Haraki, also spelled Charaki, has been dubbed 'Heaven on earth' by many visitors, and it's not hard to see why. The Feraklos fortress looms above the resort, which surrounds a beautiful semicircular bay. Unlike many other tourist areas on the island, Haraki is not overrun by large hotels; instead, it caters to individual holidaymakers seeking a more peaceful and authentic experience. The partly pebbly partly sandy beach is lined with small guesthouses, and there is nothing but a narrow pedestrian zone separating them from the shore. You'll witness children collecting shells, couples enjoying the sea views from their balconies, and sun-kissed parents pushing strollers along the promenade.
The vibe in Haraki is decidedly family-friendly, and you'll find a small range of amenities along the promenade, including mini-markets, cafes, restaurants, and a foreign press agency. Many of the eateries serve breakfast as well.
Feraklos (or Feraclos) castle in Haraki
In Byzantine times, in 1306 to be more specific, the fortress overlooking the bay of Haraki was conquered by the Knights of St. John. In 1470 Grand Master Giovanni Battista degli Orsini had the fortress modernized. The castle was mainly used as a prison for prisoners of war and as a place of exile for Knights who had been found guilty of breaking the law. In addition, it protected the numerous sugar cane plantations, whose harvests were processed in a sugar refinery immediately below the castle. Archaeologists have uncovered minor traces of it.
Today there is little left of the fortress overlooking Haraki. From the north side of the hill there is a beautiful view over the fertile land around Malona and Massari, the beach of Kalathos, as well as over the beach of Agathi, and of course Haraki bay at its feet.
Charaki (Haraki) Frequently Asked Questions
What is the distance from Rhodes city to Haraki?
distance from Rhodes city to Haraki Beach is 36Km. It takes an average of 40
minutes to drive from the center of the city of Rhodes to Haraki.
What is the distance from Rhodes airport to Haraki?The distance from Rhodes airport to Haraki Beach is 41Km. It takes an average of 45 minutes to drive from Rhodes airport to Haraki.
Is there public transport to Haraki?
is connected to Rhodes town, Rhodes airport, and many other locations
via public transport (bus and taxi). The road is well maintained.
Parking is available on the right end of the bay, but you may find other
spots as well.