One of the primary beach resorts on the island is Faliraki, situated on the north-eastern coast. Considered one of the best beaches, it is long and sweeping, with deep blue clear waters and golden sand. Water sports are a daily activity, including paragliding, water skiing and of course swimming.

Nearby there are several bays, following the whole length of the resort. Madomata (Nudist Beach) is attractive with its sandy shore and is sheltered by a small cove with access via rock steps. Due to its seclusion, warmth and slightly challenging descent, it is a heaven for nudists, who bask in relative privacy. Traganou has been left in part to nature for visitors to enjoy the original beauty, with its small pebbles and clear warm sea.

The nearby Anthony Quinn Bay is a picturesque and secluded bay named after the famous actor after the filming of “The Guns of Navarone”. Less than a mile away from the main resort and next to Anthony Quinn Bay is Ladiko, translated as “calm”. A peaceful cove, it is great for snorkeling and to escape the crowds for a short while.

Kallithea beach, beloved by the locals, is surrounded by rocks and pine trees. Scuba diving is a common pastime here and it is also a draw to those wishing to visit the Therme of Kalithea, an eastern-style work by the architect Pietro Lombardi, that is a reminder of the Italian occupation of Rhodes in the first half of last century. The Therme have been recently restored and worth a half day to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters.

Faliraki Beach awarded with the highest amount of Blue Flags in Greece

At a total of 31 blue flags for the island of Rhodes, 26 of them belong to the Municipality of Kallithea, gaining an award for 8 new blue flags compared to last years result.

Four hundred and thirty beaches and eight marinas gained the Quality Award “Blue Flags” Greece being in 2nd place amongst 40 countries, according to a press release by the Greek Environmental Protection Foundation (EEPF).