Afandou is an attractive traditional Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Description

Afandou is an attractive traditional Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside. Surrounded by orchards and olive groves, Afandou is one of the largest villages on the island, and its name means "invisible". This is due to the fact that the village was positioned behind a hill away from the beach to protect it from pirates. Evening entertainment revolves around the many traditional tavernas and a few bars in the village. For a complete change of pace and scenery, the vibrant and more hectic resort of Faliraki is only a short distance away.

Who holidays in Afandou?

This resort mainly attracts families and couples who like to relax during the day whilst being in a central location. Whether you want a lively time or an authentic Greek experience, you will find it here.

Destination Profile

Afandou is located on on the northeastern coast of Rhodes, 20 kms from Rhodes airport. Holidays in Afandou are based in a large resort that lies a mile from the coast hidden amongst the olive groves and fruit trees. Afandou is one of the the island's oldest villages with much of the traditional Greek charm and character still on view.

Beaches

Afandou is situated on the Mediterranean east coast of Rhodes and has easy access to 7 kilometres of beach. The beach consists mainly of small pebbles, which are continuously being removed by the aggregates industry, leaving behind a lovely sandy beach. The water is clear and shallow, and because of its position on the Mediterranean side of the island, very calm. This palm tree flanked beach regularly wins the Blue Flag award.

Traganou: is name of the beginning of Afandou Beach. Very clean and pebbled with a couple of shallow caves to explore. A taverna on the beach provides refreshment making it an ideal spot.

Shopping

Once a renowned carpet-making centre in Greece, Afandou now relies on tourism and administration as its main industries. However, it is still possible to purchase beautiful traditionally made carpets from the many workshops dotted around the area. There is a notable absence of large chains in the resort but this is made up for with a bountiful selection of colourful street markets and souvenir shops selling everything from traditional lace to ceramics.

Highlights

  • Picturesque resort
  • Pebble beach
  • 18 Hole golf course
  • Excellent base for exploring

Things To Do

Great Excursions during Afandou Holidays

Make your holidays to Afandou extra special by booking one of our wonderful excursions, we have a wide range of excursions that have been selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

Simply Symi: Setting sail from Mandraki harbour over to the clear waters to the beautiful sister island of Symi. Visiting the Panormitis Monastery which is steeped in history and glory. Then prepare yourself for the panoramic views of the main harbour of Symi, boasting a delightful array of shops, tavernas and tradition, which makes it one of a few unspoilt islands well worth discovering.

Turkish delight: Treat yourself to bargains galore with all the famous designer names but not so designer prices. Visit 2 continents in 1 day and take the 'Turkish delight' to Maramis. Experience Turkish culture and hustle and bustle of the local bazaar as you shop till you drop. A taste of the eastern promise with a day in Turkey is not to be missed.

Off road safari: Feel the exhilaration of exciting adventure as you head towards what the very best of Rhodes has to offer. See simple Greek villages nestled between rugged off-road scenery and picturesque monasteries.

Lindos by boat: No visit would be complete in Rhodes or Greece without visiting the Crown Jewel of islands that is of course Lindos. Set sail across the beautiful clear crystal waters and just watch the world go by. Experience the history and culture of a truly magic village wrapped around the main attraction of the Acropolis. Lindos is steeped in history, is abundant with shops and Tavernas and features some beautiful views. This day trip can also be arranged by coach.

Grand island tour: Visit many iconic spots of culture and tradition around the beautiful island and see the highlights with a professional guide. The tour begins from Valley of the butterflies, passing down the scenic coast of Soroni, Fanes, Kalavarda and visit the ancient Kamiros. Arrive at Embona's wine factory for a truly special wine tasting. After a spot of lunch we will take you through the villages of Siana, the castle of Monolithos, Appollakia and Kiotari. A Greek experience in true style.

We have various other tours such as beach breaks, shopping in the capital, a lazy day cruise and water parks for the families.

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

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