Many travelers visit Rhodes for the history of Old Town and to enjoy traditional Greek food. Yet after you’ve got a taste of that, it’s time to hit the beautiful beaches on Rhodes! Once we started our coastal drive we couldn’t believe the different and unique beaches of this island. You can find everything from pebbly coves to rock cliffs and long stretches of sand! So join us for our favorites as we explore the 11 best beaches on Rhodes Greece.
Getting Around the Rhodes Beaches
Before arriving you should know that Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. This means you’ll need some type of vehicle to get around. We highly recommend renting a car for at least a week to have the easiest access to the Rhodes Greece beaches.
You can also rent a motorbike, take taxis, or utilize the bus system. Yet, you won’t have the freedom with those options as you will with a car.
Our list of the best Rhodes beaches is based on our experience exploring the island in two weeks. Do you have a must-visit beach that you love? Let us know in the comments section!
11 Best Beaches on Rhodes
1. Elli Beach
The first of the beaches on Rhodes you will likely visit is in the city. Just steps from the ancient walls of Old Town is Elli Beach. The most interesting feature of Elli Beach is the tall concrete diving board out in the middle of the water. People of every age can be seen diving from the Trampoline all day long!
2. Anthony Quinn Bay
For beach lovers traveling to Rhodes, it doesn’t get much more scenic than Anthony Quinn Bay. The first time we laid eyes upon this gorgeous cove we fell in love. The bright turquoise waters are practically begging for you to dive right in!
The bay is named after the famous actor from the “Guns of Navarone” movie which was filmed here. In peak summer months be sure to get here early if you want a beach chair.
3. Ladiko Beach
On the way to Anthony Quinn Bay, you will pass the small sandy beach of Ladiko. Here you’ll find chairs set up and light blue ocean water. It’s a small and colorful cove, and some days it may be much quieter than Anthony Quinn. It’s definitely worth stopping at both of these beaches in Rhodes while you’re in the area.
4. Kallithea Springs
Kallithea is a popular day trip as it’s located just 15 minutes drive from Rhodes Old Town. What makes this place so interesting is its history! For hundreds of years, it had been an ancient thermal spa. People would travel from far and wide to experience the healing properties at Kallithea Springs.
Although it no longer serves as a thermal spa, it’s still is one of the best beaches in Rhodes Greece! The small sliver of blue water opens up out into the sea surrounded by beach chairs on the rocks. Once you’re done swimming, walk through the Rotunda where you can learn more about the history of Kallithea.
5. Jordan Beach
Near the entrance to Kallithea Springs is another incredible beach worth visiting. Jordan Beach is mostly rocky with chairs set up so you can take in the views. Not only is this a great spot to combine with Kallithea on a day trip, but it’s also a super fun place to snorkel!
6. Kolymbia Beach
Kolymbia is a long sandy beach surrounded by green mountains. Luxury hotels and seafood restaurants dot the coastline, and the natural beauty will make you want to stay forever. We enjoyed two days here and it was a wonderful location to see other nearby beaches from.
7. Traganou Beach
This long pebbled beach is a must-visit on the east coast of Rhodes! While the water is a magnificent shade of translucent blue, the defining feature of Traganou is its caves. From the parking lot, take a left and walk to the far end of the beach. There you’ll find three different caves to explore!
8. St Paul’s Bay
Lindos is renowned for its famous Acropolis that towers over the town. However, there are also several amazing beaches here! St. Paul’s Bay is absolutely stunning, especially seeing it from above at the Lindos Acropolis. Here you can view its crater shape which is unique to any beach we’ve seen in Greece.
Like Anthony Quinn Bay, you’ll want to get here early to score a beach chair. There’s nothing as incredible as floating in the water here with the Acropolis directly above you!
9. Lindos & Pallas Beach
On the other side of St. Pauls Bay you’ll find Lindos and Pallas Beach. Here there are several small tavernas with beach chairs to relax and enjoy the afternoon. You can also rent boats from this area to see more of the Rhodes beaches.
If you walk around the corner of Pallas Beach (a small extension of Lindos Beach) along the rocks you’ll find something even more special. There is an epic beach cave that you can swim all the way inside of!
10. Prasonisi Beach
Another one of the best beaches in Rhodes is on the most southern tip. Adventure lovers and beachgoers alike travel to Prasonisi to take in the sport of windsurfing. It was amazing to see what felt like hundreds of sails and boards flying around us in the water. At low tide, you can even walk across the beach to the other side of the peninsula!
11. Fourni Beach
Down the winding roads of Monolithos village is the majestic Fourni Beach! There are actually 2 other Rhodes beaches to see at the bottom of the mountain, but Fourni is the star of the show.
On one side sits a pebbly beach while on the other, there are caves to discover. After enjoying the nearby towns and Fourni Beach, make sure to be at the Monolithos Castle for sunset!
Have any questions on this article or want to share your own favorite Rhodes Greece beaches? Leave us a comment below!
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Rhodes Travel Inspiration
- Planning a Trip to Rhodes Greece: 10 Step Easy to Follow Travel Guide
- One Week Rhodes Itinerary: Best Route, Hotels, and Tips For Your Visit
- Rhodes Old Town Guide: Exploring the Medieval Island City in Greece
- Melenos Art Boutique Hotel in Lindos: The Best Luxury Hotel on Rhodes
- 23 Epic Things to Do in Rhodes Greece
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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