Stegna Beach – Piece of beautiful sand in the middle of mountains

Being an island nation, Rhodes has some of the best beaches, with a lot of scenic beauty. These are exemplified with a lot of beautiful beaches on either sides of the coastal region of the island. One such gorgeous beach is the Stegna Beach which is situated along the east coast. This beach is considered and is by far one of the more quiet beaches on the island. The road of Archangelos, runs along this beach for about 500 meters and this makes the beach an ideal place for bathing. The bathers are used mostly by the local villagers, however, it is also an unusual experience for the visitors staying at the beach or in the vicinity.

Stegna Beach Rhodes, Greece
Stegna Beach Rhodes, Greece

Besides being a beauty of a beach, the approach road to this place is also worth a journey. The beach is like a piece of beautiful sand in the middle of mountains, which has roads that go winding through sheep grazing pastures and lots of almond & lemon groves. Once at the beach, there are plenty of tavernas that offer the most variety of choice both in terms of taste and budget options. For the high spirited, there are a few local bars which is not more than a 10 minute walk from the smallish harbor on the beach.

The Rhodes island is known for its rich cultural and historical ties, the stegna beach has the most untouched of Greek Village look & feel. The reason is owing to tourism being concentrated in the city areas, however, there are a lot of things that tourists can enjoy on this beach as well. A few tavernas and the beach resorts, host local parties, which has an open invitation and tourists are free to join.

The stegna beach is at a distance, of about 30 k.m, from the Rhodes Town and is not very difficult to access. From a tourist perspective, a vacation of calmness and quiet can be found at this beach with an exquisite view of the Greek waters.

About Rhodes Island Greece

Rhodes Island Greece

Rhodes is an island located in the eastern Aegean Sea in Greece. In terms of land area and population it is termed as one of the largest Dodecanese islands. The Rhodes island has been famous worldwide historically since its Colossus of Rhodes was listed as one of the seven wonders of the world. Today, it is considered as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The island of Rhodes is shaped like a spearhead and it has a coastline of approximately 220kms.

The island of Rhodes has very rich resources of flora and fauna. The island has mountainous regions in its interiors and is covered with forests of pines and cypress. The shores are very rocky but some crops like wine grapes, olives, citrus fruit, vegetables etc. are grown in certain land strips on the island.

Rhodes Island has a history of earthquakes and one of which even destroyed the Colossus of Rhodes and caused minor damage to some old buildings here.

Rhodes also has a very rich historical background and the predominant religion here is the greek orthodox. There is a noteworthy Roman Catholic minority on the island, many of whom are progenies of Italians who endured after the end of the Italian livelihood. Rhodes has a Muslim minority, a remnant from Ottoman Turkish periods. The Jewish community of Rhodes dates back to the 1st century AD.

Along with the popularity of being a famous tourist destination it is also one of the favourite spots for scuba divers. The underwater world of Rhodes is considered a paradise with numerous varieties of marine habitat. The marine life is in plenty here and the ships wrecks on the sea bed prove a haven for the divers which help them see the history with their own eyes. These ship wrecks also house some varied species of fishes and marine life.

The Rhodes island houses many golf courses, churches, castles, resorts etc. You can get in to this island via a place or ferry service and also by bus. Some must do activities when you reach this island are sunbathing, snorkelling, diving, surfing and climbing Mt Attavyros.

The Rhodes island is considered safe to stay and the water and food here is also of good quality. Some things to buy from Rhodes are sponges, ceramic watches, olive oil, bottle of wine, religious icons etc. Jewellery stores are very common here and colourful sea shells are a popular souvenir item.