NisyrosAs we approach Nisyros by boat we cannot fail to be deeply impressed by the image that emerges before our eyes: perfectly white houses, dense greenery, and the colors of the volcanic soil. According to ancient mythology Poseidon, helping Zeus in his battle against the Titans, chased the fearful giant Polybotis over land and seas. When Poseidon reached the island of Kos he broke of a piece of the island with his mighty trident and throwing it at Polybotis he buried him under it. This broken off piece of Kos became the island of Nisyros. The volcano was created over the mouth of Polybotis and the constant rumblings are the chest sighs of the buried titan.
Being one of the most popular Greek beaches among photographers, Elli beach in Rhodes Town still retains something of its cosmopolitan aspect from the 70's, and is one of the most visited beaches on the island.
The beautiful sandy beaches of Lardos are known as some of the best beaches on the island. You will find crystal clear waters here - it is a Blue Flag awarded beach, situated on southern end of Pefkos bay.
Kolymbia (or Kolympia) is an organized, mostly sandy beach, but by no means as crowded as the neighbouring beach of Faliraki. The hotels in the area are mostly preferred by elderly visitors and families, so the atmosphere in the entire area is somewhat relaxed.
Kalathos beach offers sand and tiny pebbles as far as the eye can see. Even on the national Greek holiday of 15th August, when every beach in the country is packed with people, you'll find a place here just for you.
Ialyssos (Ialysos) is one of the most highly organized beaches on Rhodes, and many hotels are located in this area. Like Ixia beach, it is partly pebbly, and very popular to windsurfers as it is mostly windy and wavy as well.