The beaches of Rhodes can be as active or as relaxed as you choose – you can find an intimate nook even on the most popular stretches of sand and plenty of things to do besides swimming and snorkelling.
Watersports are rather customary on Rhodes’s beaches, and we can expect everything from kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and SUP to more energetic pursuits like jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and scuba diving. These are, however, not available everywhere. Read our beach recommendations to learn what you can practice and where.
For example, at Tsambika water sports like parasailing and jet skiing are available, but Agathi is recommended only for swimming and snorkelling, and maybe SUP if you bring your board and paddle. Traounou has coloured pebbles contrasting splendidly with the water and a charming cave to explore. Another famous beach, called Afantou, is a long stretch of white sand and pebbles, with excellent facilities of all kinds, including a golf course.
There are beautiful and famous beaches all around the island, but we recommend here the most relevant for your stay at Leonardo Kolymbia Resort. If you prefer to stay close to our hotel, you have access to a beautiful beach, steps away from your doors.
Tsambika Beach is not far from Leonardo Kolymbia Resort – about ten minutes by car. It is a wide stretch of soft, golden sand and shallow crystal-clear water, safe for swimming and snorkelling.Read More
You’ll have to drive 30-35 minutes from Leonardo Kolymbia Resort to Agathi Beach, but you will love it if you appreciate the more secluded and peaceful beaches of Rhodes. It has a superb natural setting, in a natural little cove with emerald waters and golden sands.Read More
Traounou Beach (sometimes spelt Traganou) is a quaint stretch of pebbles and sand between Faliraki and Afandou. It’s often included as a stop in boat trips to Kallithea Bay and Anthony Quinn Bay especially for its cave, which can be explored.Read More
Afandou Beach (sometimes spelt Afantou) is a sand and pebbles beach less than 15 minutes drive from Leonardo Kolymbia Resort. It is well-organised, offering plenty of opportunities to have fun on the water, with jet skis, crazy rides, banana boat rides, and windsurfing.Read More