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Rhodes is a relaxed and popular holiday island in the Greek Dodecanese. The distance to the capital, Athens, is more than 400 km, whereas the Turkish mainland is only 18 km away.

The Mediterranean climate in Rhodes is among the best Europe has to offer. Early spring, long late summer and at least 300 days of sun a year. The rather constant Meltemi winds ensure that the weather rarely becomes too hot and also offer favourable conditions for windsurfers on the north-west coast of Rhodes.

The beaches offer great variations, but the family-friendly sand beaches are concentrated along the east coast. One of the most popular ones is the town beach Elli near the city of Rhodes, which is also the capital, the long sand beach near the holiday resort Faliraki and the amazing natural beach Tsambika north of Lindos. See our list of the best beaches in Rhodes.

On the north-west coast, you will find the famous holiday resorts Ialyssos and Ixia, and even though these beaches have more rocks and wind, they attract many tourists. The almost constant winds make these beaches very popular among wind and kitesurfers and international competitions are often hosted on the north-west coast.

Prasonisi on the south point of Rhodes is also a paradise for wind and kitesurfers, but in addition to that, it is also a great natural experience. At high tide, Prasonisi is an island, but at low tide, a sandhill makes it into a peninsula. The protected turtle Caretta caretta breeds on this beach, so help take good care of it.

The beach Anthony Quinn is famous for entirely different reasons. After having filmed parts of ”The Guns of Navarone” in this area, the actor Anthony Quinn bought this beautiful bay and the surrounding land. He wanted to establish an international film centre, but had to drop the project. However, the beach kept its name and is now a popular attraction.

If it is time for some recreation apart from the beach life, there are many options. Those with an interest in history should visit the Lindos Acropolis, which is located high above the ancient antique town Lindos. The old quarter in the city of Rhodes is not quite as old, but still very charming and interesting. You can also spend a day away from the beach in Faliraki Water Park, which is the largest and most amusing water park in Rhodes. Or visit the Filerimos monastery form where it is possible to see all the way to the coast of Turkey (only on days of clear weather).

Click on the beaches in the menu on the left to see more descriptions and photos.

Blue flag beaches in Rhodes

Blue flag beaches in Rhodes
Many beaches in Rhodes have been awarded the European Union blue flag.

The blue flag is an environmental award for clean beaches and clear waters. All blue flag beaches are evaluated each year.

  St. Pauls Bay

Newest beach review: St Pauls Bay
St Pauls Bay is a picturesque bay just south of Lindos on the southeast coast of Rhodes.

The beach in the southern end is a manmade beach of golden sand. Facilities at this beach includes sun loungers, sun shades, toilets and a café.

Kitesurfing, or kiteboarding, is one the fastest growing watersports.

Rhodes is an ideal place for kitesurfers, especially the windy west coast. Here places like Kremasti bay are kitesurfers paradise.

Not only experienced kitesurfers are welcome. Kitesurfing schools offer courses for newcomers.

More spectacular pictures are found here.

  Kitesurfing Rhodes

Faliraki Water Park
Faliraki Water Park is one of the largest water parks in Europe and certainly the largest in Greece.

With its impressive size, Faliraki Water Park offers thrills and rides for all ages. The most daring guests can try out the Kamikaze or the Free Fall.

The youngest guests can enjoy the childrens area with swimming pools, slides and a pirate ship.

More about Faliraki Water Park.

  Faliraki Water Park

Kalithea Springs
Since the time of the classical Antiquity, the spring water at Kalithea Springs has been known for its therapeutic properties.

In 1929 it had its first opening as an actual spa, and after a thorough renovation, the place reopened in the summer of 2007, primarily as a museum.

Kalithea Springs is an incredibly beautiful and relaxing place with charming buildings, a museum, a restaurant and a cosy little beach.

  Kalithea Springs

Rhodes old town

The old quarter of Rhodes
The town of Rhodes is considered to be one of the most beautiful large towns in the entire Mediterranean area. The old quarter of the town takes much of the credit for this.

The old quarter has approx. 6,000 inhabitants. Many of the buildings date back hundreds of years, but are extremely well- preserved. Some of the highlights are the Palace of the Grand Master, the street of the Knights and the Turkish quarter. Read more and see pictures here.

  Lindos Akropolis

Lindos Akropolis
Akropolis rises far above Lindos, the only one of the three Antique towns in Rhodes that still exists as an active urban community.

On the top of Lindos Akropolis, there is an 88-metre-long marble colonnade and the remains of the beautiful Athena Lindias temple. It was built as early as the year 342 BC.

Apart from the chance of getting a close look at the historical buildings, the view is also magnificent.


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