Deep, golden sand in a medium sized cove of clear water with a few underground rocks make AGATHI one of the best beaches on the island and about 36km from Rhodes town. A new road peters out to a dirt track where you can take your car on the beach. The sands are golden and soft and waters shallow making it ideal for children. There is no resort as such, just the sheltered beach, about 600m long, with a string of beach cantinas and a few rows of sun beds. Don't expect too much from the cantinas, only the basics are served up. There are toilets and showers at the cantinas and even a cardphone. On the far side of the sands is the tiny chapel of Ayia Agathi built into a cave. Camping is allowed at the far end of the beach. If you prefer quieter beaches without watersports and noisy jet skis, this is the one to head for, though it does get busy with locals at the weekends.
Places near Agathi
Here at HARAKI is a quiet, small fishing port is overlooked by the ruins of Feraklos castle - one of the first on Rhodes to be held by the Crusaders. A dull promenade separates a row of holiday chalets, shops and some decent tavernas from a long crescent shaped, shingle beach. There is no village as such but plenty of tourist facilities and lots of apartments and faceless low-rise hotels. The locals are notably friendly and it's also popular with Greeks, which helps to give it the resort a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere that sometimes hard to find on the rest of Rhodes. Photography is not encouraged at the nearby army training camp. There is a regular bus service to Rhodes town and a couple of car hire firms.