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Rhodes island is the largest and most popular of all 12 Dodecanese islands in the South and very close to the Turkish border. It has long been a favourite party venue for young English tourists, especially the town of Faliraki, but in the last decades, it has become a calm and family-friendly tourist destination. Due to the rich history of the old town, there are many sightseeing places that you can drive to. There are ancient remainings of Old Greek civilization especially in the City of Rhodes: like the Acropolis, the fortress of the Knights, the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Kahal Shalom Synagogue all within a walking distance or just minutes of drive away.

About Rhode island

The island of Rhodes is one of the old civilization centres that has been kept as a central social location for thousands of years. There you can still witness the ruins and perfectly preserved ancient buildings and historical records. 

Rhode island

People and tourists are still attracted by the marketplace. There is a wide selection of unique souvenirs and merchandise that has been useful for centuries.

Vegetables in Rhode island

Food on Rhodes island

A different selection of food and drinks are in the centre of your future Rhodes experience. You can stay on the Island of Rhodes and hop on a boat to nearby islands to enjoy the food richness of this part of Europe. 

Buildings in Rhode island

One of the most unique food in Rhodes and the surrounding islands is seafood, giros, souvlaki and salads like classic Greece salad and dakos salad. Symi is a small island you can visit from Rhodes island and taste their premium dish: Symi shrimp.

Symi shrimp in Rhodes Island

The food prices in restaurants are comparable to EU and UK prices. The food is always delicious and we encourage you to experiment by choosing unknown dishes that you will enjoy with no doubt. By car, you can visit the most prominent restaurants around the whole island.

Useful information to hire a car in Rhodes

hire a car in Rhodes Island

Parking on Rhodes island is mainly free except inside city centres like in Rhodes and Faliraki. You can always park in nearby your chosen beach.

car hire in Rhodes Island

The airport is just 14 km away from the city of Rhodes. It has good international connections and offers you the best car hire pick up and dropoff location. You'll just switch between the plane and the car - things are easy on Rodos (as it is called by the locals).

Rhodes Island car parking

Gas stations on Rhodes island are easy to find. The prices of fuel are comparable to EU and UK costs. There is a calculation that you can drive around the island for 1 week for 90 EUR of fuel. 

Petrol station in Rhodes Islands


What you need to know about renting a car

How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

What are the charges for security deposits?

Every car rental has its own security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

What if I would like to change my booking?

If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

How do I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

When do I pay for the rental car?

You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

What is included in the price?

Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and in our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not in relation to the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental in order to avoid any unexpected surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

What is a voucher and why do I need it?

A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

What is an airport or premium location fee?

Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

Car Hire Locations in Rhodes Island 1 location(s) found

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