Meltemi (or Meltemia), the winds of the Aegean

We all know or have heard about the winds of the Aegean, most commonly known under the Turkish name Meltemia that appear during the summer season. The etymology of Meltemi is of Turkish origin. The ancient Greeks called it "Etesian" (Yearly). Meltemia generally belongs to the category of seasonal winds.

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Sports & Recreation in Rhodes

Whether you're up for swimming, surfing, yoga or more unusual kinds of leisure sports, Rhodes is an excellent place to get moving and offers plenty of opportunities for recreational sports.

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Water Sports in Rhodes

Rhodes island offers ample opportunities to experience a wide range of water sports. The most prominent sport types are windsurfing and kite-surfing, followed closely by jet-skiing, snorkeling and diving. Of course there are also fun water sport activities for the whole family to spend the day at the beach, such as water ringos, bananas, parasailing and many others. Because each side of Rhodes island offers different geophysical features and weather conditions, the experience feels unique every time.

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Scuba Diving in Rhodes

Diving tourism and the experience of diving during the holiday combine an ecological way of recreation. 4 million Europeans prefer diving tourism. Among the top destinations is also Greece due to the unique maritime wealth it has at its disposal. Rhodes has some spectacular diving spots and it doesn’t matter if you are a first time diver or very experienced, diving in Rhodes is a joy.

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The west coast of Rhodes: Windurfers Paradise

Popular resorts, bustling with life, important archaeological sites, picturesque villages and beaches perfect for windsurfing await the visitor of this side of Rhodes.

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Tsambika Beach (Tsampika)

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.

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Prasonisi Beach

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.

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Kallithea (Kalithea)

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.

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Ialyssos Beach (Ialysos)

Ialyssos (Ialysos) beach 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.

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Faliraki Beach

Faliraki beach is the most popular, and the most highly organized beach on Rhodes. More than 5 kilometers wide, here you can find anything you can possibly ask for.

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