If one would want to find words to describe Elli beach in Rhodes city, those words would probably be lively, cosmopolitan, and fun.
Hundreds of visitors and locals visit Elli beach in Rhodes Town daily. It defies one's powers of imagination to conceive what this beach must have seen in all the years since the English writer Lawrence Durrell described it as the finest beach in the Mediterranean.
The multi-coloured umbrellas, the blonde Scandinavian beauties lounging on their sun beds, the towering hotels, the Casino Rodos and the Rhodes Aquarium in the background, all of them once a favourite subject for photographers, are now the theme of cult postcards. Hundreds of foreign visitors descend on the beach in Rhodes Town every day, as well as local people enjoying their midday break.
What are the reasons to visit Elli Beach?
The ocean waters here are crystal clear. Elli beach offers a large variety of high quality beach bars, while it is located in very close vicinity to the Medieval Town of Rhodes. If all that is not enough, there are plenty of excellent hotels lined in front of the shore, at a distance that make them not to invasive and at the same time offering great views over the beach.
Hungry after a long day of swimming, sunbathing and taking part in water sports activities? You will find excellent Greek restaurants, sea food restaurants and international cuisine restaurants, as well as plenty cafeterias to enjoy a nice cake in the area as well.
Maybe you would like to jump from the famous trampoline? This is probably one of the first things that will catch your attention as you arrive at Elli Beach. This is a massive concrete diving board placed in the middle of the ocean, but easily reachable by swimming. It was built during the Italian occupation and is still a favorite spot among locals and visitors to have some fun on this beach.
Overall, Elli Beach in Rhodes Town is something for visitors who like it lively and prefer socializing, and do not mind sharing the beach flocks of tourists and locals. Go to the right end of the beach where all the hip beach bars with lively music and good food are located. If you prefer it a bit less hip, prefer the left side of the beach, towards the Aquarium of Rhodes, which is also worth your visit while in the area.