Holidays to Afandou are all about the sun, the sea and long sandy beaches. Afandou is a quaint village in Rhodes and one of the oldest settlements on the island. It’s close to the city centre and just 5km from neighbouring Faliraki - perfect for a day trip. Fun fact? The community of Afandou is particularly famous for their woven fabrics!
Afandou holidays will impress anyone wanting to experience the authentic side of Greece, with just the right mixture of beach, architecture and a healthy dose of traditional food thrown in, too. Once you’re past the scenic olive trees, you’ll find the resort’s beautiful beach – a mixture of soft sand and pebble which stretches for a lengthy 7km. The resort is not far from Rhodes, which is ideal for a day trip jam-packed with history and culture, or for something different, just 4km from Afandou is the beach resort of Kolympia, while west is Archipolis - a mountain village housing 582 inhabitants, a ravine with rich vegetation of pines and plane trees and an artificial lake, worth exploring if you’re a nature lover.
Keen on culture? Afandou is bursting with ancient monuments and temple foundations, remnants of a great civilization that have been well-preserved. Next to the big square is the church of Panagia and en route to the beach is the monastery of Panagia Katholiki. If all of that exploring has left you hungry for more, the resort’s village square is dotted with coffee houses and local restaurants serving the best of home cooking, so you can dine alfresco as you watch the sun set over the pretty cobbles.
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