A guide to all the beaches on Rhodes island, Greece
Emerald waters, golden sand and pebbles, the ideal combination of unspoiled natural landscape and organized recreational activities: the beaches of Rhodes exert their magical spell on both Greeks and foreigners, families and couples, water sports and scuba diving enthusiasts. All beaches on Rhodes have their own unique character. Whether you are looking for a family and child friendly beach with all the facilities, a world-class surf spot, a beach just to yourself, or whether you prefer your beach pebbly or sandy, you'll find it here. We have listed all beaches on Rhodes island with photos, reviews, maps, your ratings and comments.
Rhodes beaches: an overview
The beaches around the city of Rhodes are home to large hotel units. The
eastern beaches are the most beautiful. The south-eastern beaches are
a combination of unspoiled regions and luxury hotels, while the south-western ones are
unspoiled and can sometimes be rough.
On the eastern shore, there stand out the equally developed beaches at Kallithea, Afandou, Tsambika, Vlycha, Lindos, Lardos and Gennadi.
Around Rhodes island, as a whole, you will find many small sandy beaches and coves, almost hidden, such as Glyfada, Paliochora, Kopria, the small beaches of Monolithos 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.
Blue flag Eco-label awarded beaches on Rhodes
39 beaches in Rhodes were awarded in 2019 with “Blue Flags”, an international programme coordinated by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HPSN). The “Blue Flag” is an international symbol recognized worldwide defining environmental quality.