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.
Municipality of Kamiros Population: 512 30km from Rhodes Town
Kalavarda is a working agricultural village on the western coast of the island. It is situated on a clean sand/pebbled beach which offers some of the most beautiful sunset views from the island.
The scenery from the village is completed by the presence of the imposing peak of Profitis Ilias, and the walking paths are excellent for hiking of mountain biking. You may be lucky to spot one of the Rhodian deer which frequent these lush woodlands. Kalavarda offers a small hotel situated in the village itself, attracting a more discerning person whose aim is to get to know the locals, their traditions, ways and cultures. A relaxing holiday away from more touristic areas but close enough to nature to enable long hikes in the mountains, delightful swimming in crystal clear waters and excellent gourmet meals at one of the local tavernas.