One of the most popular beaches on the ilsand is Tsampika beach. It is situated southeast of the city of Rhodes 25 km from the centre, beneath the rock that hosts the famous monastery of Panagia Tsambika Psili ( meaning on the heights). On this golden sandy beach with crystal clear waters visitors will enjoy family plunges, and water sports. It is organised with umbrellas and sun beds, and features canteens, where on Sundays beach parties are held by young people, mostly. For those of you without a car a good alternative way to get there is to take one of the boats that leave the city and make day trips to the beaches. For the more adventurous we recommend you ascend the church hill with the magnificent view.