Ready to visit Anthony Quinn Bay in Rhodes? Well, there are a few fun facts to know before discovering one of the islands most beautiful beaches! Here’s the best beach activities, Anthony Quinn Bay restaurant, and even info on the nearby Ladiko Beach!
7 Fun Facts About Anthony Quinn Bay Rhodes
1. Anthony Quinn Bay is Named After…
This famous beach in Rhodes is named after none other than the actor Anthony Quinn! After filming his movie “The Guns of Navarone” here he fell so in love with the area he bought the land.
The film went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture among other prestigious awards. Now more than 80 years after its release, Anthony Quinn Bay beach still bears the legendary actor’s name!
Another filming location for this movie was Gozo Island in Malta. If you’ve ever been to Malta, you know it has a rocky landscape and beautiful waters similar to Rhodes.
2. Anthony Quinn Bay is a Small Cove
One of our first impressions of Anthony Quinn Bay was how small it truly is! This tiny cove is filled with a mixture of tiny pebbles and sand that don’t leave much room for spreading out. For this reason, there is only a select number of beach chairs available.
However, what it lacks in size it makes up for in pure beauty! The sparkling waters glisten out into the sea and the views will take your breath away. Most travelers find the larger boulders surrounding Anthony Quinn Bay to relax or lay their stuff on while they swim.
3. Morning is the Best Time at Anthony Quinn Bay in Rhodes
Due to its size, you’ll want to get to Anthony Quinn Bay in Rhodes early! Not only will this give you a shot at a prized beach chair or spot on the sand, but you’ll be able to enjoy it without the crowds.
Particularly in July and August this one-of-a-kind swimming spot attracts travelers in droves and to the nearby Ladiko Beach. We recommend arriving first thing in the morning for the best experience!
4. Anthony Quinn Bay Has a Restaurant
Great news… If you’re hungry on your visit to Anthony Quinn Bay Kounna Beach Bar serves up delicious food all summer! They have a nice variety of dishes (both western and Greek) and also tasty cocktails.
Yet, the best part about the Anthony Quinn Bay restaurant is the views! Perched high above the beach, you’ll have spectacular sights of the gorgeous bay and beyond.
Anthony Quinn Bay Tip: As it’s the only restaurant here, you may want to call ahead or put your name in for a table as soon as you arrive.
5. The Water at Anthony Quinn Bay is Crystal Clear
Onto to the most fun part of Anthony Quinn Bay beach! Greece is known for its clear blue waters, but this spot takes it to the next level.
The ocean closest to the beach is a tinted emerald color due to the plant life underwater. This meshes with the light blue Aegean Sea to create a dreamy appearance that shines out into the open waters.
As soon as we caught our first glimpse of Anthony Quinn Bay in Rhodes we couldn’t help but hop right in! There is actually a big rock to jump off directly in the middle of the beach. The cove also provides one of the best places to snorkel on the island, and you can even rent kayaks or small boats.
6. Getting to Anthony Quinn Bay is Easy
Unlike other hard-to-reach places on Rhodes, Anthony Quinn Bay is super accessible. The beach is located on the eastern coast of the island and is only a 5-7 minute drive from the center of Faliraki.
Just a warning though, the parking situation is free but can be tight if you don’t arrive early! With that said, it’s much easier to park a motorbike than a car here.
You can also get to Anthony Quinn Bay beach by bus for just 2 euros from Rhodes Old Town. However, be prepared to walk about 800m down the steep hill. No shame in having a taxi to take you one or both ways if you’re staying close by!
Another fun way to experience Anthony Quinn Bay is from the water. From Rhodes Town, you can find sailing and snorkeling trips that stop at the bay. This not only lets you experience the famous beach but is one of the best ways to explore the island of Rhodes in general.
7. Right Next Door to Ladiko Beach
The last thing you should know is there is another stunning beach close to Anthony Quinn Bay! In fact, you actually pass the gorgeous Ladiko Beach on the road in.
Unlike Anthony Quinn Bay, Ladiko Beach is a flat strip of sand mostly filled by 5 Euro beach chair rentals. There is also a restaurant and bar behind it if you get hungry. If you have time this beach is definitely worth seeing while you’re in the area.
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Where to Stay in Rhodes Greece
Old Town Luxury – 10GR Hotel & Wine Bar – Set inside the historic walls of Old Town, this hotel doubles as the best wine bar on the island. The luxury rooms built inside caves style rooms give you a one of a kind escape from the city center.
Old Town Budget– Mascot Garden Rooms & Mascot Boutique Hotel – These sister hotels are unique and fun places to stay just outside of Rhodes Old Town. They are beautifully designed and a simple, but charming place to sleep after exploring all day.
Old Town Hostel – Stay Hostel Rhodes – What separates Stay Hostel from others in town is that it offers a kitchen, multiple lounges, games room, gym, and home cinema! It’s also a great place to meet other travelers from around the globe.
Lindos – Melenos Art Boutique Hotel – At Melenos, luxury mixes perfectly with a special design that includes historical artifacts from around Rhodes. Enjoy stunning ocean views while being just a quick walk from the Lindos Acropolis and town.
Monolithos – Limeri Traditional Guesthouse – At Limeri you’ll find a traditional design equipped with modern amenities. Each room has a nice view from the balcony, and some even have a private jacuzzi!
For more places to stay in Rhodes Greece you can explore the latest prices here!
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