Kolymbia : What to see and what to do in Kolymbia Rhodes

Kolymbia is located on the eastern side of Rhodes.

Kolymbia are halfway between Rhodes and Lindos, offers those who live here the possibility of being able to travel between these two cosmopolitan settlements on the island and much more close destinations around , like Seven Springs.

Kolymbia was built by the Italians as a model agricultural village and therefore does not belong to the traditional villages of Rhodes. The coast consists of two coves with beautiful beaches. It is a quiet and friendly settlement and is mainly a tourist area with luxury hotels.

Also, to the north of the village, you can visit the Holy Monastery of Paramythia. Inside its interior there is the chapel of Saint Anthony the Great and in the Cemetery, the chapel of St. Panteleimon, while you will meet monks living in the Monastery.

The pebbled beach of Kolymbia is 24 km south of the city of Rhodes, in a small bay. It is very green and is a quiet but modern tourist resort. It is ideal for families with children and couples of all ages who prefer a nice beach but without the crowd of other famous beaches of the island.

There are also smaller beaches in the area to explore and in 10 minutes away with car the tsampika beach.

If you are a fishing lover, here you will find the right place to catch big or small delicious fish. Delicious food and cool drinks are available from the few restaurants.

What to do in Kolymbia?

Kolymbia have exceptionally clean seas to enjoy your swimming and snorkeling.
It is also an ideal place for those who love walking and running as there are large, several-mile long streets.
Sports and fishing are still two activities for nature loving.

Do not forget to climb the mountain “Theotokos hill” above the beaches and enjoy the unique view! To go there follow the Eucalyptus Street , at the end of the road turn left and the again right on the pathway to the hill in few minutes you will enjoy the spectacular view .


Eucalyptus Street Kolympia
Eucalyptus Street Kolymbia


The entrance of the village is a spectacular route called Eucalyptus street, which, as the name implies, is a green road with tall eucalyptus.

Another feature of the settlement is that almost all roads have names from European capitals such as the London, Stockholm, Paris, Amsterdam and many others.

Discover the street that took the name of your favorite city!


Walk the Eucalyptus Road and enjoy the healing effect of the Eucalyptus trees and their beneficial essential oils that spring in the atmosphere .

Buses almost every hour till the night at the high season , connect the village with other famous areas of the island and making easy to travel in low cost almost everywhere.There is also a taxi station at the center and a lot of rent a car shops .

Tips !

Do not forget to visit the “Secret Rhodes” shop  at the top of the Eucalyptus Street at Kolymbia , which has unique traditional souvenirs, handcrafted driftwoods ships and other , as well as local olive oil, local olives, local caper,  wine, natural sponges from Kalymnos, Greek spices and herbs like sage , ouzo and tsipouro (souma) , liqueurs like ouzo coffee (anise coffee), a great collection of natural soaps with essential oils , lava-stone handmade necklaces, pendants and earrings,  natural cosmetic products with olive oil and essential oils, gifts with real olive wood ,ceramic and glass souvenirs, key-chains,   and much more .

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Panoramic view of Kolymbia from Theotokos hill :