Kremasti is a small fishing village close to Rhodes Town in the north of the island. It is a quiet traditional village that offers a retreat from the bustle of twenty-first century living. With its shingle beach and clear water providing good bathing, tavernas offering local fare and a village that remains unspoiled by tourism, Kremasti attracts those looking for a relaxing break by the sea. Visitors benefit from the village’s close proximity to the medieval walled town of Rhodes with its maze of narrow streets and small squares containing many shops and tavernas.
Why Go To Kremasti?
If you are looking for a small charming village, unspoiled by development, where you can relax in the sun, bathe in clear warm water and enjoy a traditional atmosphere then book a Kremasti holiday. Evenings are as laid back as the daytime with entertainment centred round the hotels and tavernas.
Who Is Kremasti Popular With?
A Kremasti holiday appeals mainly to families and older couples looking for a peaceful seaside break in the sun. It is popular with those who dislike the commercialisation of some of the larger resorts.
When To Go To Kremasti
The most popular time to take a Kremasti holiday is in the summer, although the season does extend from March to November when the temperature range is from twenty to thirty degrees.
Kremasti - The Place
Kremasti is a fishing village which, in spite of tourism, has retained its traditional charm. Lying close to Rhodes town and the airport, Kremasti has a shingle beach which slopes gently into the clear Mediterranean Sea making it safe for children and less confident swimmers. There is little to do on the beach except to relax and enjoy the sunshine as there is no provision for water sports.
Kremasti has a small number of restaurants offering a variety of cuisine and tavernas serving predominately traditional food. There is limited shopping in the village with stores providing holiday essentials. This matters little as Rhodes Town, with its large numbers of shops containing a wide range of goods, is only a short bus ride away.
The village is small and relaxed where locals and visitors mingle in tavernas serving traditional food and drink.
If you tire of relaxing on the beach or by a pool, there are many interesting sights both in Rhodes Town and around the island. There are also boat trips from Rhodes harbour to the small island of Simi and mainland Turkey.
Kremasti nightlife is very low-key reflecting the resort’s popularity with families and couples. Evenings are mainly spent strolling around the village and along the waterfront and dining in the traditional tavernas. Those looking for a livelier time can take a taxi to Rhodes Town where there are many bars, pubs and discos where holidaymakers can party through to the early hours of the morning.
Kremasti shopping is limited with food stores providing holiday essentials as well as the usual gift and souvenir shops. A short bus ride will take you to Rhodes Town which has the best shopping on the island. Within the walls, in the Turkish quarter, is Sokratous Street where you will find luxury goods, fashion boutiques and jewellers. Outside the walls are numerous craft, gift and souvenir shops where holiday mementoes can be purchased.
Kremasti has restaurants and tavernas serving a variety of food from traditional island fare to international cuisine. Situated on a small island, fish plays an important part in the diet and small fried fish, shellfish and kalimari are firm favourites. Lamb and chicken are used most commonly in meat dishes. Local wines are very pleasant and good value. Fast food stalls such as Souvlatzidiki sell takeaway souvlakis, a type of kebab. For a more substantial snack these are sometimes wrapped in pita bread and called gyros.
Eating in Rhodes is meant to be an unhurried pleasure, so please don’t mistake the relaxed attitude of waiters for tardy service.