Rhodes island beaches
Kallithea Beach is located in the southern part of Rhodes island beaches,
about 9km from Rhodes city.
The bay and beach are well known for Kallithea Springs
which were developed during the Italian occupation of the island in the 1920s.
Celebrities from all over Europe and the Mediterranean
would flock to Kallithea to try its invigorating spring water which was regarded
by many as a medicine.
The Italians added a touch of Arabic style to the stunning buildings
which have been carefully restored and attract thousands of locals
and holidaymakers every year.
Kallithea is blessed with a fantastic location; a touch of paradise, many says.
If you approach by road the area opens up to a small forest which leads to five beaches,
each very special in its own way. Entering Kallithea
by boat can be breathtaking – the small beach,
the architecture and the amazing calm which Kallithea offers even when it is busy.
There’s a different aura here; a feeling of past times, a timelessness
which is emphasized by the crystal clear waters and the surrounding hills.
Quite simply Kallithea magic.
Anthony Quinn Bay
Anthony Quinn Bay is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular bays on the island.
Its water is mesmerizing…
and so clear that you can see to the bottom even though the bay is deceptively deep.
It is a small beach, adjacent to Ladiko Bay; a dreamy, relaxing location ideal for those
who want to get away from the standard stretch of sand. Perfect for swimming
and snorkeling or just taking in its magnificent surroundings.
The bay was named after American actor Anthony Quinn
who purchased the surrounding land during the filming
of The Guns of Navarone in Rhodes.
Even he couldn’t resist its charm!
The area was reclaimed by the Greek government in 1984 due to a change in property law.
Its magic remains and beckons holidaymakers from all over the world.
It’s a long beach with golden sand, on the East coast between Rhodes town and Lindos.
It takes its name from the hill-top monastery of Panagia Tsambika
(The Virgin Mary of Tsambika) which overlooks the breathtaking bay.
According to locals, the monastery has the power to perform miracles,
particularly for women who experience difficulties in getting pregnant.
you hear the names Tsambikos (for boys) and Tsambika you will know that
the person is a local Rhodian or has a direct connection,
usually through prayer or miracle, to Panagia Tsambika.
The monastery attracts thousands of believers and visitors
and the beach below attracts thousands of sun and sand worshippers.
There are no hotels or permanent restaurants or coffee shops here but in the summer
it is a bustling, popular spot, great for swimming and enjoying a wide range of water sports.
Lindos is one of those places that you will never forget visiting. It is simply breathtaking
and one of the top attractions on Rhodes island.
Romance lives and breathes here. Lindos possesses a timelessness,
a beauty that has survived over the ages and, even in the height of the summer,
manages to mesmerize its visitors.
Approaching Lindos by rib you will be struck by the beauty of its traditional white houses,
the symmetry of their size and style.
Many of these mansions are now luxury apartments, others are restaurants and bars;
others have stayed in the same families for centuries and are passed down from generation to generation.
The magic of Lindos remains.
The bay boasts calm, clear waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
Its two sandy beaches are separated by the rocky base of the hill which leads up
to the town’s acropolis which is one of the oldest in Greece; a jewel that tops this magnificent town.
St Paul’s Bay in Lindos
St Paul’s Bay is a surprise; a magical little bay just minutes from Lindos
and tucked behind the town’s magnificent Acropolis. Like Lindos, it is breathtaking
but in different ways, relatively uncrowded and very relaxed. Swimming and snorkeling is a must!
The bay takes its a name from the apostle Saint Paul who, it is claimed,
landed here in the year 43AD to preach Christianity to the Rhodians.
The small church built on the hillside is a very popular wedding location,
most likely because of its timeless setting and the beautiful views
it offers of the bay and the Lindos Acropolis