St Paul's Bay

  • St Paul's Bay - Greece
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  • St Paul's Bay - Greece
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  • St Paul's Bay - Greece
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Despite its diminutive size, Saint Paul’s Bay is one of the most popular beaches on the Greek island of Rhodes. Located on the edge of the historic village of Lindos, St Paul’s Bay is almost entirely enclosed by rocks on all sides with just the smallest of gaps for boats to come in and out of. This spectacular setting is further enhanced by a small, typical Greek Orthodox chapel down in the cove and the ruins of the ancient Acropolis of Lindos set overlooking the cove.

There are two little stretches of sand on either side of the bay, both are equally lovely so it makes little difference which you choose. The clear blue water here gets very warm as it is sheltered and shallow, not to mention the air temperature can reach 40°C (104°F) in the summer. With such safe surroundings this little bay is ideal for swimming and snorkelling; there are plenty of fish to be spotted amongst the rocks too.

Surrounding the cove are a few tavernas where you can grab a bite to eat. If you fancy a little more choice the village of Lindos is only a couple of minutes walk. As well as plenty of bars and restaurants you will find picture-postcard cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses along with the odd donkey - yep, not a lot as changed here!

Owing to its beautiful surroundings and the chapel down in the cove St Paul’s Bay is a popular spot for weddings with both locals and tourists. So if you fancy a big fat Greek wedding…

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