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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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Agathi Beach

Agathi is famous for two things - its fine, wet sand and its canteens. This is a beautiful, sheltered, cosy beach, ideal for beach tennis, with three canteens as its only sign of civilization. All three offers more or less the same food - fried eggs, English breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, French fries and souvlaki - all served to the sound of the latest Greek hits. Local people prefer the last canteen of the three.

If camping out appeals to you, take your sleeping bag with you just in case: at the end of the beach there's a cave, which makes an ideal spot to spend the night. To get to the beach, follow the signs from Charaki (10 minutes along a passable dirt road). Half way along the road you come upon the medieval castle of Feraklos. All three canteens at the beach rent out sun beds and umbrellas and have toilets and showers. There's also a card operated telephone on the beach. (36 km from Rhodes town)