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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Tsambika Beach (South Aegean) is located outside the Stegna settlement, which may cause some difficulties for travelers who stay far from the coast. However, the remoteness from the village is not always a bad thing. Lovers of quiet rest know, the farther the beach, the fewer crowds.
The beach stretches on the coast of the Rhodes island and the easiest way to get to the beach is by car or bike. If you don't have this option, then the second best solution is to use the taxi, which can drive you directly to the beach. The only problem, if your stay is far away it can be quite expensive. There is also a possibility of use of public transport, but in this case you need to check the correct route to the Tsambika Beach with the locals. Take into account that the bus stop is usually in some distance., but accessing the beach requires traversing some distance on foot. While driving or cycling are the most convenient options for reaching the start point of trail, these methods may not be feasible for everyone. Alternatively, a taxi can be used to drive directly to the location. Public transportation is another option, but it's important to confirm the correct route with locals beforehand as the bus stop may be located at some distance.
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What to do in Tsambika Beach? Are there any attractions or entertainments in region?
Extremes can be moderate or excessive, so if you are a fan of the first type, than Tsambika Beach welcomes you, offering kite and windsurfing. If on the contrary, it is not your kind of activity, we recommend you to find another beach, since the presence of lots of kite surfers on water can have a negative impact on the comfort of your leisure.
There is no particular indicator for the extremity of any particular activity, but if there were, then sea kayaking is definitely at the bottom of the scale. If you are a fan of this kind of entertainment, you can do your favorite activity at Tsambika Beach. See what our users think about it in the reviews section.
In most cases, the question What to do on Tsambika Beach implies the presence of any excursions or attractions near the beach. Of course in this area there are lots of places to go besides the beach. There are historical, entertainment and even gastronomic tours offered by local guides. More information is better to clarify directly on the spot.
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The Tsambika Beach is covered with soft and fine golden sand. It's very clean, the surface is pure and unmixed. Turquoise and clear water sparkles in the sun.
For sunbathing and relaxing, Tsambika Beach has comfortable sun loungers, and there is no natural shade, so be careful on a hot day.
The Tsambika Beach is also suitable for the following water activities:
The entrance to the water is sharp, the bottom is comfortable. The prevalence of sharks in the area is low. In the season the beach is attended by lifeguard.
Tsambika Beach does not have a wave-protected swimming area, but there are usually no strong waves during the season.
There are some boats in the bay.
Family travelers should consider the following features of the beach. The beach is completely occupied by a resort area with a paid entrance, which has all the infrastructure. It's covered with pure soft sand and the entrance to the water is sharp.
The beach is located in a natural area. During the high season, the beach can get very crowded, making it an unsuitable place for those looking for a relaxing holiday.
The bar is located right on the Tsambika Beach.
There are 4 restaurants nearby.Nefeli Canteen is the closest place located 100 meters from the beach.
There are 621 places to stay in the Tsambika Beach area.
Some of the best hotels in the area of Tsambika Beach include:
The most popular other types of accommodations nearby:
The Tsambika Beach has a parking spot. It is not very large, so in high season it can be busy. It's not very close, about 300 meters.
There are 4 attractions near Tsambika Beach that are popular with travelers. The nearest are Paralia beach located in 0 km. See the attractions section for details.
The month with the highest temperature in Tsambika Beach is August. Its average value reaches 35°C. The warmest sea is in August, the average value is 28°C. The coldest month is January with air temperature 14°C and water 19°C. See more details in weather section.
Tsambika Beach (South Aegean) is suitable for all lovers of sunbathing on the beach, because here there are basic facilities - sun loungers with umbrellas. And this fits perfectly into the concept of a comfortable holiday. There is only one possible problem, if for some reason you do not get a sunbed, then you will not have more opportunity to hide in the shade during the sunniest day time, since there is no natural shade on the beach. But can this be a stop for sunbathers? If you want to get to know more about the beach, we advise you to study the photos above.
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