Beaches in Rhodes island
What characterises the magnificent beaches of Rhodes is their unique diversity, that satisfies even the most demanding visitor: Pebbled beaches extending along many kilometers, small bays and coves and endless beaches of golden sand.
This variety in combination with their water purity and clarity have made the beaches of Rhodes known worldwide and extremely popular.
It is significant that more than 35 beaches in Rhodes are annually awarded by the “Blue Flags of Europe”, for their safety and organization. Whatever your preferences and desires, cosmopolitan atmosphere, fun for the whole family, action and sports, or tranquility and returning to nature, it is for sure that in Rhodes you can find the ideal beach to adore!
Beaches in Rhodes island
Visitors can enjoy the sun and the crystal clear blue sea at the cosmopolitan beach of Rhodes town, just a few meters away from the city center! Modern hotels line the beach which is one of the most popular on the island. Perfectly organised with umbrellas and sun beds, beach bars and cafeterias, meetingthe standards of the most demanding visitors!
On the beaches of Kalithea and Faliraki, wherethe blue sea meets the golden sand, hundreds of people enjoy swimming and sunbathing or having fun with a variety of water sports, everyday. The picturesque bays of Kallithea, Ladiko and Anthony Quinn with their clear waters and rocky shores are among the most beautiful and romantic small beaches of the island, and are very popular with couples andyoung visitors.
The area of Ixia, with the luxurious hotels and conference centers has a wellorganised beach and together with Ialysos beach nearby, play host to thousands of visitors mainly businessmen and delegates who flock here each season to combine business and leisure. These beaches are also a favourite destination for wind surfing enthusiasts as they are many well organised training clubs for every level.
The bay of Kolymbia, with many modern hotels and endless magnificent beach, is a haven for families with small children. The endless Afandou beach with organised water sports and the Golf course of Rhodes, is a yet another favourite choice of visitors of the island.
In the area of Archangelos shaded by the steep cliff with the monastery of Virgin Mary on the top. Tsambika bay with golden sand and shallow waters is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Beneath the majestic Acropolis of Lindos, visitors can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Lindos bay in a cosmopolitan environment. The beaches of South Rhodes, each with its own character,more crowded or deserted, with pebbles or sand but all of them with crystal clear waters, are ideal for relaxing, sunbathing and water sports.
At the southernmost edge of the island lies Prassonisi cape. A unique place with twin beaches, where often their waters blend covering the shore and creating images of rare beauty. Prassonisi is a true haven for windsurfers and kitesurfers, as the wind constantly blows onto one of its beaches. It is internationally famous as a natural spot for extreme water sports enthusiasts. Here you’ll find rooms to rent and beachside tavernas.
Source: Rodos Tourism Promotion Organization
Rhodes allocates a quite good road network and you will need your private car in order to be able to visit all the appreciable and interesting regions.
The transportation of Rhodes is good enough with daily itineraries, during summer period is a lot more dense.
For the transfers in the city you can use the buses.
Car-ferries execute itineraries from Piraeus to Rhodes. The boats make intermediary stops in the islands of Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos and Kos. This trip lasts roughly about 12 hours. There are also coastal connections with other islands of Dodecanese and Crete.
There is a daily direct air connection with programmed flights between Athens and Rhodes. The flights are executed by the Olympic and Aegean Airlines. Rhodes is served with plenty of charter flights. It is one of the most attractive destinations of Mediterranean and for the peak period, meaning the summer months there are landing about 120 charter flights per day. From Rhodes there are also flights to Kos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Mykonos, Santorini, Heraklion Crete and Thessalonica.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.
For your stay in Rhodes, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Rhodes Medieval town, Rhodes town, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.