One often finds that when traveling with young children parents feel slightly apprehensive as to whether their ideal holiday choice will actually live up to its expectations.
Rhodes definitely gets the thumbs up sign in this category, with a good selection of kid’s activities to keep those adventurous little ones occupied. RHODES FREE PRESS takes a look at some of the more popular places;
Rhodes Town - Parks / 9D cinema / Sea life / Waterpark / Shallow beaches
Aktaion: Opposite the Mandraki harbor in Rhodes town: The original building was built in 1948 but the exterior is new, this park was totally renovated in the winter 2016/2017. The park avails a superbly situated playground with security for kids and courteous staff. The cafeteria offers a good selection of coffees/drinks/food with a friendly atmosphere.
Passagio: Rhodes town adjacent to Rodos Park Hotel. The park avails swings/slides/ skateboard ramp, giant trampoline, play area, sand pit. Snack Bar and W.C. facilities are available. Tel: 22410 25160
Rodini Park (Located on the outskirts of Rhodes town, 1klm., Rhodes-Lindos Av.): Cool and shady with a tranquil atmosphere this beautifully landscaped park is the perfect location for children who like a little natural adventure. Situated only 3 klm from the city center it is densely wooded with the scent of cypress and pine bordering the paths and gurgling stream between the banks of the trees. After a short walk through the woodlands you will reach a small children's playground. Rodini Park is popular for its resident peacocks that freely walk around the park, an added attraction to visitors. Snack bar and W.C. facilities are available. FREE ENTRANCE. Location: Rhodes-Lindos Av., Rodini Tel: 22410 73077
Marine Aquarium: Rhodes town, a kid’s marine adventure! The Aquarium is located in the basement of the Hydro Biological Station of Rhodes and offers the visitors the chance to have a close up view of the aquatic life of the Eastern Mediterranean sea. The Aquarium has been fashioned in the form of an underwater sea cave. Sinuous corridors, artfully decorated with natural sea-shells creating a true underwater ambience. You will find a wide range of interesting specimens of Mediterranean organisms such as reefs, sea flowers, octopuses, clams, decapods, turtles and numerous fishes. Tel: 22410 27308
Beaches for Kids: Sandy beaches, shallow water for families with children that will make them feel them confident in the water, and the parents at ease.
Tsambika beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Rhodes, situated on the eastern coast of the island, about 26km south of Rhodes town. The 800 meters long and very wide beach has fine golden sand and only a few pebbles. The children will have plenty of space for playing and the shallow water make Tsambika beach very suitable for children of all ages.
Agathi beach is located on the east coast of Rhodes, with a walking distance from the village of Haraki.
A picturesque beach set against a mountainous background. Agathibeach is one of the best beaches in Rhodes, with soft golden sand and crystal clear shallow waters, making it ideal for families with children.