Rhodes Is a walk through ancient history.
Approximate flight time: 4 hours 10 minutes (total distance 2,490 miles)
No of flights per week: 11
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com & TUI
No. of Airports in Rhodes: Rhodes Airport
Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
If you’re wondering where to book your flight to Rhodes from, look no further than Birmingham Airport. With great shops, bars and restaurants, spending time at the airport will be an enjoyable way to start your holiday.
Located in the Midlands and boasting great transport links, Birmingham is easy to get to from all over the UK. If you want to travel by public transport, you will find bus and coach services running directly to the airport. Trains will take you to Birmingham International train station, which is connected to the terminal by a free and frequent Air-Rail link that takes just minutes.
Those driving to the airport will find a choice of seven car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 70%. While you’re there, you could also pre-book entry into one of our five airport lounges, which offer complimentary food and drinks and unlimited WiFi.
If you want to eat before you board, we have a fantastic selection of cafés, bars and restaurants for you to choose from. Frankie & Benny’s and Giraffe both do great kids’ menus for those travelling with children. Wetherspoon has a varied menu including some great drink deals. If you’d like a coffee and a croissant, pick from Costa, Caffé Nero and Pret a Manger.
Once you’ve eaten, why not browse the shops? With great deals at World Duty Free, as well as fashion stores like Kurt Geiger, and Boots for essentials, we’ve got everything you could need before you fly. All organised? Grab a magazine and a bag of sweets for the plane from WHSmith and relax in one of our spacious seating areas.
If you need any currency, then head over to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge. Whether you’re looking to top up your Euros before you fly, or withdraw a few UK pounds for your return they'll be able to sort out your travel money. If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport.
Arriving at Rhodes Airport
Rhodes Airport is one of the biggest and busiest airports in Greece. It’s well connected with other major Greek cities and islands as well as with major European capitals and cities via charter flights.
There are several ways you can transfer from the airport to the city centre. The airport bus stop is located outside the terminal building and buses to the city are frequent. You can buy your ticket directly from the driver with Euros. Journey time is around 35 minutes. If you are staying in the Old Town, it’s a 5-minute walk from where you will be dropped in the centre.
If you’d prefer to take a taxi, you will find a taxi rank at Arrivals. Alternatively, you could hire a car for your stay.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Rhodes
By far the largest and the most historically important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes offers an abundance of beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Whether you’re here on a culture-vulture journey through past civilisations, or simply for some laidback beach time, buzzing nightlife, or diving in crystal-clear waters, you’ll find it all in Rhodes.
Greek is the main language spoken in Rhodes, but most locals speak English very well. Even learning a few words in their native language will always be appreciated, though.
Rhodes enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot, sunny summers and mild, rainy winters. The daily average temperature ranges from 12 °C in January and February to 27 °C in August.
Culture in Rhodes
One of the best-preserved medieval settlements in the world, the atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the city’s main attractions. A maze of cobbled streets that will transport you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond – every stone tells a story.
Discover the city’s history at one of the popular museums. The Archaeological Museum and Museum of Modern Greek Art are popular among locals and tourists.
Head south from Rhodes to the picture-perfect town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis (one of the most visited archaeological sites in Greece), and sugar-cube houses that spill down to a turquoise bay.
Greek food is some of the freshest and most flavoursome of all cuisines, and you can sample the best of it in Rhodes. Nibble on their delicious appetizers such as pitaroudia (fried chickpea-balls with chopped mint, onions and tomato), zucchini-balls and stuffed cyclamen leaves with lentils.