Should you visit Delphi or Rhodes?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Delphi or Rhodes, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Proclaimed to be the center of the world by the ancient Greeks, Delphi and its ruins exist on the sloping mountainside of Mount Parnassus. With breathtaking views just over the cliffs, one cannot help but marvel at the sweeping valley dotted with olive trees all the way down to the sea. The beauty of it all truly brings one to a place where they understand why Delphi was marked as the center of the earth.
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.
Which city is cheaper, Rhodes or Delphi?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Delphi is €82, while the average daily cost in Rhodes is €108. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Delphi and Rhodes in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Delphi can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €47, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €94.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €92 for a double occupancy room in Rhodes.
The price of a meal in Delphi can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €29 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €12 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
While meal prices in Rhodes can vary, the average travelers spends about €38 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Rhodes should cost around €15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rhodes is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Rhodes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Rhodes:
Dinner for Two
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rhodes
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Rhodes.
Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner:
All Inclusive 3-Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise:
Rhodes Town Night Tour with Dinner and Cruise:
Delphi's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €6.86 per person, per day on transportation in Delphi.
The average price of local transportation around Rhodes is €39 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Delphi
Also for Delphi, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer from Delfi to Igoumenitsa Port:
Private Transfer from Delphi to Athens-Pireaus-Athens Airport:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rhodes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rhodes:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rhodes
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Rhodes:
Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer:
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer:
Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer:
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer to Rhodes Airport:
Private Airport Transfer: from Rhodes to Rhodes Airport (RHO):
Is it cheaper to fly into Delphi or Rhodes?
Prices for flights to both Rhodes and Delphi 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Delphi can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €9.14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Rhodes's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €15 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Delphi
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Delphi.
Audio Guide on Your Phone without Entry Ticket:
Delphi Self-Guided 50-Minutes Virtual Tour from your Home:
Self-guided Virtual Tour of The Google of the Ancient world:
From Athens: Day Tour to Delphi:
Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens:
Ancient Delphi Full-Day Tour from Athens:
From Athens: Full-Day Tour to Delphi:
Delphi Historical all day tour:
Delphi 2 Day Tour from Athens with Overnight in 4 Star Hotel:
Mystic Delphi in a Full Day Private Tour:
Sacred Delphi & Osios Loukas in a Full Day Private Tour:
Delphi and Meteora: 3-Day Tour from Athens:
Tours and Activities in Rhodes
Here are a few actual costs in Rhodes for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
From Rhodes Town: Private Yacht Cruise with Lunch:
Hike around Rhodes in a 8 day tour! (Walking holidays):
Lindos: Full-Day Private Sailing Cruise:
Lindos: Lindos Village and Acropolis Guided Walking Tour:
Private Tour in The Jewish Quarter & Grand Master's Palace:
Private Tour: Lindos Acropolis and Village:
Private Tour: Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Day Trip:
Rhodes Family Adventure Week:
Rhodes Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus:
Rhodes North: Off-Road Adventure:
Rhodes Private Tours:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Private Lindos Tour:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Delphi, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €10.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Rhodes may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €9.71 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Rhodes
Also in Rhodes, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Private Greek Food & Wine Tasting Experience in Rhodes Town:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Delphi and Rhodes, we can see that Rhodes is more expensive. And not only is Delphi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Delphi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Delphi 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 Delphi.
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