Pefkos is on the northeast side of the island of Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, and aptly named the “Island of the Sun”. It is a popular resort with beautiful beaches and a friendly atmosphere.
The beaches on Rhodes are truly beautiful with soft sand and clear warm waters for swimming and snorkeling. Windsurfing and other watersports are popular and equipment can be rented from most resorts and glass-bottomed boat tours are a good way to see the local marine life. Tennis, golf and waterskiing are also available around your Pefkos holiday rental. After dark, the island offers something for all tastes, from tavernas serving excellent food to discos, bars, pubs and clubs. For exploring, bicycle hire is available in the town or visitors can go hiking in the surrounding pine-tree-covered hills. There are healing spring waters and spa treatments for many ailments at nearby Kalithea.
Apolakkia is close to Pefkos on the road to Monolithos. This pretty town has mediaeval houses, old windmills and quiet monasteries. The cultural centre is worth visiting in one of the oldest mansions, built in Italianate style right on the village square. Just three miles from your Pefkos holiday home is Lardos, a traditional Greek village, with a natural spring water fountain, which is a great place to sit in the shade and people-watch. History lovers will appreciate visiting the Acropolis at Lindos which is built into the hillside overlooking St Paul’s Bay. It has connections to the Knights Templar. One of the most interesting days out from your holiday rental in Pefkos is a boat trip to one of the neighbouring Dodecanese Islands.
Holiday rentals in Pefkos enjoy hot sunny summers and mild winters. It can be very hot in August when temperatures reach an average 33°C (92°F). Spring and autumn offer pleasant daytime highs of around 25-30°C (77-86°F). Winter months average highs of 15-17°C (59-63°F) with some rain showers. The island has almost zero rainfall from April to October.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Pefkos is Rhodes Diagoras (RHO) Airport which is about 55km away. This airport is one of the busiest in Greece and has regular flights from budget airlines such as Ryanair, Jet 2 and Thomas Cook. The journey to Pefkos by car, taxi or bus takes around one hour. There are several flights each day from Athens for those making connecting flights. Visitors can also reach Rhodes town by ferry from Piraeus which runs daily.