Kalathos beach lies on the east coast about 6 kilometres north of Lindos and 45 kilometres south of the city of Rhodes.
This small traditional inland village has a population of about 400, but this swells in the summer as numbers pour into the large hotel complexes built here in recent years.
Kalathos beach is vast, very deep and about four kilometres long, and composed mostly of sharp grainy sand and small pebbles.
A large hotel complex sits in the middle of Kalathos beach and, although there are plenty sunbeds here, much of the beach to the north remains deserted even in the height of summer.
At the far northern end of Kalathos beach is a derelict airstrip and control tower left over from World War II.
Visitors only go a few metres into the sea at Kalathos before it drops away sharply so it is not particularly good for families with children.
Kalathos village is about 800 metres from the beach, and there are regular bus services both north and south.
The village also has several good tavernas and bars, shops and car rental firms.
A cantina, some tavernas and a mini-market can be found on the road running along the back of Kalathos beach.
Kalathos is favoured by all-inclusive hotels which, being central to Rhodes, make a good base for exploring, with the beaches of Lindos and Pefkos nearby.