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Rhodes Beaches and guide to the best places, inlets, bays and coves

Rhodes Beaches

You say Greece and immediately think of summer. And it couldn’t be otherwise. Long stretches of beach. Beautiful coves. Crystal clear sea. Traditional cuisine with always fresh ingredients; and, above all, really good. Rhodes Holidays is all of this…. and more.

During your Rhodes holidays you will have tons of things to do and see. You can walk reliving the history in the magical castle of Rhodes, and reliving the legend of the mythical Colossus. You can get lost in the characteristic narrow streets of Lindos and admire the suggestive fortified castle where the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia and the Acropolis stand. In the evening, however, you will be spoiled for choice between Rhodes Town and Faliraki.


Rhodes is an island that hides some of the most beautiful beaches in the world; the sea, incredibly clear everywhere, gives colors whose shades vary from blue to light blue to emerald green.

Considering the extension, you will be spoiled for choice. The east coast of the island is characterized by the most touristy and popular beaches. The west coast, less frequented, is mostly beaten by the Meltemi; there are, however, beautiful beaches and inlets. Below we offer a list of beaches not to be missed once you arrive on the island.

A necessary premise: Rhodes is among the most popular islands in Greece. As such, it will be impossible to avoid the crowds and chaos. Especially in August. Play early and try to get to the beach early.


Vacation in Rhodes

The charming and charming village located at the foot of the splendid fortress-fortress, contains two of the most popular beaches: Lindos Beach and Agios Pavlos.

Lindos is located about 55 km from the capital and can be easily reached by car or bus. The trips from Rhodes Town, especially in August, are quite frequent. A rather fascinating alternative is to arrive by boat from the port. Plan to spend a whole day: in addition to the two beaches, be sure to visit the town.

Lindos Beach is characterized by a small and well-equipped coast, with sun beds and umbrellas; there is also a car park. However, the incredible beauty and charm seen from the top of the village are betrayed the moment you approach it.


Best Rhodes Beaches

The splendid inlet where, it is said, Saint Paul landed. Hence, the name. It is the most characteristic and famous beach on the island. It is all completely surrounded and protected by rock walls. It stands at the foot of the splendid acropolis; in the eastern part, the evocative church dedicated to San Paolo. It has a sandy part where you will find parasols and sun loungers. Difficult to find someone free, after 10:00. Wonderful, crystalline sea: a real swimming pool! Among the Rhodes beaches not to be missed.


Traganou Rhodes Beaches

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One of our favorite Rhodes beaches. Ideal for those who are looking for a heavenly and uncontaminated place, away from the crowds. Don’t expect to be alone though. However, the beach is less chaotic than many others.

Traganou Beach is a beautiful beach of fairly small pebbles and really clear waters, with colors that go from light blue to turquoise and temperatures that are not too cold. We recommend that you stretch out towards the northernmost side of the beach, by far the most suggestive, with cliffs and a fascinating cave. There are no umbrellas or sunbeds; nearby, you will find a good tavern for refreshment.

The beach is located just over 16 km south of Rhodes Town, easily reachable by crossing the coastal road.



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One of the most famous Rhodes beaches, literally besieged by tourists. The crowds and chaos do not affect the extraordinary beauty of this bay, which is named after Anthony Quinn. The great protagonist of “Zorba the Greek” literally fell in love with this place. And how to blame him!

It is a splendid sandy and pebble beach in Rhodes, characterized by a narrow jagged coastline, nestled between hills covered with greenery and several flat rocks that reach the sea, ideal for getting a fantastic tan!

Given its conformation, due to its rocks and sharp stones, it is not very suitable for children; the advice is, however, to wear beach shoes. The beach is not particularly large and there are not many sunbeds and umbrellas, so it is better to arrive early, otherwise you can relax on one of the many cliffs present; upon your arrival you can comfortably park your car. Above the beach, you will find an excellent tavern to enjoy traditional cuisine and wonderful Greek salads.

Anthony Quinn is located a short distance from Traganou, about 5 km from Faliraki.



Very close to Anthony Quinn Bay, Ladiko Beach represents a valid alternative. Especially if you have found too much confusion in the other. The proximity of the two beaches often causes confusion in someone, convinced that they are in Anthony Quinn’s bay!

The sea, however, is truly splendid and crystalline, with a pebble beach, and a sea with a sandy bottom, where there are some really beautiful and evocative rocky points. The beach is set in a cove and is not particularly wide. It is well equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and a bar; has ample parking.


Faliraki Beach in Rhodes

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The beach of entertainment, as well as the busiest beach in Rhodes. In the very long expanse of Faliraki, nothing is missing: bars, restaurants, clubs, windsurfing schools, slides into the sea, and of course…. chaos at all times. In addition to being well equipped, it slopes quite gently, and is also ideal for families. The beach also has ample parking.

In the evening you can have fun and dance until late.

Faliraki is not exceptional, especially when compared to other beaches on the island. We are sure, however, that you will appreciate the party atmosphere that reigns in this area during your Rhodes Holidays.


Agathi is, in its own right, one of our favorite beaches. Sara for her sense of tranquility that she transmits; its incredibly crystalline waters; the evocative landscape that surrounds it, set within a suggestive inlet. And, of course, its soft, golden beach that earned it the nickname of Golden Beach.

Agathi is located just under 40 km south-east of Rhodes Town, reachable by the road that leads to Lindos. From the latter, it is about 10 km away.

The beach is well equipped. You can rent umbrellas and sunbeds at reasonable prices, and stop at one of the kiosks in the area. You will also find ample parking.



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At the foot of the evocative monastery of the same name, stands this splendid beach that you shouldn’t miss during your holidays in Rhodes. A beach that will conquer you thanks to its soft golden beach, and its splendid waters, whose colors show fantastic and brilliant turquoise shades. The seabed is sandy and sloping, also ideal for families and children.

The long sandy expanse is equipped at various points with sun beds and umbrellas. It has bars and even a mini-market nearby. You can also rent sports equipment. The area, in fact, is very popular for lovers of water sports.

The beach, in August, loses some of its charm and charm because it is incredibly overcrowded, with a coming and going of boats, sometimes annoying. We recommend staying at the far end: a great spot for snorkeling as well.

The beach has a bus stop and, of course, ample parking.


About 22 km south of the capital, Afandou is a beach located close to the village of the same name. It is an expanse of sand and pebbles, characterized by a beautiful long and very wide coastline, ideal for all types of tourists; at times completely free, at times equipped with sun beds and umbrellas.

The sea is incredibly transparent. It is one of the less chaotic and crowded Rhodes beaches and offers fewer services and amenities. On the beach, however, there are kiosks where you can rent equipment for windsurfing, an ideal sport on windy days; if you have an appetite, no problem, because you will find taverns and snack bars just a few minutes away.

Just behind the beach are the Rhodes Golf Course golf courses.



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Prassonissi Beach (or Prasonisi) is located on the southern tip of the island, 92 kilometers south of the capital, and 40 km southwest of the village of Lindos. The journey is quite long: expect at least an hour by car. Time, however, well spent as it is an absolutely unique and unmissable place!

This beach is very long and is known to be a surfer’s paradise, especially during the months of July and August, when the northern winds called Meltemi blow.

The landscape that surrounds it is truly incredible and the waters that bathe it incredibly crystalline.

The incredible feature of Prassonissi is that it is a promontory, joined to the island by a strip of sand, on which stands a lighthouse that becomes an island at high tide giving rise to that phenomenon known as “the meeting of the two seas ”, the Levant sea and the Aegean sea. Although the journey to get there is quite long, being in the extreme south of the island, Prassonissi is a must among Rhodes beaches.


Kolimbia Beach is located about 26 kilometers southeast of the city, not far from the village of Faliraki. It is a beautiful beach of soft golden sand, alternating in a few sections with a few pebbles; the wide, slightly curved coastline makes for a relaxing atmosphere.

Kolymbia is a beautiful beach, with an incredibly blue and turquoise sea, ideal for snorkeling close to the cliff to protect the beach.

In addition to a convenient parking, the beach is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas; in the area there are several refreshment points. Kolymbia is a favorite destination for travelers who choose Rhodes for their holidays. There are also some very famous tourist villages nearby.



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Just 8km south of Kolymbia, Stegna is one of Rhodes beaches ideal for family. From the panoramic road, you will have a fantastic point of view, from above, over the entire bay. Beautiful and truly amazing.

Beautiful and well-equipped beach, with many showers scattered throughout, bars and taverns. The water temperature is higher than average, and the water is really low, ideal for the little ones. The whole area has parking areas.

Rhodes, like all of Greece, must be experienced and filmed following your own rhythms and, above all, your own tastes. Those just listed are just some of the beaches on the island. Turning around, it will not be difficult to find even more beautiful bays, inlets and expanses!

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