Rhodes

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Rhodes is a very beautiful island located in the south eastern Aegean Sea, some 400km from Athens and less than 20 from Turkey.

Rich in history and nature beauty, it is one of the main touristic destination of southern europe, which can make it on a side extremely annoying because of mass tourism and on the other quite appealing for job opportunities (busking especially but not only).

As for Crete, work in summer and enjoy the calm winter might be a good compromise.

Transport

Find info on hitchhiking at Hitchwiki.

There are generally few buses and hitchhiking works pretty well, both because of locals and foreigners (whose majority 90% of cases does rent a car).

Companies


Accommodation

Find info on hosp ex at Couchwiki.

Wild camping is very easy and doable also for long period of time (setting off the tent in the morning) in most of the beaches, even those nearby and inside the "capital" (the one nearby casino is probably the best). Paid accomodation is usually touristy priced even though in Rhodes city there are a couple of hostels for around 10€/night.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots, BeWelcome


Food

Find info on dumpster diving at Trashwiki.

Cheap food (oatflakes, raisins and dry blackberries) is available in supermarkets. Dumpsterdiving may work quite well and often asking even better (usually actually you neither have to ask).


Internet connectivity

Hackerspaces around Rhodes.

Quite good free wifi in the main cities/towns; often also in villages thanks to some bar (where at least a coffee for 1€ may be kind to take).

Busking

Extremely rentable. Euro currency and tons of tourist can only mean, very good money..Reason why a lot of busker crowd the road of the old town all the summer long. Police usually don't mind too much in halfisolated places though will surely kick you out threating a fine if you do it in the main square/commercial streets.

Itinerant busking is fun and even much more rentable. You'll just have to overcome your shame and fear to play in front of a bunch of people eating in a restaurant (always better asking the owner before or "test" the reaction if the restaurant is on the street). You may earn in 15-20 min the equivalent of an average hour playing, meaning in 1h the equivalent of 3-4 and in one day... ok, usually you get tired before but still very good opportunities! (also in Lindos, though not as much as in Rhodes old town)


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