Discover the Beaches & Villages of Rhodes

Golden sand beach on Rhodes Island
Discover the picturesque and charming beaches and villages of beautiful Rhodes. Enjoy a full day of exploring and relaxing on this diverse island, where there's plenty to see and do. Although you'll find some of the best beaches on the eastern side of Rhodes, we've included a few recommendations that span the island below. Depending on your personal preferences, feel free to choose one or visit them all!

  • Kalithea and Faliraki are scenic areas on the eastern side of Rhodes, meaning they feature warmer temperatures. Here you'll find some of the island's most famous beaches, the ones that first gave Rhodes international attention. Not only do they offer fluffy sand, but they also provide amenities and facilities. Faliraki is a great option if you're looking for a typical beach party scene.
  • Embonas is a gorgeous vineyard village with numerous winemaking facilities. This is an ideal spot for lunch paired with some of Rhodes' amazing local wine.
  • Prophete Elias sits at an altitude of 2,500 feet (780 m) and is famous for its historic monastery and Italian chalets. In particular, the deserted Villa de Vecchi is a stunning home to explore and admire. 
  • Monolithos is a medieval castle standing atop a 320-foot (100-m) rock. The castle was built in 1480 by the Knights of Saint John to protect the island from attacks and was never conquered. Climb the (somewhat slippery) steps to enjoy incredible views of forested hills and shimmering coastline.
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