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Kalithea Springs

Since the antiquity the area of Kalithea (Καλλιθέα) was known for its thermal, therapeutic springs. In 1927, under the administration of Mario Lago, a systematic study of the waters was initiated headed by Gustavo Gasperini, his son Carlo and Enea Brunetti (who later became the of the director of Terme di Calitea). The study concluded that the water had a range of important properties and proposed the development of the area with the creation of a Thermal Spa Institution that would function in accordance to the stringiest health requirements of the time.

In late December 1928 the Government of the Islands of the Aegean decided the construction of the building complex. The project was commissioned to the famous architect Pietro Lombardi. His plans for Kalithea Thermal Spa were considered among the best architectural compositions of the time, masterfully combining different architectural styles from Arabic to Baroque. It was considered, world-wide, as one of the most emblematic architectural constructions of the 1930s.

Today Kalithea Springs is considered as one of the most distinctive landmarks on the island of Rhodes. Although the spa is no longer in operation, this fabulous building and unique architectural monument, surrounded by palms and pine trees, has been recently restored, converted to dinning and cafe facilities. The exotic vegetation combined with emerald waters of Kalithea’s cove match perfectly with this idyllic scenery of the surroundings, creates a fabulous picturesque combination of beauty coming right out from the cinema of the past times.

Kalithea is about 8km from the Rhodes’ town-center, along the eastern coast of the island. Can be easily reached by public transport. You can also get there by boat. There are several departing from Mandraki harbor.

Antony Queen Beach

Anthony Quinn beach, is a fantastic natural port on the east coast of Rhodes. Its outstanding natural surroundings where used as the main scenery for the Hollywood epic The Guns of Navarone. The small but popular beach takes its name from the famous Hollywood actor who owns a large property in this area.

The area where the e beach is located is called Ladikò and it is easily accessed from the main road that connects Faliraki with Afandou. It is distant about 16 km from downtown Rhodes and about 1.5 km from Faliraki’s center. Highly recommended!


Tsambika is an 800 meters long beach of fine pure sand, gently shelving on the east coast of the island of Rhodes. Distant at about 26 km from the capital, this pure-sand beach has survived from permanent development as most of the land is owned by the Orthodox Church. In fact, at the north end of the beach, on a sharp peak overlooking the beach, there is the church of Panagià Tsambika.

This beach is considered as one of the best beaches on the island. It has crystal clear waters and it’s considered ideal for families with children as it is all sandy and shallow. There are umbrellas and loungers, watersports and a few canteens for sandwiches, ice cream and refreshments.

Tsambika can be reached by public transport but it is better to get there by car or bike as there are a lot of interesting surroundings to explore. Tsambika beach video clip


Lindos main beach, Megalos Gialos (Μεγάλος Γυαλός), is a long sandy beach, well protected from weather by the rocky peninsula of Aghios Emilianos. It is a well organized beach that offers a wide range of swimming and sunbathing facilities, water sports, beach bars and some nice restaurants. Sea water is excellent, cool and crystal clear, inviting for swimming. From the beach you can enjoy a stunning view of the village of Lindos and its Acropolis.

Lindos main beach can also be accessed by the sea. Daily excursion boats are departing from the port of Faliraki and Mandraki harbor in Rhodes town center. It is an Ideal place for sun bathers, wishing to spend whole day by the sea, in highly cosmopolitan surrounding. Here you can meet people from all around the world, young and older, although it is most favored by Brits and Italians. As it is a very popular beach, crowds of people are arriving every day from all around the island. For family groups or for those wishing to avoid the large crowds, a better choice is the Palace beach, at the extreme end of the beach, where the shallow waters makes it ideal for small children.

Picture Credit – Discover Rhodes