An expert travel guide to Rhodes

• In terms of dress code, shorts and beachwear is fine at casual tavernas, while trousers and skirts are required at smarter restaurants. Covering up in church is mandatory; shawls and skirts are provided if necessary.
• Tipping is not required, however most restaurants have a cover charge for bread. A tip of around 10 per cent is most welcome.
• Public transport is good and affordable. Rhodes KTEL intercity buses (00 30 22410 27706) offer regular services from Rhodes Town to resort areas on the eastern coast, in addition to Epta Piges. Purchase tickets at the central KTEL station on Rimini Square, from where buses depart, or on board the vehicle. RODA covers bus routes in Rhodes Town and nearby areas, while it also links the capital to destinations on the western coast. Tickets can be purchased from most kiosks, mini markets and the airport. They cost more if purchased from the driver on the bus. RODA buses depart from the terminal on Averof Street. The Rhodes-Paradissi line connects the city with the airport.
• Cabs (dark blue and white) are easy to find in Rhodes’ new town and can be booked by phone for other destinations. Rhodes Taxi & Limo Services (00 30 22410 69800) operates 24 hours year-round. Rates can be checked and bookings made online for airport and port transfers to and from your destination. Rhodes airport is very busy, so book transfers in advance. A taxi ride from the airport to Rhodes Town should cost around €25 (£22), with a small charge for baggage. If staying in the Old Town, expect to be dropped off at the gate nearest to your hotel. There are taxi ranks at the airport and selected resort areas including Faliraki, Ialyssos, Lindos and Afandou. Rates double between 12am and 5am.