Last Updated on January 3, 2022
One of the most popular Greek islands, Rhodes has some truly amazing beaches. Situated in the sultry Mediterranean, plenty of Rhodes’ beaches are crowded with sun bathers, surfers and children making sandcastles. While these beaches are definitely worth visiting, sometimes you need a little seclusion – you are on holiday after all. Luckily, for every busy beach in Rhodes there’s a secluded one that offers peace and quiet. These beaches are just as fun and sometimes you won’t see another person all day.
1. Petrokopio beach in Fourni
Fourni is a little village located in the west of Rhodes. There are lots of beaches here that bring in their fair share of crowds but one of the most intriguing and beautiful beaches is Petrokopio. Here you’ll find crystal clear waters and clean white peddles. The contrast of blue and white is quite striking.
Super quiet and almost untouched, the pebbles are small enough that they don’t hurt your feet when you walk on them. Just down the road you can find some ancient quarries which are interesting to see. Bring your own chairs to sit on though as there aren’t any vendors down here – perfect!
2. Gennadi to Lachania
Gennadi is a funny beach: on the one side is you’ll find beach bars and parties with DJs and on the other its completely empty and serene. There’s a lot of space to put your beach towel down and get some peace and quiet. The beach is separated from Gennadi village but if you walk down the main road you can find plenty of tavernas to grab a small bite to eat.
If you keep walking down the same road you’ll find even more stretches of beaches. These are quite rugged and you’ll soon see that you reach the foot of some mountains. Right here is Lachania, considered to be the most beautiful village in Rhodes, and visitors will be surprised to learn that its beauty is relatively undiscovered. The village and surrounding scenery is postcard-perfect and the beach here is glorious.
3. Limni Beach
Limni is often almost completely deserted. The beach has long stretches of sand and there are changing huts and car parks which are useful if you want to come here for the day. The beach is naturally beautiful and has a rock formation that is stunning to see – it acts as a breakwater so there is a large area of water that is calm and perfect for swimming in. You can reach Limni beach at a number of points. If you’re on the Apolakki or Kativia road then you can go off the dirt tracks down to beach.
4. Plimiri beach
Located on the north east coast of Rhodes, Plimiri beach is about 85km from New Rhodes Town. If its peace and quiet you’re after then you’ll certainly find it here. The beach is largely unspoilt and it has sand dunes which are fun to see and a lot of lovely flora. Take a dip in the calm sea and relax on the soft sand. Word of warning however, as this beach is so quiet, it does sometimes attract nudists.
5. Stegna Beach
Just 29km from the city centre lies Stegna beach. Stegna itself is well-worth the visit, a small and quaint village that is full of traditional Greek tavernas and shops. The beach is long and sandy and is quiet for the majority of year.
It is the perfect place for families to visit as the sea is calm so it’s great for swimming, and there are also rock formations and rock pools which are perfect for nature lovers. There are a few watersport outlets down here so the possibility to hire snorkelling equipment is there.
6. Pefkos beach
Just round the corner from the village Lindos is Pefkos. While Lindos gets busy with holiday makers and enjoys plenty of visitors to its beach, Pefkos is its older and wiser sibling. The beach here is fantastic and it never gets busy. Family orientated with a choice of tavernas and cafes nearby, it’s the perfect family day out or a great day for couples.