With miles of immaculate coastline and sandy beaches, it’s no surprise that most visitors to Rhodes spend the majority of their time by the sea, but there’s more to do on the island than sunbathing.
The calm, shallow waters found along the east coast beaches of Rhodes offer an ideal environment for swimming, kayaking and snorkeling, and water skiing, jet skiing and banana boating are all popular activities. There are also a number of key scuba diving sites dotted around the coastline, with a range of corals, caves and open sea diving spots at Kalithea Bay, Anthony Quinn Bay and Ladiko, and wreck diving possible at the west coast resort of Kamiros. Also on the east coast is the hugely popular Faliraki Water Park, one of Europe’s largest water parks, which features wave pools, water slides and a pirate ship, along with a host of hair-raising ways to get wet, including famous rides like the Free Fall and the Kamikaze.
Along the island’s west coast, the high winds and choppy waters of the Aegean Sea are a prime location for windsurfing, parasailing and kite boarding, and the windswept shores of Cape Prassonisi at the island’s southwestern tip entice hoards of in-the-know surfers.