Beaches On Rhodes: 12 Best and Most Beautiful Ones (+Map)

Dreaming about taking a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters of Rhodes’s beaches? You have two different seas, the Aegean and the Mediterranean, and approximately 220 km of beautiful coastline to choose from.

Rhodes is blessed with coastal caves, sheltered bays and award-winning beaches surrounded by ancient sites. Whether they have crystal-clear blue or turquoise water, are sandy or pebbled, organized or free, they all will offer hours of relaxation underneath the famous Rhodian sun.

The best beaches on Rhodes can be found on the East Coast, particularly between Rhodes Town and Afandou. In this part of the coast, bathed by the calm Mediterranean Sea, you find pristine shores with glistening blue water that Rhodes is famous for.

I spent one week on the Island of the Colossus, and I loved it. In this post, you will find the 12 best and most beautiful beaches on Rhodes, with plenty of photos and useful tips. Next time you’re in Greece, make sure to visit some of them.

Aerial view of Traganou Beach, Rhodes, Greece
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Are you planning a last-minute trip to the Rhodes?

If you’re booking your trip to the Rhodes last minute, I have you covered. Below are some of the best tours, hotels and more!

🇬🇷 Popular tours/activities in Rhodes (and nearby):

  1. All-Inclusive Day Cruise with BBQ & Unlimited Drinks (top-selling tour)
  2. High-Speed Boat to Symi Island and St George’s Bay (best day trip from Rhodes)
  3. Guided Bus Trip to Lindos Village & Seven Springs (free pickup and drop-off included)

🛌 Best places to stay in Rhodes:

  1. Budget: New York Hotel (a centrally located 2-star hotel, close to Elli Beach, ranked 8.2 on Booking)
  2. Mid-range: Semiramis City Hotel (my personal choice)
  3. Luxury: Bellevue On The Beach Suites (an exceptional beachfront 5-star hotel ranked 9.6 on Booking)

🛫 Want to get from Rhodes Airport to your hotel? Find the best hassle-free transfer options here!

12 Best Beaches on Rhodes, Greece

1 – Anthony Quinn Bay

Among all the beaches on Rhodes, Anthony Quinn is probably the most well-known.

Named after the famous Mexican-American actor who filmed The Guns of Navarone here, Anthony Quinn is a picturesque cove with incredible crystal-clear emerald water surrounded by lush pine trees located about 15 km from Rhodes Town and 4 km from Faliraki.

There isn’t much space for sunbathing as the rocky beach is narrow and the sunbeds and umbrellas aren’t cheap. But, a modern bar and cafeteria provide breathtaking views of the impressive scenery.

Anthony Quinn was just considered by Trip Advisor one of the best beaches in Europe, is a great spot for swimming and snorkelling and is one of the most beautiful places on the island. Don’t miss it!

Aerial view over Anthony Quinn Bay, Rhodes, Greece

2 – Elli Beach

If you’re looking for the best beach in Rhodes Town, Elli Beach is the answer.

This urban pebbled beach, located less than 10min away from Mandraki Harbour, boasts amazing crystalline-blue water, stylish beach bars, an 8m-high trampoline, sunbeds and umbrellas (€15 for the set) and all the facilities you need to have a perfect day on the beach.

After exploring the Old Town, make sure to laze around Elli Beach, get some vitamin sea, and grab a drink at one of the beach clubs before returning to your hotel. You will thank me for that 🙂

Aerial view of Elli Beach, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Greece
Elli Beach is one of my favourite beaches on Rhodes. I love it!

3 – Tisambika Beach

One of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the island, Tisambika is just a 25-minute drive from both Rhodes Town and Lindos.

This family-friendly beach stretches between two mountainous headlands, has golden sand, shallow crystal clear waters, and a wide range of facilities including wooden walkways, free Wi-Fi, beautiful beach clubs and great restaurants.

Tisambika is an ideal place for sunbathing (€15 for a set of umbrellas) and summer sports.

Tisambika Beach, Rhodes, Greece

4 – Afandou Beach

Combining sand and pebbles along with deep transparent waters, Afandou is a stunning 4-kilometre-long beach 7 km away from Faliraki and 20 km from Rhodes Town.

I went to Afandou twice, first during my Romantika Cruise and on the second by myself. Apart from the impressive blue-sky water, I loved most that it isn’t overdeveloped and crowded, quite the opposite. It’s so peaceful and relaxing.

In some sections, you can find a drink, a meal, and sun lounges available for hire (€10 for two), but mainly it’s a deserted beach perfect to swim and spend the day with your other half. Remember to pack some comfortable swim shoes.

Afandou is one the quietest and best beaches on Rhodes. Don’t forget to put it on your list!

Aerial view of Afandou Beach, Rhodes, Greece

5 – Traganou Beach

Traganou and Afandou are very similar as they share the same shores. However, the landscape here is a bit different. Traganou is backed by a massive rocky hill in the far north, where you can find some small caves and shade.

The beach features two restaurants, wooden walkways, changing facilities, and umbrella rentals (€10 for a sunbed and €20 for the set). The water here is equally clear and superb.

A man posing for a picture at Traganou Beach cave, Rhodes, Greece

6 – Faliraki Beach

Located in the homonymous village, 14 km from the capital, Faliraki is one of the most popular Rhodes beaches and boasts an array of facilities, including water sports, sunbeds and umbrellas rentals (€10 for a sunbed €20 for the set) and exquisite beach clubs.

The beach at Faliraki, with 5 km of golden sand dotted with trees, is a major tourist attraction mainly for foreign visitors, particularly Brits. The fine sand and warm waters are teeming with hundreds of tourists, most of whom stay in nearby hotels.

This family-friendly Blue Flag beach with shallow crystal-clear water gets very crowded in the peak season, but you can still find some quiet areas.

Aerial view over Faliraki Beach, Rhodes, Greece

7 – Kalithea Springs Bay

Another scenic tiny cove with crystal clear waters that you shouldn’t miss is Kalithea, one of Rhodes’s best beaches.

The small rocky beach with some sandy and gravel spots surrounded by pine trees, along with the facilities of the medicinal Kalithea Springs in the background, offer a spectacular sight.

Aerial view over Kalithea Springs Bay, Rhodes, Greece

There’s a superb beach bar providing sunbeds, umbrellas, cabanas, and excellent views of the bay.

Kalithea Springs Bay Beach Bar, Rhodes, Greece

8 – Lindos Beach

When you’re visiting Lindos, don’t miss Lindos Beach.

This popular sandy bay with calm, crystal-clear turquoise water offers an array of bars, restaurants, beach clubs, and family-friendly activities, including sea pedal, kayaking and SUP.

You can get there on foot or by driving (there are two parking lots). Lindos Beach is considered the best sandy beach in Rhodes, and it gets very crowded during the peak season. The view of Lindos town wrapped around its ancient acropolis is awe-inspiring!

Pericles Rosa posing for a pictures at Lindos Beach with Lindos Town and its Acropolis in the background, Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

9 – St Paul’s Bay

St Paul’s Bay is a sheltered circular gorgeous bay surrounded by cliffs and rocky outcrops, named after Paul the Apostle’s visit. It boasts an incredible crystalline blue water that’s perfect for swimming.

Although there is not much free space for basking in the sun and the sun lounges are crazy expensive (the most expensive one on the whole island – €50 for the set, €70 for a cabana for 4 people), it’s worth visiting St Paul’s Bay.

It’s just a 10-minute walk from Lindos town and has two restaurants and a small chapel. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and admire the unique topography.

St Paul's Bay, Lindos, Rhodes

10 – Red Sand Beach

Situated between Archangelos and Haraki, approximately 34 km from the capital, the Red Sand Beach is one of Rhodes’s most unique beaches.

The secluded dream cove featuring impressive turquoise water and a mix of brown and red sand is surrounded by imposing light grey hills and dotted with some trees. 

The Red Beach is hidden away and completely wild. You can hike from Cape Archangelos Beach for 20 min to get there, but it isn’t easy (you also need a good car to drive on the gravel road). The best way is by boat/kayak. I visited this beach during my Sea Kayak Tour and I had so much fun.

A man smiling with a snorkel mask on his head partially cover with sand with some kayaks behind him at Red Sand Beach, Rhodes, Greece

It’s an uncommon sight and one of the best places for snorkelling on Rhodes. Don’t forget to bring a towel, snacks, and plenty of water. If you’re hiking, you must wear a good pair of sturdy shoes, and be careful.

The Red Sand Beach is one of the best beaches on Rhodes, Greece

This was the tour that I joined and I highly recommend it. You will embark on a thrilling kayak adventure along routes once traversed by the pirates of Rhodes and replenish your energy with a traditional Greek picnic at Red Sand Beach.

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11 – Agathi Beach

Agathi, one of the hidden beaches on Rhodes, is set on a picturesque cove near the village of Haraki and Feraklos Castle, 15 km away from Lindos.

This small beach with fine golden sand and crystalline tranquil waters is perfect for families with kids. You can grab something to eat in one of the restaurants, swim, sunbathe and relax while the kids have fun playing in the shallow water.

Agathi Beach, Rhodes, Greece
You can walk for meters and the water will be on your knee
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12 – Prassonisi Beach

Located at the southern tip of the island, 90 km from the city of Rodhes and a 50-minute drive from Lindos, Prassonisi is not only one of the most awe-inspiring beaches on the island but in the whole of Greece.

This small peninsula features a stretch of golden sand laved by two seas, the Mediterranean and Aegean, one from each side (one is a tranquil oasis while the other has rambunctious waves). The waters often unite covering the grounds and thus, creating a sight of rare beauty.

This beach is not as good for swimming and sunbathing (it can be too windy) as for water sports. Hundreds of kitesurfers and windsurfers gather yearly from around the world to enjoy the ideal conditions offered by Prassonisi.

The sky filled with kitesurfing kites is an impressive spectacle, even for those not keen on the sport. There are some seafront taverns from where you can take in the magnificent natural beauty.

Prassonisi Beach, Rhodes, Greece

This is my list of the 12 best and most beautiful beaches on the island. They will provide a memorable experience with their clean seas, beautiful sands, and magnificent scenery.

There’s a map below so you can have a better idea of the exact location of each.

Safe travels and have fun in Greece.

Rhodes Best Beaches Map

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