Location: ........................................HOTEL RODOS PALACE
RODOS (or RHODES) ISLAND
Welcome to the island of the Knights of St. John. The island of
Rhodes is situated at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the
Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the Middle East, as
well as Cyprus and Egypt. The meeting point of three continents, it has
known many civilizations.
Throughout its long history, the different nations and different empires (
* Greeks in Ancient, Byzantine and Modern Era (after 1948)
* Knights of St. John (after the occupation of the island by the great
Ottoman Turkish Empire, the Knights went to the island of Malta and
for this reason Malta is also called island of the Knights)
* Turks during the Ottoman Empire, and finally
* Italians (until 1945)) )
who settled on Rhodes left their mark in all aspects of the island's
culture: art, language, architecture.
Its strategic position brought to the
island great wealth and made the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of
the ancient Greek world.
Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. Its capital city, located at
its northern tip, is the capital of the Prefecture with the Medieval Town in
In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The
Medieval Town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures belonging
to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John.
Greece is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).
The official currency in Greece is EURO (€). Major credit cards are widely
accepted, although cash is preferred in most shops, especially the smaller
Banks in Rhodes (Rodos) are open between 08.00 – 14.00 hours during working days except
Friday, when they are open until 13.00 hours.
Post offices are open from 07:30-14:00 hours (Monday-Friday).
Usual operating hours for shops in Rhodes (Rodos) are:
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday from 08:30-14:30 hours
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 08:00-13:30 hours and from 17:30-20:30 hours
These times are not always strictly adhered to. Many shops in tourist areas
like the old town of Rodos are open seven days a week.
Customary gratuity should be calculated at 3-5 per cent.
The conference is a non- smoking event. Generally in Greece, smoking is not
allowed in public buildings. You can smoke in most restaurants, liquor
establishments (bars) and cafeterias.
Liability & Insurance
The organizers cannot be held responsible for accidents to conference
participants or accompanying persons, for damage, or loss of their personal
property, or for cancellation expenses, regardless of cause. Participants
are advised to carry out their own insurance arrangements during their stay
Casual wear is suggested for all conference events, except the banquet,
where we suggest a more formal outfit and a jacket. Warm cloths are
generally recommended in the evening.
Delegates and accompanying persons with disabilities are invited to advise
the Conference Secretariat of any special requirements.
International Airport of Rhodes "Diagoras"
Phone center: (0030) 2241088700
Information on TAXI and Public Transit Services
time tables e.t.c.
9, Ierou Lohou Str., Rhodes
Phone Center: (0030) 2241024571/2, 8011144444
Airport "Diagoras", Paradeisi
Tel.: (0030) 2241083403
Airport "Diagoras", Paradeisi
Tel.: (0030) 2241098345, 2241082225
Fax: (0030) 2241082040, 2241082010
Reservations: (0030) 8011120000
Munical Transportation Company of "RODA" has the responsibility for the
transportational exploitation of the Urban area (city of Rhodes),
the Suburban area (Koskinou – Kastri – Ialysos –
Kremasti – Pastida – Maritsa and Paradeisi) and Long Distance
routes of the Western side of the island of Rhodes (Damatria, Theologos,
Soroni, Dimylia, Eleousa, Arhipolis, Platania, Apollona, Fanes,
Kalavarda, Mantriko, Kritinia, Salakos, Empona, Agios Isidoros, Sianna
ĞRODAğ also serves with 30 minutes circle routes, the
hotels at the east sides of the island from downtown (Averof,
St.) up to Calypso Hotel.
Furthermore, with specialised routes, it serves the students of all the
areas of the company's mandate, as long as with employees of various
businesses and services.
Municipal Transportation Company "RODA", tel. (0030)
KTEL Rodou SA has the responsibility for
transportational exploitation of Long Distance routes
of the Eastern side of the island (Faliraki – Kalithies – Psinthos –
Afantou – Arhaggelos – Kolympia – Haraki – Malona – Massari – Kalathos –
Pylona – Lindos – Pefkoi – Lardos – Laerma – Kiotari – Asklipeion –
Gennadi – Vati – Profylia – Istrios – Apollakia – Arnitha – Lahania –
Mesanagros – Kattavia – Prasonisi).
Time-table information: tel. (0030) 2241027706, 2241075134.
One TAXI association is located in Rhodes, serving the city and the
island of Rhodes. TAXI stations are located in certain places in the
city and central sites of other cities and villages of the island. In
the city of Rhodes TAXI stations are located at:
- Hristoforou, Patriarch of Alexandreia, Sq. (Mandraki)
- Ritsou Str. (Ano Ilioupoli)
- Apostolou Pavlou Str. (Analipsi)
- Ethnikis Antistaseos and Th. Sofouli Streets("Arapaki" Parking
- "Epta Vagies" Sq.
- Canada and Tiliakou Streets
- G. Kostaridi Sq. (Agiou Nikolaou Sq.)
- Navarinou Str. (OTE Club)
- October 28th and Orfanidou Str.
- Aleksandrou Diakou Str. ("Thermai" Sq.)
- Medieval City Sea Gate (Thalassini Pyli - Kolona)
- Stokholmis and Konstantinoupoleos Streets
- Rodou - Lindou Str. (IKA)
- Papanikolaou Str. ("Grand Hotel")
TAXI Call Phone:
Calls from the city of Rhodes: (0030) 2241069800
Calls outside of the city of Rhodes: 2241069600
Rhodes TAXI Owners Association
Central Station: Hristoforou, Patriarch of Alexandreia, Sq. (Mandraki) -
Tel.: (0030) 2241034758