Pefkos was once a peaceful little fishing village, quaint and understated, sprawling along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea on the slopes of a pine-clad hill. In fact, Pefkos takes its name from the pines. The beguiling landscape, the peaceful atmosphere, and the idyllic beaches of this settlement attract mainly travellers who seek a haven away from the madding crowds.
Pefkos doesn’t offer a lot to sightsee, but its beaches are ideal for families with little children as they are less crowded compared to other beaches in Rhodes, and they have shallow, clean waters, safe to swim and play. There are some opportunities for water sports too – snorkelling, canoeing, riding the pedalos, and jet skiing are the most popular.
There are many bars, tavernas, and restaurants in the village, alternating with small boutiques selling all kinds of souvenirs and beachwear, and supermarkets that offer fresh seasonal produce, oil, wines, and other cupboard essentials.
Romantic couples will find Pefkos irresistible – the sunsets here paint the skies in magnificent orange tones.
Pefkos is just four kilometres away from Lindos, which is famous for its Acropolis and maze of narrow alleyways that form a unique urban landscape, enough to deserve hours of exploration.