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Tsambika Beach

Kolimbia, Greece
Located outside the settlement
Stegna 2.4 km
Map of beach
Playground Playground
1.5km
Playground Playground
2.6km

About

Tsambika beach (is also named Tsampika) is a unique and well-equipped shore in the south-eastern part of the island Rhodos that’s located between cities Rhodes and Lindos in 16 miles from the capital. It is located at the foot of the mountains, including the same-name mountain Tsambika. 

The name of the mountain and the beach comes from the word «spark» in the local dialect. According to the legend, once a shepherd noticed a strange gale on the mountain. When he reached the place, he saw a holy image of the Virgin Mary. Now, the monastery of Panagia Tsambika is located in this place. The holy image is stored there up to the present day. 

According to the opinion of many tourists that have visited the place, Tsambika is the most beautiful beach in Greece. Every year, travelers come there to enjoy recreation in local sights. The beach is surrounded by pure emerald turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea and picturesque mountains. It is these views that arise in the imagination when reading ancient Greek mythology. 

It’s necessary to pay attention that the Tsambika beach essentially differs from other resorts on Rhodos. The issue is that there are no hotels, and the infrastructure is less developed. There are almost no shops, and not so many taverns and cafes. 

Leisure facilities

The sandy beach Tsambika extends over 0,5 miles between mountains. It’s rather spacious and broad, and there are no big crowds of tourists. The sand on the shore is fine and almost niveous, beautifully shimmering in the sun. Occasionally, small stones may be found. There’s no litter, so the place is safe for children.

The beach is known for its pure water. Depending on the position of the sun and the time of day, it may change its shade from a bright blue to emerald. The bottom is also sandy, and it isn't bluffy. Due to the shallow depth, the rays of the sun quickly warm the water. That’s why Tsambika Beach is a great place to relax with small children. At the same time, if you like to swim deep, you do not have to go several hundred meters, and the depth grows quite noticeably.

The beach is arranged with everything necessary for recreation. There are set deck-chairs and sunshades, which will be enough for all tourists. It’s possible to rent one of them for 5 euros for a day. A set of two deck-chairs and a sunshade costs 10 euros. Also, there are available shower stalls, cabanas and portable toilets (0,5 euro). They are kept clean. There are also several cafes and a minimarket.

The beach is quite long, there is even a special section for nudists. It doesn’t differ from the main island’s zone in the matter of infrastructure. 

The resort season on Tsambia lasts from May to October when the temperature hovers around 25-35°C. Moreover, at this time (especially in August) there are almost no rainfalls. Since the beach is surrounded by mountains, the wind doesn’t blow there. The water in the sea is calm, without too big waves.

What is it possible to do on Tsambika beach? 

Foremost, Tsambika is an ideal place for passive beach recreation: sunbathing and enjoying pure blue water. There are small cafes near the water park where you can buy a refreshing drink, as well as snacks and taste Mediterranean cuisine. An inflatable town for kids is set in the water, so they’ll be able to have fun.

If you’re a bit tired of classical beach recreation, it’s possible to find more active entertainment on Tsambika. Tourists often form teams themselves and play football or volleyball on playgrounds. If you follow colorful small flags, you’ll be able to find a local sports complex. There it’s possible to rent various types of equipment for water sports.

In the southern part of the beach Tsambika there’s a meeting place of thrill-seekers. They drive up the mountain on ATVs, arrange races and joint bouts. It’s a very exciting spectacle! Extreme sports enthusiasts get together in the evening and not every day. So, you may not worry that they may interfere with your calm rest. 

Hikers may climb up the mountain and walk to the monastery. People visit the holy place not only to watch it and pray to Virgin Mary. They also want to admire beautiful views from here: mountains, blue sea and alabaster houses in the distance. 

How can you reach Tsambika beach? 

The beach Tsambika is located distantly from hotels and inns, you may reach it only by transport. It’s possible to take a bus from Rhodes to Lindos, Haraki, Lardos, Archangelos, or Pefkos. It will be necessary to get off it on the turn after the sign Santa Maria Tsambika, warning the driver in advance.

 

Weather

history
+32 o C +22 o C
Air temperature
4.4 M/S
Wind
+26 o C
Water temperature
0.8 M
Wave height

Stegna, Aegean, South Aegean

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9.7 Exceptional

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Lena Kowalska
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

We had an absolutely fantastic time at Tsambika Beach! Getting there was a breeze, as we hopped on the bus from our hotel for just €2.20 per person, and it arrived on time. On the way back, we suggest arriving at the bus stop 20 minutes early, as the return bus can get quite crowded. The sand was lovely and soft, and although we preferred to lay our towels out by the water's edge, there were plenty of sunbeds available at different prices if that's more your style. We decided to grab some food and drinks from one of the beachfront restaurants, and we were pleasantly surprised by the generous portion sizes and high quality of the food. We enjoyed two ciders, a club sandwich with fries, and a burger with fries for less than €40. If you're looking for a quieter spot, simply take a stroll down the beach and you'll find some lovely secluded areas. However, we found that most people were respectful and peaceful along the waterfront. The water was also surprisingly warm for October! Overall, we highly recommend visiting Tsambika Beach for a refreshing change of scenery for the day.

1 year ago
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Nerina Kovalska
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

Exquisite beach that is second to none. The crystal clear blue waters are a sight to behold, and the yellow sand is a marvel to the senses. The beach staff is warm and welcoming, adding to the overall charm of the place. Additionally, there is ample parking space available, making it a hassle-free experience for all beachgoers.

1 year ago
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Kayda Cevik
User status Novice Beachgoer
8 Very good

The beach offers lovely surroundings and offers the opportunity to venture quite a ways out into the water without losing footing. However, it's important to note that it can become quite crowded and touristy. Additionally, renting a beach bed will set you back 20 euros.

1 year ago
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Nirvicka
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

The beach at Tsambika is an absolutely stunning location! It's a rarity to find parking so close to the beach in Rhodes, but here it is conveniently available. There are various dining options available both down by the beach and right on the beach itself. Additionally, the children's play area on the beach is the cherry on top of this experience. When embarking on a road trip and unsure which beach to visit, Tsambika is definitely the top choice!

1 year ago
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Kieran Zawicki
User status Novice Beachgoer
10 Exceptional

This stunning beach boasts crystal-clear water, a serene absence of waves, and a peaceful atmosphere with fewer crowds. The picturesque view is simply breathtaking. The price for renting sunbeds is more than reasonable, coming in at a fair 15€ for a pair. Overall, this is an exceptional beach experience that is not to be missed.

1 year ago