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Ialyssos Beach (Ialysos), Rhodes

Ialyssos (Ialysos) Beach is one of the most well-organized beaches on Rhodes, with many hotels situated in the area. Similar to Ixia Beach, it has a partly pebbly shoreline and is very popular among windsurfers due to its consistently windy and wavy conditions. This makes Ialyssos Beach an ideal destination for both relaxation and water sports enthusiasts.

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The scenery along the Ialyssos (Ialysos) shoreline is consistently picturesque: a highly organized beach, with gardens and swimming pools just behind it, backed by multi-story hotels featuring tennis courts and various facilities. Ialyssos is notable as the starting point for Rhodes' development as a tourist destination in the 1960s, situated 5 km southwest of Rhodes City. Today, the hotel zones of Ixia and the small town of Ialyssos offer over 20,000 beds, including several luxury hotels, catering to a wide range of visitors.

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There is plenty of activity in this area: both the Strip in Ixia center and Ialyssos (Ialysos) Beach are hubs of entertainment, featuring numerous bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Visitors can enjoy a variety of nightlife options, from lively pubs in the bustling town of Ialyssos to vibrant clubs and eateries. The energetic atmosphere also offers a glimpse into the vibrant Greek youth scene, making it an exciting destination for both tourists and locals.

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Ialyssos and Trianda are one of the best surf spots on the island. The pebbly beach drops quickly to greater depths, the wind blows reliably during the day diagonally from the sea to the land. This is a great advantage for beginners, as they normally cannot be drifted far into the sea. Several surf schools offer courses and equipment rental.

Just as at Ixia, the hotel beaches in Ialyssos alternate with organized public beaches, used mainly by visitors from those local hotels that do not have their own private beach. It is an ideal place for those who love swimming. Along the cafes and restaurants, there are also many kiosks, mini-markets and fast food outlets.

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The town of Ialyssos

Ialyssos, the second largest town on Rhodes, is located on the northwest coast and has a rich history dating back to 1500 BC. As one of the island's first three ancient cities, Ialyssos features significant archaeological sites on the hill of Filerimos. Visitors can explore the ruins of the temples of Zeus and Athena, remnants of Byzantine fortifications, a 14th-century church of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John, and the Stations of the Cross, marked by cypress trees and impressive engravings. At the path's end stands a seventy-meter-high cross, accessible by a steep staircase. The panoramic view from the top is unrivaled, with clear-day sights extending to Lindos in the east and Kalymnos in the west.

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Ialyssos is about 5 miles from Rhodes Town. It has a good bus service and plentiful taxis also good car hire Sky Rent a Car is highly recommended in Ialyssos to see the rest of the island.

The beach is pebbly so wear some water shoes otherwise going into the sea is not a pleasant foot experience.

There are a good selection of tavernas some with live music and entertainment.

Commented by Susan Peel May 31, 2007

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