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Tsambika Beach
Tsambika Beach

Tsambika Beach

Free admission
Tsambika, Rhodes

The basics

Tsambika takes its name from the Monastery of the Virgin of Tsambika, perched on a 3,280-foot-tall (1,000-meter-tall) rock at the north end of the beach. The steep climb to the top, via 297 stone steps, affords spectacular views over Tsambika Bay. Visit Tsambika Beach on a day cruise exploring Rhodes' east coast beach spots and scenery, or join a driving or quad bike tour of the island to reach the beach by land. To really leave your worries behind, consider choosing a tour or shore excursion that includes lunch and a stop at Kalithea Spa.

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Things to know before you go

*With no nearby town, Tsambika Beach is less developed than many other beaches on Rhodes. Head here for a break for the cruise ship crowds. *Bring a swimsuit and towel if you are planning on taking a dip, as there are no shops along the beach. You can hire loungers, deck chairs, and umbrellas for the day from one of the many beach clubs. *There are beachfront cafés and snack bars that serve light dishes, so you can make a day of it. *The sand on this beach gets scorchingly hot during the day, so be sure to bring sandals or flip flops to walk around. *The beach does not have areas accessible to wheelchairs.

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How to get there

Tsambika Beach is located on the island of Rhodes, around 16 miles (26 km) south of Rhodes town, and can be reached by car—there is a small parking lot near the beach—or public transport. Alternatively, join a Rhodes tour by land or sea that includes a stop at the beach to visit without the hassle of arranging transportation.

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When to get there

The island’s beaches virtually shutter in winter, but in summer Tsambika Beach is a popular choice for those who want to experience a relatively unspoilt stretch of coastline. The sun can be unforgiving at midday, so be sure to protect yourself with sunscreen and stay in the shade if spending the day.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Tsambika Beach?
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