In Kalathos you are very well placed to start an island exploration by car - you can drive further south, for the remote villages with their virgin beaches.
The village of Kalathos is located halfway down the east coast road, 45 km from Rhodes Town. The long, 4 kilometres wide, open and very quiet beach of Kalathos is made up of small pebbles and the inviting crystal clear, shallow waters at some points make it a good choice for children to swim. You’ll find that many stretches of the beach are unaffected by commercial development, and there are only a handful of tavernas in the resort and sea front and as is usual, the hospitality is second to none. If you are looking for more action, Lindos is just 4km further south, offering fantastic shopping, numerous bars, restaurants and clubs.
Up in the hills, the ancient village of Kalathos is to be found, a place that has a special charm and amazing sea views. The weather here is dry and sunny, even during the winter months, making it a popular destination for those with chest illnesses.
Very little agriculture is produced in this part of the island, and the majority of the population usually work in neighboring villages or in the tourist trade.
Nestled within an enchanting bay, Lindos presents two mesmerizing beaches, each offering a unique experience. The soft golden sands are adorned with sunbeds and umbrellas, providing a perfect balance between relaxation and excitement. As you soak in the sun and listen to the gentle lull of the waves, you'll find yourself surrounded by fellow beach lovers, creating an atmosphere that is lively yet comfortable.
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A small and peaceful beach below Monolithos - just a pebble beach and splashing among the waves. It is ideal for those who enjoy the wild beauty of nature.
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Located in the heart of Rhodes, the quaint village of Afandou boasts a rich history that dates back to the times of piracy in the Mediterranean. In those days, locals would retreat from the coast to seek refuge in the island's interior. The village's name derives from the Greek word "áfandos", meaning "invisible", as it was well hidden from the sea. As you wander through the charming streets and alleys, you can sense the spirit of times gone by and imagine the tales of seafaring adventure and survival that shaped the village's unique character.
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