Anthony Quinn was the top movie star who had starred numerous films such as Lawrence of Arabia, the Guns of Navarone, Viva Zapata, Lust for Life, and many more. He was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, on 21 April 1915, and died on 3 June 2001. In the Guns of Navarone Anthony played a role as Andrea Stavros, a Greek Colonel who his army was surrendered. Most of the movie productions were taken in the island of Rhodes. During this production, Anthony saw a beautiful secluded bay close to Faliraki village and he was enchanted. He then decided to buy that bay, and addressed the bay after his name. His property rights were revoked by the Government of Greece in 1984 upon a new amendment in the local regulation and law. It disappointed the actor despite of his love to Rhodes and his tremendous support in promoting this place; however the Greek Government has not fulfilled their promises to return his property rights even after the end of this actor’s life. The actor took an oath to never return to Rhodes or even mentioned about this place again. The Quinn’s family claimed that thanks to Anthony, Rhodes is widely known hence contributed a large sum of financial income to its local government and people. The case has not yet settled up to recently.
Its turquoise water and the coral beach with the marvelous underwater scenery make this bay the most visited place in the island of Rhodes. This bay is situated on the east coastal array of the island and a distance of 15 km from Rhodes town. During summer, this place is packed with tourists from all over the world to witness the beauty of this cove and enjoy its warm and shallow water. The gorgeous underwater scenery is perfect for snorkeling and diving. The lush trees embellished the hills surrounded the place add a significant value on it heavenly landscape. The glass-bottomed boat tour is provided for those who want to have a sight on its nature’s underneath the bay through the boat’s glass bottom. The pebbles scattered on the beach create decorative elements on its earth surface. Its calm surrounding, soft breeze of wind and a sight of boats circling in and out of this bay are a perfect romantic escapee for honeymooners as well as sunbathing. Here rare fishes are sometimes seen swimming in between the coral underneath the clear water. This place has least tourists after summer due to its cold climate and water.