Butterfly Valley (Valley of Butterflies)On the western side of the island of Rhodes, approximately five kilometers south east from the village of Theologos (or Tholos), there lies the Valley of the Butterflies - also known as Butterfly Valley (Petaloudes in Greek). This is one of the most attractive destinations on the island.
As a relatively low profile beach resort area, Pefki (Pefkos) is made up of smaller hotels and rooms to let. The pines stand tall above the buildings, as you look back towards the shore from any of the chairs on the sandy coves.
At St. Paulis bay, you will find sand and pebbles, with rocks from which to dive into the crystal water. You will have to leave the car well before you reach the beach, and then you have to walk. You can also come here from Lindos on foot.
Haraki (Charaki) is an attractive little bay offering family atmosphere. It is mainly visited by tourists renting rooms nearby, but families of local people also come out with their umbrellas and settle themselves on the no-charge section in the center of the beach.
Tsambika beach is long and broad with fine, golden sand and dozens of colourful little flags marking out the various eating establishments and beach sports centers. Tsambika is one of the most beautiful beaches on Rhodes.
Prasonisi is for sure one of the most impressive beaches on Rhodes, at its southernmost end. Two sandy coves ending in an island that you can reach on foot or by swimming, depending on the weather and the level of the water.
The beach resort of Stegna in Rhodes is characterized by relaxing and family atmosphere. It is located just 500 meters away from the village of Archangelos, ans it is an ideal place for people looking for relaxation and a traditional "village" feeling.
Kallithea (Kalithea) beach is one of the most popular among the locals. It is composed of many small creeks covered with pine-trees. The waters are deep, so you will have to be a bit careful when swimming there.