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Kalathos

Kalathos Holidays

Kalathos holidays are a scenic and tranquil getaway from your everyday life. Enjoy walking on a long, sunny stretch of beach and sipping coffee in one of the whitewashed buildings with Greece package holidays in this traditional sleepy village – a fantastic escape from the business of back home.

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A hillside highlight

Secluded and unspoilt, Kalathos has all the markings of a traditional Greek village. Located on the east coast and on the road to Lindos, this village has hardly been touched by the influx of tourism that has taken over parts of Rhodes. Instead, Kalathos keeps its classic Greek roots and is a peaceful, quiet place to spend your holiday.

Set into a hillside, the village itself is an array of whitewashed buildings with restaurants and bars speckled around the streets. From here you'll see spectacular views over the Aegean Sea and Kalathos beach. The area is home to a small population of just 400 locals, but in the summertime this slowly rises as visitors come to enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the village on cheap holidays to Rhodes. You'll be completely immersed in tranquil Greek life while staying in this little-known location.

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Quiet beach bliss

Holidays to Kalathos mostly revolve around its beautiful four-kilometre long beach. This stretch of sand is made up of tiny pebbles and is incredibly popular with the locals. Here you'll always find plenty of space to relax, and there are umbrellas and sunloungers available to rent during the day.

This beach has its own small bar attached serving up cold drinks but for a full lunch or lots of options, scout out some local cuisine and bring a picnic with you.

Watersport fans are in luck as the wind across the sea in Kalathos makes it an ideal place to catch some waves and go kitesurfing. The beach here is mostly visited by locals, but in the summer becomes more of a hotspot for holidaygoers coming to the area. One thing is for sure, you'll have no trouble finding your own secluded spot on this coastline.

Village life

The village of Kalathos is set high into a hillside and is about a 15-minute stroll from the beach, with traditional architecture giving it an authentically Greek feel. Even though this village is small it still has everything you need to have a great holiday, from cute cafes to drink coffee in and gift shops for souvenir shopping, to mini markets where you can pick up sunscreen and cold drinks.

Kalathos is also in a fantastic location near the Acropolis of Lindos and the medieval capital city of Rhodes Town. To get around, you can either take a short taxi ride or hop on one of the buses that leaves to these towns daily. For those who really want to explore what authentic Greece is like there are also boat trips available from Kalathos to the small island of Symi. This island has colourful buildings and even hosts a yearly music festival.

Relaxing nights out

Evenings out in Kalathos are fairly quiet affairs, with small cafes and bars serving up cocktails and beers. Because there's not much of a tourism scene here the drinks are much cheaper than you would find in the surrounding resorts. These bars tend to have a lot of locals visiting them, so you'll experience a truly Greek night out. You might even be lucky enough to see some traditional Greek dancing.

If you're looking for something a little more upbeat and exciting then head to Lindos, an easy taxi ride away and full of lively bars and clubs.

Home-cooked food, Greek style

You'll have more than enough choice when it comes to eating out in Kalathos during your holidays to Greece. This small village is big on flavour and authentic Greek cuisine. You won't find any international restaurants here, but you will find plenty of home cooked meals including local dishes like lamb kleftiko, mousakka, and stifado.

Most of the restaurants can be found up from the beach in the centre of the village. Because of Kalathos' hillside location you'll still be able to sit outside and enjoy a sea view while dining. Much like with local bars, prices when dining out are still extremely competitive and you can sit down for a drink, starter and a main for 12 to 15 euros a person.