The natural beach of Gournes is located less than one kilometre north-east of Faliraki, the largest holiday resort in Rhodes.
The beach in general
Gournes, which is also called Tassos Beach after the name of the beach restaurant, is a small, beautiful natural beach which has been awarded EU’s blue flag.
The main part of the beach is well hidden inside a small and beautiful bay, and the water is usually quite calm. The sand is bright, but rather coarse. It is possible to rent sun lounges and sunshades at the beach – both in the sand and on the flat rocks. Other facilities at the beach include showers and toilets.
The beach is the central one of three small beaches that are quite closely connected. It only takes a few minutes to walk to the neighbouring beaches.
Gournes is a very child-friendly beach. Despite its limited size, the children can easily find room to play in the sand, and the water is calm and very shallow.
Water sports activities
There are no water sports activities, but the snorkelling conditions are quite good.
There is a very nice restaurant next to the beach with the very name Tassos Kanteen. Here the visitors can enjoy the view of the water and of the neighbouring beach Mavros Kavos, also called Nicolas Beach.
Nearby holiday resorts
Faliraki, which is located just south of Gournes, is the largest holiday resort in Rhodes. Here there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.
Also, Faliraki is the largest party town on the island, and the bars and discos in the town serve as a venue for young people from all over Europe.
Gournes – Tassos Beach – map