Rhodes Island - Beaches
What characterizes the magnificent beaches of Rodos is their unique diversity, that satisfies even the most demanding visitor: Pebbled beaches extending along many kilometers, small bays and coves and endless beaches of golden sand.
 
This variety in combination with their water purity and clarity have made the beaches of Rodos known worldwide and extremely popular. 
It is significant that more than 35 beaches in Rodos are annually awarded by the “Blue Flags of Europe”, for their safety and organization. Whatever your preferences and desires, cosmopolitan atmosphere, fun for the whole family, action and sports, or tranquility and returning to nature, it is for sure that in Rodos you can find the ideal beach to adore!
 
Most well known beaches of Rhodes are listed below:
 
Vlyha 
A quiet beach, away from the hustle and bustle. The golden sand and azure waters offer visitors a chance to relax and enjoy a rejuvenating dive. 
 
Ixia
The huge, 8-kilometer long beach known as Ixia combines sand and large, white pebbles. According to most of the visitors preferring it, it is the coolest beach in the island, as etesian winds blow during summer months. Some take advantage of the fact and enjoy water sports such as windsurfing. 
 
Kallithea 
The beach is rocky, with some sandy spots and several pine trees. The picturesque tiny cove with the crystal waters offers a spectacular sight with the facilities of the medicinal baths on the background, the Baths of Kallithea. 
 
Kolymbia 
The beach can be reached from the village after a 2-kilometer walk under the shade of tall eucalyptus trees. Charming coves with golden sand and crystal clear waters invite visitors, while if they are lucky enough they can observe the beautiful peacocks that stroll freely in the beach! 
 
Ladiko/Anthony Quinn 
In area Ladiko there is a small but charming beach, inside a peaceful cove. It is probably one of the most picturesque beaches of the island. In the next cove we find the “Anthony Quinn” beach. It was here that scenes from the film “The Guns of Navarone” were filmed, starring the famous actor. 
 
Lindos 
Lindos is famous not only for its traditional settlement, its ancient acropolis and its significant archeological site but also for its beautiful beaches. The landscape is amphitheatric, with the acropolis dominating the scenery from above, while the snow white settlement slithers all the way up to the castle. Swimming in the emerald waters and feasting your eyes on the view in front of you, is the experience of a lifetime. 
 
Beach in the city of Rhodes 
In this cosmopolitan beach on the north side of the town, one can enjoy the sun and the azure waters just a stone’s throw away from the city center. Big hotels, taverns, bars and shops are also nearby. 
 
Prassonisi 
Prassonisi is laved by sea from two sides. The waters often unite covering the ground, creating a sight of rare beauty. Depending on the direction of the wind, the one side may be calm and the other tempestuous. This beach is not ideal so much for swimming as for water sports, especially surfing. Hundreds of surfers gather each year from around the world and enjoy the ideal conditions offered by Prassonisi. The spectacle is quite impressive, even for those not keen on the sport. The sky is filled with kitesurfing kites. Equipment is available for rent on the spot. 
 
Tsampika 
One of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the island is that of Tsampika. Golden sand and crystal waters, an ideal place for a bath and summer sports. The beach of Tsampika can be reached with boats that make daily cruises from the city. 
 
Faliraki 
The beach at Faliraki, with 5 km of golden sand, is a major tourist trap mainly for foreign visitors. The fine sand and warm waters are teeming with hundreds of tourists, as most of them stay in nearby hotels.
 
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