Rhodes is a major port with sea links to Athens, the islands of the Aegean and Crete, as well as to international destinations such as Turkey, Cyprus and Israel. Most international and inter-island ferries dock at the commercial harbour of Rhodes town, and there is a choice of high-speed catamarans, hydrofoils, car ferries or flights to other islands in the Dodecanese group. There are direct flights to Rhodes from some airports in the UK during summer and it is easy to catch a connecting flight from Athens if need be. Public buses service the coastal towns around the island or it is possible to organise a bus tour for island excursions. For shorter distances shared taxis are available, but Rhodes taxi drivers have a bad reputation for overcharging or receiving payoffs from hotels. Always agree on a fare before setting off. Rental car agencies are readily available all over the island and renting a car is a great option if you enjoy the freedom of setting off on your own and diverting from the tourist track. There are also some fun ways of getting around, on horses or donkeys or bicycles, which can be very rewarding and are a great way to explore the more rural and scenic areas. Walking is also a good option in many parts of Rhodes.
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