The best shopping is found in Rhodes town. The main shopping street is Ethnarchou Makario, close to Cyprus Square. There are smaller pedestrian streets nearby, with lots of small shops.
Another shopping street; Sokrates, is found in the old town, with both ordinary and souvenir shops. Here you can try your skills at haggling, particularly when it comes to gold and leather. Clothes are generally more expensive than back home, but shoes may well be cheaper. Sandals are a popular article. Opening hours are normally Monday-Saturday 08.30 am - 1.30 pm, and 5 pm - 9 pm, except on weekends. Souvenir shops and small supermarkets are open 8 am -10 pm.
There are lots of jewelry shops on Rhodes, particularly in the old town. Rhodos Silver stocks nice silver things: rings, bracelets, necklaces, swords etc. The shop is on Protogenous street 22, a cross road to the main shopping street Sokrates in Rhodes old town.
Gold is cheap in Greece. If you are thinking about buying a necklace, a ring or something else, then the shop Rodos Gold is worth a visit. It is renowned for its reliability, and we can recommend it. It also houses a bridal gown department and a café. The shop is located 10 kilometers from Rhodes town, along the road to Lindos. On our trip to Lindos, we make a stop in the shop, said to be one of Europe's largest of its kind. You can also call them and they will pick you up and drive you back, with no obligation to purchase anything. Web site: www.rodosgold.gr. Telephone: 22410 86670 /71 /72/73.
Well stocked shop with both food and other articles. Large range of Swedish and Scandinavian goods an newspapers. Reasonable prices and very nice owners. Located across the road from Hotel Constantin in Rhodes town. Address: 50, Amerikis street. Telephone: 22410 36605.
Tradition Greek Products
All lovers of Greece and its traditions should visit this souvenir shop, stocking loads of interesting articles as well as a range of health products. Across the road from restaurant Rustico in the old town. Address: 8 Ippodamoy street. Telephone: 22410 24236.
The most popular market is called Agios Dimitris, held next to the cemetery. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 1 pm. On Thursdays you can also visit the market by Diagoras stadion, with similar opening hours. Vegetables, fruit, fish, clothes, shoes, textiles and carpets are for sale, among other things.
Beware of what you bring home, especially souvenirs made of plants or animals and pirate copies. Learn more here.
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The Greek Ministry of Tourism has introduced a hotel stay tax which is paid in cash prior to your departure.
The amount of the tax is based on the official rating of the accommodation you’ve booked, according to the local Tourist Board classification. This also applies for day use of an apartment. The tax (€3) will also be charged prior to departure.
Keep in mind that your tour operator’s classification of the hotel may differ from the official classification below:
5-Star Hotel/Apartment €4/day
4-Star Hotel/Apartment €3/day
3-Star Hotel/Apartment €1.50/day
2-Star Hotel/Apartment €0.50/day
1 -Star Hotel/Apartment €0.50/day