Travelling to Rhodes - Covid-19 Information
Image © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Beach volley

Beach volley is a sport that has been tremendously richer in the world over the last few years. Rhodes Island was a great bridge of events around the world and across Europe.

It is no coincidence that from the great Rhodes events to this day, cities without a liquid element around them are filled with people who want to watch the spectacle in the sand in global as well as pan-European competitions.

Rhodes was definitely a stop for big events and by the end of 2015 it completes 25 years since the beginning of beach volleyball on its beaches, its stadiums and more at City Hall where great international events took place. The first beach volleyball tournament in Rhodes is held in August 1990.

This is of great value considering that 1987 became the first international tournament in Rio De Janeiro, under the auspices of the FIVB (World Volleyball Federation). Beach volleyball becomes an Olympic sport and is presented for the first time in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics.

Undoubtedly an important role in the development of the beach volleyball on our island was played by the intense activity he developed for his great love, the late Panagiotis Vakontios, in which at least on our island must every glory and honor.

* The European Beach Volleyball Championship, (1998 European Beach Volleyball Championships were held from August 24 to August 27, 1998 on the island of Rhodes in Greece)

* Women's World in 2002 (Women's Greek Open 2002, Rhodes, 24-28 July)

* Women's World in 2003 (Women's Greek Open 2003, Rhodes, 11-15 June)

* Women's World in 2004 (Women's competition, Rhodes From 19 May To 23 May 2004).

All four championships took place at the City Hall of Rhodes Town, which admittedly left their time for their perfect organization, as well as the worldwide visibility of our island.

The above are not are easy to forget events. Their images still make the round of the world today. Their photos adorn the offices of great sportsmen at European and world level, and the leaders of the Federations are still looking for Rhodes and they want to organize again big games that will again gather the eyes of the people of sport around the world.

Rhodes has been in beach volley ball, close to 3 decades. Because of these sport events as well, the island has gained a great recognition. From 2004 onwards


More than 25 years of beach volleyball have been eliminated, in the island of Rhodes, whereas these because of these and several other sport events, has gained a great glamor and was shown all over the world.

The massive, fabulous, sandy beaches and the amazing weather conditions, make Rhodes the ideal place for professional and amateur beach volleyball players.

Article topics

Related articles

Most visitors of the island's east coast flock to Lindos (47 km south from the city of Rhodes), built on the ruins of the homonymous ancient Doric town.

Topics: Things to do

Read more about The east coast of Rhodes: Elegant and highly organized

Walking, trekking and hiking are some of the most beautiful ways to discover the hidden corners of Rhodes. Not to mention that the weather also plays along: it is almost perfect all year round.

Topics: Sports, Things to do

Read more about Hiking, walking and trekking on Rhodes

The hotel is on mount Profitis Elias (Prophet Elias), near the Byzantine monastery with the same name. It comprises two buildings, a three-storeyed one, "Elafos" and a two-storeyed one, "Elafina", both with a basement and a high pitched wooden roof.

Topics: Things to do

Read more about Elafos Hotel

From our blog

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool, Audrey Hepburn glamour, or the rock star hipness of Bono. But they are much more than a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes and the surrounding tissue.

Read more about Fun in the sun: how to choose and pick good sunglasses

Rhodes is emerging as a pioneer in implementing environmentally-friendly policies, aiming for sustainability and promotion as a Green Tourist Destination. The destination assessments of Rhodes Island aims to provide benchmark data and find ways for balanced development of tourism in their localities.

Read more about Rhodes as a Green Tourist Destination: The municipality of Rhodes joins the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

Although most of the Greek city-states, excluding Sparta, had fortifications from the earliest period, the siege warfare was a strangely absent affair in Ancient Greece for a prolonged period, as there is no reliable evidence of sieges occurring from 1100 – 490 BC.

Read more about The Ancient Greek Siege Warfare

The Greek islands bask under endless sunshine from April to the end of October. And arguably the best of the weather is in the Dodecanese chain, 260 miles south-east of Athens and within a Zorba’s dance-step of Turkey. Dodeca means 12 in Greek, but in fact there are 16 islands here, the best-known being Rhodes and Kos. With such long summers, there’s plenty of time to plonk yourself down on a sun lounger on a Dodecanese beach.

Read more about Dodecanese islands. Rhodes and Symi are fit for the Gods

An old promotional video from 1963. This story involves a tour around picturesque Greece. There are scenic shots of Rhodes and the surrounding sea, the narrator gives a history of the islands as we view them.

Read more about Rhodes, Island of the Sun (1963)

The 5th Medieval Rose Festival of the isle of Rhodes 2011, will take place from 28 May to 2 of July (every Saturday and/or Sunday). Event will take place with the support and under the Aegis of the Municipality of Rhodes.

Read more about 5th Medieval Rose Festival

Rhodes is the walker's island, being the largest of the Dodecanese Island group at about 1398 square kilometers. It offers all kinds of different walking and treking routes including mountains, forestry, areas of historical interest, places of natural beauty, wine producing areas, coastal walks etc. You never have far to travel to get to the start of your walking route, eliminating the need for long bus journeys.

Read more about Walking and Trekking holidays in Rhodes

Feedback