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Ialissos, Overall a good family destination

Written by Bryan
We stayed in Ialissos. If I were on my honeymoon or single, I would choose another island (or perhaps I would choose another part of Rhodes), but for a family with small children, or a wind/kite surfer, or people who don't want to be in a total party spot, Ialissos works just fine.
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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)