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Situated on Rhodes’ east coast, the tiny resort of Pefkos is named after the pine trees that run to its beautiful sandy beach. Once fishing village, it has managed to maintain its old-world appeal – something you will discover in the hospitable bars, cafes and restaurants situated on its two main streets. The charm of this place is its slow pace-of-life, but the much livelier Lindos is nearby and the wealth of history waiting to be discovered in Rhodes Town is just up the coast.
The Blue Flag awarded beach at Pefkos consists of silky, golden sand around a quiet bay surrounded by fragrant pine forest. At one end, there are rocky coves that are perfect spots for swimming, and the clear waters are popular with snorkelers and divers. For watersports there are plenty of activities on offer from windsurfing to kite-surfing on Pefkos holidays.
Pefkos doesn’t really transform into a party animal at night. In most of the bars and pubs along Main Road and Main Beach Road you are more likely to find friendly conversation over a cold beer. There is always the opportunity to relax over the traditional Greek spirit ouzo at any lantern-lit taverna.
Temperature: Summertime boasts average highs of 28 degrees Celsius.
Best time for holidays to Pefkos: May and June.
Pefkos’ seemingly endless Mediterranean summers stretch from May to October, often with high temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius in July and August. Spring and late summer mark popular times to holiday on Rhodes for more comfortable temperatures hovering in the mid 20s – but still warm with plenty of daily sunshine.
The reason Pefkos holidays are so popular with families comes down to the fact it is compact, laid-back, yet has attractions like water parks nearby. Meanwhile, the Blue Flag beaches are among the finest in Rhodes. For a romantic getaway the relaxed charm and natural beauty of Pefkos makes it a big draw-card for couples.
Just an hour drive and you can be in the capital, Rhodes Town. This UNESCO-listed town is a real history hotspot and beyond the Medieval walls are must-see sights on holidays to Pefkos including the fortress, the Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Master. On the narrow and winding cobbled streets are also designer boutiques and hip cafes, restaurants and bars.
The pine-lined beaches of Pefkos are both beautiful and relatively peaceful and awarded Blue Flag status. Powder-like golden sand leads to shallow and clear water. The main beach has plenty of umbrellas and sun-loungers for basking in the sun in maximum comfort, and the resort’s beachfront cafes and snack bars are only metres away. Leading beach activities on holidays to Pefkos include parasailing and windsurfing.
Less than one hour’s drive away is the hugely popular Faliraki Water Park. Perfect for a family day out, the park features dozens of waterslides. You can also relax in the wave pool or try out the bumper cars. Glass-bottomed boat trips are also a firm family favourite in Pefkos, you experience Rhodes’ beautiful coast while spotting the colourful marine life.
The waterfront is a great place to stroll or cycle and after dark, there is a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and bars.
Pefkos holidays are perfectly situated for exploring wider Rhodes, the ancient town of Lindos for example, is only a 10 minute bus ride away.