With its golden sandy beaches sloping gently into the Aegean Sea and laid-back friendly atmosphere, it’s easy to see why the beautiful village of Pefkos is such a popular holiday destination. Pefkos slow-paced way of life gives this resort a relaxed ambience but is also nearby the livelier resorts of Lindos and Lardos. Home to a variety of tavernas, shops and eateries, there is plenty to eat, sea and do in Pefkos.
Pefkos has a choice of mini markets selling all of your daily essentials and you will find a supermarket on the outskirts of the village of Kalathos, nearby. There is a bakery selling sweet and savoury treats, in Pefkos, as well as a selection of souvenir shops selling leather goods, ceramics, jewellery and trinkets. A little further north along the coast, the whitewashed village of Lindos has a variety of small boutiques lining its quaint, cobbled streets. Or for a greater choice, head to Rhodes Town, around 1 hour's drive away. Explore the independent shops and stalls lining the streets of the medieval old town or visit the new town where you will find a variety of upscale shops to choose from.
Pefkos has a variety of beach front bars and restaurants, some of which offer evening entertainment. Traditional Greek dishes as well as a large variety of international cuisine is available so there is something to suit all tastes. Venture up to the nearby village of Lindos for an even greater choice of dining experiences and a selection of open air night clubs open in peak season. Or get a taste of real Greek life in the traditional village of Lardos, just a short drive away, with plenty of restaurants serving authentic Greek cuisine. Stop off in the evening in the bustling village square and relax with a cocktail.
Enjoy the golden sands and crystal clear waters at Pefkos’ Blue Flag beach, also known as Lee Beach. There are sun beds available to hire, a range of water sports as well as plenty of beach bars and restaurants. There's also a good choice of smaller beaches nearby. Watch the local fishermen moor their boats at St Thomas Beach – great for swimming and snorkelling and with rockpools at one end of the bay. Plakia Beach is a firm family favourite, stretching towards Lardos with golden sands that gently shelve into the water. At the far end of the resort, Fokia Bay offers scuba diving for all levels. If you're lucky you might spot a sea lion – the animal which the bay is named after!
Pefkos has a small waterpark as well as selection of bars and restaurants with play areas for children. Watersports including pedaloes and jet skis can be enjoyed in Pefkos and nearby Lindos too. Take a short glass bottom boat trip or hire your own boat, from Pefkos, and explore the local bays along the east coast. For more excitement, head to one of Europe's largest waterparks in Faliraki, around 45 minutes' drive away, with a range of slides suitable for all ages.
The monastery of Profitis Ilias is situated on the hillside up above Pefkos, offering stunning coastal views. At night, you will see its large cross lit up. A short drive north of Pefkos is the impressive village of Lindos, home to the iconic hillside acropolis. With traditional white washed buildings, cobbled streets and 2 sandy beaches, Lindos makes the perfect day out. Rhodes Old Town, a World Heritage Site, is an impressive medieval town around 1 hour's drive from Pefkos. Stepping inside this walled city feels like being transported back in time and will give you a real flavour of Rhodes history.