Image © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Kalavarda, Rhodes

Kalavarda is a picturesque village built near the ruins of ancient Kamiros, around 800m from the beach. It is located about 30km from the capital of the island and 15km from the airport.

Kalavarda is a farmers village on the western coast of the island. It is situated on a clean sand-and-pebbles beach which offers some of the most beautiful sunset views on the island. From the village you can visit the ruins of ancient Kamiros, the valley of the butterflies and Profitis Ilias. The community of Kalavarda numbers just over 500 inhabitants. The surrounding area has many local cottage industries and small ceramic manufactures, cattle farming and agricultural products, mainly citrus fruits, cereals and oil.

Kalavarda © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

The setting is completed by the presence of the imposing peak of Profitis Ilias and the walking paths are excellent for hiking or mountain biking. You may be lucky to spot one of the Rhodian deer which frequent these lush woodlands.

Kalavarda attracts the more discerning person whose aim is to get to know the locals, their traditions, ways and cultures. A relaxing holiday away from more touristic areas but close enough to nature to enable long hikes in the mountains, delightful swimming in crystal clear waters and excellent gourmet meals at one of the local taverns.

 

Kalavarda © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com
Kalavarda © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

 

Map location for Kalavarda

Kalavarda Rhodes Greece map

Article topics

Related articles

In the southern part of Rhodes and not too far from the rapidly developing resort of Kiotari, visitors can find the small village of Asklipio. It features a superb Byzantine church and a medieval castle to offer as sights to its visitors.

Topics: Villages

Read more about Asklipio (Asklepieion)

Kremasti lies on the west coast. Its a busy village with rooms, apartments and a few package hotels.

Topics: Villages

Read more about Kremasti

Along the west coast road of Rhodes is the village of Fanes, just after of Soroni, featuring a picturesque harbor and a flat, isolated beach with tamarisk trees for some natural shade.

Topics: Villages

Read more about Fanes


Let us know what you think about Kalavarda - we would love to read your opinion!
Rate this article or place (optional)

From our blog

Getting married on Rhodes is not just about the ceremony. There are numerous spots that will make your wedding photos look like coming just out of a fairy tale. We are compiled a list of the top 10 spots to shoot your wedding photos.

Read more about Top locations for wedding photos on Rhodes Island

For many of us, one of the best parts of being on vacation is taking photos trying to capture the magic of the place we are currently visiting. We have listed our top picks for photo-shooting on Rhodes.

Read more about Top Photography Locations on Rhodes, part 1

Your best chance to safely explore Rhodes island at your own pace and preference is by hiring a car. With an area of 1412 square kilometers, Rhodes is one of the largest islands in Greece. The driving distance from it’s most northern part - Rhodes Town - to the most southern point - Prasonisi - is 92 km or 108 km depending on the route you will choose.

Read more about Car Hire and Driving in Rhodes Greece

Weddings abroad are becoming extremely popular amongst European couples, wanting to get away from the traditional "white" wedding day, with all the formalities and stresses that you with it! A wedding abroad, can be the answer to those who want to approach their wedding plans in a relaxed fashion or perhaps dare we say simply want to be married at the end of their day!

Read more about Getting married - weddings in Rhodes

Rhodes is a historic island which has been a crossroad of civilizations in antiquity. Boasting a unique culture, diverse nature, impressive architecture, perfect weather, beautiful coastlines and friendly people helps to make the island the first choice holiday destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Yet the beauty of Rhodes doesn’t end on the surface. An amazing world of supreme beauty is waiting for you under the sea, for some extraordinary underwater experiences!

Read more about Diving in Rhodes

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

Hippocrates was a Greek physician who lived in Classical Greece (the Age of Pericles). He is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. What Hippocrates Knew and We Have Forgotten.

Read more about Hippocrates: Father Of Medicine

Feedback