Rhodes' biggest draw might be its beaches, but there's plenty to do on the largest Dodecanese Island besides top up your suntan and learn to windsurf. From exploring the island’s ancient cities to sipping wine in a traditional winery, here’s how to get the most of 3 days on the Greek isle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Tsambika Beach?
What else should I know about attractions in Rhodes?
- Seven Springs (Epta Piges)
- Afandou Beach
- Anthony Quinn Bay
- Valley of the Butterflies (Petaloudes)
- Waterpark Rhodes
- Acropolis of Lindos
- St. Paul's Bay
- Filerimos Hill
- Profitis Ilias
- Ancient Kamiros
- Acropolis of Rhodes
- Kahal Shalom Synagogue and Rhodes Jewish Museum
- Medieval City of Rhodes
- Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
- Street of the Knights (Odos Ippoton)