Rhodes: Beach

(Ro-dos in Greek)

If its sun, sea and sand you are looking for then Rhodes is the perfect destination for you. Those on beach holidays in Rhodes enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year and have ample choice when it comes to picking a spot to put their towel down. Faliraki is one of the most popular resorts on the island for those on beach holidays in Rhodes with its golden sands that extend over 4km. It also offers sun beds, umbrellas, water sports, pubs, restaurants and beach bars.

For those looking for a more serene Rhodes beach holiday, Anthony Quin Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The bay is named after the two-time Academy Award-winning actor because he bought this part of the island when filming The Guns of Navarone there. Be warned though, the beach is small and you may have to wait a while for a lounger if you get there too late in the day. The beaches south of Lindos are far less developed with Glystra, Pefki and Gennadi all coming highly recommended. They have less facilities for tourists although every year they are increasing in popularity among summer visitors.

Those looking to take part in water sports on their beach holiday in Rhodes may want to head to Prassonissi, at the south-western tip of the island, which is particularly popular with windsurfers. Most beaches on Rhodes have been awarded the prestigious EU blue flag - an environmental award which is received by beaches which are kept clean and are environmentally-friendly. Naturists be warned, nude bathing is illegal on some beaches and can be very offensive to more traditional Greeks, particularly if you are close to a church. Topless sunbathing is more acceptable but be discreet.