Distinctly Greek but with Byzantine, Turkish and Latin influences, the island Rhodes is the largest and most visited of the Dodecanese Islands. Its main port is located in the town of Rhodes, the capital city of the island. The port of Rhodes is a port complex that consists of six harbors which stretch along the coastline of the main town, namely Mandraki, Kolona, Akandia, Kamiros, Skala and Lardos. Be sure to ask the representative at the port agency from which of the six harbors your Rhodes ferry departure will take place.
Altogether there are three ferry companies offering services to and from Rhodes ferry port. Ferry services to Kalymnos, Leros, Kos, Lipsi, Patmos and Symi are available all year round with Dodekanisos Seaways and Blue Star Ferries. In addition, Dodekanisos Seaways plies regularly to Agathonisi, and seasonally to the ports of Halki, Kastelorizo, Arki, Nisyros, Panormitis/ Symi, Tilos, Pythagorion/ Samos and Marmaris in Turkey.
From the port of Rhodes, Anek Lines/Aegeon Pelagos and Blue Star Ferries serve regular routes to Santorini and Piraeus/ Athens. Anek Lines/Aegeon Pelagos also provides year-round sailings to Kasos, Diafani/ Karpathos, Halki, Karpathos town itself, Milos, Anafi and Sitia/ Crete, as well as a seasonal service to Heraklion/ Crete. Furthermore, Blue Star Ferries offers Rhodes ferry trips regularly to Astypalea, Kastelorizo, Nisyros, Syros and Tilos, and seasonal crossings to Anafi, Katapola/ Amorgos, Naxos and Paros. All served ferry connections and routes to or from Rhodes port can be found and easily booked via ferryconnection.com.