|Rhodes has been blessed with many, wonderful, long stretches of beach. The nortwestern side of the island, from the City of Rhodes and the cosmopolitan Ixia down to Mandriko and Skala Kameirou, boasts of large beaches developed for tourism. On the Southeastern shore, there stand out the equally developed beaches at Kallithea, Afandou, Tsambika, Vlycha, Lindos, Lardos and Gennadi. Around the island, as a whole, you will find many small sandy coves, almost hidden, such as Glyfada, Paliochora, Kopria, the small beaches of Monolithos down to Kalamos, Kerameni Bay and the exotic beaches of Prasonisi. The west coast of Rhodes is frequently swept by shore winds and can be rough, but is a windsurfer's paradise.