Imagine leaving the big city (whether it be New York, Athens, or elsewhere) and traveling to a Greek island to “get away from it all,” only to find yourself in another “big city” of sorts.
Such is the case on the island of Rhodes. If you happen to stay at a hotel in the center of the capital, Rhodes, Town then surely you will be flanked by a host of other hotels, a shopping district, a casino, nonstop, fast-paced cars and motor scooters, and an endless array of tourists. And all of that is a wonderful experience – unless, of course, it’s peace and quiet you’re looking for.
Fret not – because you don’t have to leave the island to find that solace! A 1o-minute cab ride, to Kallithea, gets you away from it all. Quiet secluded beaches and small homes are abound, even as there is a small scattering of tourist attractions. Fish tavernas will prepare your delightful meals as you swim in a sea shared maybe by another five or ten people at a time.
To find a totally secluded area – you might have to drive even farther. But Kallithea lets you feel like you’re really on a quiet Greek island, without the hustle and bustle, but you can get there from Rhodes Town in about the time it takes to boil an egg!