Afandou is one of Rhodes’ oldest and largest villages that has been a popular holiday resort since the 1980s. It’s a quiet resort with little more than a beach, some hotels and a few tavernas, but it’s conveniently close to the much more lively resort of Faliraki. Life centres around the main square where you can find traditional carpet shops, tavernas and cafes, and the beach is only a short walk away.
Afandou has a beautiful stretch of sand and pebble beach, located 2km from the main village which is set back slightly from the coast. The shallow, calm water makes it a hit with young families, and several sections of the beach have Blue Flag status for their cleanliness and facilities, while other areas remain undeveloped. At one end is a patch of caves and rock pools that kids love to explore.
Faliraki water park is just a few miles away and has pools, slides and jacuzzis to entertain kids and adults alike, and kids will enjoy Afounda’s mini road train that runs between the village and the beach in summer. Golf fans come here for the impressive 18-hole golf course that overlooks the sea, and if you’re looking for a day trip Rhodes Town is less than half an hour’s drive away.
Afandou doesn’t have a particularly exciting nightlife, but it is well-known for its ‘home cooking’ style of catering. The resort specialises in authentic Greek food with a no-frills approach that nonetheless delivers delicious results! In the evening’s visitors wind down from their evening meal with a quiet drink at a taverna or ouzo bar, while those seeking a big night out venture down the coast to the lively bars of Faliraki.