Top 10 Beaches In Rhodes Island !
Rhodes has many spectacular beaches and sandy coves. The island offers a large collection of Rhodes beaches with various amenities, including hotels, taverns, bars and watersports centers.
All beaches in Rhodes have crystal waters and they are unique in natural beauty. Among the best Rhodes beaches are Tsambika, Saint Paul’s bay, Ladiko, Kallithea, and others. The southernmost coast of Rhodes, Prassonisi, is ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Rhodes island.
Lindos beach Rhodes
Lindos beach is one of the three beaches surrounding Lindos town and one of the most popular beaches on Rhodes island. It is placed 55 km from Rhodes Town and it is a great location for families, due to its friendly ambiance and its many available facilities.
Apart from sun-beds and umbrellas, Lindos beach has a variety of hotels on its surroundings. Lindos Town is within a walking distance. The beach has both sand and pebbles and its waters are crystal blue and quite shallow, ideal for swimming and diving. Its family profile makes it a little crowded in high seasons, but still remains beautiful and enjoyable.
The little bay of Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul) lies 48 km south of Rhodes town and close to the ancient acropolis of Lindos. According to a local myth, the bay owes its name to the lovely white chapel standing on the beach which is dedicated to Saint Paul, who came here in 43 AD and preached Christianity. Golden sand and pebbles compose the beach where sun beds are available for rent. Rocks are boarding the beach, giving the possibility to dive into the clean turquoise waters.
Anthony Quinn Bay
The famous Anthony Quinn beach is located 20 km south of Rhodes Town between the beaches of Faliraki and Ladiko.
The original name of the beach is Vagies.
However, because of the fact that the famous film The Guns of Navarone was filmed in that place, the locals decided to name this beach after the lead actor of the movie, Anthony Quinn.
Anthony Quinn beach is considered to be one of the calmest and most beautiful spots of the island. This beach is a rather small and narrow beach with a combination of sand, pebbles and rocks.
The long sandy beach of Tsambika is located 25 km south of Rhodes town, under the imposing rock where it stands the miraculous Monastery of Tsambika.
Turquoise waters and golden sands create a beautiful scenery, ideal to relax and enjoy the sun.
Dozens of colorful beach facilities are available as well as Water sports for the most daring types.
The wider region is very friendly and offers plenty of amenities, during night and day.
The extremely long and large beach of Afandou is located 19 km south of Rhodes town. The village lies around the natural bay.
The beach is made of sand and pebbles and offers many rental facilities. It is relatively crowded during the high season and most importantly it receives many windsurfing lovers.
Its deep, clear sparkling waters are ideal for swimming and remain quite fresh even under the hot sun. Some fine taverns can be found nearby the beach and, in the village, visitors will find even more taverns and all kinds of accommodation.
The long and large sandy beach of Prassonisi lies 85 south of Rhodes Town and 40 km south west of Lindos village.
Prassonisi is known as a windsurfing paradise for many lovers of this sport.
Particularly during the months of July and August, when the north winds called meltemi are blowing, the beach is crowded and every day you will enjoy skillful windsurfers.
The beach consists of two sandy coves which both of them end in a rocky island that can be either reached on foot or swimming, depending on the level of the waters.
Windsurfing equipments are available for rent, even if most surfers bring their own material. Taverns and rooms for rent can be found close to the beach. The landscape is idyllic and the waters amazingly crystalline.
Faliraki is one of the most cosmopolitan resorts on Rhodes. It is found 16 km south of the Rhodes Town and 10 km away from the airport.
Faliraki is a well-organized beach with dozens of colourful sun loungers and umbrellas covering its sandy coast.
Close to this beach plenty of taverns, restaurants and beach bars are found. Here you can try practicing some water sports, like water skiing and wind surfing.
The golden sand of Faliraki extends over 4 km and being perfectly combined with the blue waters of the Aegean sea, contributes to a relaxing and attractive scenery.
For those who wish to be in a more quiet and less crowded environment, the bay of Kathara is just the right place for them. It is close to Faliraki Beach, near the small fishing harbour. The whole area is full of different kinds of accommodation.
Stegna Beach is located 32 km south of Rhodes Town and it is a bit secluded and unspoilt.
There are no luxurious shopping arcades or bustling nightlife, but there is certainly enough to do and enjoy, particularly for those who are looking for calm away from the noisy crowds of the capital.
The long stretches of white sand and shingles and groves of almond and lemon trees lining the winding roads that lead down to the beach adding to the natural tranquility of this beautiful area.
The beach has several rental apartments and taverns, many of which are located within a few meters from the beach front and run by locals. The menus offer tasty and authentic Greek dishes at reasonable prices.
Haraki beach is located 36 km south of Rhodes town.
It is really quiet with crystal clear waters ideal for numerous activities and interesting water sports like scuba diving.
The cove offers an impressive landscape as well as the neighbouring beaches with dreamy waters, rocks and caves, such as Kokkini Ammos and Agia Agathi. Some taverns are found in close distance offering some nice seafood dishes.
It is the ultimate choice for families traveling with younger members where they will be happy to pick up shells among the shiny pebbles of the beach. There are a few umbrellas and sundecks to enjoy your tanning while your kids play safe.
The beach has an archaeological interest as well, in the left side there is the imposing castle of Feraklos, the first fortress in Rhodes used by the pirates as a base of operations. In a short distance from here, you will meet the picturesque village Archangelos, authentic and traditional.
The small sandy beach of Agathi lies on a picturesque cove, nearby the beach of Haraki and the Medieval castle of Faraklos, 38 km south east of Rhodes City and 10 km north of Lindos village.
The golden sands, along with the emerald waters, create a wonderful and attractive picture.
Three canteens offer refreshments and snacks on the beach as well as sun beds, umbrellas rentals and showers.
Elli is the closest beach to Rhodes town located between the area of Mandraki the Rhodes aquarium.
It is one of the most popular beaches on Dodecanese and according to Lawrence Durell it is the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean.
Elli beach offers you all the amenities to enjoy a fine day in the sun.
It is organized, full with colorful umbrellas and rented sundecks, beachfront taverns and comfortable restaurants as well as lovely hotels with safe pools to play the children while you enjoy a drink.
The place has an amazing atmosphere that attracts many photographers to capture the astonishing grafts and the wonderful panoramic images of Rhodes. Elli beach features a choice of water sports, diving or even beach volley.
If you want a pleasant break from the sun, take a walk around the town of Rhodes, enjoy the Greek dishes in the friendly taverns and live the luxury of the Turkish market.