Rhodes holidays in Greece at Ladiko Anthony Quinn beach: The famous Anthony Quinn beach is located 20 km south of Rhodes town between the beaches of Faliraki and Ladiko. The original name of the beach is Vagies. The beach however was made famous by the film The Guns of Navarone that was actually filmed here. Since then the locals decided to name the beach after the great protagonist Antony Quinn.
Despite its famous background, the beach was always considered as one of the calmest and most beautiful spots of the island but its excellent waters attracted many tourists since then. It is a rather a small and narrow beach with a combination of sand, pebbles and rocks. It is not entirely organized and the only facilities a visitor can enjoy are a few umbrellas and sundecks.
The rocky hills that surround the beach create a wild yet impressive scenery adding to the greenery landscape of pine trees. Faliraki is the closest area from the beach, at a 3 km distance, where you can find many services available after a full day under the sun.
Natural stone surfaces ideal for reclining under the sun, pine trees reaching down to the water’s edge, emerald green water – Anthony Quinn certainly showed impeccable taste when he fell in love with its miniature bay. The beach is known today by the actor’s name since he bought this part of the island when filming “The Guns of Navarone” here.
The waters owe their deep emerald colour to the kush green vegetation which surrounds the beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on Rhodes. It’s mostly popular with young people – especially Italians – since the sharp rocks both in and out of the water are not ideal for families with young children or elderly people. You will find people here only in July and August – during the rest of the year the water is so much too cold for most people.
The finest spot is the rock right in the centre of the beach, with room for just a few sun beds. At the top of the rocks you will find a canteen and a card-operated telephone.