"Best" of the beaches in Rhodes

Rhodes Town

Elli beach: Described by Lawrence Durrell as the finest shingle beach in the Med. That was over 50 years ago and it is still one of the island’s best!   Singled out as one of the most snapped beaches in Greece it still retains something of the cosmopolitan character of the 1970’s.  The beach is extremely popular usually one of the busiest beaches. Sun beds & umbrellas for hire, beach volleyball ground, cafeterias and a diving platform for high drivers. 

Aquarium Beach on the headland:  Deep water, strong breezes and occasional currents.  Water-ski, para-glide, windsurfing, ringo and banana rides. Windy beach: Section from the headland to Akti Miaouli.  Strong on-shore winds prevail.

Psaroupoula beach: From Blue Sky hotel to the Belvedere hotel.  A sandy beach. Some on-shore breezes are strong.  Do take care at the pedestrian crossings drivers rarely stop!

South of Psaropoula:  A good choice of sheltered coves.  Usually it is safe to swim, but beware of the strong winds they can be unexpected and quite rough.  All of the beaches have showers, changing cubicles & W.C’s facilities.

Western side of Rhodes



The west coast has its own share of frequently visited beaches, a pebbled beach and is often subjected to prevailing shore winds when the sea can get very aggressive.  The west coast appeals to sporting enthusiasts who like extreme water sports, considered as windsurfer’s paradise with two water sport centers renting boards and jet skis.  Along the walkway behind the beach there are supermarkets, kiosks, bakeries, restaurants and patisseries.

Beaches:  Cape Ag. Georgios or St.George,  Glyfada, Ialysos and Ixia.

Eastern side of Rhodes



The beaches located along the east coast offer a wealth of white sandy sheltered beaches with mild to moderate winds. The east coast beaches are more favorable to the avid tourist and are just perfect for families with children.  Tsambica and Agathi shallow water, sandy beaches are perfect for  families with children.

Beaches:  Anthony Quinn, Faliraki, Traganou, Afandou , Agathi, Agios Pavlos, Charaki,   Kalathos, Kalithea, Tsampika, Kolymbia, Stegna, Ladiko Bay, Lindos, St. Paul’s Bay, Pefkos and  Vlycha.

Southern side of Rhodes

The beaches on the south of Lindos are far less crowded – Glystra, Pefki and Gennadi are all favored beaches with their own charisma.

The 11-kilometre stretch between Gennadi to Plimyri in the south east corner of the island is an almost uninterrupted beach of pebbles and sand dunes, you will always be able to find a deserted spot!

Prassonissi beach on the south western tip of the island.   Everybody is surfing, a mecca for windsurfers – the sand spit tethering it to the main part of the island has calm waters on the east side while waves as high as two meters break on the west side.  There are several restaurants and cafés bars close to the beach. You can also find a mini-market with refreshments.

Beaches:  Ag. Giorgios, Fournoi, Gennadi, Glystra, Kiotari & Prasonissi