The A to Z Guide to Rhodes, including Symi, 2018 Edition

2018 AtoZ Guide to Rhodes

“Our aim is to offer the most comprehensive travel guide to Rhodes”!

The 2018 edition of the ‘A to Z Guide to Rhodes, including Symi’ is available from most major book retailers world-wide. The ‘A to Z Guide to Rhodes’ is the latest book in the unique ‘A to Z’ series of travel guides, renowned for their comprehensive, accurate and impartial approach. Our Rhodes travel guide covers all aspects of the island, its history and the many attractions to be found on Rhodes, including information on excursions to the nearby island of Symi. The ‘A to Z Travel Club’, hosted on this website, vastly increases the information on Rhodes available to the reader. (Travel Club link)

Tony Oswin, author of the ‘A to Z’ series of travel guides, is a British expatriate who now lives on the Greek island of Thassos. He realised the need for such guides during his many holidays on the Greek islands, finding it always difficult, costly and time consuming acquiring comprehensive and up to date information. He also found that the vast majority of travel guides are published and then just re-printed year after year, meaning that the information contained within, ends up inaccurate and out of date, the ‘A to Z’ series is very different:-

Firstly, our guide books are completely revised each year with all the latest news and changes on the islands for the forthcoming summer season.

Secondly, our objective is to offer our readers a unique source of the very latest news and information from the islands. To this end, purchase of any of our books grants you FREE membership of the ‘A to Z Travel Club’, allowing full access to all the Rhodes web pages, where you will find the latest news on attractions, festivals, music and cultural events, travel news and a vast range of tourist related information and advice (updated every day during the summer). It also allows us to include a range of ‘member’ discounts offered by businesses on the islands, meaning that rather than costing you, our guides can actually save you money!  (Travel Club discounts).

Thirdly, most travel guides ‘pad out’ their publications with pictures of nondescript pretty alleyways and beaches that are of little help to the reader. We wanted to offer much more and at a higher quality than is possible in a ‘paper-back’ format. So to achieve this and at no extra cost to the book purchaser, we moved all the media onto this website. In the Rhodes ‘Gallery’, Travel Club members will find over 90 high quality 2D and unique 3D photographs, videos and webcams. The photographs have a brief description and the relevant page number in the book, so that you can read more about the subject.

All this is aimed at offering the holidaymaker a series of unique travel guides that accurately and comprehensively cover all the subjects of interest, to help ensure a visit to the Greek islands is truly memorable and problem free.

Fully updated for the 2018 summer season!

Rhodes Travel Guide 2018

The 2018 edition book contains:

  • History & mythology of Rhodes
  • Local culture and customs
  • Festivals and religious events
  • Different ways of visiting the island
  • Hotels, studios and apartments
  • Camping on the island
  • Places to visit
  • Organised trips
  • Activities for the younger visitor
  • Beaches and resorts
  • The wonders of Rhodes Old Town
  • Archaeological sites on Rhodes
  • Visiting Lindos
  • Information on day trips to the island of Symi
  • Eating and drinking out
  • A guide to Greek food
  • Sports & recreation on the island
  • Car & scooter hire
  • Public transport
  • Bus information
  • Ferry information
  • Weather facts
  • Local products
  • Money matters
  • Health facts and contacts
  • Simple advice on bugs and critters
  • Shopping guides
  • Suggestions and insider tips
  • Map of Rhodes island
  • Map of Rhodes New Town
  • Map of Rhodes Old Town
  • Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Map of Rhodes Town Acropolis
  • Map of the attractions around the island
  • Map of Ancient Kamiros
  • Map of Lindos
  • Greek glossary
  • 2018 Calendar

Readers reviews are copied at the bottom of the page

Purchase of the ‘A to Z Guide to Rhodes’ entitles you to FREE membership of the ‘A to Z Travel Club’. For full information, please click on the ‘Travel Club’ tab below.

Travel Club Link

The Rhodes travel guide is the latest addition to the ‘A to Z’ series and contains all the latest information and facts for the 2018 season, all the main beaches, tourist attractions and money saving offers.

The 2018 edition of the ‘A to Z Guide to Rhodes, including Symi’ is published by Arima Publishing and priced at £9.95.

Printed with a monochrome interior and full colour cover, 222 pages. Size 5.25″ x 8″

ISBN: 978-1845497217

The following is a selection of major International book retailers. To go directly to their website click on the name.

Direct from ‘A to Z Guides’

Arima Publishing (Worldwide)

Dispatch within the UK and Internationally 

The Book Depository 


Dispatch within Europe and Internationally

Dispatch within the US and Internationally  

Barnes & Noble



  • One of the top European Greek holiday destinations
  • A fascinating mix of traditional Greek and cosmopolitan flavours
  • A vast choice of ‘Blue Flag’ beaches
  • Both relaxed and frenetic ‘night life’
  • ‘World Heritage’ status of Rhodes Old Town
  • Many historic sites and castles
  • Island airport
  • Near to the Greek island of Symi and the Turkish mainland city of Marmaris
  • Many beautiful villages



The comments posted below are the opinions of the reviewer only, and unless expressly stated otherwise, are not the opinions of ‘A to Z Guides’ or its representatives. ‘A to Z Guides’ also reserve the right to delete any comment at any time for any reason.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, ‘A to Z Guides’ and Tony Oswin expressly disclaim any and all liability and responsibility to any person or business, in respect of the content of a posted comment.

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Recent book comments left by our A to Z Guide customers.

  1. David Edwards, review (4 Stars) November 9, 2018 at 6:16 am #

    The writer lives in the Greek islands

    Local knowledge, suited us

  2. Anne, review (5 Stars) August 28, 2018 at 7:06 am #

    rhodes guide

    I purchased this guide for a forthcoming holiday to Rhodes. After glancing through it, I know it will be very useful

  3. Steph, review (3 Stars) August 23, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    Just got it and I am disappointed no photos

    With respect, could we please ask you to read the book’s Foreword, Introduction, or the product information on Amazon. There you will find that to offer our readers both the very best quality media and more than any other guide book, we decided to host all media including 2D photos (over 50), 3D Photos (39), videos (10), etc., on our supporting website. Feedback from readers has confirmed that this gives a far better appreciation of what the island has to offer visitors.

    We hope that once you have confirmed this, you will feel that it would be appropriate to revise your Amazon review.

    Thank you,
    A to Z Guides

  4. Practical tips

    Lots of detail but no photos


    Dear Mr. Leslie,

    Thank you for your review, but can we respectfully draw your attention to page viii at the front of the book. It confirms that to offer our members the best quality and up-to-date photos of Rhodes, they are hosted on our free members website. There you will find over 50 high quality 2D photos, 39 high quality 3D photos and numerous videos on the island.

    Once you have viewed these we hope you may find it appropriate to edit your Amazon review.


    A to Z Support Team

  5. Excellent value for money, it’s not just a travel book but much more

    What great value for money. I’m going on holiday to Rhodes and the information, insights and tips in the book are so useful. In addition you also have access to a ‘secret’ web site the author has set up with even more information as well as up to the minute updates. This is excellent service. I’ve never come across a travel book like it. It’s worth repeating again, excellent value for money .

  6. Five Stars

    Straight forward guide with web site back up for up to date information.

  7. Liz Thurlow, review (4 Stars) March 24, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    Four Stars

    Good information.

  8. Comprehensive Guide with little secret extras.

    I am travelling to Rhodes in October on my own, this guide is a fantastic find. It is good value for money, very informative with up to date information you cannot find anywhere else. From where to stay, to how to get there and little secret details that I do not think you will ever find otherwise.

  9. William Lumsden, received by e-mail July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    Dear Tony,

    I received my new Rhodes, including Symi 2017 guide book on Monday, I ordered it on Friday, so very fast service.

    I’ve had a quick look at the Travel Club members sections and they are very good and a great addition to check on, before and while on holiday.

    This is a great guide book, with loads of additional information via your website.

    Thanks again,

    William Lumsden.

  10. Been to Rhodes twice before and the Greek islands many …

    Been to Rhodes twice before and the Greek islands many times. I am always on the look out for a guide book that can inform me about things I don’t know. Tony Oswin has cracked it , this informative and interesting. Pity no photos that would have bee the icing on the cake.

    A to Z Reply:-

    First, we sincerely thank you for your very complimentary 5 Star review. However, with regard to photographs of Rhodes island, our aim has always been to offer the highest quality travel guides possible.

    As we update and republish the books each year to keep them fully up to date, inclusion of colour photographs would substantially increase the retail cost of the book. Travel guides which do include colour photographs are invariably printed in large numbers so as to reduce the unit cost. This means that they may stay on sale for many years, leading to the information within becoming increasingly out of date.

    Therefore to offer our readers the latest book information at a reasonable cost, we decided to host the island photographs on this website, where we could not only add many more, but also of a much higher quality and include videos. The Rhodes photo gallery includes 48 2D, 39 3D photos and 10 videos. The photographs have both a brief description and a page number in the book, where you will find further details on the image subject.

    We hope this answers your comment.

  11. JM, review (5 Stars) April 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Great pictures

    We had to leave this review as we purchased the Rhodes guide for a recent holidayand found it brilliant. So much so that when we were recommending it to friends today we saw the review “ No Pictures”. Obviously the reviewer hasn’t read the book or looked at the supporting website as there are over 90 high quality photos and videos on the website as well as much more. Great travel guide and highly recommended!

  12. Dorothy, review (5 Stars) February 9, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    It’s a fantastic and informative book

    I have purchased one of the A to Z guides for my previous Greek holiday, and this guide has confirmed for me that I will not go without one! It’s a fantastic and informative book. Perfect for anyone wanting to visit the Greek islands! A deffo holiday must have!!

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