Kallithea springs are located at the bay of Kallithea
Just 9km from the city of Rhodes. Known since antiquity for their therapeutic properties, the thermal springs of Kallithea Springs were utilized by the Italians, in the early 20th century.
The initial premises were inaugurated on July 1st, 1929 and remained in operation until 1967, being very popular and attracting visitors from all over the world.
During the sixties, milestone movies by renowned international filmmakers, such as “The Guns of Navarone” & “Zorba the Greek”. As well as many popular Greek movies have been filmed at Kalithea Springs and the surrounding area. Nowadays the renovated, majestic premises of Kalithea springs completely restored and tastefully refurbished are welcoming once again hundreds of visitors per day, being one of the most popular attractions on the island of Rhodes.
The unique architecture and the grandeur of the space, with the pebble stone mosaics, the Rotonda Hall, the Terrace, the impressive patio and the staircases at the entrance create a nostalgic cinematic backdrop.
The picturesque bay with the crystal clear waters, the impressive seabed, and the palm trees is organized with all the modern facilities and is very popular during the summer months. The historic cafe, has been expanded and stylishly restored serving from morning till late and operating also as a beach bar.
Plenty is the cultural and artistic events, festivals, concerts, and exhibitions, which are hosted at the Kalithea Springs premises all year round. The venue is also very popular for weddings and receptions, as well as for corporate meetings and events!
Don’t forget to visit Kallithea springs, the beauty is unbeatable.
The Beach at Koskinou Village
We set out from the town towards the southeast, along the road which runs parallel to the eastern coast of Rhodes island. We drive through the seaside settlements of Agia Marina, Reni Koskinou (here one can make a detour to the right which leads to the village in verdant gardens) and continue to Kallithea (10.5 kilometers from the town.). It’s lovely bay lined with palm trees gives it an exotic appearance. Here it is worth visiting the famous Kallithea Springs, whic are hot Springs, with buildings in colonial style dating from the period of the Italian occupation. The installations are not in operation today. We continue along the coastal road, which is lined with ultra-modern tourist complexes. Taking a small fork to the left of the main road, we come to Faliraki (Rhodos-Faliraki: 16kms). This is one of the largest tourist settlements of Rhodes Island, with a marvellous beach, many hotels, shops, sports facilities etc.
Weddings in Kallithea Springs
There is no better place on Rhodes Island to organize your wedding day. Your wedding at Kallithea Springs can be magical and unforgettable. Kallithea Springs offer a romantic and cinematic backdrop making it the number one place for weddings. The whole magic starts from the entrance of Kallithea Springs with the beautiful fountain of Kallithea, and walking through the wonderful gardens and ends to the beach with its crystal clear waters, offering the best the best panoramic views that you will never forget. Make your wedding special and memorable, plan your wedding at Kallithea Springs.
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a few more words about this beautiful location Kallithea Springs
To the northeast of Rhodes, the Municipality of Kallithea is one of the most developed on the island in terms of tourist facilities. The main Village is Kalithies, 15 kilometres from the city of Rhodes and with a population of 3,230 residents.
The village was named after the Kolithos (or Kolyteo} plant that was once grown in the area. Nowadays very few houses still preserve their traditional interior design and most have given way to more modern comforts.
Many ancient monuments exist in the area, dating from the Prehistoric to the Classical periods.
The church of the Holy Cross holds an annual festival (September 14th) that has become one of the biggest on the island. The beaches on the coast below
Kalithies village have been officially commended for their cleanliness. West of KolIthIes lies the village of Psinthos During the Italian occupation Psinthos was a military, admin Istrotive and economic hose. As a result of Its strategic location the area has always been the site of decisive bottles That the region has been Inhabited for at least 3,000 years is evident from the numerous archaeological finds that have been made. There exist temple foundations, graves, monuments, and inscriptions giving local names and other insights into early Greek civilization. While visiting the area, the delightful Fasouli valley should also be explored.
One of the most appealing areas to visit close to the city of Rhodes is the former spa site of Kallithea, surrounded by its palm and pine trees. The facilities were constructed during the Italian period, when the springs, with their curative waters, attracted many patients. The water was beneficial for skin and digestive problems, and the spa was a place for rest and general relaxation. The area was provided with accommodation, medical offices, pharmacies, and all the other facilities needed by both patients and visitors.
The spa is no longer in use but there are plans to renovate the famous buildings and surroundings. Many thousands of tourists visit the enchanting landscape of Kallithea; its rocky coast is ideal for swimming.
Faliraki is a very popular resort with a magnificent beach. It is located 13 kilometres along the east coast from the city of Rhodes. Faliraki used to be a small and quiet fishing village.
Today the number of residents has increased greatly and most of the local employment is tourist related. The resort caters for most tastes. There is a range of luxurious hotels, many tourist shops, restaurants, bars, discos, banks, etc.
It is also celebrated for its sandy beach that stretches over 4 kilometres. Everything you could wish for is here,
including a full range of sports for all age groups. There are four other beautiful beach areas around Faliraki: Katharos bay (0 nudist beach), Antony Quinn bay, famous for its special beauty, Ladiko bay, and the pebble beach at Traganou.
The area is famous all over the island for its night-life; every musical taste is catered for. There are numerous bars, pubs, and discos where the fun lasts till dawn. for eating, there are lots of cafés, friendly beach-side tavernas, and many restaurants specializing in traditional Greek and international cuisine.
The village of Koskinou is situated on the eastern side of the island some 10 kilometres from the city of Rhodes. Just under 10.000 residents live here, preserving the traditions and the customs of the village. Many old houses still have their traditional interiors, characterized by collections of antique plates, fabrics, and traditional costumes.
Reni beach is 2 kilometres further away. The coastline is made up of beautiful sandy bays, some of which are the sites of some of the biggest hotels on the island.