Beachgoers, rejoice! The best beaches in Rhodes island offer a diversity of ambiances and activities. The most comfortable and popular beaches are located along the eastern coast of the island making it easy to hop between beach towns and explore multiple coastlines.
While some west coast beaches are lovely and offer umbrellas and beach furniture, the shorelines tend to be narrower, with coarser sands and more rocks.
Additionally, visitors will have contend with the constant wind that stirs ups the sandy shores. We have included the must-sees and our top picks to make your trip-planning and decision-making as easy as possible. Here is our list of the best beaches in Rhodes Island, Greece!
Ixia is one of the main beach resorts on the island, and as such is home to many high-class beach hotels. The narrow coast is lined with plenty of beach furniture, offers a wealth of watersports’ opportunities, and is coated with soft, quality sand. The wind-roused waters are most popular amongst windsurfers. A Blue Flag winner, it is easy to see why Ixia is one of Rhodes’ most sought out shorelines.
Trianda and Ixia might seem like one continuous line if it weren’t for the abrupt heightened intensity of Trianda’s sky-high luxury hotels and resorts. The beach is cozy, to say the least. Tourists pack on to its narrow shore to soak up the sun. For ideal people watching advantages and in order to ensure a shaded beach chair, secure a spot early in the morning. In the evening, the town lights up and taverns lure in hungry patrons with their succulent smells and local eats.
Hands-down one of the island’s most popular beaches and a Blue Flag winner, the town’s bay area is home to a number of resorts, soft sands, and choppy waters ideal for windsurfing. In fact, the region hosts a number of windsurfing competitions. As one of the more sought out tourist shorelines, you can rest assured that dining options are of the international fare, and there are a number of nightclubs to keep tourists entertained late into the night.
Lardos Beach is a point of pride for locals, as it was one of the island’s first winners of the European Blue Flag. Its pristine shoreline is equipped with all of the modern amenities, while preserving the natural charm and splendor of the area. Located in Lardos Bay, the beach enjoys a quieting distance from Lardos town and a long line of soft, warm sands.
Ideal for those who like wandering from the beaten path, Glystra is not at the top of many tourist agendas, which means a quiet shoreline with less amenities. Located just a short distance to the south of Rhodes, you will find little on its serene shores to disturb your beachy-keen relaxation.
Plimmiri Beach is home to one lonesome taverna and a stretch of somewhat rough sand. Regardless, its unique appearance sets it apart from the rest of Rhodes’ beaches. Additionally, the almost eerily lonely ambiance makes for an enlighteningly refreshing and tranquil detour.
A Blue Flag winner, Lindos Beach is scenically overlooked by the town’s presiding acropolis. It has become increasingly popular as more and more people stop over after exploring nearby historical sites to take advantage of the beautiful shoreline. Lindos is conveniently well-equipped with all of the necessary facilities and plenty of watersports to keep you entertained. Families with young children should head to the far end, known as Palace Beach, for shallower waters.
Agathi Beach’s rich golden-sands and majestic green waters give it a regal appearance. The cove of the area enjoys close proximity to one of the island’s significant, but lesser-known historical sites, the Faraklos Castle. The calm waters make it ideal for families with small children.
Tsambikia beach is debatably one of the island’s most beautiful shorelines. Back-dropped by the popular Tsambika Mountain and Monastery, the unobtrusive shoreline is never too crowded for an afternoon of peaceful relaxation. Visitors should keep in mind that beach chairs and facilities are limited.
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Another of Rhodes’ prized Blue Flag winners, this well-organized two mile strip of shore is just a short drive from Rhodes’ Town. The area is popular amongst golfers as it houses the renowned Afandou Golf Club.
Ladiko is snugly nestled in a bay. The chilled-out atmosphere is partially due to the limited visitors, and partially to the fact that it houses one tavern amidst a sparse scattering of beach furniture and umbrellas.
Faliraki is home is an unusual and charmed dichotomy. Increasing tourism has prompted the inauguration of a number of impressive high-end beach resorts, a plethora restaurants, and an impressive diversity of watersports. Contrastingly, the bay area maintains its small town charm, with small fishing boats and less visitors in the two smaller bays at the southern end. Amongst the most touristy of Rhodes’ coastal towns, it is easy to reach. Local buses running up the coast make a trip to Faliraki pain-free even for those who did not rent a car.
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