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THE BEACHES OF THE ISLAND OF RHODES IN GREECE

The island of Rhodes is large and it has many beautiful beaches. Some of them are popular and you find them in the tourist resorts. You can play watersports here and there are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. On other more remote beaches it is much more quiet. On these pages are the descriptions of a couple of these beaches, but of course there are many more.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Tsampika Beach and Kolimbia Beach
The beach of Tsampika is also known als the goldcoast. It is one of the prettiest beaches on the island of Rhodes, and it is situated just before the village of Archangelos, at a 26 kilometer distance of Rhodes town. Just north of Tsampika you find Kolimbia beach, where you find more accommodations and tourist facilities. There is a choice of several tavernas to have a bite to eat or to have a drink and there is a possibility for watersports. There are also sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. Next to the bus station there is a mini market. Tsampiki is one of the busier beaches of the island of Rhodes.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Prasonisi Beach
Prasonisi is a beautiful and relatively quiet beach in the southeast of Rhodes. It is popular with windsurfers and it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Rhodes. At the beach there are tavernas and there are houses for rent. The beach is best reached by Jeep or a good car, and it is situated in a stunning surrounding.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Lardos Beach
Lardos beach is a pretty unknown beach at a 65 kilometer distance of Rhodes town. It is one of the better beaches of the island. Also here the number of tourists is growing and it seems to gain terrain as a spot for the a bit larger (sometimes all inclusive) luxury hotels. There are also a number of private villas for rent. There is a possibility to play water sports and beach supplies like sunbeds and umbrellas are for rent. You will find all kinds of facilities in the village. Next to Lardos beach, a little east of it, you find Pefki beach. The historical village of Lindos is within easy reach.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Gennadi Beach
Gennadi beach is located in the southeast of the island of Rhodes and is relatively quiet compared to other beaches. The big hotels here have been replaced by smaller buildings and it is still quite unspoiled. In the vicinity there are many beautiful villas for rent. The beach is large and consists mainly of sand and small pebbles. On Gennadi beach there are a number of tavernas.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Pefkos Beach
Pefkos means "pine tree" and so around the village of Pefkos (sometimes called Pefki) there are plenty of places where you can find some shade. It is situated in a nice bay just under Lindos and it has a sandbeach. Pefkos is a lively small village with a couple of hotels, apartments, restaurants, disco's and bars. On the beach of Pefkos you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Glyfada Beach
Glyfada beach is a rather unknown beach in the west of Rhodes at a 72 kilometer distance of Rhodes town. Around the beach there are many trees and the water here is a bit green colored. Glyfada beach consists mainly of rather large pebbles and there can be quite a bit of seaweed washed on the shores because it tends to be windy here. To get to Glyfada beach you follow the sign to Kritana Village and then you see the road to the beach. It is situated 6 kilometers before the village of Siana. There are two small tavernas on the beach.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Afandou of Afantou Beach
Afandou beach is situated at a 22 kilometer distance of Rhodes town on the east side of the island. It is a pretty and long stretched beach with sand and some pebbles, where it is easy to get into the water. It is pretty quiet and there are a few tavernas and hotels to be found at the beach. Afoundou means "invisible" and refers to the village of Afandou dat wa invisible from the sea, as a protection against pirates. At the beach of Afandou you can play watersports. There is a bit of life in the village and you can find some bars and such, but not as much as you will for instance find in Faliraki.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Kalathos Beach
Kalathos beach is situated at a 50 kilometer distance of Rhodes town and 65 kilometers from the airport, at about 7 kilometer from Lindos on the east side of the island of Rhodes. There are a couple of hotels and you can rent an apartment here. In the sourroundings there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops. There is an option for watersports as well.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Stegna Beach
Stegna beach can be found 30 kilometers outside of Rhodes town on the east coast of the island. It is one of the smaller beaches of Rhodes and it is hidden between the mountains at the end of a curvy road. There is a small village that goes with the beach of Stegma that includes some restaurants and bars. The village is relatively quiet. Close to Stegna beach you can find the large village of Archangelos and not far north there is the pretty Tsampika beach.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Ixia and Ialysos Beach
The beach of Ixia and neighbouring Ialysos are a couple of the best know beaches on the island of rhodes, and they are situated just outside of Rhodes town, at a distance of about a 5 or 10 minutes drive. It is a long stretched beach with mainly sand and at the seashore a few pebbles. On the beach you find the large 4 and 5 stars luxury (mostly all inclusive) hotels of the island that have their sunbeds on the beach. Some people are negative about these beaches, but personally I liked them very much. There are busy parts and less busy parts on these beaches and they are shallow, so it is easy to get into the water. Along the beach there is a variety of shops and restaurants.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Faliraki Beach
Faliraki beach is probably the most popular beach on the island of Rhodes. It is a 4 kilometers long sandbeach at a 14 kilometers distance of Rhodes town. In Faliraki there is a wide choice for restaurants, bars, clubs and shops. There is also a good supply of hotels. In Faliraki you can play watersports and of course there are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. The surroundings of Faliraki are good for making walks in the pine tree forest or along the coast towards the beaches of Kalithea, or the quiet small beaches in the area.

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rhodos stranden Rhodes beaches - Kalithea Beach

Kalithea beach is situated just north of Faliraki and close to Rhodes Town. It consists of a strip of small coves with nice small beaches. There are beautiful rocks here and the water of the sea is green. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent at the various beaches and there are tavernas. Particularly noteworthy are the bath houses which have been build here by the Italians.

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Naturist beaches on Rhodes

The naturist beach of Faliraki. This beach is on the south side of the village of Faliraki three kilometers from the center of the village. This beach is also the only official nudist beach on the island. You can rent umbrellas and sunbeds and there are tavernas.

Afandou Bay just below Faliraki. Sometimes there are naturists here, primarily outside of the busy tourist season.

Tsambika beach on the eastern side of the island. At the south end of the beach there is a place for the naturists. It is a fairly large and quiet beach 2 kilometers away from the main road. The main part of the beach is occupied by people in swimwear.

Haraki Beach in the east (about half way of the island, under Tsampika). There is a military camp here that you have to walk past. Go past the old ship and keep going. It is a long beach and consists mainly of pebbles. There are no facilities so you need to bring your own water and food.

Kalathos Beach next to the beach of Haraki. At the end of the beach at Kalathos you find the section with the naturists.

Beach at Lindos. At Lindos Square take the road at the Mavrikos Restaurant. The road runs parallel to the beach. At the sign "Kleoboulus Tomb" go on the footpath. After about ten minutes you can see the beach lie below you. The beach is a pebble beach which is more or less divided into two by a rock.

In the quiet parts of the island of Rhodes, mainly in the southeast and southwest you will find more secluded and quiet beaches where you can go into the sea without swimwear. As always the opportunity is greater in the autumn and early season.


Hans Huisman, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2014
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