A Look At The Village Of Kiotari In Rhodes – Your Complete Tour

Located 60 Kilometers from the city and down the east coast (and 20 minutes from Lindos) you will find the village of Kiotari in Rhodes (Κιοταρι in Greek).

I will be openly honest with you here and say I have mixed feelings about this village. Do not get me wrong, it is quite beautiful, but the one thing I do not like is that most of the activities take place inside the all-inclusive hotels.

If you are not really into the beach and/or water sports, there is little going on unless you are staying in one of the big resorts.

Now, a lot of people may question why I think this, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so all I will say is ‘make your own mind up’. Kiotari in Rhodes is still very much worth visiting, even if it is just for the beach!

Kiotari In Rhodes – What’s On Offer

In the village of Kiotari In Rhodes itself, you will see outlets pretty much the same as you would see in the other villages around the island.

A View Of The Beach - A Look At The Village Of Kiotari In Rhodes
Kiotari Beach

Yes, it has its restaurants and places to sit and have a meal or a drink, and you will find most of these located next to the beach.

Actually though, if you wanted to buy souvenirs or a little something to take home, you will most likely find yourself venturing out of the village to find them.

With the exception of food and beverage outlets, there is little else going on. This of course can be overcome if you are staying in one of the huge hotel complexes in the area like I mentioned above.

To illustrate my point, if you pick up any local Rhodes guidebook and check the section on Kiotari, it will guide you on what to see and where to go.

For Example

  • Lindos is only a short drive away!
  • If you’re a fan of windsurfing, the nearby Prasonisi offers a fantastic location for your activities.
  • For those in search of a bit of history, the nearby village of Askiplio invites you to explore its lovely churches and a museum.

You see what I mean? They tell you where to go outside of Kiotari. I think this highlights what I am saying.

  • A View Of Kiotari Beach - Kiotari In Rhodes
    A View Of Kiotari Beach

So to sum up, there is little going on here. Although Kiotari in Rhodes is referred to as a village, it is not really the case. There is nothing in the way of Greek local people living here whatsoever. It is simply hotels for holiday makers and the beach. That’s all!

One of the negative aspects that strikes me about places like this is their all-inclusive nature.

Many people arrive in Rhodes, transfer from the airport directly to their 5-star resort (as you can see in the image slider I provided, these establishments are massive, some with over 1000 rooms).

Then, they often spend two weeks just sitting in the hotel, because everything is provided, and go home claiming they’ve been to Rhodes.

Well, technically, they have, but without really seeing or doing anything notable.

Of course not all people are like this (thankfully), but I feel the all-inclusive systems on the island are far too dominant.

If you visit Kiotari in Rhodes, you will witness a perfect example of this.

Because of this reason, a lot of the local and typical Greek outlets suffer as they have little in the way of customers. It’s a real shame.

See The Video For Some Lovely Visuals Of Kiotari Beach

Kiotari In Rhodes – The Beach

Now, I have finished my rant on the all-inclusive system in this area.

When it comes to the beach though, I will sit and praise it. It is extremely beautiful and very large too.

The beach in Kiotari has become really popular and well visited over the last years. The fact that it possesses beautiful golden sands and pebbles with crystal blue waters makes it a number one choice for many people.

Although it is an area for holiday makers, many local people from all around Rhodes venture to this beach to enjoy an afternoon.

There is a lot going on when it comes to water sports here too. Windsurfing, water skiing, pedal boating and even simple swimming are some of the activities all enjoyed here.

You will also find many sunbeds which have been placed there for people to use and relax in the sunshine.


If you have children with you, it is important to be aware when it comes to them swimming.

When you paddle out from the beach, there’s a sudden drop in the water depth.

You can’t walk gradually into the water for a long distance. I learned this from experience; the last time I was there, I hit the drop and plunged fully into the water.

No worries for me, as I’m a good swimmer and my friends thought it was funny.

However, be cautious with children, as it can be dangerous.

Kiotari In Rhodes Overall

Like I said at the beginning, I have mixed feelings on this area.

While I’m not a fan of the all-inclusive setup, without it, Kiotari would largely be devoid of activity.

The beach is the major attraction here and it is really beautiful to take a sunset walk along the coastline. This beach all in all is over 4 Kilometers long, so there is plenty of space to have a stroll and/or to relax in the sun.

However, try not to get too caught up in Kiotari. It would be unfortunate to stay exclusively in this area throughout your trip and miss out on the numerous other significant attractions around the island.

I’ll conclude this section here, but if you have anything you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you.

Have you ever had the opportunity to stay at one of the 5-star resorts here??

What were your impressions, and do your perspectives differ from mine?

Perhaps you’re considering a trip to Rhodes and seeking more insights?

All of your comments/questions are welcome and they are important to me. Just leave them below and I will get right back to you.

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6 thoughts on “A Look At The Village Of Kiotari In Rhodes – Your Complete Tour”

  1. I’d like to visit Kiotari in Rhodes, but how is the security situation in that place? I have seen recently issues on the news when it comes to security in touristic areas such as Egypt and Tunisia. Is it safe there?

    Also, In most pictures that I saw related to Greece, I always see hills and mountains on the background with spots of white. What are those? Are they stones? Or, patches of snow?

    • Hey there, yes Rhodes is quite safe and you will not have issues here if you visit for your holidays. Rhodes is quite a tranquil place and the crime rate is very low. Like always, just keep your wits about you.

      As you the pictures of Greece you have seen, it is hard to answer you for certain without seeing them. However, here in Rhodes, the distance offers some beautiful scenery and the mountains you can see are in Turkey with the tops covered in snow.

      Thanks my friend!


  2. Hi,

    This is a very great post about Kiotari in Rhodes, very descriptive and interesting. You sure do know how to get into your reader’s mind and arouse their interest. I get to learn more about Kiotari and its beach and others like Princess Adriana Hotel, Rodos Maris Resort, Rodos Princess hotel, Rodos Village Resorts and others. This is awesome. Would like to follow your blog but cant find the subscription button.

    • Thanks Fasuan… As you scroll down you will see an opt in box on the bottom right side appear. Simply enter your name and email address there and you will be kept up to date with all the latest news from Rhodes.

      Happy you enjoyed the information here my friend.



  3. I would love to be able to come to Kiotari village. The beach is absolutely stunning. I could spend all day out there. I don’t mind not having a lot of activities to do as I would be in heaven by simply relaxing in the sun or walking along the beach at sunset. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

    • Thanks Wendy, the beach is the highlight of the area for me without doubt. It is the perfect place to kick off your shoes, relax and have a swim.

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂




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