar and other ancient writers liked to tell in their works. According to this myth, when Zeus defeated the Giants and became master of the earth, he decided to divide it among the gods of Mount Olympus. Helios, the sun god, was absent during the casting of lots, and, so the legend goes, "...no one remembered to include him in the draw". When Helios returned from his duties, he complained to Zeus about the injustice done to him. The father of the gods then told him he would cast lots again, but the radiant god did not let him. He only asked Zeus and the other gods to promise that the land which was to rise out of the sea could be his. As he spoke, there slowly emerged from the bottom of the blue sea a beautiful island, profuse with flowers. It was Rhodes, which until then had lain hidden beneath the sea.

Brimming with happiness, Helios bathed the island with his own radiance and made it the most beautiful in the Aegean Sea.

Another myth attributes the beginnings of Rhodes to the love of Helios for the nymph Rhodes, the daughter of the god of the sea, Poseidon. When Helios saw Rhodes, so the myth goes, he was so taken by her astounding beauty that he made her his wife. They had seven sons and one daughter, Alectrona, who died young. Kerkaphos, one of the sons of Helios and Rhodes, had three children: Kamiros, Ialysos and Lindos. They built a city each in Rhodes, and divided the island among themselves.

Some say that the famed island derives its name from the nymph Rhodes. Others maintain that Rhodes was named after the rose, and this, either because the island was abundant in these beautiful flowers or because the ancient inhabitants likened its beauty to that of a rose.

However, Rhodes was known in ancient times by several other names, among them, Ophioussa, for the many snakes that lived there; Elaphousa, because the Rhodians brought deers to kill the snakes that were there (the deers killed the snakes by running over them); Asteria, for its clear blue and starry sky; Makaria, for its arresting beauty; Telchinia, because its first inhabitants were said to be the Telchines; and Attavyria, after its highest mountain, Attavyros.