Rhodes holidays in Greece at Ladiko beach: Small beach located on a beautiful bay 20km south of Rhodes Town and 2km from Faliraki village. Ladiko beach features a tiny picturesque cove that offers visitors some delightful moments under the warm sun. The seashore has fine clean sand, and some small rocks are scattered around as well as many beach facilities, such as umbrellas, sun beds, fresh water showers and delicious traditional taverns. Ladiko beach tends to get particularly crowded in summer. This cove usually presents a beautiful picture, with small boats sailing near the shore. Lush green vegetation surrounds the beach and creates nice scenery.
Ladiko has been by-passed by many package tour firms and the beach was once little visited, even by the locals. But Ladiko has recently become a very popular, if small, holiday resort, especially favoured by Greek and Italian visitors.
Today, Ladiko is pretty well packed with tourist facilities and the sunbeds are now spread all around the shoreline and even over the rocks where they allow it.
There are no showers or toilets on Ladiko beach but there is a small beach cantina to supply all the basics. There are some steep cliffs all around the bay so the beach tends to get a lot of shade in the afternoons.
Ladiko beach and many of the nearby cliffs were used for a lot of location filming for the famous old war movie ‘The Guns of Navarone‘. One of the film’s major stars, Anthony Quinn, once bought a holiday home near here, earning Ladiko Bay the local nickname Anthony ‘Queen’ Bay.
Ladiko beach is a popular port of call for caiques sailing from Rhodes Town out on tourist day trips and for boats ferrying tourists on Rhodes’ round-island tours.
Another small sandy bay can be found just a few minutes walk to the south of Ladiko with a small taverna and a pleasant sand and pebble beach.