These litle tourist trains seemed quite poular in the main resorts on Rhodes and Rhodes Town is no different. Starting from the National Theatre the red train circumnavigates the new town (but not the old) and up to Monte Smith. Price was 3 euros per trip.
When we went to THERMAE KALITHEA to shoot some beautiful photographs we saw some boats leaving. We informed and created the idea to do a boat-trip and, doing some shoots on the island of Symi. Well, that did not work out ... it took too long to prepare the models, to look for a location etc.
The schedule from Rhodes to Symi and Symi to Rhodes tells there are three boats running this schedule: the Symi II ferry, the Aegli hydrofoil and the Panormitis high-speed catamaran. The Aegli leaves from Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes New Town; the Symi II & Panormitis from Colona (Kolona) Harbour outside the walls of the Old Town.
have a great boat-trip anyway
Its a bit confusing as sometimes you buy a ticket before you get on the bus, sometimes a return and others a single only and sometimes you can only pay on the bus! However there are kiosks staffed by friendly english speaking greeks to help out and the timetables are available too - copies of timetable can be obtained from the nearby tourist office. I found they pretty well run to schedule and were mostly air conditioned. Prices varied acording to distance for example Lindos was 3.70 euros each way and Faliraki was 1.70 euros each way. Not expensive and often passed through some of the smaller villages en route too which was interesting to see.
The local town buses leave opposite the Nea Agora on the harbour side. They do various circulars around the town suburbs - the most useful being No. 3 to Rodini Park and No.5 to Monte Smith.
Tickets on the bus cost 1 euro each way.
We went to the City of Rhodes by bus and found it to be a very good possibility. When driving by car there later, we almost got lost in all these one-way streets of the new town as our map wasn't showing them! There's a central bus station next to the New Market (Nea Agora). The harbour and the Old Town are only some steps away.
Busses go about each half an hour, you'll find a timetable at the central bus station and there's also an information where you can ask if you are unsure when a bus goes or which bus number you should take. You can buy tickets there, but we payed in the bus instead which seems to be common. There's someone walking through the bus - not so easy if it's full like in our case, but somehow it worked! A ticket from Kalithea to Rhodes (8 km) costs 1,60 Euro, that's rather cheap, I think.