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Basic info and car hire in Rhodes Airport

  • IATA airport code: RHO

  • ICAO airport code: LGRP

  • Full name: Rhodes International Airport, “Diagoras”

  • Location: Paradisi

  • Hub for: Olympic Air

  • Website: Visit the official Rhodes Airport web page

  • Owner: Greek State

  • Elevation: 19 ft/ 6 m

  • Number of runways: One

About Rhodes Airport

Located to the West of the beautiful Rhodes Island, Rhodes International Airport lies 14 Km away from Rodos (the capital city). As of 2016, Rhodes International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Greece. Car hire at Rhodes Airport gives easy access to the Rhodes Island as well as the Capital city of Greece, Rodos. Even if you have one day at Rhodes Airport, hire your car from the airport, explore the beauty of Rhodes Island, and travel to the outskirts of the city – just don’t miss it.

Rhodes Island offers rich lessons of Roman and medieval history with the crusaders Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and many ruins from the times of the Roman Greek empire. Visit the old Acropolis in the Lindos Old Town and explore the Old Quarter of the Rhodes Town. All the ancient history is at your hand whenever you don’t feel like spending your time on the sun. However, if history is not your thing, Rhodes’ clear waters and sandy beaches will keep you entertained just fine. So, don’t you worry – with a car hire in Rhodes you can grab a sunshade to any beach you’d like and a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated on the hot Greek sun.

Drive your rental car around Rhodes Airport

Take your vehicle from a reliable company offering car hire at Rhodes airport, and start traveling the beautiful travel spots near Rhodes airport. There is a lot to see for fans of history, adventure, natural beauty, exciting games, and tranquillity. We have some most recommended places shortlisted for you to take a look.

Just about 1.7 miles away from Rhodes airport, there exists Filerimos Monastery – a place filled with peace, beauty, and history. Filerimos Monastery is an ultimate choice of photographers and history lovers. It delivers a picturesque 360-degree view of the surroundings, featuring an astounding view with tree-lined avenues and peacocks wandering around. It provides free entry to people under the age of 18, so bring your family along and save big on visiting this relatively small but beautiful monastery.

If you have a family and you are in a mood of getting some knowledge about life, Bee Museum awaits your visit about 1.7 miles away from the Rhodes airport. The entire mechanism of how bees make hives and how beautifully they make efforts to sustain their species is explained and illustrated well by interesting displays, loved by most children. There is a gift and souvenirs shop where it is recommended to try honey homemade ice-cream. A small bee and butterfly friendly garden is a perfect place to walk around with your family.

Rhodes, as a world heritage site, is a town that deserves hours to be spent exploring its history and distict tourist spots. Medieval City is located 7.3 miles away from Rhodes airport. It is a part of Rhodes that is surrounded by medieval (old) walls, and inside there exists an entire city ranging from restaurants to shops and bars. The place is rich in history and is therefore one of the most recommended places. Among outdoor activities, Anthony Quinn Bay and Traounou beach are perfect places. Traounou beach offers snorkelling, beach volleyball, wonderful sunbaths, and cliff diving at certain rocks at an end. If you want to enjoy good food at a beautiful greenish place, Socratous Garden (7.2 miles from Rhodes airport) is what you are looking for.

There is a diverse collection of adventures that Rhodes features. Car hire at Rhodes airport enables you to utilize your free time at the airport in having adventures to make memories for the life-time. Safari Rhodes – Rhodes Adventures lie 6.7 miles away from Rhodes airport. Jeep safari gives an off-road experience that can never be enjoyed otherwise, and is probably the best and most anticipated activity for those who have had it before. Besides, the Waterhoppers Diving School exists 6.8 miles away from Rhodes airport. If you have come to Rhodes, the Scuba Diving course is something that you would not want to skip. For an economical visit to a water park, do not forget to visit Water Park about 5.9 miles away from the airport. It has various slides, clear water, drinks and food for reasonable cost, and additional services like lockers for a nominal cost.

Services in Rhodes Airport


Rhodes airport has executive lounges by various dealers which provide exclusive amenities and comfortable environment coupled with an escape from the hustle going in the airport.


The airport has cafes where families can spend time eating together and having coffee. The airport also contains duty free shops to buy perfumes, tobacco, and gifts on your way back.


Rhodes airport provides various car hire services to choose from in addition to cafes, shops, and premium lounges.

History of Rhodes Airport

Rhodes airport was opened in 1977 and was named as Rhodes International Airport. Upgrades continued over the course of time, however, a new passenger terminal opened in 2005. The privatization of Rhodes airport was signed in 2015. A master plan for renovation and upgradation of Rhodes airport was presented on March 22, 2017. As soon as Fraport Greece takes over the operations of airport, the renovation plan will be started. It will involve remodelling of current terminals, reorganizing of airport apron area, increase in number of check-in counters, departure gates, security-check lanes, and baggage reclaim belts.

Petrol stations near Rhodes Airport

All cars obtained from car hire are full when you pick them. However, if there is a need of a petrol station, 2 stations exist outside the airport by turning right after exiting the airport and going straight. Third petrol station can be found by choosing the left after exiting the airport. Nonetheless, all of these 3 stations can easily be located on Google Maps.