Guide to 7 of the best Rhodes beaches

Aerial view of Ialyssos, one of the best Rhodes beaches, and the daily horizon of Electra Palace Rhodes Hotel. 

One of the most compelling corners in Greece’s purview, Rhodes is an island that defies expectations. It was at one time, a centre of the old Knights Templar, a crossroads between east and west, not to mention one of the sites of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Amidst sprawling forests and imposing mountains, its legendary beaches stand on a league of their own, with some of the most pristine and singular ones in close proximity to most settlements, and a few right next to our 5 star beachfront resort Electra Palace Rhodes itself in Ialyssos. Whether you’re after family-friendly ones with plenty of things to do to keep the kids happy (and you, too), or wild, unorganised enclaves with no soul in sight, we give you the details on the 7 best Rhodes beaches.

1. Ialyssos Beach

Let’s start with our daily horizon: Ialyssos Beach – situated close to the town of Ialyssos, has a vibrant atmosphere and array of amenities. The beach stretches along the northwestern coast of Rhodes, offering a mix of pebbles and sand. It is well-organised with sunbeds, umbrellas, and various water sports facilities, including windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to the area’s favourable winds. The clear waters, stunning sunsets and beach-fab vibes add to the charm, making Ialyssos one of the best Rhodes beaches. 

2. Lindos Beach

One of the most impressive beaches in Rhodes is in Lindos. And impressive is an understatement, as this beauty is situated right underneath the mighty citadel that is the Lindos Acropolis. Flanked by a rocky outcrop to the back, and enclosed inside a quiet bay, this place has distinct Caribbean vibes with thick golden sand, as well placed greenery juxtaposes nicely against the turquoise green-blue waters. This beach spot is full of charm, and what’s more, you’ll find a large naturally formed pool inside the rocky base of the mountain which you can dip into for a swim. Mind that it gets very crowded, so plan to arrive early to secure a place.

3. Tsambika Beach

If you’re planning on bringing kids with you, Tsambika is one of the best Rhodes beaches. It is here that you’ll find a spot where you can park the kids and enjoy some well-deserved me-time. Tsambika is extensive. It boasts numerous concession points, not to mention an adjacent water park, where you can have your kids in a controlled, safe environment, running free. In addition, Tsambika has tons of water sports opportunities, tavernas, restaurants and beach bars. The beach is made of fluffy yellow sand, while the water is green-blue and deep. 

4. Prasonisi Beach

For outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, there isn’t a better choice than Prasonisi. It belongs to the best Rhodes beaches simply because it has that wow-factor few can compete with. Basically, a small little islet is connected to Rhodes by a wafer-thin causeway made up of fine yellow sand and acts as a twin beach, very much favoured by windsurfers and kitesurfers. That said, the size of the beach allows for ample leg room, while some amenities do exist by way of a beach bar. Prasonisi’s terrain also invites exploration. Grab a bottle of water and hike up to the admittedly low summit, where the lighthouse is situated. It makes for incredible photographs. 

5. Anthony Quinn Beach

Anthony Quinn beach, named after the famous actor who fell in love with its beauty while filming “The Guns of Navarone,” is a picturesque cove nestled amidst lush greenery and rocky cliffs. The beach features pebbles and offers crystal-clear, emerald waters, making it a haven for swimming and snorkelling enthusiasts. It is well-organised with sunbeds and umbrellas, providing comfort for visitors. The serene and scenic environment, combined with the tranquil waters, makes it an ideal spot for relaxation and exploration. Located approximately 24 km from Ialyssos, it is a must-visit destination for those seeking natural beauty and a touch of cinematic history​.

6. Agia Agathi Beach

Some of the best Rhodes beaches are located in the southeastern part of the island, and this one is no exception. We present Agia Agathi, an organised beach that caters to all. Chilled is the perfect word to describe this beauty. It is ideal for families, as the waters are shallow, while things to do and see in and around it are numerous. For one, this beach is home to an ancient troglodyte house at the back. Then there’s the stunning 14th-century Agia Agathi chapel standing sentinel to the left, and as a bonus, there is also a Mediaeval fortification right above a hill. 

7. Fourni Beach

The final entry in our list of best Rhodes beaches is Fourni Beach. At 75 km from Electra Palace Rhodes, it’s not exactly near.. But it is absolutely worth it if you’re planning a day in the south. The spectacular natural landscape that consists of a small beach hidden inside a protected bay, with heaps of small little caves and coves in and around it, ideal for swimming explorations. It is flanked by high walls, which come in handy for shade, while some sun loungers and umbrellas are available in the summer months. The water is crystal clear and green-blue, with quite a few amenities and curios along the way, such as the Venetian castle in the nearby village of Monolithos. 

Rhodes island is the gold standard of Greek holidays, with a truly enviable mix of history, food and most importantly, beaches. Staying at Electra Palace Rhodes in Ialyssos gives you unparalleled access to one of the best Rhodes beaches, day-in, day-out while being close to the iconic old town. 

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