Best Beaches to Visit While on Rhodes
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The Dodecanese is a group of Greek Islands located in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes is the largest of these islands, and it has an enchanting quality that people love. Besides the rich history, it is also physically beautiful, especially at the beaches. In fact, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece! While on this island, you’ll want to visit some of these beaches. Here’s more information:
Afandou Beach is located approximately 19 km south of Rhodes town. It’s an extensive and picturesque pebbled beach with crystalline waters. You can enjoy scuba diving, snorkling, and boating at Afandou. If water sports aren’t your thing, you can lounge on the beach or stroll and collect shells along the shore. If interested, you can also hire a motorcycle or car. When visiting this beach you will have access to numerous restaurants and bars as well as a few shops where you can buy souvenirs. If you wish to stay overnight or for an extended visit in Afandou, you have your choice of hotels. Afandou has both a shooting range and a golf course if you’re looking for a non-beach activity to fill some time.
The beach of Lindos is located 48 km south of Rhodes town. You can get to this golden-sanded beach via public transportation. Lindos Beach shares a bay with another beach called Pallas Beach. On the beach you will find plenty of umbrellas and sunbeds. You can also visit various tavernas, bars, and clubs that are located in the area. You can take a boat tour, check out the tomb of Kleobolous (Greek poet and native of Lindos), or visit the Acropolis of Lindos.
Kalithea (or Kallithea) Beach is known for its hot medicinal springs, which are no longer functioning, but were built by the Italians. Kalithea is the home of a Sunwing resort if that’s your pace. It offers pools, restaurants, shuttle bus service, a spa and fitness center, and tennis court. The resort is located on the beach making for access easy. When you’re not enjoying the beach, there are a few things worth seeing around Kalithea including the Temple of Ammon Zeus and Agios Nikolaos Church. The beach itself is a series of coves with stone pools, rocks, and deep sea. Each area has its own restaurant.
Faliraki may be the most organized beach in all of Rhodes. Water sports include jet skiing and water skiing. The beach is set up with umbrellas and sunbeds. If it interests you, there is also a nude beach in Faliraki. Faliraki water park is one of the largest in all of Europe. Along with the more extreme water slides, there is a section designed especially for children making it perfect for a family activity. If you’re a thrill-seeker, you can go bungee-jumping in Faliraki.
Ladiko is a small resort village just south of Faliraki. It’s a small, horseshoe shaped beach of pebble, fine sand and small rocks. The beach is lined with sunbeds. There is a diving centre in Ladikos if you’re interested in learning to scuba dive or snorkel from trained professionals. There are hotels nearby as well as eating establishments.
Located 25 km from Rhodes town, Tsambika beach offers turquois water and soft golden sand. At this beach you can jet ski, parasail, and ride Sea Doos. Less than 1 one kilometer from the beach you can find the monestary and the Tsambika Byzantine Museum.
If you visit Rhodes Island, you will find no shortage of beautiful beaches to enjoy. From the very active and busy beaches to the smaller, more laid back ones, there is something for everyone.
This post was written by Greek Boston