Kalithea, sometimes spelled Kallithea, is a gorgeous beach destination located on the beautiful east
coast of Rhodes, only a few minutes by car from the island’s capital city.
Lindos was founded by the Dorians led by the king Tlepolemus of Rhodes, who arrived in about the 10th century BC. It was one of six Dorian cities in the area known as the Dorian Hexapolis.
Its proximity to the main
town have made Kalithea Beach a popular choice for both locals and tourists to come and enjoy a
warm sunny day. It’s possible to hire a sun bed and a parasol for a relaxing afternoon in one of the
small coves, or turn the excursion into a more adventurous trip and venture into the crystal clear
waters to discover the abundance of marine life.
Snorkeling and scuba diving are both popular water
sports at this beach, and teenagers can often be found diving from the tall rocks into the deep blue
sea. Others choose to swim among the wide variety of fish, pushing through dozens of fins.
The scenery surrounding the sand and pebble beach is absolutely stunning, filled with both palm trees
and pine trees which complement the peaceful sea. Moreover, the buildings are all recently
renovated and the architecture displays elements of Arabic influence. The Italians built a number of
hot medicinal springs here as well, which are no longer functioning but are still a neat historical
sight to see.