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Glystra (Glistra) Beach, Rhodes

Glystra beach is a beautiful little cove with fine sand, popular with those who want their umbrella and some peace.
Amenities & things to do at Glystra (Glistra) Beach beach:
Snorkeling available

Snorke-
ling
Not available

Scuba
Not available

Water sports
Canoeing available

Canoes
Canteens or restaurants available

Food
Suitable for kids

For kids
Showers available

Showers
Beach loungers available

Beach loungers
Lavatories available

WC
Parking available

Parking

Lush greenery, sand and sea. The harmony of green and blue is only interrupted by the lazy motion of the red and yellow pedalos on the water. So why not just hire a sun bed and watch the canoes and pedalos go by.

You will find Glystra beach just after Lardos village, on your left hand. The waters here are shallow, so it is also suitable for younger children and kids. Sandwiches and water are available at the little restaurant. On the weekends it get's a bit more busy as the locals also like to gather at this beach, along with the beach of Lardos.

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Glystra (Glistra) Beach © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com


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Nice, small and sandy beach

Commented by dimitris August 11, 2013

Very peaceful beach where the water is very shalow, so young children can enjoy playing and walking in it. Good sunbeds, quiet atmosphere, small but nice canteen, lots of seashells. Worth to stop by!

Commented by Dragana August 07, 2013

Glystra is a beautiful little beach with fine sand, popular with those who want their umbrella, and some peace - mainly foreigners. Shop for sandwiches and water at the little restaurant, hire a sun bed and watch the canoes and pedalos go by.

Commented by TSAMBIKA May 20, 2008

GLYSTRA BEACH IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BEACHES IN RHODES.I GO THERE TWICE A YEAR AND I ENJOY THE FOOD IN THE CANTEEN. THE PEOPLE THERE ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND THEY SPEAK ENGLISH, ITALIAN, GERMAN AND OTHER LANGUAGES.

Commented by SUZAN May 20, 2008

Me and my family always look for a real quiet family atmosphere sandy beach on the first day.
That's what I mean, Glystra
a message for the canteen-man: I enjoy your sense of humour!

Commented by atila.hu August 20, 2007

The best beach in the whole of greece I go there as much as I can and the food in the canteen is beautiful and the family that run it are so friendly and helpful and they speak really good english, aswell as italian and german

Commented by somebody inlove with the island March 06, 2007

Don't tell everyone, it will get too crowded

Commented by anne barnett August 26, 2004

This is one of the quietest beaches on the island, reched by traveliing just out of lindos away from Rhodes. Apart from Kalithea, this is probably one of the best places for people (young children too) to snorkel since it is very shallow and sandy, and you can find lots of shells. Theres also the remains of a car in the middle of the bay under the water which is well worth a look at!

Commented by Anonymous March 23, 2004

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