Should you visit Rhodes or Faro?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Rhodes and Faro. 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. So, let's dig into it.
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.
Faro (or sometimes Faros) is the capital city of the scenic Algarve Region of Portugal, located at the edge of the Ria Formosa National Park. This is a fantastic place to experience the beauty, culture, and traditions of Portugal in laid back atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities. Faro offers everything from ancient architecture to beautiful beaches all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Algarve Region.
Which city is cheaper, Faro or Rhodes?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Rhodes is €108, while the average daily cost in Faro is €130. 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 Rhodes and Faro in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €92 for a double occupancy room in Rhodes.
The prices for places to stay in Faro can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €59, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €118.
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.
Faro food costs typically run travelers around €41 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
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
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.
To get around in Faro, the average visitor spends €6.90 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
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:
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):
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Faro
Also for Faro, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Algarve private transfer to Seville:
Algarve to/from Seville Transfer:
Arrival Transfer Faro Airport - Carvoeiro:
Arrival Transfer Faro Airport FAO to Albufeira or Açoteias by Private Vehicle:
Arrival Transfer Faro Airport FAO to Meia Praia or Lagos by Private Vehicle:
Arrival Transfer Faro Airport FAO to Vilamoura or Qta do Lago by Private Vehicle:
Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 4 passengers):
Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 8 passengers):
Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to SEVILLE (1 to 4 passengers):
Chauffeur ALGARVE ALL CITIES Private Transfer to SEVILLE (5 to 8 passengers):
Faro Airport (Algarve) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Vilamoura Hotels or Address):
Faro Airport FAO Transfer to Alvor, Carvoeiro or Portimão by Private Vehicle:
Is it cheaper to fly into Rhodes or Faro?
Prices for flights to both Faro and Rhodes 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.
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.
In Faro, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €56 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Rhodes
Here are a few actual costs in Rhodes for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Hike around Rhodes in a 8 day tour! (Walking holidays):
Private Tour: Lindos Acropolis and Village:
Private Tour: Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Day Trip:
Rhodes Family Adventure Week:
Rhodes Private Tours:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Private Lindos Tour:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Private Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Tour:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Rhodes City Tour:
Tours and Activities in Faro
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Faro.
Horse Experience For Children: Lead Rein Riding:
Birds and Nature Catamaran Tour from Faro:
Speed Boat Tour - Ria Formosa:
Algarve: Animaris Desert Island & Ria Formosa Day Tour:
Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro:
Birdwatching Boat Tour in Ria Formosa:
Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands:
Private Speed Boat Tour:
Stand Up Paddle tour, Ria Formosa:
Amoreira River Kayak Tour:
Amoreira River Stand Up Paddle Tour:
Ingrina to Barranco Grottos Kayak Tour:
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 Faro
Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Faro:
Traditional Portuguese Guitar performance with Exhibition Museum & Wine Tasting:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rhodes and Faro, we can see that Faro is more expensive. And not only is Rhodes much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Rhodes would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Rhodes 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 Faro would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Faro than you might in Rhodes.
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