Visiting the east coast of Rhodes

Surely the most important place of the east side of the island is the village of Lindos, but there are also many other beauties on this part of the island. The village of Koskinou, distant only 10 km from the city, is an inland village with charming traditional houses. The nearby Kalithea (10.5 km) is built around a colorful pine – covered bay with old spas.

Next on the road is Faliraki (14 km), a cosmopolitan resort with an exquisite, long, sandy beach. Following the coast we get to Ladiko and his emerald sea waters. A magnificent place to visit with a small beach and high rocks. Used to be a property of the Oscar winning actor Anthony Quinn.

The next beach is the fabulous crystal-clear beach of Afandou (21 km), an old Rhodian village with an interesting church and a Golf Course. Following the coast the next bay is that of Kolymbia. Before getting here if we turn to the right a road leads us to the enchanting Seven Springs (Epta Piges), a cool oasis with pine and plane – trees and crystal – clear waters.

Tsambika is a beautiful sandy coast but also a mountain, with a Virgin Mary monastery on its top. Arhangelos (29 km) is a typical Rhodian village, noteworthy for its beautiful traditional houses with striking colors, ceramics and carpet workshops.

The next bay is that of Haraki, a charming fishing pamphlet with its the medieval castle of Faraklos. It lies on the most northern part of a long, marvelous bay that leads to Kalathos and then to Vliha Bay.

Heading towards south after passing the famous village of Lindos we meet Pefkos (or Pefki), a small resort with clean beaches and the inland village of Lardos. As we proceed further to the southern tip of the island, we pass the bay of Kiotari, the coastal settlement of Plimiri, the village of Gennadi and we enter to the less developed territory with perfect deserted beaches and traditional villages, until the road abandons the coastline and turns left towards Katavia (80 km), a major village of southern Rhodes.

But the journey is not over yet. It’s worthwhile to follow the unpaved earth road leading to Prassonissi peninsula, full of sand dunes and accessible only in the summer, as the sea transforms it into a true island during the winter.