Pefkos is a popular beach resort in Greece and is a perfect resort for you to get away from your busy lives. It has beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and offers a range of water sports activities.
Located in the east coast of Rhodes, the resort town of Pefkos has only started appearing on the tourist map relatively recently. The islands of the Dodecanese (a group of Greek islands that are close to the Turkish mainland) are among the quietest and less visited in Greece, and therefore are the ideal destination for anyone looking to sit back, relax, and enjoy the slow-paced Greek way of life.
Pefkos: the best introduction to the idyllic Greek islands
Getting to Pefkos from the UK is pretty straightforward, as there are several airlines (including low-cost carriers) that fly to Rhodes International airport, which is located just over 25 miles away from Pefkos. Once there, visitors will find all the necessary amenities to enjoy a well-deserved beach holiday. Whether you are after a romantic break with your significant other, an all inclusive family holiday, or a cheap holiday to escape the UK's unpredictable weather, Pefkos has everything you have ever dreamt of. Below you will find detailed information on this great little Mediterranean resort.
The weather in Pefkos
The weather in the eastern Mediterranean is characterised by hot and dry summers and mild winters. Weather-wise, one of the best things about Pefkos is that the four seasons are perfectly distinct from each other, so even repeat visitors get to experience a new side of Pefkos by just travelling during a different season. You can expect average summer temperatures to hover around 28°C and 30°C, with the possibility of experiencing thunderstorms in August and September. During the winter, temperatures range between 15°C and 20°C. Throughout the year, Pefkos enjoys a pleasant breeze and many hours of sunshine, so one could say that there is no wrong time of the year to visit this Greek resort.
Nature in Pefkos
The recent development of Pefkos as a holiday resort has been mainly prompted by the town's privileged location between the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean and the verdant hills of eastern Rhodes. The natural landscape in Pefkos has a calming and relaxing effect: think isolated cove opening onto the incredibly blue Mediterranean, lemon and olive tree groves, rolling hills covered in pine trees, and clear skies pretty much all-year-round. Nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts will be pleased to know that there is a nature reserve only a few miles north of Pefkos, called Chamouli Giaxi. For those interested in a sun and beach holiday, Pefkos offers a number of superb sandy beaches that have been awarded Blue Flag status.
Culture and events in Pefkos
Although tourist development has brought some changes to Pefkos, the town has managed to preserve its traditional character, which is particularly evident outside of the tourist season. Music plays an important role in Greek island life, so at any given time during your stay in Pefkos you are likely to come across a live performance of traditional Greek music, which brings the main elements of Middle Eastern and Western musical traditions. Between June and September, there are several open-air concerts and theatre plays on show around the island, and if you don't mind the short drive to Rhodos town, you can even catch a movie at the island's International Film Festival.
Nightlife in Pefkos
Being a package holiday destination popular with families and couples, the nightlife scene in Pefkos is rather on the quiet side. As the sun sets, the town's cafes, bars, and restaurants come to life, offering you the chance of enjoying a quiet drink and fantastic views to Pefki beach. You can choose among Greek, Italian, Indian, and European fare, although you mustn't leave without sampling the local seafood. Afterwards, relax with your favourite drink at one of Pefkos' many pool and cocktail bars.
If you are feeling stuck in a rut, in need of a change of scenery, or simply want to treat yourself to a cheap holiday in Greece
, you needn't look further that Pefkos. Shop around for the best deals to this amazing holiday resort and get ready to experience first hand everything that Pefkos has to offer.