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ferry rhodes to santorini or not?

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ferry rhodes to santorini or not?

Hi all

Partner and I are travelling through Turkey in late August this year and have a day trip (maybe overnighter) to Rhodes in the planning pipeline from Fethiye. I noticed that there is a ferry from Rhodes to Santorini and very tempted to island hop and see just a little of this stunning island. Two questions:

1. is the ferry a sleeper, as we get there at 1am and then leave to go back to Rhodes at about 1am also.

2. is this a good idea or a waste of a couple of days - is santorini really touristy and busy at that time of the year, in which case we would be better staying on Rhodes?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: ferry rhodes to santorini or not?

1) Complete waste of a couple of days particularly on a night ferry on a mega-boring ferry route. Just tick it on your piece of paper and pretend you've visited....and go elsewhere....

You don't have to book cabins on those ferries, economy ticket will do you.

2) You would do an awful lot better spending some time on Rhodes. If you want some simple Island Hopping then go up the Dodecanese islands to say Kos then back to Turkey.

The Dodecanese Islands are way more worth visiting, better beaches and a lot more to see than Santorini, so bin the hype.

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2. Re: ferry rhodes to santorini or not?

Hey and welcome xenathedog:-) We all have different likes/dislikes and in this case, couldn't disagree more with RH! I did the opposite run from Santorini to Rhodes and on first impression, did not like Rhodes! It reminded of pulling into Miami Florida with all the condo-like tall apartment buildings ~ ugh! It didn't even look like an isle to me, lol! Once on the isle, I loved it.. it's a relatively large one with loads to see/do so if you're just planning a day or 2, would definitely stay put;-)

If you have the time, Santorini is well worth the effort IMO! Totally different experience pulling into this isle! Small, dramatic and unique.. and popular for sure for obvious reasons with folks coming from all over the world to visit! For many, these longhaul trips are a once-in-a-lifetime experience.. way different than someone who can hop on a plane and get there.. even direct.. if a few hours!!

Of course, it's all a personal call.. ruled by your personal travel style and what you're looking to experience! Whatever you decide.. have fun! Happy planning.. and enJOY!

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