KALATHOS is a village on the main road about 6km north of Lindos. There is a very long stone and shingle beach here which stretches along the shore for about 4km. The beach shelves rather steeply offshore, making it a poor place for children but it rarely gets crowded despite there being a number of large hotels nearby. A cantina, mini market and some tavernas can be found on the road that runs behind the beach. The village is pretty enough with a fine church. Its position makes it a good centre for exploring the island for those who don't want the hustle and bustle of neighbouring Lindos. There is a sprinkling of bars and tavernas.