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We will be in Rhodes in July. Any suggestions on nearby beaches that are not too crowded. We would also like to take a cruise excursion to Lindos that is 4 1/2 hours. I'm hoping to also be able to add an hour or two at a local beach before returning to the ship. I'm not sure if there will be enough time. The ship gets in at 9:00 and leaves at 6:00. Thanks, Miriam:)

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We were in Rhodes for 2 weeks a few years ago and loved it. The ships dock right up along side the fortress walls of the old town, you must set aside and hour or two to wander around the old town. There is a town beach, but have to say that when we were there it wasnt much to write home about, busy pebbely and just a bit smelly . 15 min drive (taxi or bus) will take you to Faliraki. Much has been said about this town and the bad reputation of being a wild night-time venue for the young things of UK and Europe - but visit Faliraki beach by day and it is clean, soft sand, gentle beaches and not too crowded (all the young things are still sleeping off the previous nights excesses.) Faliraki is en-route to Lindos - you may consider skipping the ship tour and hopping on a bus down to Lindos - just around an hour drive. Will drop you on the outskirts of the town, wander downhill for 10 mins and you are at the foot of the maze of alleyways that will eventually take you up to the Acropolis. As you've no doubt read, a donkey ride, or a climb on foot for around another 10 mins will take you to the top. Spectacular that it is and worth doing - it's not Athens! But it will be a hot climb in July.


Somebody asked a similar question to yours a while ago - my suggestion would be to skip the ships tour. Arrive in port early AM, find the bus station (only 5 mins walk from the dock) - jump on a bus down to Lindos. Perhaps negotiate a taxi back to Faliraki (I dont think it is on the same bus route as the Lindos - Rhodes Town) Spend an hour or 2 on the beach. The bus / taxi back to Rhodes Town. An hour or two wandering through the old town - don't miss out on having some Baklava in a coffee shop - then a further 2 minutes walk and you're back on your ship.


You will have a marvellous time - we are visiting Rhodes on our August cruise - will be doing much the same thing - but will miss out Lindos and doing the Faliraki water park for a few hours instead (DS's choice ! :D)

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Must agree that Faliraki has a very good beach despite its reputation as a wild resort. It has crystal clear seas and a clean sandy beach - get there as early as poss to avoid the heat and to avoid the Brits before they awake like zombies from their alcohol fuelled slumbers and invade the beach, stiff legged with sunburn, arms outstretched with a can of beer in each hand.


Rhodes Town also worth an hour or two; some pretty little corners and only a stone's throw from the ship

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