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Tsambika (Tsampika)

One of the most beautiful beaches on Rhodes. A long, broad beach with fine, golden sand and dozens of colourful little flags marking out the various eating establishments and beach sports centers.
Infrastructure & things to do at this beach:


Snorke-
ling


Scuba


Water sports


Canoes


Food


For kids


Showers


Beach loungers


WC


Parking

Tsambika beach combines the extremes: bikini beauties on a dream beach on the one hand and pious pilgrims to the miraculous Marian icon on the other. Tsambika beach, also a popular destination for excursion boats, is one of the most beautiful beaches of the east coast, and still unspoilt. The beach is well frequented, but even in midsummer hardly crowded. 

There are water sports, beach showers, sun loungers and umbrellas for hire, several taverns and snack bars; you can play beach volleyball. Be careful though: the sand heats up so much during the hot months, that a walk is only possible with sandals. It is one of the warmest places on the island.

Above the bright white fine sand, rises the steep 240m high rock, on which a white chapel is enthroned. A steep road and then an equally steep stairway lead up. This chapel, the Kyra Panagia Tsambika, has always been a pilgrimage destination for women who wish to have children and can not have any.

Tsambika (Tsampika) © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos

Tsambika (Tsampika) © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos

Tsambika (Tsampika) © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos



Reviews & comments

We have been for 4 days this week. There were couples,single women & men each day. There was a friendly atmosphere. As we live on Rhodes we will visit every week.

Commented by Trevor Mcilveen July 18, 2015

We have just come back, The beach was lovely very hot and the water was lovely and clear. One issue which may of offended beach lovers, was a man walking around taking pictures discretely of couples. but did not bother us. Clearly not a naturist.

Commented by Marc July 02, 2015

Rhodes is a wonderful island! I prefer Tsambika beach! Down to the right hand its a peace place, nature! Lots of nudist are there.
Every summer am there :)

Commented by sun_beach80 November 17, 2013

I am looking for a location in Rhodes, away from the hoards, to get married. The spot at the monastery overlooking Tsambika beach through the pine trees looks idyllic. but can anyone please tell me if it is it reachable by road as we will have a few elderely guests?

Commented by Kitty April 17, 2012

The nude section of the beach is still there (Oct 2011). Beach bars etc getting closer, so may not be there for much longer unfortunately...

Commented by simon December 29, 2011

Yes, the nudist beach is still there, and its still lovely, we go every year in September, we went in July a couple of years ago, and it was hot, and I mean hot, get yourself a umberlla.
Its one of the best beaches I,ve seen. Very quiet and friendly

Commented by aileen November 30, 2009

yes its still there, we were there again last year, july07
about 30 people a day, beach is still lovely!

Commented by aileen harte March 07, 2008

Once, there was a nudist beach down there, it was so beautiful... Does any of you know if it still exists? I wanna visit that place again, but don't believe I'll have the chance to make it...

Commented by kimi September 25, 2007

Tsambika beach is stunning - its well worth getting there early morning and walking upto the monastery (it can get very hot) and looking at the views down to the beach. The beach itself is lovely - suitable for small children as it has very shallow waters.

Commented by Kelly May 13, 2007

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