Natural stone surfaces ideal for reclining under the sun, pine trees reaching down to the water's edge, emerald green water - the famous actor Anthony Quinn certainly showed impeccable taste when he fell in love with its miniature bay. The beach is known today by the actor's name since he bought this part of the island when filming "The Guns of Navarone" here.
Anthony Quinn Bay is situated on the east coast of Rhodes, about 4 kilometers south of Faliraki beach. The waters here owe their deep emerald colour to the lush green vegetation which surrounds the beach. It is unarguably one of the most beautiful beaches on Rhodes, even though you will not find fine sand and much available space. It's mostly popular with young people, especially Italians and locals, since the sharp rocks both in and out of the water are not ideal for families with young children or elderly people.
Because of it's small size, Anthony Quinn beach feels fairly crowded during July and August. This, however, is not so much because of the number of visitors per se, it is more because the small with of the beach. The finest spot is the rock right in the centre of the beach, with room for just a few sun beds. At the top of the rocks you will find a modern bar and cafeteria, from which you can enjoy the view towards the beach from a high point.
The crystal clear water and gorgeous underwater scenery also makes Anthony Quinn bay one of the best areas in Rhodes for snorkeling. Here you will also find a scuba diving centre, so if you are up to it, it is definitely an experience worth trying out.
You can reach Anthony Quinn bay by car, bus, or if you prefer by participating in one of the daily cruises that leave from Rhodes Mandraki harbour evey day.