Should you visit Rhodes or Portofino?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Rhodes and Portofino. 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.
Located on the Italian Riviera coastline just southeast of Genoa, Portofino is known first and foremost as a resort town and popular yachting destination. The half-moon village sits in pastels, curving into a beautiful harbor of fishing boats and luxury yachts. A castle on a hill overlooks it all, while shops, restaurants, cafes, and luxury hotels make up the spread down below. Portofino also has opportunities for hiking, diving, and boating.
Which city is cheaper, Portofino 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 Portofino is €261. 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 Portofino in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €92 for a double occupancy room in Rhodes.
If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €152. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Portofino the cost is €304 on average.
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.
In Portofino travelers spend around €94 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
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 Portofino
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Portofino.
Private cooking class at the old mill in Portofino:
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.
The average price of local transportation around Portofino is €18 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.
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:
Private Airport Transfer: from Rhodes to Rhodes Airport (RHO):
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer to Rhodes Airport:
Diagoras Airport Private Hotel Transfer:
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Portofino
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Portofino:
Portofino - Genoa Airport (GOA) / Private Departure Car Transfer:
Portofino - Genoa Airport (GOA) / Private Departure Car Transfer:
Portofino – Genoa / Private Car Transfer:
Portofino – Genoa / Private Van Transfer:
Private Transfer from Portofino to Firenze (FLR) Airport:
Private Transfer from Portofino to Rimini (RMI) Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Rhodes or Portofino?
Prices for flights to both Portofino 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.
Portofino's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €22 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 Rhodes
Here are a few actual costs in Rhodes for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Rhodes City Tour:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Private Lindos Tour:
Private Tour: Lindos Acropolis and Village:
Rhodes Private Tours:
Private Tour: Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Day Trip:
Rhodes Shore Excursion: Private Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Tour:
Hike around Rhodes in a 8 day tour! (Walking holidays):
Rhodes Family Adventure Week:
Tours and Activities in Portofino
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Portofino are as follows:
1-Hour Snorkeling Tour in Paraggi Bay, Portofino:
Snorkel Tour in Paraggi Bay:
Easy Kayak Tour to Portofino:
Portofino Stand Up Paddleboard Experience:
Portofino Kayak Tour:
Paddle Boarding Experience in Portofino:
SUP Adventure in Portofino, Stand Up Paddling in the Park:
Sea Kayak Tour with Sit-In Kayaks:
Portofino Private Walking Tour:
Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure Small Group Tour with Local Dirver:
Half-Day Private Hike Adventure to Portofino and San Fruttuoso:
Portofino private boat 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.
The average person spends about €13 on alcoholic beverages in Portofino per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rhodes and Portofino, we can see that Portofino 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 Portofino would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Portofino than you might in Rhodes.
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