The Top Most Beautiful Beaches on Rhodes

I spent a whole summer in Rhodes this year, so I had plenty of time to discover the island. I listened to my collegues/friends as well while talking about what to see, they gave me many tips too. I like to see all the famous places, nice sights everyone talks about.

Rhodes is famous for its clear and mostly calm beaches. Most of the sandy beaches are on the Eastern part, on the Western side are pebbly beaches.

Some of the top ones are the followings:

  • St Paul’s Bay

In my opinion the most beautiful one, my favourite one πŸ™‚ It is in a small bay, above is the Acropolis of Lindos, below the sea a sandy beach and a little church. There are a lot of ships doing day excursions and many diving companies come here too. A sunbed can cost a fortune, even 7-10 EUR. There is a small restaurant, the food is delicious. There are many times weddings in the small church, the ceremony is outside the church, in front of it. You can park above the church in the parking area (enough place for a lot of cars) or you can drive a bit further to the β€žentrance” of Lindos and there is a parking area as well and there is a smaller beach too.

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LINDOS – The Awesome Things to Do

I could have written TOP 10 THINGS TO DO, but I am not sure we can find 10 interesting top things to do in Lindos πŸ™‚ It is a small town, about 50 km from Rhodes Town. While in Rhodes on holiday/staying longer you must see it once. This is a travel photo blog, so look at the pictures and they hopefully will give you the motivation to do similar “Awesome Things” πŸ™‚

1. Go up and see the Acropolis
Why to pay 12 euros to see another temple ruins? Because it is huge, many of the columns are intact (Not like the small acropolis at Rhodes Town on Monte Smith, which I think is a sad little one with its 3 and a half columns, especially now, when it is renovated) and the view over the St. Paul’s Bay takes your breath away.

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The temple ruins

 

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Columns

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Rhodes – Something Different and Unusual – An Abandoned Sanatorium and the Mussolini Villa

I’m Living on the Island Rhodes the whole summer gives you the opportunity to see all the important places, all the nice sights everyone talks about and Rhodes is famous for and of course all the beautiful beaches. If you have seen everything, let’s say: Rhodes Old Town, Mandraki harbour, Lindos, Prassonissi, Monolithos castle, the nice beaches like Afandou, Tsambika, St. Paul’s Bay, Anthony Quinn Bay…etc, then I have something different to suggest to you to see, other than the traditional touristy stuff:

These are remnants of the Italian history in Rhodes. Naming there is an old abandoned Sanatorium in Eleousa and a Villa called ‘Mussolini Villa’ in Profitis Ilias built for Mussolini, who had never seen it.

The Sanatorium in Eleousa
So turning to the west at Kolymbia and later passing by the Seven Springs you soon reach a small square on the left with a church and some abandoned buildings. The sanatorium is on the right. I have a vivid imagination so I connect an abandoned sanatorium from the 1930s to a hospital, there comes connection to an asylum, there the abandoned & haunted part and we end at something like ‘The House on the Haunted Hill’ … (I hope most of you have seen the movie…)
But actually – thank God – it is nothing like that in the reality. It is an abandoned house, yes, hopefully no ghosts living there (we didn’t meet any, but you never know), but there a photography fan can have much inspiration if one has much imagination!

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Autumn effect
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Selfie

 

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Discovering the tiny Island Chalki from Rhodes

My first post on my new travel blog site πŸ™‚

I went on my loyalty day-off (got it from my company because i have been working for them for more than 5 years) to Chalki from Rhodes. My colleagueΒ told me it was beautiful, she had been there some weeks earlier so I decided why not? It is not so hot anymore so I will enjoy it.

2 days earlier I had my normal day-off and I decided to go to find the port, where the ship leaves from, Kamiros Skala. First I thought it is in Kamiros, so I went from Lardos, where I live, to the North to Kolymbia and after crossing the island to the West I reached Kamiros.
Well, Kamiros is not Kamiros Skala, the port is not there, where I thought it would be πŸ™‚ So I was driving along the coastline backwards to the South and in 20 minutes I reached Kamiros Skala. Instead of 1 hour it took for about 1,5 / 2 hours to reach the port from Lardos πŸ™‚ But now I knew I had to go first to the South and not doing the extra miles…

It is a small harbour, there are about 3 excursion ship companies, most ships leave at around 9.00/9.15. I bought a ticket to the biggest ship, which was supposed to leave at 9.15 and of course it didn’t leave then πŸ™‚ Because there was an excursion bus full of tourists that didn’t arrive on time. So with a half-hour delay we left and it took for about an hour to get to the Island Chalki.
The ship was coming back from Chalki at 16.00 so we had about 5 hours to see everything. I must say 5 hours are more than enough. There are almost no tourists on this small island, so if you like it quiet then it is ideal for you. For me it was yes quiet but a bit too quiet. I don’t know what I would do here for more than 5 hours…

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The Harbour seen from the ship
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You can find plenty of Restaurants at the Harbour

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