beach of Gournes is located less than one
kilometre north-east of Faliraki, the
largest holiday resort in Rhodes.
The beach in general
Gournes, which is also called Tassos Beach
after the name of the beach restaurant, is a
small, beautiful natural beach which has
been awarded EU's blue flag.
The main part of
the beach is well hidden inside a small and
beautiful bay, and the water is usually
quite calm. The sand is bright, but rather
It is possible
to rent sun lounges and sunshades at the
beach - both in the sand and on the flat
rocks. Other facilities at the beach include
showers and toilets.
The beach is the
central one of three small beaches that are
quite closely connected. It only takes a few
minutes to walk to the neighbouring beaches.
Gournes is a very child-friendly beach.
Despite its limited size, the children can
easily find room to play in the sand, and
the water is calm and very shallow.
Water sports activities
There are no water sports activities, but
the snorkelling conditions are quite good.
There is a very nice restaurant next to the
beach with the very name Tassos Kanteen.
Here the visitors can enjoy the view of the
water and of the neighbouring beach Mavros
Kavos, also called Nicolas Beach.
Nearby holiday resorts
Faliraki, which is located just south of
Gournes, is the largest holiday resort in
Rhodes. Here there are plenty of hotels,
restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.
is the largest party town on the island, and
the bars and discos in the town serve as a
venue for young people from all over Europe.