A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Ankara vs. Rhodes for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Ankara or Rhodes?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Ankara and Rhodes. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Ankara or Rhodes?


Located at the heart of Turkey near Central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital city and second largest city in the country after Istanbul. Formerly known for its long-haired goats and textiles, the city has since developed into a metropolitan mix of modern cultures with historic landmarks.


Rhodes Island is one of the largest and most visited islands in Greece both because of its diversity of sights and its wonderful climate. On the island are some beautiful beaches, well preserved historic sights, and lovely towns. Rhodes City is the capital city on the island of Rhodes and is famous as the former site of the Colossus. Colossus is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Today Rhodes City has an interesting old town that is surrounded by the medieval wall. Inside you'll find countless souvenir shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Cruise ships also frequent the island, so it's best visited during the off season when the crowds may be slightly less. You will also find that prices drop when the crowds are thinner and the cruise ships are scarce.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Turkey, The Best Tours for Seniors to Turkey, The Best 2-Week Tours in Greece, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Greece.

Which place is cheaper, Rhodes or Ankara?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Ankara is $115, while the average daily cost in Rhodes is $145. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Ankara and Rhodes in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ankara $56
    Rhodes $62
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ankara $112
    Rhodes $124
Compare Hotels in Ankara and Rhodes

Looking for a hotel in Ankara or Rhodes? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Ankara

Hotels in Rhodes

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Ankara Hotel Prices and Rhodes Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ankara $37
    Rhodes $52
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Ankara

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Ankara:

  • Metro Ride
  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ankara

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Ankara:

  • Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels to Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers: $77
  • Ankara Esenboga Airport transfers to Ankara City Center (Cankaya,Kizilay) Hotels: $72
  • Ankara Private Departure Transfer from City hotels to Airport: $60
  • Ankara Private Transfer from central Ankara hotels to Ankara Airport (ESB): $110
  • Private Transfer from Ankara Esenboga Airport (ESB) to Central Ankara: $110
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Beypazari Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Gordion Ancient City: $185
  • Private Transfers Ankara City or Esenboga Airport to/from Kizilcahamam Town: $185
  • Private Transfers Between Ankara Esenboga Airport - Ankara City Centre: $75
  • Private transfer: Ankara Airport (ESB) to Ankara: $40
  • Private transfer: Ankara to Ankara Airport (ESB): $40

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Rhodes

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rhodes:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rhodes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rhodes:

  • Airport Transfer - From/To Airport - From/To Rhodes: $53
  • Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs Valley Self-guided Transfer: $32
  • Diagoras Airport Private transfer from: to airport: $33
  • East Coast Bay to Bay Full-Day Boat Trip with Transfers: $71
  • Lindos Day Cruise from Rhodes Town with Swimming stops and Hotel Transfers: $55
  • One Way Private Transfer Rhodes Airport to / from Faliraki: $36
  • One Way Private Transfer Rhodes Airport to / from Lindos: $73
  • One Way Private Transfer Rhodes Airport to / from Rhodes town: $28
  • One Way Shuttle Transfer Rhodes Airport to / from Ialyssos-Ixia: $14
  • Private One Way Transfer from Rhodes Airport To Rhodes: $55
  • Private Transfer from Rhodes Airport (RHO) to Rhodes Cruise Port: $33
  • Private Transfer from Rhodes City Hotels to Rhodes Cruise Port: $30

Is it cheaper to fly into Ankara or Rhodes?

Prices for flights to both Rhodes and Ankara change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Ankara $32
    Rhodes $51
Typical Food Prices in Ankara

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Ankara:

  • A Quick Lunch

Typical Food Prices in Rhodes

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Rhodes:

  • Coffee
  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rhodes

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Rhodes.

  • All Inclusive Sunset Cruise with Dinner & Unlimited Aperol Spritz, Beer, Wine: $44
  • 3-Hours Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner all Inclusive: $61
  • Sip & Savor 11-Dish Wine Pairing and Cooking Adventure: $73
  • Rhodes Exclusive Sunset Cruise Gourmet Dinner, Drinks Guitar duet: $75
  • Vine & Dine Tale: 11-Plate Lunch, Wine Discovery, Cooking Mastery: $75
  • Food & Wine Tour: 11- Course Lunch, Cooking Class, Wine Tasting: $76
  • Rhodes Wine & Food Tour: 10 Meal Course Lunch, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class : $85
  • Traditional Greek COOKING class and Wine Tasting in Rhodes: $86
  • Winery Tour, Tasting and cooking with the Winemaker in Rhodes: $86
  • Tasting Cooking Class, Wine Tasting & more in an Authentic Greek village: $104
  • Private Half-Day Food Tour in the Rhode's Medieval Town: $207

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ankara $34
    Rhodes $21
Typical Entertainment Prices in Ankara

Here are a few typical costs in Ankara for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Underground City

Tours and Activities in Ankara

Here are a few actual costs in Ankara for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Ankara : Private Walking Tour With A Guide ( Private Tour ) : $33
  • Half Day Private Tour in Ankara: $215
  • Ankara Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $220
  • Private Ankara City Tour by an Archaeologist Tour Guide : $224
  • Private Tour: Ankara Sightseeing: $235

Tours and Activities in Rhodes

Here are a few actual costs in Rhodes for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private Self-Guided Audio Tour in Rhodes: $8.73
  • Outdoor Scavenger Hunt and Tour of Rhodes Old Town: $11
  • Rhodes Medieval City Self-Guided Game & Tour: $12
  • The Palace of the Grand Master. Self-guided Audio Tour: $13
  • Palace of the Grand Master Entrance Ticket: $13
  • Rhodes Hop On Hop Off City Tour Bus: $16
  • Ancient Lindos Acropolis Admission Ticket: $19
  • Filerimos Hill & Butterflies Valley Adventure! : $29
  • Rhodes Faliraki Water Park Admission Ticket: $32
  • Rhodes by Sunset Cruise with Unlimited drinks and snacks: $33
  • Half Day Evening Bus Tour to Lindos: $33
  • The Trikke Experience - See the Sights of the Rhodes City in 1 hour: $36

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ankara $15
    Rhodes $13

Sample the Local Flavors in Rhodes

Also in Rhodes, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Private Wine Tasting Under the Guidance of a Sommelier in Rhodes: $38
  • 1 Day Rhodes Island Tour with Olive Oil, Honey and Wine Tasting : $55
  • Rhodes Island Tour: Lindos, Old Town, Pottery Workshop, Wine Tasting : $60
  • Wine tasting in Rhodes, inside the vineyards with the Producer: $60
  • Full-Day Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience: $62
  • Rhodes Deluxe Tour including Lindos, Old Town, Wine Tasting : $64
  • Full-Day –°omprehensive Tour of Rhodes including Wine Tasting : $67
  • Rhodes Wine Tasting Experience: $86
  • Gourmet Journey: 11-Course Lunch, Wine Tasting & Culinary Session: $86
  • Private Lavish Wine Tour visiting Emponas, Kritinia and Pataludes Wine Producers: $96
  • Private Full Day Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience: $99
  • Private Full Day Rhodes Island Tour including Wine Tasting Experience: $108

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ankara and Rhodes, we can see that Rhodes is more expensive. And not only is Ankara much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Ankara would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Ankara and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Rhodes would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Rhodes than you might in Ankara.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Ankara Expensive? and Is Rhodes Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Ankara or Rhodes?

Ankara has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Rhodes. When comparing the sizes of Ankara and Rhodes, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.