Rhodes has so many spectacular beaches that are definitely worth exploring, but if you only have a few days on this stunning island in the Dodecanese, we suggest you head to these amazing spots that guarantee a memorable swim every time!
This is one of Rhodes’ most visited areas and for a good reason. Famous for its therapeutic properties, the ancient healing powers of Kallithea’s natural hot springs attract thousands of international visitors who come to enjoy the majestic spaces that have been wonderfully renovated. You can spend an entire day relaxing on the sun lounges, snorkelling around the rocks, as well as exploring the ancient spas, lush gardens and pebblestone mosaics. When you are done, sit down at the chic beach bar and have a late lunch while enjoying the gorgeous views.
Address: Kallithea Avenue 80, East Rhodes
Distance from Rhodes Town: 13km, 15 minute drive
Parking: Free car park
Organised: With sunbeds and beach bar
Fee: 3 € per adult, 2 € for 12-18 years, kids under 12 are free
St Paul’s Bay
This picturesque beach in Lindos is located on the southeast coast of Rhodes. St Paul is said to have stayed here in 51 AD and a small church has been built in his honour. The bay is both shallow and protected from winds, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Sunbeds and cabanas are available and waiters walk by taking orders. On the beach menu, you will find a list of cocktails, beers, wines, and juices, as well as light snacks, salads and burgers. If you prefer table seating, Tambakio Restaurant is set on the edge of the water and open for lunch between 12 noon – 4 pm, and later on for dinner.
Address: St Paul’s Bay, Lindos
Distance from Rhodes Town: 48 km, 1 hour drive
Parking: Free car park at the top of the beach, otherwise there is street parking
Organised: With sunbeds and beach bar/restaurant
Anthony Quinn Bay
Named after one of the world’s most famous actors, the water here is a deep emerald thanks to the lush green vegetation which surrounds it. On the natural stone surfaces, you will find scattered sunbeds and umbrellas, with many set up underneath pine trees. At the top of the rocks is a kiosk serving sandwiches, snacks, coffee, fresh juice, ice cream and salads. The gorgeous underwater scenery makes Anthony Quinn one of the best areas in Rhodes for snorkelling. Just make sure you get here early as it packs out quickly.
Distance from Rhodes Town: 15 km, 20 minute drive
Parking: Free car park at the top of the beach
Organised: With sunbeds and kiosk at the top
If you are looking for a long coastline that offers a great choice of watersports and beach volleyball, this one’s for you. Tsambika is one of the most beautiful places in Rhodes and the beach has been named after the Monastery of Panagia Tsambika, which is known to protect the island. With plenty of facilities, and lots of space to make sandcastles and calm waters, Tsambika is the perfect spot for those with young kids.
Address: In between Kolymbia and Archangelos
Distance from Rhodes Town: 25 kms south of Rhodes Town
Parking: Free car parking right outside
Organised: With sunbeds, beach bars, taverns, mini market
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