I know that I am not that good at being active on the blog but I just felt like telling and showing a bit from Rhodos. So hopefully you can use some of my small Rhodes travel tips 🙂 Due to the big amount of information and pictures, I have chosen to split this up in two parts.
Some time ago I went on vacation on the Greek island, Rhodes. My boyfriend and I left on the 29th august Hamburg Airport where we stayed until the 7th september on Rhodes. We arrived around 20 o’clock (local time: Rhodes). We got our rental car and drove to the city Koskinou which was around 25 minutes of driving from Rhodes Airport. Over Airbnb we found a room in Koskinou named Artemis Studio. We got there around 21 o’clock where we at first were not able to find the place due to the fact that the housenumber was given wrongly on Airbnb. It does not matter, we got there. We had a room with bathroom and kitchen. Every day we were sitting on the balcony and eating our breakfast in the sun. Very often their three dogs and their cat visited us which was so nice. (Unfortunately, I did not make any pictures of our room, oops)
We booked a rental car through enterprise which we should pick up directly at the airport. We rented a small Suzuki Celerio which was cheap (in total 350€ in rent exclusive gas). Anyway we got around even though it was not the best car to drive uphill. Nevertheless, it may be advisable to get a rental car. It is possible to get around the island by public transport, but you are not very flexible. If you want to see the different ruins, monuments, mountains, etc., it would take too long with public transport if you want from one place to another. The different turist attractions and beaches have some great distances apart from each other. We were at any rate happy to rent a car, as we could always spontaneously drive where we wanted to.
Planlægning af turen
I have a tendency to check all the things out that you can do during the vacation, inclusive all the attractions etc. that you definatly have to see. Before the trip I managed to check some things out and it looked kinda like this (we did not manage to do everything but on the contractionary the most important ones.):
I made the map through Google Maps where you log in with your email at first. What I liked most about the service was that you could add notes to the different destinations so you always had the addresses close to you. On the map are the following:
- Elli Beach (coast of Rhodes town)
- Kallithea Beach
- Oasis Beach (can recommend)
- Tasos Beach (can recommend)
- Faliraki Beach (can recommend)
- Anthony Quinn Bay (can recommend)
- Ladiko Beach
- Traganou Beach
- Saint Paul’s Bay
- Vlycha Beach (can recommend)
- Lindos Beach (can recommend – only sand beach)
- Tsambika Beach (can recommend – only sand beach)
- Glystra Beach
- Gennadi Beach
- Prasonisi (can recommend for windsurfers)
Other markings (mostly attractions – red, orange and green markings) comes in part 2
- Acropolis of Lindos
- Castle of Monolithos
- Ancient Kamiros
- Kritinia Castle
- Seven Springs
- Valley of Butterflies
- Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodos
- Acropolis of Rhodes
- Archaelogical Museum of Rhodes
- Monte Smith
- Old Town
We spent a lot of time visiting the beaches. It was first of all really our first priority. We did not visit all the beaches we had hoped for, but it was still great. If you want to visit some of the best beaches, choose the beaches on the eastern side. But it depends, among other things, on what you want to do. On the west side there is more wind, some waves and the water is a bit unclear as the sand is always swirled up by the waves. On the east side there is another kind of wind, but there are no waves on the other hand. The water is very clear and you can see the bottom. However, here is a good tip to get some diving glasses if you only want to stay on the east side.
Sun loungers cost almost everywhere 5 € per person on Rhodes. However, there are a few beaches that have some other prices. All beaches, which look pretty and have either attractions or hotels nearby, have sun loungers available.
Anthony Quinn Bay
A nice bay where the view is just something special. Just looking across the beach is wonderful but on the hand, it is not the beach to stay on if you don’t like rocks (there is literally no sand at all).
I loved this beach if you really like to swim. The beach is child friendly as you have to go far into the water till you cannot touch the bottom. In the water and on the beach there are no stones. So you do not have to think about where you step. This beach can definately be recommended.
Unfortunately; I cannot say anything about this one as we were not directly there (only seen from distance). It is somehow a bit like Tsambika Beach. The difference is that are much more tourists compared to Tsambika.
St. Paul’s Bay (Beach)
This bay is on the other side of Lindos / Lindos Beach. It is relatively small but I have also only seen this one from distance. Therefore I cannot tell anything about it.
Vi var ved denne strand to gange. Denne strand er mest baseret på klipper end sand. I den ene del af stranden er der sand, hvilket der ikke er i den anden del. Vi tog siden uden sand. Vi benyttede os af liggestolene, da det ville være ubehageligt at lægge os på klipperne med et tæppe. I vandet kunne man se meget såsom fisk, krabber osv.
We were not directly on the beach but we saw it from a clifftop. You had to pay 3€ per person to get access to the beach. Otherwise it looked kinda nice even though there were many tourists.
We went to this beach instead of Kalithea Terme as we did not want to be with all the tourists. Kokkina Beach is just right net to the Kalithea Terme. Ich really this beach as you could see a lot more underwater compared to the other beaches. Ich spent several hours on snorkelling and diving (I even took pictures, haha)
This beach is on the west side. As you can see on the pictures there are some small waves (it is not that bad). Ich tried to dive with diving glasses but you could not see anything in the water. On the other hand, it was pleasent to swim there.
If you are really into windsurfing or something familiar, you should go the to Prassonissi Beach. It is in the southern part of Rhodes where the west- and east wind meet. I have not been there but it should be different from any other beach on Rhodes.