Did you know that Rhodes has a coastline of over 220km (137 miles)? It’s an amazing experience discovering all the hidden gems and top beaches in Rhodes – especially if you enjoy exploring. Like that one time you were driving along a sea-side road and you noticed this little pathway so you decided to turn. The views from your newly discovered bay were so breathtaking & rewarding, I am sure there are so many to be found in Rhodes.
This is the reason why we would love to share the best beaches in Rhodes island with you. The following 10 are the must find beaches you need to check out when you’re on holiday here. Some of them are very popular, others are hidden and known mostly by the locals. Certainly swimming into their water consists a unique experience.
As travellers and lovers of Rhodes Island we have picked our favourites beaches around the island and we introduce them to you below.
1. Tasos Beach – Kallithea
A lunar landscape in front of you! Tasos Beach in kalithea is a popular beach to local and visitors especially the Italian ones. It is a sandy and pebble beach ideal for families with babies and young children as the water deepens slowly. It is a well organized beach with sunbeds, parasols, showers and toilets. The parking close to the beach is free of charge.
2. Anthony Quinn Bay
The beach is now known by the actor’s name, as it bought this part of the island when it was filming “The Norms of Navarone’. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Rhodes. It is more popular among younger – especially Italians – because its sharp rocks inside and outside the beach are not suitable for families with young children or for older people. The deep green color of the water is due to the green vegetation surrounding the beach. The landscape is magnificent, emerald water and pine trees touch the seaside. The water is considered really cold until July when the beach becomes full of people, mostly Italians.
Agathi is a hidden, beautiful, sheltered beach with turquoise water. The campsite is allowed, that makes Agathi an ideal beach to sleep over at the cave ta the end of the beach To get to the beach, follow the signs of Haraki (a ten-minute drive on a dirt road). Halfway down the road you will find the medieval castle of Faraklou. It is an ideal beach for families since the water are swallow. There are a few canteens where you can have lunch or a fruit salad. Sunbeds and toilets are available.
4. Agios Pavlos
The beach of Agios Pavlos consists of two small bays and at the end we find a small chapel. It is a very Known sandy beach where you can climb and dive into the clear waters The right part of the beach is more crowded and offers sun loungers and good food at the restaurant, while the left part offers moments of relaxation and a small canteen where you canjoy lunch or dinner with local mezedes. You can reach the beach by car, which you should leave at the parking lot right above the beach or alternatively you can walk through Lindos village
3 Kilometers from the village of Lardos, in a popular area for visitors you will find Katsouni Beach. It is a sandy beach with shallow waters, one kilometer long. Parodies of the main road from Lardos towards Katavia lead to the beach. On the beach and in the surrounding area there are sports facilities, rental cars, water bikes.
Glystra is a small beautiful sandy beach, popular among visitors who are looking for peace and relaxation. There is a small restaurant at the beach, toilets, watersports where you can enjoy canoe and sea bikes.
7. Agios Georgios
Not so easy to reach but the landscape and the crystal clear water, the sand and cedar trees, worth the effort. Some people call it Saint George (Agios Georgios) from the little church we meet in the middle of nowhere and others call it St. Paul, from the church on the main road of Katavia, just before we turn to the dirt road looking for the sea. To get there is better to drive a jeep, it is a safe option to reach the beach without problem. To find the dirt road leading to the beach, look for the abandoned monastery with the clock tower built by the Italians, on the road that leads from Gennadi to Katavia. Before you reach the monastery, turn right on the dirt road with the cypresses, which the Italians also planted. After 7-8 kilometers you will find the church of Agios Georgios. If you prefer to swim in a small creek turn right otherwise continue straight to reach the long sandy isolated beach.
8. Mavros Kavos
This beach with crystal clear shallow water consists an exotic landscape. To reach Mavros Kavos as you drive along the central road of Rhodes-Katavias, in the abandoned Catholic church of St. Mark, enter the dirt road just opposite. After 5 km driving you will be in that small paradise with sand dunes and cedars.
Fourni beach is a small and quiet beach beneath Monolithos village at the western side of the island which is more pure and wild. Follow the dirt road as you pass the road leading from Katavia to Monolithos, across from the lonely rock-shaped ship that emerges above the waves. Waves, rocks and a small canteen is what you will find and appreciate there.
If you feel adventurous and ready to have an incredible experience this is the place for you. Real isolation and no signal at your mobile phone! The beach has large pebbles and is usually covered with seaweed that the strong winds bring to the seaside. The rocks make it somewhat difficult to access the green waters. To reach the beach follow the signs as you come from Monolithos village towards Rhodes, just after the village of Siana (6 km of asphalt). The beach has two small taverns where you can enjoy fresh fried potatoes with feta cheese on the top.
One of our new favourite spots in the South of Rhodes, at the village of Lachania, right on the beach, you will find Mea Terra. A hip & chic, beach bar restaurant, great gastronomy and probably one of the best beaches/coasts along the East side.