Since 1975, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball have developed in to popular sports with local leagues and teams participating in the National Championship.
developed quickly and took place on several beaches on the island. Today, many young men and women are involved in the sport, participating in the National Championship and representing the country at a national level.
World and European tournaments, as well as matches for the FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championship were organized in Rhodes, in 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2004, respectively.
In 2007, at the Kallipateira Sports Complex
, two permanent international standard Beach
were built. The courts have all the necessary training equipment and facilities, such as showers, storage, tents and a 300 seats platform.
Changing rooms are available at the athletics ground, next to the beach volleyball courts. Also within the Kallipateira Sports Complex there is a gym, an indoor training hall with rubber flooring, a 400 m, 8 lane track and a safe route of 1500 mm.
For the Beijing Olympic Games, six European Olympic teams were prepared at these courts: Finland , Italy , Germany , Greece x 2 and Austria. The Schwaiger sisters represented Austria and finished in the top 8.
The Kallipateira Sports Complex is on the main Kalithea to Faliraki road. It’s just 3km from the centre of Rhodes and is regularly served by a local bus service. If travelling by car it has good parking facilities.
The complex is located in an area where there are hotels of all categories, restaurants, shops, traditional villages, beaches and attractions.
Beach Volleyball courts are also available in Kremasti and Kiotari.
. Since the 1960’s, Rhodes has open courts for Volleyball and the sport is very popular in schools, at all grades. Since 1975, local men, women and youth Championships have been held, whilst local teams occasionally become involved in the Greek National Championship.
There are four indoor courts suitable for Volleyball matches and training:
- The Venetoklio Indoor Hall and the Diagoras Indoor Hall, in the city of Rhodes .
- The Indoor Hall of Ialyssos, in the Municipality of Ialyssos.
- The Indoor Hall of Kremasti, in the Municipality of Petaloudon.
All of them have wooden floors, changing rooms, WC, and refreshment areas. Close to all of them are hotels of all categories, restaurants, shops, sightseeing and organized beaches.
- Volleyball: Volleyball World Cup Standing with disabilities WOVD, NatWest Island Games XII Rhodes 2007 (www.rhodes2007.info).
- Beach Volleyball: World European of the FIVB (98’, 02’, 03’, 04’) NatWest Island Games XII Rhodes 2007 (www.rhodes2007.info).