Holiday to Afandou
A holiday to Afandou will take you to one of the oldest and largest villages on the Greek island of Rhodes. Afandou was founded in a time when pirates were attacking many islands in the Mediterranean. The people fled from the coast inland and as the town could not been seen from the sea, it was named after the Greek word 'afandos' which means invisible or hidden.
Why visit Afandou
Whilst being only 5km from Faliraki, a holiday to Afandou could not be more of a contrast. Afandou still retains the feel of a traditional Greek village with life centered around a typical main square full of local cafes and bars where you can mingle with the local people and sit and while away the day. As well as a good selection of most types of shops, Afandou is famous for its carpets.
Next to the main square in Afandou, is the Church of Our Lady and in August the church celebrates with a big religious festival.
What is the beach like in Afandou?
Due to the village of Afandou being hidden behind the hills, it is a mile or so walk to the beach. The Bay of Afandou is over 3km long and the pebbly beach dips into the shallow, clear waters of the sea. There are some water based activities and at one end of the beach you will find caves and rocks. In high season a small road train will take you from the village of Afandou to the beach.
Who is Afandou suitable for?
A holiday to Afandou would suit the more independent traveller looking for some peace and quiet away from the crowds. Hire of a car would be an advantage.
Book a holiday to Afandou
You can book a holiday to Afandou with Voyager Travel Direct. Holidays to Afandou are available 01 May to 31 October and you can search on this website or call one of our friendly Travel Consultants.
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