Amenities & things to do
at Tsambika Beach (Tsampika) beach:
Tsambika (or Tsampika) 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 of Rhodes, and still unspoiled. The beach is well frequented, but even in midsummer hardly crowded.
On Tsambika beach 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" (Tsambika Monastery), has always been a pilgrimage destination for women who are having difficulties conceiving.
Faliraki beach is the most popular, and the most highly organized beach on Rhodes. It is more than 5 kilometers wide and here you can find anything you can possibly ask for. Beach fun, shallow waters, bars, night clubs, restaurants, water sports, hotels and apartments to rent; this is the go-to place in Rhodes if you are looking a little bit of everything, but prefer not to stay in Rhodes Town.
Topics: Beach, Family Travel, Travel with children, Water sports
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On the western side of the island of Rhodes, approximately five kilometers south east from the village of Theologos (or Tholos), there lies the Valley of the Butterflies - also known as Butterfly Valley (Petaloudes in Greek). This is one of the most attractive destinations on the island.
Topics: Family Travel, Travel with children
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Glystra beach is a beautiful little cove with fine sand, popular with those who want their umbrella and some peace. Glystra beach is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Rhodes, in the bay of Lardos, at a distance of about 55 km southeast of the city of Rhodes. The coastal zone of the beach is sandy, as well as the seabed which, in few places, is covered by rocks.
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