Should you visit Volos or Rhodes?
Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Volos and Rhodes can help you decide which place is right for you.
The coastal port city of Volos on the mainland of Greece sits on a very unique and important location in the agricultural region of Thessaly. Situated between Athens and Thessaloniki, Volos provides a commercial outlet to the sea, allowing a bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It is the most recent of Greece's port cities, and is highly populated with many modern buildings.
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 Volos?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Volos is €76, 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 Volos and Rhodes in more detail.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €68 in Volos For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €92 for a double occupancy room in Rhodes.
The average traveler spends about €24 per day in Volos for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
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
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Volos than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €30 on transportation in Volos on average per day.
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 Volos
Also for Volos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
From Volos to Athens Airport / Athens / Piraeus Private Transfer:
Private Transfer from Volos City to Parga:
Private Transfer from Volos to Athens-Pireaus-Athens Airport:
Private Transfer from Volos to Igoumenitsa Port:
Private Transfer from Volos to Syvota:
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 to Rhodes Airport:
Rhodes Private Departure Transfer:
Private Airport Transfer: from Rhodes to Rhodes Airport (RHO):
Is it cheaper to fly into Volos or Rhodes?
Prices for flights to both Rhodes and Volos 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 expenses in Volos, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €13 per day, per person.
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 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:
Typically, people visiting Volos spend on average €6.29 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
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.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Volos and Rhodes, we can see that Rhodes is more expensive. And not only is Volos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Volos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Volos 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 Volos.
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