Holidays to Kolymbia can be as loud or as calm as you like. You’ve got quiet beaches and walking trails, but there’s also the party hub of Faliraki just down the road.
A small wonder
In resort terms, Kolymbia is a bit of a wallflower. It keeps a low profile on the northeast coast of Rhodes, with just a handful of café bars, shops and restaurants along leafy Eucalyptus Road. A bay-side beach and mountain backdrop serve up the good looks – and if you need a bit of action, you’ve always got nearby Faliraki to up the tempo.
Set in a horseshoe-shaped bay, the sand and shingle stretch gives you the best part of a kilometre to play with. Here you’ll find a smart line-up of blue-and-white striped sunloungers with matching umbrellas. As for the water, it stays shallow for quite a way, so it’s great for kids. And you’ve got seafront cafés and tavernas when you need them.
Just next to the resort is Epta Piges – that’s Seven Springs. It’s a foresty area that comes with a lake, flowers and some unusual-looking plants. You’ve got top-notch walking trails here, or you can just do what the locals do and spread out a picnic and enjoy watching the ducks and peacocks.
Day trips to Symi Island
Symi is one of Greece’s most photographed islands. When you arrive by boat it’s quite a sight – Venetian-style houses in pastel colours cling to the hills here. You’ve got lots to get round including churches, museums, a couple of really great monasteries and a ruined castle. And the narrow streets of the old town are filled with shops and bars. The boat trip takes about 2 hours.
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