Haraki beach guide Rhodes
Haraki is a pleasant seaside village just off the main road between Rhodes Town to Lindos. Away from the beach, Haraki may seem a drab and uninspiring place but things improve on the shoreline. Haraki is set in a wide bay with a stone beach backed by a narrow road that is closed to traffic in the summer. The beach front at Haraki has several tavernas, cafes, bars and a few shops.
Holiday apartments also line the Haraki shore and the whole bay is overlooked by the impressive ruins of Feraklos Castle standing on the hilltop above.
The Haraki beach is mainly coarse sand and small pebbles and there are usually a few sunbeds on the beach.
There is a small harbour at one end where fishing boats set out each morning and village fishermen supply the local restaurants which are very popular with local Greeks, especially at weekends.
Impressive offshore rocks at the southern end of the large Haraki bay beach add a grandiose touch.
Although increasingly popular with holiday firms, Haraki can still consider itself unspoiled. Nearby is the soft sand beach of Agathi, about 15 minutes on foot, where a trio of beach cantinas open in the summer.
Entertainment in Haraki is confined to eating and drinking in the tavernas and bars, most of which overlook the sea.
There was no cash point to be found in Haraki at the time of writing but several local firms will exchange cash, including the car hire firm in Haraki village centre.
There is a cash point outside a mini-market about five kilometres from Haraki and there are banks at Archangelos and Lindos. Haraki has a daily bus service to Lindos and to Rhodes Town.
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