Agathi is a gorgeous golden sand beach in the middle of the east coast of Rhodes
. It's just over 35km from the islands capital Rhodes Town
and that would take between 45 minutes and an hour in the car. It's closer to Lindos
which is just 20 minutes drive away.
The beach is roughly 300m wide and 30m from the tavernas to the waters edge but slightly wider, up to 50m, at the ends away from the tavernas. There's 5 or 6 rows of sun loungers, including luxury 4 post wooden ones with linen shades.
It can feel quite busy at times as the loungers are fairly tightly packed and they cover the majority of the beach but there is a bit of space behind the loungers and at the sides.
Agathi beach has a couple of tavernas offering delicious food and drinks with table service too, although this can be a bit hit and miss when it's really busy. The same can be said for the wifi that comes from the tavernas, it's handy if it's working but you can't rely on it. At times the tavernas play music but it's not usually too loud or intrusive.
There's water sports available at the northern end of the beach so if you get bored easily you can break the day up with some adrenaline rides or by exploring the coast in one of the pedalos that are available to hire.
Agathi is perfect for families as the sand is soft, the water is crystal clear and slopes gently so youngsters can play in the shallows safely. There's toilets, showers and changing cubicles too so nothing to worry about there.
Getting to Agathi is relatively simple, use the southern approach road rather than the one to the north of the beach, it's tarmac most of the way but becomes a dirt track for the last 400m or so which can be a bit bumpy but perfectly passable in the stadard hire cars that you get on the island.
There's a huge free car park directly behind Agathi beach with room for around 200 cars which is more than enough for the amount of people that visit on a daily basis.