Resident: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
ITAKA SMART and own transport: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident during their stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel (applies to the ITAKA SMART offer) At the airport in the destination, an ITAKA representative is waiting for you, who will indicate the booked transfer (bus, bus or car), taking you to the hotel where you will spend your holiday. The waiting time for the transfer can be up to approx. 1 hour. The shuttle takes tourists to a maximum of 5 hotels. After reaching the destination, the driver informs about the name of the hotel and helps with unloading the luggage. Information about the hotel-airport return transfer is available in the ITAKA application.
Flight time: Warsaw-Rhodes approx. 3 hours. For stays on the island of Symi, there is an additional ferry crossing: Rhodes - Symi (approx. 1-2 hours).
Local time: Polish time plus 1 hour.
Language: Greek; communication in English and German is also possible.
Voltage: 220 V.
Prices in hotels and restaurants: lunch - from 15 EUR, beer - from 3 EUR, coffee and tea - from 2 EUR, mineral water 1.5 l - from 1.5 EUR, cola - from 1.5 EUR.
Prices in shops: mineral water - approx. 0.5-1 EUR, bread - approx. 1-1.5 EUR, beer - approx. 1 EUR, wine - approx. 5 EUR.
Car rental: from approx. 50 EUR/day; gasoline approx. 2 EUR; due to insurance problems, we recommend using the services of reputable rental companies.
Transportation: efficient public transportation. From any tourist resort where ITAKA hotels are located, you can get to the city of Rhodes and Lindos.
Taxi cost: 1 EUR/km, city bus from 3 EUR.
Beaches: predominantly pebble beaches, accessible to the public, free admission; beach service (2 sun loungers + parasol) - from 7 EUR. Beautiful sandy beaches are located in Kolymbia, Tsambika, Afandou, and Faliraki.
Rest and a wide selection of water sports are offered by: the city of Rhodes, Ixia, and Faliraki. Public beaches, free admission; beach service (2 sun loungers + parasol) - from 10 EUR.
Mandatory tourist tax: Customers are subject to a mandatory tourist tax in the amount of 0.25-4 EUR/day/room, depending on the hotel category; the fee is collected from 01.01.2018, payable at the hotel upon arrival.
- 1* and 2* – 0.5 EUR/day
- 3* – 1.5 EUR/day
- 4* – 3 EUR/day
- 5* – 4 EUR/day
- 1* and 2* – 0.25 EUR/day
- 3* – 0.5 EUR/day
- 4* – 1 EUR/day
Local excursions: are organized by local tourist agencies on terms determined by them. There is a possibility of not organizing an excursion due to too few interested people.
Practical information for the region of Symi can be found HERE.
You can always find up to date information about security in this country on your Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.