Pefkos Holidays

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A wealth of historic sites to explore

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A modern, 1980s-built resort, Pefkos, Rhodes is just two miles from ancient and historic Lindos and has thrived thanks to the restrictions on building in the preserved town itself.

Taking its name from the Greek word for pine tree, Pefkos too has seen its building carefully controlled, with no hotel or apartment complexes higher than three storeys.

This helps create a village atmosphere, with the added bonus that there is a wealth of historic sites to explore nearby - principally Lindos and Rhodes town, itself a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A choice of good beaches simply further adds to the attraction of a Pefkos holiday, which is particularly appreciated by its many British visitors who enjoy the resort's low-key atmosphere, and the fact that the numerous self-catering apartments let them enjoy the freedom to go where and when they choose.

Pefkos' location, on a hill above a sheltered bay, means the hot, dry summer days are often tempered by cooling breezes. At the height of summer, the area enjoys a modest average temperature compared with many other Greek islands, of around 80 degrees F.

The soft, golden sandy beaches on Pefkos all overlook a quiet bay, and watersports facilities are limited to mainly pedalos.

Some visitors may appreciate the restricted shopping facilities of Pefkos, but those looking for more chances to blow the holiday budget should head to Lindos, just two miles away.

Due to its popularity with British holidaymakers, Pefkos has attracted a couple of English-style pubs with big-screen TV and karaoke, but most of its cocktail bars and restaurants are considerably more low-key.

Regular buses help make getting around Pefkos easy, and offer easy access into nearby Rhodes town, just over 30 miles (50km) away.

With such a variety of activities and attractions to hand, it's little wonder that a Pefkos holiday has become a firm favourite among those seeking a Greek island destination.

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