From the windier west coast, which is better suited for kitesurfing and windsurfing, to the calmer Mediterranean beaches of the east, Rhodes has plenty of choice when it comes to beaches. Here’s our pick of Rhodes’ best beaches.
Anthony Quinn Bay
This is one of Rhodes’ most undeniably picturesque beaches, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, or simply watching the sunset. Many boat tours and shore excursions make a swimming stop at the bay, along with Kallithea Springs and Afandou Beach, the longest beach on the island. Options range from a laid-back sail aboard a traditional wooden ship with time for snorkeling to a day aboard a party boat, complete with champagne, beer, and music on full blast.
Things to Know Before You Go
Anthony Quinn Bay is a popular beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Don’t forget to bring a towel, swimsuit, and change of clothes.
Facilities include restrooms, showers, beach loungers, and a canteen.
How to Get There
The most convenient way to enjoy Anthony Quinn Bay is as part of a boat tour or sailing excursion along the coast of Rhodes. It’s also possible to drive, and parking is available.
When to Get There
The best time to visit this relatively small beach is in early fall, when the weather is warm and dry yet the summer crowds have dispersed. Arrive early to claim your space if you’re visiting during July and August.
The Story Behind the Name
Anthony Quinn purchased the bay and beach from the Greek state for a nominal sum, a gift to him for putting the island on the map. Later, however, as Quinn progressed with plans to transform the space into an arts and film center, the ‘gift’ was taken away, causing friction between the actor and his beloved second home.
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