Some of the beaches on Rhodes are not too bad to use but pretty much the whole of the top of the island's coastline gets so packed with tourists especially in late July and throughout August so that it's not very "Greek Island" and our sort of thing. The area in Rhodes for beaches that we enjoyed the most are found around Reni Bay which is just north of Lindos - there were some really lovely sandy bays in this part of Rhodes although the beach at Lindos itself gets quite packed. Whilst on holiday on Rhodes we actually stayed at Gennadi - this is quite a small town but there are plenty of
tavernas - however the beaches here are really stoney and not too attractive so we usually ended up heading north to the Lindos area when we wanted some sunbathing and swimming.
To find a nice and more Greek part of Rhodes you have to be much further south - here you can go off exploring the deserted hills and stoney beaches and bays and probably spot lots of snakes in the process - we particularly enjoyed the area way down at the bottom Southern tip of the island.
Down on this part of the island however the roads are pretty rough to drive on.
If you are on hoiday on Rhodes you may want to consider taking what is a fairly quick ferry ride over to the quite near Greek Island of Symi
for the day - Symi is really beautiful with it's famous Kali-strata, lovely port area which also has plenty of tavernas plus there are lots of old houses and buildings to look at.
Please look at our other Greek Island holiday, walks and beach guides
- for around 30 Greek Islands plus Athens.