Pefkos Holidays

Pefkos Holidays

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Tranquil bays, golden sands and fantastic food. If that’s what you’re looking for then Pefkos is perfect for you. This up-and-coming holiday destination really is a hidden gem. Often overshadowed by its larger and livelier neighbour, Lindos, Pefkos is a sun-lovers paradise. A peaceful resort with Blue Flag beaches, crystal blue waters and restaurants that truly make the most of the Aegean Sea views.

Beaches
Pefkos is home to some of the most stunning and diverse beaches on the island. Providing everything you need for a fantastic day at the coast, Lee Beach is the main beach in Pefkos. Recently awarded Blue Flag status, this beach is a large, pristine, deep-gold stretch of sand with fantastic facilities including plenty of loungers and parasols and a host of restaurants nearby. The water is shallow here making it an ideal spot for families. St. Thomas Bay is a smaller strip of sand where locals tend to moor their fishing boats. A sheltered bay with rocks harbouring schools of fish, this is the perfect place to grab your snorkel and explore the coastline. For something a bit different, head to almost private, Arkeftas Bay. There isn’t too much in the way of sand here but the crystal clear waters make for a stunning secluded swim.

Food & Drink
Traditional Greek food is the focus in Rhodes. Often families or groups will get together and share numerous ‘mezethes’ which is Greek for appetizers. However, before a meal is started, it is often customary to have a shot or glass of ouzo – so don’t be alarmed if you are given shots before you are even seated. The food in Pefkos is very typical of Rhodian cuisine but due to the fishing heritage, there is also a heavy influence of fresh seafood on offer. For a dish traditionally found in Rhodes, try ‘rouzetia me skorthalia’ – a dish of fried red fish in garlic. If you’re not a big seafood eater, don’t worry – there’s still a wealth of dishes to try in Pefkos. Try the famous ‘souvlaki’. Often made with pork or chicken, this traditional, grilled-meat dish is very popular among locals and tourists alike. Of course, once you’re finished your meal you can wash it all down with another shot of ouzo.

Culture
Rhodes, like any Dodecanese island, is steeped in Greek history. Whitewash buildings line the streets as you stumble past remnants of buildings that once were. Pefkos, however, has a slightly different vibe. Originally a summer agricultural and fishing base for those who live further inland, Pefkos is slowly growing in size due to tourism, and so, much of the town is fairly modern. You’ll still see the whitewash buildings indicative of the Mediterranean but the vibe here is very relaxed and holiday orientated. Relaxation, food and happiness are at the heart of Pefkos. So sit back and enjoy a drink with the locals - just don’t forget when it’s your turn to get the ouzo in!

Nightlife
Fantastic food and laid-back drinks are the main focus of Pefkos. With an abundance of restaurants to suit every taste and budget, you will be sure to find something to you love. Finish your meal and head to one of the many bars this town has to offer. Whether you like northern soul, motown, rock or dance music, there is a bar here for you. Some bars here are open till the early hours so find your favourite and enjoy the hot summer nights.

Important Information
Flight Time: 4h 30m
Time Difference: 2h
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Greek

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Pefkos Weather

Although there is a very distinct difference between winter and summer temperatures, Pefkos has a fairly mild climate year round. In summer months, especially July and August, expect to find average high temperatures of 28°C with virtually no rainfall. In winter, however, rainfall increases from an average of 0 days to 14 days a month with average high temperatures of 11°C.
Jan 12ºC
Feb 12ºC
Mar 14ºC
Apr 19ºC
May 23ºC
Jun 26ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 24ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 15ºC
Dec 13ºC

Things To Do on Pefkos Holidays

Head to Lee Beach
Pefkos’ Blue Flag beach is every beach lover’s dream. The large, sweeping bay is characterised by its deep golden colour. Drenched in sun and dotted with plenty of loungers and parasols, this beach is the perfect place to relax your days away. The turquoise waters are shallow here and stretch some 20m before gradually getting deeper, making it ideal for families. Soak up the sun and revel in the warm waters before heading to one of the many restaurants to grab a refreshing drink.

Try the local seafood
Rich in fishing history, Pefkos is a haven for fantastic seafood. Try a Greek speciality such ‘gemisti supia’ – squid stuffed with feta cheese and a spicy tomato sauce or if you simply can’t decide then order a few different appetisers and try a bit of everything! Try Kritamo, a restaurant where the outdoor seating area is hidden among stunning trees and home to the most fantastic views of the Mediterranean. With so many stunning restaurants you really will be spoilt for choice.

Watch the sunset with a drink
Whether your drink of choice is a tropical cocktail, a refreshing beer or a cool G&T, it will never taste better than when you’re sat in a fantastic restaurant or bar overlooking the most perfect sunset imaginable. Find your favourite spot and simply soak up the views.

Take to the sea
Pefkos has a host of activities available for the young and old. Grab your snorkel and swim around the rock formations at St. Thomas’ Bay. You’ll be sure to see many different kinds of fish up close and personal. For the more adventurous, hire a jet ski or a speed boat for some adrenaline fuelled fun. If you want to experience the sea without actually being in the sea, then take a glass bottom boat trip to Lindos. Experience the thrill of the sea and marvel at the stunning coastline and schools of fish beneath you, without actually getting wet.