Slow in pace and big on tradition, Kalathos holidays feel a little like stepping back in time. Situated on the eastern corner of the Mediterranean, this petite beachside town enjoys some of the best weather in Greece, with long hot summers and balmy evenings perfect for sipping wine by the shore. Seaside relaxation is big here, and Kalathos boasts some of the island’s best beaches.
It is also surprisingly peaceful compared to neighbouring resorts, making holidays to Kalathos a great option for families with children, or couples looking for a romantic break. Should you feel like venturing further afield, Kalathos is well placed for exploring the island. The enticingly hidden Vlycha beach is a half-hour walk from the town, while lively Lindos is a short taxi ride away, where you’ll find bars and a few nightclubs open until the early hours.
Discover an ancient tomb
Follow the trail from Lindos to the tomb of Kleoboulos – a 6th-century poet native to Rhodes. This 5-kilometre hike has great views at its end.
Embrace taverna culture
Mealtimes are a major social event for the Greeks – join them in Kalathos’s family-run restaurants for fresh seafood and crisp white wine by the beach.
Head to the beach
You can’t visit Rhodes without dedicating some quality time to the beach. Kalathos’s warm waves and gorgeous views are a haven for sunbathers.