A TRIBUTE TO THE FINEST BEACHES OF RHODES
Anthony Quinn Bay
Biting into the east coast, Anthony Quinn Bay is one of the most famous beaches, named after the actor from The Guns of Navarone. The bay was previously near-deserted but shot to fame when Quinn fell in love with it on location, and even tried to buy it once filming wrapped up. Sadly, the secret is now out and it’s one of the most popular Rhodes beaches. You have to arrive early to nab a spot, but it’s worth it as the water is clear, calm and a dazzling emerald colour.
Further south along the coast, Afandou is one of the longest Rhodes beaches, ideal for sunbathing. Be warned, though, the sand is pebbly – in fact, the smooth stones are used to make the island’s famed mosaic floors. However, you can hire sun loungers; a rental shack sits alongside restaurants, bars and water-sports centres.
At its northern tip, Afandou Beach spills over onto the pebbly sands of Traganou. Beyond the military watchpoint is a sheltered cove concealing the Traganospilia – a trio of caves accessible by both land and sea. The pale blue waters are startlingly clear, although cooler than you may expect thanks to freshwater seep.
Tsambika is by far the most beautiful and popular beach on the island with an impressively long sandy coast and azure waters.
Prasonisi is among the most exotic beaches in Greece and it is ideal for surfing fans. During summer, the beach seems to be separated into two long sandy beaches, one with clam waters and one with high waves, perfect for various watersports. Prasonisi beach is not organized and the sun can be quite strong there!
Plimiri beach is located on the north east part of Rhodes island and at 85km distance from New Rhodes Town. The beach is a natural unspoilt bay with sand dunes and beautiful vegetation, perfect for those looking for a quiet swim. Plimiri is also a place for nudists at its end.
Lachania Beach is located between Rhodes Town and Prasonisi area. The beach is clean and quiet providing many choices for accommodation and dining.