The Northern tip of Rhodes, aptly diamond-shaped, as it is the jewel of the Dodecanese Islands, has a mustard-colored structure sharply contrasting the tri-colored blue Aegean water forming the “left and right field lines” alongside it.
It is the “Enidrion – Aquarium” and its lucky visitors not only get to see the fish inside, but are able to enjoy two radically different types of beaches just steps away.
Walk along its Eastern side and you’ll see a calm, tranquil sea, ideal for swimmers. It gets deep very quickly, but is serene enough where you can float on the water all afternoon long – no touristy brightly-colored plastic inflatable raft needed.
On its Western side, the winds kick in, forming an amazing opaque turquoise color that appears to turn a deeper blue farther in – and that’s the side for windsurfing.
What looks like a sandy beach is deceptive, as the “grains” of “sand” are really tiny pebbles. Soft enough to walk on, but coarse enough not to stick to every part of your body, and your clothes rolled up in a ball on your chair or straw mat.
You will also find so many bars, restaurants, shops, ATM machines, fish pedicure spas, and anything else you’d like a few feet away, you’d think you were in Times Square. Except this is better: there are the two excellent beaches, a casino, and not a cloud in the sky!