Most of the sandiest beaches on Rhodes lie along the island’s northeastern coast, between Rhodes Town and Lindos. As a result, this stretch is now punctuated by a long succession of resorts, filled with package holidaymakers in summer and holding endless strips of tourist bars. Frequent buses ply the main road, connecting the best-known beaches.
As you continue south of Lindos along the east coast, the island takes on a windswept appearance and sees less tourist traffic. Villages here seem to have a slower pace. Just 2km south of Lindos, sandy Pefki Beach is deservedly popular. If it’s too crowded, try Glystra Beach, just down the road and a great spot for swimming.
Gennadi to Prasonisi
An almost uninterrupted beach of pebbles and sand dunes extends down from Gennadi as far as Plimmyri, 11km south. Watch for a signposted turning to Lahania, 2km inland off the main highway, and head downhill into the centre to find an old village of winding alleyways and traditional buildings.