With sand sloping gently into the sea and an Instagrammable eucalyptus road, it's no surprise that Kolymbia holidays get a thumbs up from snap happy tourists.

Laidback holidays in Kolymbia

Kolymbia’s a sun-drenched resort on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes, lodged between mountains and ocean. It’s got a double-whammy of Blue Flag beaches – one’s soft sand, the other’s shingle – and the whole place majors in peace and quiet. Evenings are all about entertainment in your hotel, or drinks in the cosy bars down by the seafront.

The eucalyptus road

If Kolymbia’s known for one thing, it’s ‘eucalyptus alley’. This road’s lined with hundreds of silvery eucalyptus trees, and is one of the most Instagrammed places in the area. It’s basically a more exotic version of the King’s Road in Game of Thrones. Plus, it’s peppered with teensy gift shops and cute places to grab a coffee.

Daytrips to Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town’s a popular choice for daytrips, and you can drive there in 40 minutes. It’s feels like two different towns – the old side, famous for its onion-like layers of history, and the new side, where you’ll find Rhodes’ best beach. Take your purse – the shops here are a treasure trove of designer garms and hand-made souvenirs.

At a Glance

  • Get active on Kolymbia beach
  • Eat Greek food in Kolymbia
  • Have a chilled-out night