Rhodes News

Latest news about the island of Rhodes in Greece.

Repositioning cruises

Each spring or fall, like clockwork, cruise lines shift their ships from one part of the world to another. These seasonal relocations, called repositionings, offer terrific bargains, lots of languid days at sea, and, often, uncommon ports of call.
Star Clippers' fleet offers trans-Atlantic crossings on authentic sail ships. During these journeys, in spring and fall, passengers enjoy talks on sailing history by guest lecturers available only on trans-Atlantic routes. The captain and crew also offer hands-on navigation lessons and the chance to climb the mast and help raise and lower the billowing white sails. On March 25, the 170-passenger Star Flyer departs Phuket, Thailand, for Athens on a 37-night voyage that calls at Similian Islands, Thailand; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Cochin and Goa, India; Safaga, Sharm al-Sheikh, Port Said and Alexandria, Egypt; Rhodes and Mykonos, Greece. Fares start at $4,070.

Hotelbeds acquires Meridian Travel

Meridian a leading destination management company in Greece, operating since 1979, that has a network of offices located in Mikonos, Santorini, Rhodes and Skiathos, as well as a head office in Athens, was acquired by Hotelbeds a leading online accommodation company.

Shoulder season Students graduate, head to Europe for backpack adventures.

He told me about the semester he spent studying abroad in Greece. I had stories about the three weeks I backpacked around Europe and the week I lounged on the beach in Rhodes...

British Airways scheduled direct flights to Rhodes.

According to an article on the Telegraph, Greece and in particular Rhodes, is becoming a great destination for both short breaks and longer stays. This summer, BA is introducing two flights a week to Rhodes, putting it on the short-break map for the first time.

Sunday Telegraph insider's guide.

This weekend Sunday Telegraph travel section has an insider’s guide to Greece covering Rhodes, Crete, Thessaloniki, Athens, The Ionian and the north-east Aegean Islands. It is an interesting reading that lists the attractions, flights from the UK and holiday offers. This four-page special also includes helpful hints about the best times to visit.

Crystal Adventures cruises

From May through November 2006, the ultra-luxurious, award-winning Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity cruise ships will explore the Eastern and Western Mediterranean on 17 diverse itineraries. With more seven-day departures added to the roster of 10-, 11- and 12-day cruises, travelers will enjoy the luxury of choice among itineraries, destinations and activities ashore. Traveling from Athens, Lisbon, Venice, Monte Carlo and Rome, ports of call vary by itinerary and will include among other destintions Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos and Santorini in Greece.

New direct connection to Rhodes

Thomas Cook will be offering for this summer direct flights from Leeds Bradford airport to Rhodes.