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Nice port visit from cruise ship

Written by Rodney T W
When I went up on deck of the Costa Concordia early in the morning to get a look at Rhodes, I was surprised to see the walls, turrets and castle around the city. It had a Disneyland-look I didn't expect. For a cruise
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Kalithea Beach

This is the beach where the elite of Rhodes society like to gather every day. The attraction is partly the short distance from Rhodes town, partly the glamour of the magnificent Baths built here by the Italians, and the tiny inlets and coves with their sculptured rocks and clear green water.

This is the favourite spot for local people looking for a quick swim, especially outside the high season. You shouldn't confuse it, however, with the mini beach below the Baths, which is full of visitors who come in little boats from Rhodes town to admire the amazing facilities of the Baths, renovated in 2008, with their mosaics and palm trees. Once you've visited the Baths, drive on towards Faliraki and take the first dirt track to the left.

Then, by following the signs guiding you to the various small eating holes in the area, you will reach a series of pioneered bays and coves, with stone pools and rocks you can dive from (be careful: the sea is deep here, you need to be a strong swimmer). This is the place the locals refer to when they say 'let's go for a swim at Kallithea'. There are  sun beds for hire and a cafeteria. Entrance fee is 3 euro.