Olympic Holidays

Ladiko Rhodes travel guide

The tiny east coast resort beach of Ladiko is found to the south of the more popular Faliraki and about 15 kilometres from Rhodes City.

Once a remote and neglected beach is has become much more popular in recent years and now attracts a considerable number Greek and Italian holiday visitors.

The nearby cliffs, dark and brooding, were used for location shots in the old classic war movie 'The Guns of Navarone' and the bay is often referred to as 'Anthony Quinn' bay after the former film star bought a villa near here.

There is a small beach of fine sand and pebble set in a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay with an impressive rock promontory at the entrance and a few rocks scattered about.

Sunbeds are now spread all around the shoreline and are even perched rather precariously on all the available rocks.

The steep cliffs that surround the bay can create lot of shade in the afternoons so keen sunbathers tend to get here early.

There are no showers or toilets on the beach but a small cantina serves up the basics in the high summer.

Ladiko beach is a popular port of call for day trip and round-island excursion boats, mainly because of the movie connection.< /p>

There is another small sand and pebble cove a few minutes walk to the south where a summer cantina opens.