Set high in the hills near Koskinou, the Kresten Palace is just as vast as its name suggests. It’s set among 60,000 square metres of palm-sprinkled gardens, so you can expect a secluded retreat with panoramic views. There’s also a private, rocky beach on the doorstep.
An enormous, lake-style pool snakes around the complex, while a smaller splash pool looks after little ones. A shaded bar nearby serves drinks.
For meals, there’s a pair of restaurants to choose from, including a buffet restaurant and an a la carte taverna. After dinner, varied live performances take place most evenings.
Overview of Kalithea
Kalithea has been a popular holiday destination since the 1920s when the resort’s spas first became common knowledge. The spring waters are said to have healing properties, so they’re a great place to spend an afternoon.
There’s a laid-back atmosphere in Kalithea that makes it popular with people looking for relaxing holidays to Rhodes. The beach near the Kresten Palace is the place to be during the day, while evenings are often spent drinking and dining with the locals in the tavernas.
But although the resort’s largely quiet, it’s ideally located between Rhodes Town for culture-packed days and Faliraki for full-on evenings.
Things to do in Kalithea
The Kresten Palace is in an ideal location if you’re looking to explore Rhodes and you can take a taxi to the centre of Kalithea in only a few minutes.
The coastline is full of bustling beaches and quiet, snug coves. Most of these have their own taverna, so it’s easy to grab a drink as you top up your tan. If you’re a fan of snorkelling, hire some gear and head to the resort’s underwater caves.
If you fancy a day trip, you can reach Rhodes Town or Faliraki in around 10 minutes. Explore a string of beaches, relax in the tavernas and take day trips to explore the best of Rhodes with a memorable stay in Kalithea!