Whether you’re planning your family holiday to Rhodes, an adult getaway or a party break, the island has a sandy backdrop matched with crystalline seas. Step right out of your hotel and onto the beach in gorgeous resorts or discover secluded spots amidst lush pine forests and medieval castles.
St Paul’s Beach steals the show with crystal clear waters and a relaxing vibe. A steep stairwell etched into the cliffside leads to the friendly Grande Blue cafe for lunch with a view.
1. Elli Beach
The cosmopolitan resort of Elli Beach is one of the most popular spots on the island. This sprawling strip of sand and cobalt waters attracts plenty of families in high season, but it’s also home to sunbeds, multi-colored parasols, watersports, and a number of restaurants and bars. For a splash of adrenaline, swim out to the three-level platform and take a dive into the emerald water.
This east coast stunner is a bit of a hike from the town, but it’s well worth the effort. This spacious coastline is a haven for snorkeling, with swarms of fish and other sea creatures lurking among the rocky seabed. Once you’re back on land, tuck into fresh seafood at Traganou Taverna.
This charming museum is a fun place to learn about the life of bees, from their biology and behavior to how they are harvested for honey. You can even try your hand at making your own honey!
2. Kallithea Beach
Located in a peaceful natural bay near the village of Afandou, this beach is an oasis of soul-soothing cerulean waters and pristine sand. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the azure waters, or climb out to the three-level platform for an adrenaline rush. A few beach bars and restaurants are nearby.
The rocky beaches of Charaki (also called Haraki) offer excellent snorkeling in calm, clear waters with a diverse marine life. You can also visit the nearby 15th-century Filerimos Monastery for a unique cultural experience.
Rhodes’ beaches are cosmopolitan and worldly or laidback and wild, depending on your preferences. Some have all-inclusive sunbeds, water sports and every comfort, while others are more remote to give you a sense of nature’s tranquility. If you want to see more of the island, head out on a sailing trip and explore its sweeping bays and secret sea caves. You can even go on a day trip to picturesque Symi, a tiny jewel in the Dodecanese crown with show-stopping beaches and charming villages.
3. Faliraki Beach
A favorite among locals, this Grecian beauty is a beach resort with everything. From powder-soft sand and palm trees to loungers, showers, and water sports, this is one of the best beaches in Rhodes for families. You’ll also find a handful of bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Get a bird’s eye view of the island on a parasailing flight. Sailing is offered by many companies on the island, but a popular choice at this beautiful beach is to rent a boat and sail along the crystal-blue waters of Tsambika.
Located next to the famous Kallithea Springs, this gorgeous beach is a relaxing oasis. Enjoy the pristine scenery, admire the iconic architecture and swim in the warm, clear waters. When hunger strikes, you can dine at the on-site restaurant/bar.
4. Prasonisi Beach
Whether you’re into outdoor adventures or just want to laze around on the beach, Rhodes has something for everyone. Embrace Rhodes’ rich history with an excursion to the ancient ruins of Kamiros or enjoy an awe-inspiring vista of the Rhodian coast from a paragliding flight above Lindos. For a more relaxed trip, choose a long stretch of Rhodes’ beaches, including Elli Beach near the medieval castle and Faliraki with its laid-back tavernas, beach bars, and hotels.
Windsurfers will love Prasonisi Beach, a wide strip of soft sand that separates two seas and is a favorite spot for windsurfing. On the calm side of the beach, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas for pure relaxation. Located on the island’s southeast shore, this beach is a favorite for families and couples looking to unwind in the mediterranean ambiance. There are also several cafes and tavernas nearby.