The warm Mediterranean waters that surround the Greek island of Rhodes beckon travelers to explore offshore, whether by boating, kayaking, or even scuba diving into the deep. Here are a few of the most fun ways to experience the crystal-clear waters surrounding the isle.
Cruises around the island of Rhodes venture to several destinations. Some travel along the eastern coastline, stopping at shoreside locations such as Afandou Beach, Kalithea Spa, and Lindos en route, while other cruises go to neighboring Greek islands such as Symi and Halki. Some day cruises travel across the Aegean Sea as far as Turkey, anchoring at the resort of Marmaris, before returning to Greece in the evening.
Up the romance with a sunset cruise around Rhodes. Set sail in late afternoon and squeeze in one last swim at dusk before sipping chilled wine on the deck under the star-speckled night sky.
Paddle around the island’s rugged, rocky coast, passing through Faliraki Bay and Anthony Quinn Bay, where The Guns of Navarone was shot. Pause to swim and rest at secluded coves, and refuel with a picnic on the beach.
Among the many water sports available to beginners in Rhodes, stand-up paddleboarding is one of the easiest to pick up, and it provides access to isolated parts of the Rhodes shoreline that bigger boats and yachts can’t get to. You can depart from Rhodes Town or Stegna, paddle into a sea cave, stop to swim and sunbathe at a quiet beach, and soak up the serenity of the lesser-explored parts of the coastline.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
A breathtaking world lies beneath the surface of Rhode’s waters. First-time scuba divers can discover it during multiday diving courses that include basic instruction as well as a guided dive into the colorful underwater realm. If you’d prefer to stay nearer the surface, opt for a snorkeling excursion instead, during which you can expect to see sponges, corals, and schools of brightly colored fish.